City Sightseeing Open Top Tour

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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.

You can:

-wander along the River Dee or catch a river cruise  – buy a combined bus and river ticket from our driver!

-take at tour at Chester Cathedral  or just absorb the atmosphere

-discover the site of the ancient Roman Amphitheatre 

-visit the award winning Dewa Roman Experience 

-find historical exhibits at the Grosvenor Museum  or the Cheshire Military Museum 

-stroll through Grosvenor Park or book a show in the open-air theatre 

-hop off at the Racecourse or County Castle

Shopaholics can stop off at Frodsham Street and find the Mall and Grosvenor Shopping centre. Unwind in the evening in Chester’s many chic and trendy bars, restaurants, bistros, clubs or even go ten-pin bowling! 

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

Guide Prices

24 hour bus tour ticket - Adult (16-59) £12.00, Child (5-15) £5.00, Family (2 ad & 3 ch) £25.00, Seniors (60+) & Students £10.00
Late afternoon special bus tour ticket (available after 14:30) - Adult (16-59) £10.00
48 hour bus tour ticket - Adult (16-59) £15.00, Child (5-15) £7.00, Family (2 ad & 3 ch) £32.00, Seniors (60+) & Students £12.00
Bus and boat ticket -Adult (16-59) £16.00, Child (5-15) £6.50, Family (2 ad & 3 ch) £36.00, Seniors (60+) & Students £12.50

Opening Times

Tour runs daily April - October (28 Mar 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 17:48


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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

Hop on Hop off bus takes you around Chester with pickup/drop off stations throughout the city including the Railway Station. First stop is just 1 minute walk from Chester Railway Station; 2 minutes walk from Chester Town Hall.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • 990nigele
    Northampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Open top bus tour
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th August 2019
    Read about this on the internet, so glad we did! We parked at the race course and the bus stopped right outside (stop 10), the tour was very interesting and humerus Susan was great, so much better... Read full review
  • Paul M
    Stubbington, United Kingdom
    A excellent way to see the city and learn of its history
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 12th September 2019
    The bus trip coupled with a river trip is and excellent way to see the city both with excellent commentaries.The bus guides are full of amusing and informative facts that really make it worth the... Read full review
  • roygreypfc
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    Wife's Special Visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 14th September 2019
    We used this facility alot within the 24 hour bus/cruise ticket combination, and very impressed the service, and commentary aboard the bus. 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

Contact Us

Tel: 01244 381461

Tel: 01244 381461

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