York’s favourite red open top buses launch Sunday saver discounts to help residents and students enjoy the delights on their doorstep this Autumn

It’s York’s favourite and most frequent open top city bus tour – and now the red buses of CitySightseeing York are inviting residents and students to discover the delights on their doorstep every Sunday at a very special discount.

The circular hop-on, hop-off tour calls at 21 stops across the city every 15 minutes, every day and is one of the historic Yorkshire city’s highest rated attractions, linking all of York’s best-loved attractions.

Tour operator Transdev says it’s a fun and safe day out for local families to enjoy entertaining commentary from its team of live guides – while it’s also an ideal way for new students arriving in York this Autumn to get to know the city.

From this Sunday (13 September 2020) any York resident with a York Card, issued by City of York Council at its Explore York libraries, can take advantage of CitySightseeing York’s discounts – along with any student holding a York student ID card.

Both cards give discounts on Sundays only of up to 43 per cent on the regular price of adult and family tour tickets, which are valid for 24 hours from the time of issue. The discount fares available to cardholders are:

· Adult ticket: £10 – saving £6 on normal price, a 37 per cent saving

· Family ticket: £20 – saving £15 on regular price, a 43 per cent discount

Discount tour tickets are available from tour drivers on the day of travel, simply by showing the relevant card to unlock the special Sunday discount.

CitySightseeing York General Manager Ben Mansfield said: “This is a great opportunity for locals and students alike to safely discover all that York has to offer with the perfect vantage point to see great landmarks and discover the city’s amazing story.

“Each circular tour takes just under an hour to make its way around the city, giving unrivalled views of all the most famous sights including York Minster, the City Walls, Clifford’s Tower, and even the final resting place of highwayman Dick Turpin.

“For locals and students, it’s the fascinating facts as told by our live tour guides who bring York’s history to life in their own distinctive style that really makes this a great Autumn day out for families and students living right here in our city.”

The world’s most visited travel review and booking website, Tripadvisor, has given the CitySightseeing York tour its coveted 2020 Travellers’ Choice Award – an accolade awarded only to attractions, accommodation and restaurants with enough five-star

positive reviews to place them among the top 10 per cent of attractions listed on its global website.

The Tripadvisor award comes after tourism agency VisitEngland awarded CitySightseeing York its “We’re Good to Go” ‘tourism tick’ confidence mark. To qualify, the bus tour operator demonstrated that all social distancing and cleanliness measures are in place on each of its buses – giving customers added reassurance that they’re in good hands.

Full details of all CitySightseeing York tours and times are instantly available online at https://www.yorkcitysightseeing.com – while details of the York Card are available online at: https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/yorkcard. Student cards are issued by York’s Universities and Colleges as part of the admissions process.