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Discover the rich history of Chester with City Sightseeing.

Chester was founded in the year 79 AD by the Roman Legio I Adiutrixm, making Chester's main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridge almost 2,000 years old.

Chester is one of the most archaelogically rich cities in Britain full of architectural treasures such as the city Walls, the Cathedral, Roman amphitheatre and other things to do in the city that the City Sightseeing Chester Tour will introduce you to.

The bus crosses the River Dee by both The Grosvenor and Old Dee Bridges. The Grosves alongside the river offers a great opportunity to take advantage of a river cruise.

Visit Frodsham Street where shopaholics will find both the Mall and Grosvenor Shopping centres. The Forum Shopping Centre and Markets are also worth a visit.

Discover the site of the ancient Amphitheatre where the partially-excavated ruins of the largest stone-built Roman military remain. To feed your appetite for history further, visit the award winning Dewa Roman Experience where you can enjoy wandering through Roman Streets, explore archaeological remains and handle ancient relics in a hands-on studio or hop off at the Grosvenor Street Museum. Plenty of things to do and see in the ancient city

Hop off at the Racecourse or County Hall & Castle. Or travel through three centuries of Cheshire history at the Cheshire Military Museum which highlights the history of four famous Army Regiments connected with the County of Cheshire from 1685 to the present day.

Let City Sightseeing highlight all there is to see and help you plan your stay in the city.

In the evening you may want to unwind in chic and trendy bars which serve award winning cocktails and champagne. Perhaps you might want to dine on delicious a la carte meals or discover the city’s real ale pubs and cosy bistros.

Also on offer are clubs, live entertainment and ten-pin bowling. For something a little different, try an evening cruise on the river – good food, great music and an unbeatable view!

Our first stop is just 1 minute walk from Chester Railway Station; 2 minutes walk from Chester Town Hall.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
24hr Ticket (Bus Only)up to £11.00 adult
24hr Ticket (Bus Only)up to £4.50 child
24hr Ticket (Bus Only)£9.00 concession
48hr Ticket (Bus Only)£14.00 adult
48hr Ticket (Bus Only)£6.50 child
48hr Ticket (Bus Only) / Bus & Boat£11.50 concession
Bus & Boat£15.00 adult
Bus & Boat£5.50 child
Family (2 + up to 3) - 24hr Ticket (Bus Only)£23.00 family
Family (2 + up to 3) - 48hr Ticket (Bus Only)£29.00 family
Family (2 + up to 3) - Bus & Boat£35.00 family

Family tickets for 2 adults with up to 3 Children.
Students must show Student ID


Road Directions

City Sightseeing Chester has hop on hop off stops at the following locations...

1.     Chester Railway Station Outside Town Crier Public House 2.     Roman Amphitheatre, Vicars Lane 3.     The Groves (your connection with Chester Boat) 4.     Pepper Street Grosvenor Shopping Precinct 5.     Castle Drive River Dee 6.     Roodee Coach & Car Park 7.     Handbridge St. Mary’s Church 8.     Lower Bridge Street Deva Roman Experience 9.     Grosvenor Street Grosvenor Museum 10.   Race Course, Old Port Area (Outside Holiday Inn) 11.   Princess Street (not on Sundays) City Centre Shops 12.   Chester Bus Interchange 13.   St Werburgh Street (Sundays Only) Cathedral & Town Hall 14.   Foregate Street Queens Head Inn 15.  City Road Outside Premier Inn

Public Transport Directions

Our first stop is just 1 minute walk from Chester Railway Station; 2 minutes walk from Chester Town Hall.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Degman
      Trip Type:
      Super little trip
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 13th September 2018
      Caught the 10.18 from by the river on 13. 09. 2018. Our driver was superb because of a diversion we couldn't follow the usual route so he pulled over and told us all about a monument and why it was... Read full review
    • MerseysideTinkerbell
      Merseyside, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Did combined ticket with 30 mins river cruise - £15pp, bus alone £12 so cruise works out £3
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 6th September 2018
      We were having a day out in Chester and have been to quite a number of cities in UK and abroad and used City Sightseeing hop on hop off bus tours and find them really very informative about the city... Read full review
    • MartSalford_England
      Salford, England
      Hop on Hop off
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 3rd September 2018
      Went on the Hop on Hop off + river cruise of Chester together with all my Family of 6 people. The Bus tour was a very informative and interesting experience with live commentaries throughout. We took... Read full review



    • Guide Dogs Permitted

    Attraction Facilities

    • All Weather Attraction

    Payment Methods

    • Groups Accepted

    Provider Features

    • In town/city centre
    • Marketing Cheshire Member
    • No Smoking Attraction
    • Outdoor Attraction

    Target Markets

    • Family Fun
    • Marketed Towards Children
    • Marketed Towards Families
    • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
    • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Guided Tours Available for Groups
    • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available


    • Regional and MiscellaneousMarketing Cheshire Award Winner 2015 Marketing Cheshire Award Winner 2015 2015

    Opening Times

    Tour runs daily April - October (1 Apr 2018 - 29 Oct 2018)
    Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

    * Last bus leaves Chester Railway Station at 4pm. Tour ends 5pm.

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