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Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour
Tours of the whole city
Live commentary from knowledgeable guides
Pick up at Lincoln Cathedral
A friendly welcome

Take a ride on Tour Lincoln, the open-top sightseeing bus with live commentary, for one of the best ways to experience the city of Lincoln for yourself.

Live commentary brings Lincoln’s history to life on the hop-on hop-off bus tour; the perfect way to experience the city. Your two-day ticket provides unlimited access over two days* - you can hop-on and -off at any of the 9 stops as many times as you like.

Tickets can be purchased from the Visit Lincoln online shop, at the Visitor Information Centre on Castle Hill or on the bus itself.  The first tour leaves Lincoln Cathedral at 10:30am and the last leaves at 3:30pm. Each tour lasts just under one hour.

You can take the kids for free (u16s free with a paying adult) and there is a discount for students. Tours run on weekends and bank holidays during April and May, daily from June to September, and weekends only during October.

The tour bus is accessible with a low floor and space for wheelchairs on the bottom deck.

The full tour lasts just under one hour and stops include Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle, Brayford Waterfront, and High Street.

Please note there are some dates when events are taking place that the route may be subject to change.

Private Hire and Group Bookings

Tour Lincoln is available for private hire and groups including the full bus and guide for an hour's tour around all 8 stops. The bus is also available for a private ghost bus tour of the city with a local ghost expert.

The cost is £270 (£260 + £10 guides wage) for private hire of the bus for one guided tour. Contact the Visitor Information Centre for more information on 01522 545458.

Additional Information

  • Private Hire Available
  • 10% Group discount (10 people +)
  • Top deck: 47 seats. Lower deck: 32 seats.
  • Wheelchair spaces
  • Low level entry

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Opening Times & Prices

The first tour of the day is at 10:30am. Tour run until 4:30pm (last tour leaves Lincoln Cathedral at 3:30pm).

March: weekends from Discover Lincolnshire Weekend

April - May: weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays

June - September: daily

October: weekends

Tours are sometimes cancelled on large event days, including: October 1st (Lincoln Half-Marathon). Please call 01522 545458 to confirm before travelling.

On busy days, first stop may be moved from Minster Yard to Northgate. Please call 01522 545458 to confirm before travelling.

Tickets available from our online shop, the Visitor Information Centre or on the bus itself.

  • ​Adults: £10 (includes 2 free children under 16 per adult)
  • Children: £4 (in addition to the 2 free children per adult)
  • Students: £8 (on production of valid student card).

*The two-day ticket is valid for the day of purchase (or the day booked when pre-ordering online) and the following day - when the service is running. Tickets are not valid on days when the service is not running.

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