Roamin’ Around Chester on a City Sightseeing Bus

Roamin’ Around Chester on a City Sightseeing Bus
The tour includes popular destinations such as the Roman Amphitheatre and the city walls. Stagecoach

Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire’s City Sightseeing buses in Chester are up and running for 2019 with a little help from a couple of Roman soldiers.

Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire launched its award-winning open top Chester City Sightseeing buses in style this month. Actors dressed in gladiator outfits were spotted outside famous Chester landmarks, including those with links to the Roman Empire, posing for pictures with members of the public and offering chocolate coins to passengers on the hop-on-hop-off service.

Soldiers were seen outside Chester’s tourism hotspots including the Roman Amphitheatre, the banks of the River Dee, the Anglican Cathedral as well as walking along the famous Chester city walls. The Chester City Sightseeing bus gives tourists a simple and convenient way of seeing the city’s most popular destinations.

The attraction has now launched for 2019 and will run until Sunday 27th October. A choice of 24 or 48-hour tickets enables visitors to explore the city’s rich archaeological and architectural treasures at their leisure.

Rob Jones, managing director of Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire, said: “The City Sightseeing buses offer visitors to Chester a fun day out and a great way of navigating the city while taking in all Chester’s picturesque locations and historical landmarks.

“This year promises to be another memorable season for our tours as we welcome thousands of visitors to the city once again. We look forward to continuing to showcase all the great attractions that Chester has to offer and welcoming thousands of visitors over the summer.”

The newly launched service is the best way to explore the city’s Roman links. The route takes in Chester’s Roman locations including the amphitheatre and city walls. It also stops at the Chester Grosvenor museum, home to many Roman artefacts and exhibitions.

Board the newly launched iconic City Sightseeing open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 15 stops located around Chester Sit back and relax as you travel through the city, enjoying 360-degree-views and an informative audio commentary on board. You can stay on board for the entire loop, or hop on and off as you please to explore by foot.

Discover the rich history and heritage of Cheshire’s capital on this sightseeing tour, discovering the city’s most popular landmarks such as Chester Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheater and Chester Castle. Hop-off at stop 5 for Chester Castle, one of the oldest and most memorable buildings in the city, having been built in 1070.

Join the tour from 9.45am where buses leave every thirty minutes until the last full service which departs at 5pm. Times vary on a Sunday. To find out more information, download the Chester City Sightseeing timetable and map via the Stagecoach website or visit the tourist information centre on Northgate Street.

The 24-hour bus ticket costs £12 for one adult or £25 for a family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children). The 48-hour ticket costs £15 for one adult and £32 for a family ticket*. Combo tickets are also available. Visit the Stagecoach website for more details, including Combo tickets and the route map.

This year, City Sightseeing is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In addition to Chester, the company now operates in over 100 cities across 30 countries in six different continents, entertaining tens of thousands of tourists every single year.

Tom Harrison

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