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Chester City Sightseeing tours – hop on, hop off all day!

 The Chester City Sightseeing bus tour is back - Operating 7 days a week until 1st November 2020!

What's more, we'll be sticking around for longer this year, we will be running buses every Saturday and Sunday between 7th November and 20th December.  

No city in Britain is richer in terms of archaeological and architectural treasures than Chester. 

Your Chester Sightseeing tour ticket is valid for either twenty four or forty eight hours from when you first buy it. This means there’s plenty of time to hop on and off the open-top bus to see the local attractions. 


Chester Open TopperYou can:

  • wander along the River Dee or catch a river cruise  – buy a combined bus and river ticket from our driver!


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! 


Where does the tour go?

We've had to make some changes to our route this year due to roadworks due to start in   Chester later this year but don't worry we  still stop at all of the amazing sites to see. 

City Sightseeing map 2020


When does the tour run?

Chester City Sightseeing bus tours are available daily from Saturday 28th March to 1st November 2020. This year there will be 13 stops.

Tours start at 09:20 at Chester Bus Interchange and leaves at least every thirty minutes until the last full trip at 16:48.

Download the Chester City Sightseeing timetable and map.

**Please note on occasion, roadworks will mean the tour times and route may be disrupted. On Chester Race Days, there could be some delays to the tour. Whenever possible, advance notice will be given of such occurrences. On 4th October the tour will NOT operate due to the Chester Marathon.**   Follow us on Twitter @CitySSChester    for live updates.


How much does the tours cost?

The prices of our tours are:

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Adult (16-59)

Child (5-15)

Family 2 adults and 3 children

Seniors (60+)/ Students (with ID)

 On our App* £12.00   £5.00 £25.00  10.00 

24 hour bus tour ticket





Late afternoon special bus tour ticket (available after 14:30)





48 hour bus tour ticket





Bus and boat ticket





You can buy all our tour tickets from the driver on the day or get your ticket cheaper via our app!

*Discounted tickets purchased via our app must be used within 30 days of purchase - Only valid on day of activation.   



Listen to the English recorded commentary on service to take in the rich history of Chester.

Got a questions?

See our   contact us page    for details on how to get in touch with us.

Stay connected, follow us on Twitter - @CitySSChester  you don't even need to have a Twitter account to see our live updates! But if you do have Twitter send us your pictures from your tour!

Fell free to leave us a review on Trip Advisor! 

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