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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.

Small, well-behaved dogs are allowed depending on the city.

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Guide Prices

24 hour bus tour ticket - Adult (16-59) £12.50, Child (5-15) £5.50, Family (2 ad & 3 ch) £26.00, Seniors (60+) & Students £10.50
24 hour bus tour ticket (sold through Stagecoach bus app) - Adult (16-59) £12.00, Child (5-15) £5.50, Family (2 ad & 3 ch) £25.00, Seniors (60+) & Students £10.00
Late Afternoon Special (from 2.30pm onwards) - £10
48 hour bus tour ticket - Adult (16-59) £16.00, Child (5-15) £8.00, Family (2 ad & 3 ch) £30.00, Seniors (60+) & Students £13.00
Bus and boat ticket - Adult (16-59) £16.50, Child (5-15) £7.50, Family (2 ad & 3 ch) £39.00, Seniors (60+) & Students £14.00

Opening Times

Tour runs daily April - October (28 Mar 2023 - 1 Nov 2023)
Monday - Sunday09:18 - 18:30


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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
    • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available

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