York City Sightseeing Tour

York Sightseeing

Davygate. Deangate. Stonegate. And now in York, Navigate.

It seems like every road in York, England ends in “gate”. So how’s a wide-eyed traveler supposed to get around? Simple. The York City Sightseeing Tour from Rail Europe makes it easy and fun. With a double-decker open-air tour bus that lets you hop on and off as desired , or start by taking the whole circuit to get an overview and plan your day. Either way, you have 24-hours to tour the highlights of York. Visit the Minster, the largest gothic church in northern Europe and one of the United Kingdom’s most spectacular cathedrals. Or why not invade the Jorvik Viking Center? Surely you wouldn’t want to miss the ancient timbered houses on winding cobblestone streets, a living medieval museum. And since, in York, cars are banned from the center, everything is this tour bus plus two feet away. So when it comes to York there’s no better way to, well, investigate.


Here’s what’s included:

    • A voucher valid for 24 hours on a Hop on/Hop off open-air double-decker tour bus
    • 60 minute route departing every 10-30 minutes 
    • 16 stops throughout York
    • English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Mandarin or Chinese commentary



    • Rail Europe voucher is exchanged for your York City Sightseeing tour.
    • Child rates are valid for children ages 5-15.
    • Special savings option allows you to purchase just one pass that will cover 2 adults and up to 3 children.
    • Hours of Operation are from 9:00am - 5:30pm.
    • Tour operates February 14 - November 30
    • Voucher must be exchanged within 3 months of the date of purchase.
    • Some buses may be wheelchair accessible. Please inquire locally.
    • Prices are subject to change.
Where are the bus stops located and what landmarks can I reach from each stop?

  • Exhibition Square: York Minster, Art Gallery, Theatre Royal, Bootham Bar, Visitor Information Centre
  • Gillygate: Union Terrace Coach Park
  • Monk Bar
  • Foss Bank
  • Peasholme Green: Black Swan Inn
  • Stonebow: Shambles, Market
  • Clifford’s Tower: Castle Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre, York Dungeon
  • Margaret Street
  • Walmgate Bar
  • Barbican Centre: Kent Street Coach Park
  • Fishergate: Novotel
  • Victoria Bar
  • Nunnery Lane: Victoria Bar (Route A Only)
  • Railway Station
  • Memorial Gardens: National Railway Museum
  • Museum Gardens: St Mary’s Abbey, Mansion House, Guildhall, York Minster