Stagecoach Chester City Sightseeing relaunches for 2016

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Town Crier David Mitchell helped to relaunch the service on March 19
Town Crier David Mitchell helped to relaunch the service on March 19

Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire has reopened the Chester City Sightseeing bus service for the summer season.

Town crier, David Mitchell, jumped aboard to herald the return of the hop-on-hop-off open top tour bus, which takes passengers to Chester’s tourism hotspots including the Roman Amphitheatre, River Dee and Anglican Cathedral.

The attraction launched for the season on Saturday, March 19 and will run until Sunday, October 30. 24 or 48 hour tickets are available.

Elisabeth Tasker of Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire said: “We’re delighted to be launching the Chester City Sightseeing bus for the season.

“This is a perennially popular tourist attraction, and allows people to experience all the sights and sounds of this fantastic, historic city cheaply and easily.

“Our town crier has done a brilliant job of raising awareness and letting people know that the bus is here and ready to go for the Spring and Summer season. We look forward to a busy season, delivering a wonderful experience for city visitors and residents looking to explore all the great attractions that Chester has to offer.”

This year, the route will include14 stops. Tours start at 1000hrs and leave at least every 30 minutes until 1600hrs. The 24-hour bus ticket costs £10 for one adult or £20 for a family ticket (two adults and up to three children). The 48-hour ticket costs £13 for one adult and £26 for a family ticket.