Open top services return in Oxford

Oxford Bus Company’s City Sightseeing Oxford open-top tours are re-starting with a special timetable operating at least every 20 minutes on a hop-on hop-off basis during the summer. Tickets purchased online will be valid for 12 months.

Drivers and walking tour guides will be provided with PPE and face coverings will be made available to passengers to wear while on board the open-top tours around the city. Numbers on walking tours will be limited to 10 people per tour and only one group at a time will be permitted to climb the Carfax Tower. Live commentary will not be available on the bus tour in line with current government guidelines, but recorded commentary is available in fifteen different languages.

“We’re looking forward to returning to service and welcoming visitors to our wonderful city,” says Jane Marshall, general manager, City Sightseeing Oxford. “The visitor economy has been severely impacted by COVID-19 and it is great to now see more and more tourist attractions and associated businesses re-opening and welcoming visitors. We have introduced a comprehensive hygiene system and we are safe and ready for when tourists wish to enjoy a tour of Oxford.”