2 Hour Cruise Boat and Bus Tour

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You can now combine our 2 Hour Iron Bridge cruise with a City Sightseeing Bus Tour!

Please note that occasionally we add additional sailing dates. Scroll down to see which dates have been added for the coming season.

Whether visiting for one day or two weeks, a combined boat and bus ticket offers great value and helps you make the most of your visit to historic Chester. You will even save money too!

With a joint ticket you can join our ever popular 2 Hour Iron Bridge cruise, sailing beyond the city through the Estate of the Duke of Westminster and then experience an open top bus tour around the city. With a “Hop-on-hop-off” bus ticket you can see all of the famous sights for 24 hours, giving you the freedom of the city.

The bus stop is right next to our landing stage, meaning you can disembark after your river cruise straight onto an open top bus. Discounted tickets are available on-board the boat or online.

You will need to take the 2 Hour Cruise before you then take the bus tour; this deal is not available from City Sightseeing.

If you would like to take the cruise and bus tour on the same day then you will need to take the 2 Hour cruise at 12 Noon first. If you take the 2:30PM cruise you will not be back at the Groves until 4:30PM; the last full bus tour leaves there at 4PM. However, remember that you can use your bus ticket on any day during your stay, it doesn’t have to be the same day as your cruise.

View the route map and timetable for the City Sightseeing bus tour

(Please note: Under 5s sail for free but there is a maximum of 2 per paying Adult or Concession. Additional Under 5s would then need to be paid for at the Child rate).

Please note that we have the following additional sailings for the 2 hour cruise outside of our normal, advertised sailing schedule:
Tuesday 9th May 2017: 12 Noon
Friday 12th May 2017: 2:30PM
Wednesday 17th May 2017: 2:30PM
Monday 12th June 2017: 12 Noon & 2:30PM
Wednesday 14th June 2017: 2:30PM
Wednesday 21st June 2017: 12 Noon
Wednesday 28th June 2017: 12 Noon & 2:30PM
Wednesday 13th September 2017: 12 Noon
Tuesday 19th September 2017: 12 Noon & 2:30PM
Wednesday 20th September 2017: 12 Noon & 2:30PM

Please note that occasionally we have to cancel our 2 hour cruises due to private bookings such as Weddings or large pre-booked coach parties. These dates for 2017 are:
Sunday 14th May: 2:30PM
Friday 2nd June: 12 Noon
Saturday 1st July 2017: 2:30PM
Saturday 8th July: 2:30PM

Sunday 9th July 2017: 2:30PM
Monday 10th July 2017: 12 Noon
Thursday 13th July 2017: 12 Noon
Monday 17th July 2017: 12 Noon
Friday 28th July 2017: 2:30PM
Wednesday 2nd August 2017: 2:30PM
Tuesday 8th August 2017: 2:30PM

Saturday 26th August 2017: 2:30PM
Sunday 27th August 2017: 12 Noon
Saturday 2nd September 2017: 2:30PM
Sunday 10th September 2017: 12 Noon & 2:30PM (as we are operating our 2 hour Vintage Afternoon Tea Cruises instead to celebrate Grandparents’ Day, full details here).

Terms and Conditions of Carriage

Before taking a cruise with us, please ensure that you read our Terms and Conditions of Carriage; we want all of our passengers to enjoy their cruise in a safe environment. Thank You.



Sailing Dates and Times

Available on Weekends Only & Selected Weekdays:

12 Noon & 2:30PM

6th of May 2017 - 21st of May 2017
10th of June 2017 - 25th of June 2017
9th of September 2017 - 24th of September 2017

Available Daily:

12 Noon & 2:30PM

27th of May 2017 - 4th of June 2017
1st of July 2017 - 3rd of September 2017

Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Online Quayside
Adult 22.00 22.00
Concession / Student 17.00 17.00
Child (5 - 15 years) 9.00 9.00
Adult 0.00 0.00
Family Tickets (2 adults / concessions and up to 3 children) 50.00 50.00

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