York, England Solo travelers' tours

Our most recommended York, England Solo travelers' tours

City Sightseeing York Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

1. City Sightseeing York Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Founded by the Romans, York soon became England's Second City and has witnessed wars, peace agreements, and prosperity throughout its 2,000 years of existence. King George VI reflected on the city's central role throughout the years when he said, "The history of York is the history of England". Visit the magnificent York Minster, with its priceless display of stained glass. Walk along medieval streets or on the 800-year-old Bar Walls. Visit award-winning museums, the York Botanical Gardens, or enjoy excellent restaurants and shopping facilities. You'll never be short of places to discover in this wonderful city. Your Tour Itinerary: Stop 1 - Exhibition Square Stop 2 - GillyGate Stop 3 - Monk Bar Stop 4 - Foss Bank Stop 5 - Peasholme Green Stop 6 - The Stonebow Stop 7 - Clifford's Tower Stop 8 - Margaret Street Stop 9 - Walmgate Bar Stop 10 - Barbican Centre Stop 11 - Fishergate Stop 12 - York Railway Station Stop 13 - Memorial Gardens Stop 14 - Museum Gardens

York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

2. York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

York is a city with over 2000 years of history to explore, choose your own adventure in this amazing city. After purchase, your York City Pass gives you free entry to over 20 attractions in York.  Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in York and see the best of the city. You can visit Jorvik Viking Centre, York Dungeon, York Minster, Barley Hall, and more. You can also hop on the City Sightseeing Bus or the York City Cruises. With a variety of different options of things to do in see, you can thoroughly explore York. The York Pass also gives you discounts on taxi fares, BOBH day trips from York, Mountain Goat Tours, City Cruises Evening Tour, York Cycling Tour, escape rooms, and ghost walks. Inclusions: • Pizza or pasta at Ask Italian, with purchases (terms and conditions apply) • The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre • Barley Hall • Bedern Hall • Beningbrough Hall • Clifford’s Tower • Castle Howard • DIG • Fairfax House • Golden Tours York 24-hour ticket • Jorvik Viking Centre • Mansion House • Merchant Adventurers’ Hall • Railway Museum Road Train • Roman Bath • The Hilt Axe Experience • Treasurer’s House • Van Gogh Experience • York Army Museum • York City Cruises • York City Sightseeing 24-hour ticket • York Dungeon • York Minster • Yorkshire Air Museum • Yorkshire Museum • York Castle Museum

  • City cards
  • Hop-on hop-off tours
2 activities found
Sort by:

Frequently asked questions about York, England

What top attractions are a must-see in York, England?

Other Sightseeing Options in York, England

Want to discover all there is to do in York, England? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about York, England

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 99 reviews

OUTSTANDING LIVE NARRATION! Highly recommend this bus because York is fairly large and it helps to orient you about where things are. Use the hop on/hop off feature to take you to where you want to go in York. It’s very helpful. Buses run regularly and there was always a bus close by when we needed one. Outstanding drivers! Very nimble and safe—great people most of the time we were there. My husband and I have had many hop on/ hop off bus tours and they are usually fine and generally run recording of the tour highlights as the bus follows its route. It’s a special treat when they have live commentary as some of York’s buses do. We especially appreciated MARK’S intelligent, knowledgeable, interactive, informative talk—really great guy and really sought to care for all of us—listening, as well as personalizing what he had to say for us! It was really well done! Learned a lot! Tusen takk! Cheers!

Would 100% recommend!! My first time in York and the York pass is definitely worth it. I would say book and plan, although activities are fairly close to each other we needed to book over the October half term, plus the taxi companies all said it is a very busy city all the time. Do as much as you can and we managed to do some spontaneous things too. York minster had a light show on one night £7. We also managed to do a cocktail experience in the potion shop we paid just over £20 and so worth it!

The busses were clean. comfortable, plentiful. The route took you to just about everything of importance and stops were easily identified to reboard. Staff at most of the important ones to offer assistance. I got mine straight from the train which was very convenient as I had travelled from London for the day. Price about the same as anywhere else in the world. Drivers were courteous and helpful.

An excellent way to explore the city. Very friendly & helpful drivers and knowledgeable tour guides whose narrative was informative & entertaining and slightly different facts on each bus which was great so worth hopping on a few different ones during the day.

The York pass is one of the best things to visit York!