York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour


  • 24-hour or 48-hour Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour with panoramic views of York.
  • 19 bus stops near main sights and attractions.
  • Be entertained and learn about the history of York through the live guide.
  • Choose to add a river cruise or entry to Clifford’s Tower to your booking.
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before selected tour date..


Visit York and discover its medieval architecture and historic sites! A city rich in history, York is a must-visit destination! Embrace the culture and heritage of the city with our York open-top bus tour as we take you across the city. Providing you with the flexibility to hop on and off at any of our 19 bus stops, choose between the 24-hour or 48-hour bus ticket to ensure enough time to explore.

Discover York’s top attractions with our York hop-on hop-off bus tour! The tour begins at Exhibition Square in front of the York Art Gallery before heading towards York Minster. As one of the most magnificent cathedrals in the world, ensure to hop off and admire its beautiful architecture or snap a photo from the open-top bus!

Marvel at the astonishing views of York from the double-decker bus as you make your way through the city. Hop off at Clifford’s Tower where you’ll be transported back to the 11th century. Admire the medieval castle or enter inside with our package bundle to gain insight into York’s history! The live guide will provide you with key information and keep you entertained throughout the tour. 

The York bus tour ends at Yorkshire Museum, home to the UK’s finest historical treasures. As a great way to end the day, go inside and discover incredible exhibitions and the four renowned permanent collections: biology, geology, astronomy, and archaeology. These collections all have English designated collection status meaning that they hold national and international importance.

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York River Cruise

Sit back and relax as you cruise down the River Ouse. See York from a unique perspective and appreciate the stunning sights of the city along the way. Hear fascinating facts about each place and be entertained by the live guide. The perfect addition to your day of exploration, book the York River Cruise with your bus tour!

Entry to Clifford’s Tower

Immerse yourself in the history of the city as you explore inside the famous Clifford’s Tower. Built in 1245 during the reign of King Henry III, this tower has played a significant role in British history. Overlooking the city of York, you’ll have breathtaking views of the city from the top of the tower.


  • 24hr or 48hr hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • 19 bus stops across the city
  • Informative and friendly live guide
  • Add a river cruise or entry to Clifford’s Tower


  • Entry to attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drink

Additional information

Bus Frequencies: All first buses depart from the Railway Station and last loop buses start at Exhibition Square

27th May – 21st July
Daily: Buses run every 20 minutes
First Bus: 09:00am
Last Bus: 4:15 pm

22nd July – 1st Sept
Daily: Buses run every 15 minutes
First Bus: 09:00am
Last Bus: 4:15 pm

2nd Sept – 27th Oct
Daily: Buses run every 20 minutes
First Bus: 09:00am
Last Bus: 4:15 pm

28th Oct – 4th Nov
Daily: Buses run every 15 minutes
First Bus: 09:00am
Last Bus: 4:15 pm

A circuit takes approx. 1 hour

The buses will not operate on the following dates:
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
Days of operation: Daily

Meeting Points: King's Staith landing, King's Staith, York, YO1 9SN

Start time: King's Staith at 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm (& 4:00pm April to October only)

Meeting Points: Lendal Bridge, Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 7DP

Start time: Lendal Bridge at 10:40am, 12:10pm, 1:40pm, 3:10pm (& 4:10pm April to October only)

Additional sailings can operate every 30 minutes between these times, you will be advised of this whilst waiting.
The usual route turns at Clifton Bridge and Millennium Bridge, but can vary.