Chester tourist bus: Hop aboard Chester’s famous Tourist Bus and capture its essence as this comprehensive tour gives an overview of the main attractions. A full tour takes 60 minutes but as tickets are conveniently valid for 24 hours you can hop on and off at your leisure and make the most of all this delightful city has to offer.
Founded by the Romans in the year 79 AD, no city in Britain is richer in terms of archaeological and architectural treasures than Chester, the ‘Walled City on the River Dee’. Just as Chester's history has been linked with the River Dee, so it is with the Chester Tour. Our open-top bus tours invite you to sit back and relax as audio guides point out an array of historic landmarks such as Chester’s city walls, the cathedral, and Roman amphitheatre. You can choose to hop off at any of the stops to take a closer look at these emblematic sights. You can take a stroll around the partially excavated ruins of the Amphitheatre, visit the Grosvenor Street Museum and the award winning Roman Experience, where you can gain knowledge of ancient Roman life first hand. Alternatively stay on and traverse the River Dee before alighting to enjoy a spot of shopping in the bustling Mall and Grosvenor Shopping centres.
Other highlights include the Racecourse and the majestic ruins of nearby Chester Castle, built by William the Conqueror’s men in 1069. At the end of the day you can round things off with dinner in one of Chester’s trendy eateries or unwind with a drink in one of the many stylish bars and traditional real-ale pubs.
Meeting/pick-up point: Chester Railway Station & Bus Exchange outside Cathedral on Sundays.
Duration: One hour. Ticket validity is 24 or 48 hours.
Start/opening time: All days of the week. Departures have a frequency of 20 minutes approximately.