However, for those who have
not provided much time to Yorkshire on their itinerary,
the York tourism offers to bail you out of this
situation by means of a wonderful "Hop on - Hop Off" bus
service, which entitles passengers to hop on and off
from the distinctive red open-top buses at twenty of the
most important historical sites within the city.
stops include Clifford's Tower, Monk Bar, Walmgate Bar,
Mickelgate Bar, York Minster, The Shambles, Merchant
Adventurers' Hall, Castle Museum, Jorvik and the
National Railway Museum. The tour is actually
accompanied by an interesting recorded commentary acting
as a virtual guide for those on board. The ticket is
valid for 24 hours. This comprehensive bus tour is a
convenient way of sightseeing in an ancient city where
driving is unnerving and not that easy and to add to the
woe they have costly parking spaces which are quite
impossible to find!
York Boat Ride
The York Boat Ride is a 1-hour guided river trip with
a Captain's commentary which can be highly informative.
The York Boat leaves from the Boatyard at Lendal Bridge
for day and evening cruises. This one ride is an
absolutely relaxing way of touring the city.
York's Park or Drives
Those who have there own car and wish to use it while
traveling, it is advisable to park your car at one of
York's Park or Drives and then to travel by bus to the
centre of the Yorkshire. The Park and Drives are
situated all around the city for the convenience of the
tourist. The nominal fee includes 24-hour parking and a
hassle-free return bus ride into the city centre.
For those travelling to York it is advisable to buy
the York Passes.
It is the brainchild of York Tourism
and has prove to be of great use for the tourists. The
Pass is excellent value for money, the facilities one
can avail from the pass can be allowing entrance to more
than 30 attractions or discounts at restaurants, evening
entertainment and shops.
The York Pass is available for
one, two or three days and can be found in the free
colour guide book in the English, French and German
languages. It can also be bought from the Office of the
York Tourism or one can also buy them online.
SAVE MONEY WITH THE YORK PASS OFFERING:
- Free entry to over 30 attractions including York
Minster and York Dungeon
- Discounts and special offers at numerous
restaurants, shops and entertainment
Every pass comes with a FREE guidebook with helpful
information on the establishments associated with the
card, as well as a city map -