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York, United Kingdom
Ghost Bus Tour of York

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icon1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Delve into the dark recesses of York’s history on this evening ghost bus tour. With your spooky local guide, visit notorious local haunts of restless spirits, and pass eerie sites such as York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, and the grave of Dick Turpin, infamous highwayman and murderer. Throughout the tour, hear anecdotes and fascinating facts about York’s grisly past, and make key stops for a closer look at the city’s most haunted buildings. 
  • Evening ghost bus tour of York, led by an entertaining guide
  • Tour York on a classic Routemaster and discover the city’s dark past
  • Pass by must-see historical sights including Clifford’s Tower and York Minster
  • Hop on and off at some of the city’s most haunted buildings
  • Hear spine-chilling tales of the ghostly apparitions who are said to roam ‘the most haunted city in the world’
  • Choice of afternoon or evening departure
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Station Road , Station Rd, York, UK

Departing from Bus Stop RE daily, directly outside York station, on Station Road, on the south side of The Principal York. If you can see The York Tap pub, you’re in the right area!

This activity will end right where it started.
Choose your preferred start time that best suits your schedule, and meet your creepy guide in central York for a journey through the city’s gruesome history. Board the ghost bus – a classic Routemaster bus with its own questionable history – grab a seat in the shadowy upper or lower deck, and peer out the window as you wind through the dark, narrow streets.  

As you ride, hear chilling tales of York’s most prolific hauntings, misdeeds and most sinister characters. You’ll pass infamous landmarks like Clifford’s Tower, York Minster and Dick Turpin's grave, and stop occasionally to get better acquainted with ghostly venues. By the end, you’ll have an intimate understanding of York’s sinister side, touted as one of the spookiest cities in the world!

Your tour returns to the departure point with time to warm your chilled soul at a local pub.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Clifford's Tower
Customers will be provided with information on Clifford's Tower's spiritual and historical past.
Pass By:  
York Minster
Customers will be provided with information on York Minsters spiritual and historical past.
Pass By:  
Dick Turpin's Grave
Customers will be provided with information on Dick Turpins Grave's spiritual and historical past.
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The Ghost Bus Tours
This is our pick up and drop off point.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The tour cannot wait for late passengers and they cannot be admitted once the show has started.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 travellers
  • OPERATED BY The Ghost Bus Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ghost Bus Tour of York?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of York.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Ghost Bus Tour of York?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of York.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ghost Bus Tour of York?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of York.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ghost Bus Tour of York?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of York.

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star-1
Terrible!!
Darren_Y
, Jul. 2022
I booked this for 6 members of my family and 2.5 hours before it was due to start I received a phone call to say it had been cancelled! Don’t know the reason for this. I couldn’t rearrange as we are returning home in a couple of days so I hope the refund process goes smoothly. My children were very disappointed!!
star-5
Good clean fun
Linda_T
, Jul. 2022
Brilliant story telling good knowledge of the history and location s of ghosts , well prepared and presented and funny
star-4
Fun and great facts
Sandie_B
, Jun. 2022
As a solo traveller this tour was great as it was a group and everyone was involved, great time travelling in a old bus and being entertained by a wonderful tour leader
star-5
Excelent experience!
Blanca_D
, Jun. 2022
We had a lovely evening, it was an excellent trip! Totally worth the recommendation. It helps to get a complete view of the town.
star-1
Rubbish
Susan_G
, Jun. 2022
Was cancelled due to staffing issues apparently but looking at previous feedback we was lucky enough to have received a phone call glad I paid with PayPal now wasn't very polite either
star-5
Brilliant
Katharine_M
, Jun. 2022
Absolutely great fun and informative earl E graves was great and Bob the driver was throughly entertaining
star-5
Book this tour!
Anne_S
, Jun. 2022
Our conductor 'Phil Graves' was really funny and engaging. I've been coming to York for many years and have learned a lot of its history, however this tour taught me new facts. A very fun way to learn and also a reminder that history repeats itself. Really enjoyed ourselves. Also, kudos to 'Phil' for staying in costume in 27 degree heat! Bob the driver deserves a shout too for adding to the entertainment. Would definitely book again next time we're in York.
star-5
The whole thing,we had...
Carol_P
, Jun. 2022
The whole thing,we had such a great time and Gary the Guide did a fantastic job. Wood recommended 👌 to anyone that they shouldgo on a Ghost tour either walk or by bus once again thankyou Gary.
star-5
Ghost Bus
Kate_P
, Jun. 2022
All of it!! Thoroughly enjoyed this. Rounded off our day wonderfully! thank you. Full of fun. Highly recommend
star-1
Cancelled on the day
ShirleyDodds
, Jun. 2022
It was cancelled, and as I had booked a return train for 9pm I had to hang around in York until 9pm. No offer of a refund, just gave me 2 other dates, which weren't convenient. Or suggested that I ring up to discuss
star-4
Great little tour
Vanessa_R
, Jun. 2022
The guide was very knowledgable (i cant remember his name but his brother was Robin Graves), and was very funny and had a great sense of humour (just a shame half the bus guests didnt). Was great to visit the bottom of the Shambles and to hear the history by “Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate”.
star-5
Fun tour guide, great for kids, and very enjoyable.
Elena_R
, Jun. 2022
The tour guide was really fun and energetic - excellent for kids. I went alone, but I don't regret it, I had fun. I generally worry that ghost tours will give me nightmares but this was kept fun and light hearted.
star-5
Friday the 3rd of june ghost tour (10/10)
Kierran_B
, Jun. 2022
The experience was amazing and the conductor *earl Lee graves* Gary was amazing also. We went all around York as he (bob) took us to some interesting spots were we learnt about the history of the golden fleece and the shambles. I have already told at least 10 people to go onto the tour as it is a perfect way to learn about the dark histories of York.
star-5
Fabulous history spooky tour
Angela_S
, Jun. 2022
Fantastic ghost bus and the narrator was awesome. Bus broke down unfortunately but was amazing first time we went on it and will go back on it again.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-4
Would recommend for something different different.
Ian_B
, May 2022
Very well done and loved the use of the onboard camera which sort of brought the whole bus together. The trip was both funny and factual. It was very different from anything else. Worth doing.
star-5
Not to be missed.
Scott_M
, May 2022
Earl E Graves was our guide. He was very enthusiastic and funny. The trip was well worth the money. If you’re in York you should try and make this a part of your itinerary.
star-5
Great Tour and good fun!
Chris_E
, May 2022
Good fun on an old route master bus and some interesting facts and stories told about the ghosts of York.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-1
I do not recommend
Robert_M
, May 2022
The tour guide shouted and was too over the top. I don’t think you need to yell to be dramatic. It was too much for me.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
We had an amazing time. ...
Alison_F
, May 2022
We had an amazing time. Tour guide was fantastic. Definitely recommend to all.5* we will definitely come back for more fun soon
star-5
Great
Kristoffer_H
, May 2022
How energetic the guide was. Very knowledgable. Enjoyed the stories of ghost that have been reported.

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