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City Sightseeing Open Top Tour

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Chester

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)up to £4.50 child
24hr Ticket (Bus Only)up to £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

About

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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    60
  • Very Good
    42
  • Average
    6
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    4

Recent Reviews:

  • Jack n Sue W
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Doesn't stop to pick you up
    1 of 5 stars
    17/08/2017
    We decided we'd have a tour round this historic city. We found a bus stop on lower bridge street and having checked the website it stated every 30 minutes. After waiting approximately 15 minutes s... Read full review
  • OliverJohn G
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Poor service, short route, expensive.
    1 of 5 stars
    16/08/2017
    The tour dosen't go anywhere near Chester Zoo which is the number 1 tourist spot for all people going to Chester. The route it does take is only around the city walls which is easily walkable... Read full review
  • antonis k
    agia paraskevi
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Marvelous town
    5 of 5 stars
    12/08/2017
    You can see very well Chester that is one of the most beautiful cities of England. Besides it is absolutely necessary to see the city on foot! Read full review

Video

  • City Sightseeing Chester Video

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Provider Features

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

Accessibility

  • 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.

What's nearby

  1. The Chester Grosvenor

    The five red star hotel is one of the city’s greatest landmarks, standing alongside the...

    0.02 miles away
  2. Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel

    Traditional Victorian hotel ideally located in the heart of the city centre within the...

    0.05 miles away
  3. Travelodge Chester Central

    Great central location for visiting historic Chester.

    0.08 miles away
  1. The Commercial Hotel Chester

    The Commercial is a quintessential English hotel, bar and restaurant situated right in...

    0.12 miles away
  2. Commonhall 4* Gold Apartments

    Grade II Listed building, in the heart of the city, above the Rows, overlooking Bridge...

    0.14 miles away
  3. Grosvenor Place Guest House

    Grosvenor Place is a Georgian town house set within the City Walls right in the heart of...

    0.21 miles away
  4. 9 Albion Mews

    9 Albion Mews is a second floor apartment just yards away from the city walls making it a...

    0.21 miles away
  5. Bridge Street Townhouse

    Located in the heart of the historic city of Chester, close to all its facilities and...

    0.21 miles away
  6. 5 Albion Mews

    5 Albion Mews is a charming, first floor apartment, superbly located in a spectacular...

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  7. The Little Penthouse

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    0.22 miles away
  8. Ye Olde Kings Head

    The Kings Head is a traditional Inn built in 1622 on the west side of Lower Bridge Street...

    0.23 miles away
  9. Crowne Plaza Chester

    Choose the contemporary Crowne Plaza Chester hotel for a convenient location within the...

    0.24 miles away
  10. Oddfellows

    This contemporary and unique boutique hotel offers everything from a light lunch and...

    0.24 miles away
  11. Fifteens Chester

    Fifteens of Chester is simply rooms above a pub in the centre of Chester city centre ,...

    0.24 miles away
  12. Grove Villa

    Small, friendly Victorian guesthouse, quietly situated on the picturesque banks of the...

    0.26 miles away
  13. 80 Watergate Street

    Within the heart of the ancient city walls of Chester opposite the stunning Stanley...

    0.27 miles away
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Opening Times

Tour runs daily April - October (1 Apr 2017 - 29 Oct 2017)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00
Tuesday10:0017:00
Wednesday10:0017:00
Thursday10:0017:00
Friday10:0017:00
Saturday10:0017:00
Sunday10:0017:00

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

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousMarketing Cheshire Award Winner 2015 Marketing Cheshire Award Winner 2015 2015