Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire’s City Sightseeing buses in Chester are up and running for 2019 with a little help from a couple of Roman soldiers.
Actors dressed in gladiator outfits were spotted outside famous Chester landmarks, including those with links to the Roman Empire, posing for pictures with members of the public and offering chocolate coins to passengers on the hop-on-hop-off service.
The soldiers were seen outside Chester’s tourism hotspots including the Roman Amphitheatre, the banks of the River Dee, the Anglican Cathedral as well as walking the Chester city walls.
The Chester City Sightseeing bus gives tourists a simple way of seeing the city’s most popular destinations.
The attraction has now relaunched for 2019 and will run until Sunday 27th October. A choice of 24 or 48 hour tickets enable visitors to explore the city’s rich archaeological and architectural treasures at their leisure.
Rob Jones, managing director of Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire, said: “The City Sightseeing buses offer visitors to Chester a fun day out and a great way of navigating the city while taking in all Chester’s picturesque locations and historical landmarks.
“This year promises to be another memorable season for our tours as we welcome thousands of visitors to the city once again. We look forward to continuing to showcase all the great attractions that Chester has to offer and welcoming thousands of visitors over the summer.”
The newly launched service is the best way to explore the city’s Roman links. The route takes in Chester’s Roman locations including the amphitheatre and city walls. It also stops at the Chester Grosvenor museum, home to many Roman artefacts and exhibitions.
The Chester city sightseeing route includes 15 stops. Tours start at 9.45am and leave every thirty minutes until the last full service departs at 5pm. Times vary on a Sunday. To find out more information, download the Chester City Sightseeing timetable and map via the Stagecoach website or visit the tourist information centre on Northgate Street.
The 24-hour bus ticket costs £12 for one adult or £25 for a family ticket*. The 48-hour ticket costs £15 for one adult and £32 for a family ticket*. Combo tickets are also available.
For full pricing and details visit: www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/merseyside-and-south-lancashire/chester-city-sightseeing-bus
* Family tickets are for two adults and up to three children.