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City Sightseeing Open Top Tour

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Tel: 01244 381461

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City Sightseeing Open Top Tour

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
24hr Ticket (Bus Only)£9.00 concession
24hr Ticket (Bus Only)£4.50 child
24hr Ticket (Bus Only)£11.00 adult
48hr Ticket (Bus Only)£6.50 child
48hr Ticket (Bus Only)£14.00 adult
48hr Ticket (Bus Only) / Bus & Boat£11.50 concession
Bus & Boat£5.50 child
Bus & Boat£15.00 adult
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


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.



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Recent Reviews:

  • minerva91
    Donegal Town, Ireland
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Today, I went on the open top bus in Chester. I have done many of these in all parts of the world. The guide today was Brenda, she was fabulous, full of of information about Roman Chester. I didn't... Read full review
  • Jacqueline B
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Day trip
    5 of 5 stars
    My boyfriend and I did this tour we didn't get off the bus as we didn't have time. The bus tour is very informative and you just have to watch for over hanging trees if you are sitting in the seat... Read full review
  • Malpoet
    West Kirby, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Well worth doing
    5 of 5 stars
    I took my grandson on the half hour boat trip and the bus tour. You couldn't cal the boat trip exciting, but there are good views along the river and there is some interest in the commentary. I... Read full review


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Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Provider Features

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


  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted

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

Route Guides

  • Easy Route

Map & Directions

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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Opening Times

Tour runs daily April - October (1 Apr 2018 - 29 Oct 2018)

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


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