Hop-on, Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour of York

Hop-on, Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour of York

Enjoy a panoramic view of the historic walled English city of York with a hop-on, hop-off open top bus tour around the City’s best loved sites. See York Minster, Micklegate Bar, Clifford’s Tower and much more. An open top bus tour provides a great day out for the whole family.

Founded by the ancient Romans with Viking past, the city is bursting with beautiful sites just waiting to be discovered. So join us for a trip around the city, sit back, relax and let your driver to the hard work as you explore the cobbled streets and listen to fascinating information about York Minster, Micklegate Bar, Clifford’s Tower and much more.

You can hop-on and hop-off at any of the 20 bus stops along the route, perfect for exploring York at your leisure. Why not take a full circuit, which will take around 1 hour, then get off and explore on foot or visit one York’s many museums. 24 hour and 48 hour ticket options are available, your ticket is valid from the moment you board the bus.

A Golden Tours open top bus tour is a great day out for teachers and students alike, providing an interactive, fun and educating experience for children of all ages.

Rainy day guarantee!
On the very rare occasion that the British weather lets us down and it rains, we are offering you the chance to change the date that you travel with us. You can change the date for when your ticket starts. This change needs to take place before 12pm on the first day you were planning to travel. Applies to hop-on, hop-off tickets only.


  • A 20 stop hop-on, hop-off open top bus tour of York
  • See York’s most iconic landmarks including York Minster, Micklegate Bar and Clifford’s Tower
  • Tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours from the moment you board the bus
  • Option to add a river cruise or visit to Clifford’s Tower
  • A fun and exciting edutainment experience for all
  • Live guide available of select departures
  • Rainy day guarantee
  • Audio guide available

The first tour of the day starts at 09:00am from the Railway Station
The Last tour of the day starts at 4:15pm from Exhibition Square
Buses depart every 15-20 minutes

Click here to view the route map 

Daily until 4th November 2023

Open top bus tour plus river cruise, or attraction ticket combinations are available, including tickets to Clifford’s Tower and York Dungeons.

For more information or to book your tickets please visit our website.



Guide Dogs Welcome,


Risk Assessment Available,







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    Opening Hours

    First bus 9am – last tour of the day 4.15pm


    Please see website for details


    First tour starts at York Railway Station

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