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“Informative and fun, whatever the weather” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of City Sightseeing Chester

City Sightseeing Chester
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City Sightseeing Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #5 of 19 Tours in Chester
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Walsall, West Midlands, UK
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86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Informative and fun, whatever the weather”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

My sister and her partner found out new information about Chester and short-cuts that they had not seen before, even though they have lived in Chester for five years. We intended to take the Vintage Bus tour but felt very let down when we arrived at the stop to find the tour advertised and the bus waiting, only to be told that the bus was not running because it was hired out for a wedding. We were glad that we decided to take the City Sightseeing Tour (big red bus to my three-year old nephew) as it was great fun and really informative. We took a combined bus and boat tour and feel that the live guide on the bus was much better than the recorded commentary on the boat tour. The guides swapped over during the bus tour and it was interesting to hear that they brought their individual experience and local knowledge to their commentary which makes it far more interesting and different every time.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Pedantic
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London, England, United Kingdom
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64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A unique shopping experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

Chester has a number of covered walkways on two levels, "the rows". A number of boutique shops on two levels. Worth a visit.

Visited June 2012
Thank Simon F
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Past and present in harmony”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2011

Chester City must be one of England's most beautiful cities with a wealth of things to see and do. History sits comfortably with the modern trappings and visitors will adore the historic Roman walls, remains of amphitheatres, archaeological digs, cloisters and Tudor buildings - including the famous 'rows' where modern shops abound. There are plenty of places to eat and coffee shops and tea rooms to please your rumbling tummy.
Beyond the city is Chester Zoo which is exceptionally good: Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet which can easily eat up a good half day, plus your money, if bargain hunting is for you; for both of these a car is essential for access. The River Dee can be found in walking distance from the city walls and is lined with bars etc or you could buy a loaf of bread and feed the swans and ducks or you may like to take a boat trip, but be warned it isn't cheap! There are many hotels to choose from within the city or just outside if you want to spend a few days taking in the sights. It has become a favourite destination for me for a wander and a coffee as I live within 15 miles now.

Visited October 2011
Thank Barbara D
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“Wished I had done the walking tour!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

Having just done the Red Bus tour of Liverpool the day before (which was great) this was disappointing. A lot of the interesting buildings are within the pedestrianised area so the guide was often pointing out things that were in the distance. Felt like the tour had been put together just because Chester itself is lovely but it doesn't work well there.

2 Thank kernow20
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Chester, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“lots of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

the place is just stuffed with history so easy make a long weekend here
from the race course to the river
the modern shpping mall , to the old shops lots to see and do
great places to eat and drink too

Visited September 2011
Thank chas m
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