Transdev’s York sightseeing bus thanks COVID-19 pandemic key workers with discounted city tours


Transdev’s City Sightseeing York in the UK offers exclusive 25% discount to recognize unsung heroes who kept the country going through lockdown

They’re the unsung heroes who kept Britain going through an unprecedented lockdown at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic – and now York’s leading open-top bus tour operator, City Sightseeing York by Transdev, is extending a special offer to recognize their contribution to our nation.


The bus operator is giving an exclusive 25% discount to key workers on all its guided tours of York’s historic sights on Saturdays and Sundays, to give those who’ve worked hard throughout the pandemic the chance to enjoy a family day out without breaking the bank.

And after the offer proved a huge hit with customers last weekend, including on Saturday when City Sightseeing York saw its busiest day of 2020 so far, the tour firm has decided to extend the offer.


We’re delighted to make this offer available as our way of saying thank you to our country’s amazing key workers and to celebrate their commitment to keeping us all going through such challenging times.

We’re working hard behind the scenes to make sure our tours are the safest and friendliest way to see York. Each one of our buses is cleaned between every tour, and we provide free face coverings for everyone who needs one as they join us. We’ve also been awarded ‘We’re Good To Go’ status by VisitEngland, which guarantees that all social distancing and cleanliness measures are in place on each one of our buses.

We have over 300 ‘Excellent’ reviews on TripAdvisor for our York tour, and no wonder – it’s the ideal way for the whole family to see dozens of sights from York Minster and Clifford’s Tower to Dick Turpin’s grave. As well as our entertaining live guides, commentary in nine languages is available – including broad Yorkshire!

Our established and popular York tours are a unique way to discover the stories and glories of this wonderful city which stands at the heart of England’s history. With our key workers discount continuing, we’re looking forward to welcoming more people to join our journey of discovery around a great city that we’re proud to show to visitors and locals alike.

City Sightseeing York General Manager Ben Mansfield

Those who book in advance online at yorkcitysightseeing also benefit from City Sightseeing York’s unique ‘Rainy Day Guarantee’, which means customers can use their ticket any day during the week of their booking if it rains on their chosen tour day.

City Sightseeing York’s bright red open top buses are the only tour to showcase York every 30 minutes, seven days a week, with tickets valid for a full 24 hours – which means customers who begin their visit to York with an afternoon tour can return the next morning and travel again. A unique ‘Transdev Treats’ package of money-off discounts is also exclusively available at visitor attractions across York by showing a valid tour ticket.

The City Sightseeing York open top tour operates every 30 minutes during the day, seven days a week from 18 stops around York, including Exhibition Square close to York Minster, and in front of the Principal York Hotel, next to York Railway Station – ideal for visitors arriving in the city by train. Full details of all tour departures and advance ticket bookings are available online.

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