York sightseeing tour prepares for busy season

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City Sightseeing is increasing its frequency to every 15 minutes ahead of the start of the busy spring season. TRANSDEV

Transdev-operated City Sightseeing York says it is planning for a busy season, and increasing its service to four trips per hour every day of the week, and expects to see a significant boost in numbers over the Easter period. The company, which operates out of Transdev’s new Rawcliffe depot on the edge of the city, carried some 50,000 customers in summer 2023.

Transdev says the increased frequency will deliver a welcome boost to York’s visitor attractions ahead of the Easter weekend, which marks the start of the spring and summer tourism season. City Sightseeing York General Manager Kel Pizzuti said: “Everyone here is looking forward to introducing visitors old and new to the sights that make York unique, such as York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, the Castle Museum and many more. Even though last summer brought us mixed weather to say the least, our hard-working team placed us in top five fastest growing tours in the entire City Sightseeing network in the UK and Ireland – and in October, tourism agency VisitEngland named us Yorkshire’s Best Told Story.

“With the daffodils coming out and – we hope – the weather improving, we’re all set to introduce our Spring and Summer timetable, with four tours an hour from 21 stops across the city, including York railway station which makes us ideal for visitors arriving by train, and Exhibition Square, close to York Minster. We can’t wait to welcome newcomers and returning sightseers to discover York’s amazing story with us this spring and summer.”