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Chester City Sightseeing Bus Tours – hop on, hop off all day!

We are excited to once again welcome you on board our Open Top Buses and show you the City's best sights.

No city in Britain is richer in terms of archaeological and architectural treasures than Chester.

Your Chester Sightseeing tour ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours from when you first buy it, so there’s plenty of time to hop on and off the open-top bus to see the local attractions. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Chester from the top deck, where you’ll enjoy 360 panoramic views of Chester and its surroundings. Plus, you can simply buy your tour ticket direct from your bus driver when you're in Chester!

Why not take a wander along the River Dee or catch a river cruise. You can buy a combined bus and river ticket from our driver!

Take time to enjoy the tour at Chester Cathedral and then discover more rich history of the city with a stop off at the ancient Roman Amphitheatre.

Our tour also stops at the famous Chester Racecourse where there are often more than just horse races to enjoy!

There are historical exhibits at the Grosvenor Museum  and the Cheshire Military Museum too. Or make the stop at County Castle.

If the outdoors is on your list you can simply stroll through Grosvenor Park or why not book a show in the open-air theatre.

Shopaholics can stop off at Frodsham Street and find the Mall and Grosvenor Shopping centre.

When does the tour run?

Chester City Sightseeing bus tours are available 7 days a week from April to October. There are 12 bus stops along the route and you can hop on and off as much as you like!

Tours start just after 9am, operating every 30 minutes throughout the day until early evening. Tour Timetable

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Guide Prices

Adult -
24 hour ticket (16-59) £13.00
48 hour ticket £14.50

Child -
24 hour ticket (5-15) £6.50
48 hour ticket £8.50

Senior/Stu -
24 hour ticket (60+ / ID) £10.00
48 hour ticket £12.00

Family -
24 hour ticket (2 Adults & 3 Children) £30.00
48 hour ticket £33.00

Under 5s FREE

Opening Times

Tour runs daily April - October (1 Apr 2024 - 29 Oct 2024)
Monday - Sunday09:18 - 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. Foregate Street Bars Roundabout

3. St. John The Baptist Church 

4. The Groves Bus and Boat

5. Pepper Street

6. Grosvenor Street Outside Grosvenor Museum

7. Handbridge Outside St Mary's Church

8. Lower Bridge Street Outside Ye Olde King Head.

9. Nicholas Street

10. Race Course Outside Old Port Area

11. Chester Bus Interchange

12. City Road Opposite 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.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • sim130
      Birmingham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      A fantastic experiance
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 6th September 2020
      We arrived at chester bus station and was greeted by the extremely friendly and helpful Peter. We had been unable to print our tickets but peter was more than happy to help us redeem them and... Read full review
    • drewreeves
      Trip Type:
      Highly recommended.
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 29th August 2022
      We really enjoyed our trip. The driver was so friendly and helpful. A must whilst in Chester. Penultimate stop by the river - Hickory’s smokehouse - highly recommended. Read full review
    • sunflowerl195
      Trip Type:
      Worth a visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th September 2022
      Had e weekend in Chester hotel was just outside the city but with an easy pleasant walk into the main area not tiring at all plenty of independent shops as well as the usual shops with a variety of... 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
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    • Group discounts available

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