The eeriest experience gift we've got... Hop on board York's creepiest coach, and let the ghoulish guide horrify and thrill you with York's most terrifying tales!
- York (North Yorkshire)
- Gift Voucher valid for 2 Participants
This is a York tour with a terrifying twist... climb aboard the
Ghost Bus and scare yourself silly with the rest of the petrified
passengers on one of our creepiest experience gifts! Expect quite a
few laughs to go with those screams though; your guides are as
funny as they are frightful.
Not your everyday, common-or-garden tour guides, the Ghost Tour guides are actually actors who know just how to make you shake with fear and laughter at the same time. This ghoulish trip lasts for around an hour and 15 minutes, as you are taken around the city's scariest stops with your guide's ghastly ghost stories and tales from the city's underbelly! .This is an evening tour, obviously (ghosts don't come out during the day)! As you make your way around what is often hailed as one of the UK's most haunted cities, you'll learn all about the York's spooky, sinister side, including the bone-chilling stories behind some of its famous landmarks - York Minster, Clifford's Tower and Dick Turpin's grave will have a whole new air of terror once you're done with the tour! As if this weren't scary enough you'll take a trip to some of York's many, many haunted buildings, and find out more than you ever wanted to know about the ghouls and ghosts that live within the City walls.
The ghost bus itself is actually a real funeral bus that was used in the 19th Century to transport the coffin (and its contents), the pallbearers, and 50 mourners to and from a funeral! This award winning tour is hilarious and horrifying at the same time, and the perfect family activity. If you ain't afraid of no ghosts, try a York Ghost Bus Tour!
The ghost tour of York runs all year round, and is subject to seasonal demand.
Daily – 19:30
Friday & Saturday - 18:00 & 19:30
Unfortunately the bus is an old one, and as such it cannot be
made wheelchair accessible. It is possible to reserve seats on the
lower deck of the bus in advance for people with mobility
Please enquire when booking. This York Ghost Tour has no age or weight restrictions.
Experience Duration: 01:15
Time at Venue: 01:15
The York Ghost Bus Tour lasts for a terrifying 1 hour and 15 minutes, and is non-stop.
Participants: The Ghost Tour York for 2 is for 2 participants.
Max Group Size: +10
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
This one is not suitable for spectators!
Wear whatever you like! Ghostbuster costumes are perfectly acceptable.
The York Ghost Tour will only be affected by heavy snow.
September has struck…the schools are open again, Halloween next month and that eerie darkness in the morning will soon be upon us. Perfect timing to creep aboard the ghost bus for another scare this September!
Here for a scare from the Ghost Bus Tours, we have Peter. Thanks for talking to us today, please tell us a bit about the thrills we may experience on your tour.
It is a tour of London’s ghostly areas, plus places of murder, torture and execution – all on board a haunted bus. We will show you the sights, tell you all about the terrible secrets behind them – and if you’re lucky you may well get to experience something on the bus itself!
Sounds creepy, how many frightful tours do you have to offer?
We are currently running tours most nights in London, York and Edinburgh – can’t get away from the ghost bus!
Scaring people every night must be quite fun…but Peter is there anything out there that gives you a fright?
Well … everyone gets scared by different things. Personally I get a chill when I’m all alone at night listening to the noises of my house. When you hear something that shouldn’t be there – you know that you’re alone but there’s always that part of your brain that says, “Yes, but you might get murdered tonight.” Or when the ex-wife turns up. She’s terrifying.
Oh dear! Moving on quickly I think…are there are any particularly memorable tours?
I always remember the ones where nobody dies. I think we’re up to seven now.
I’m really hoping that’s a joke, we’ve grown quite fond of customers! What is your favourite part of the tour?
My favourite part is the end section. I can’t give away any details as it might spoil it for new audience members, but let’s just say you will definitely leave the bus with something to talk about!
Oooh how intriguing…I think I’ll have to find the courage to come on a tour! How long have you been in the ghoul business?
We’ve been running tours for four years now, changing and enhancing the experience for the audience throughout that time. But the creators had years of experience with horror and ghoulish entertainment before that!
Would you recommend this thrilling experience to particular ages or group of people?
The tour is suitable for all age ranges. We get the question, “Will my child be scared?” a lot, to which the answer is, “I don’t know. I don’t know your child!” We get young children having a great time and grown adults who need to change their strides afterwards!
Have any famous guests ever ridden the terrifying tour bus?
Yes actually. We have done some tours for the casts of West End shows – picking them up after their show and giving them ours. We had Amanda Holden on when she was in Shrek the Musical. That was fun as we were talking about a ghost of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the cast of Shrek said they’d seen it! We also had Whoopi Goldberg on when she was in Sister Act. That was a lot of fun too – “Has anyone here had any experience with Ghosts?”
Seen it!? Maybe that ghost knows your bus ghosts! Do you do any other tours, not related to ghosts?
Yes, we also have a brand new daytime tour – the Time Tour. It’s a time travelling tour of London – sort of Back to the Future meets Doctor Who via Bill and Ted.
Do you have anything else planned in the future, for your scary tours?
We’ve got a couple of plans. I don’t want to give anything away just yet though. We’ve got some big plans for Halloween this year!
Thanks for talking to us today Peter, let’s hope you haven’t given our Experience Days customers too much of a fright and I look forward to your Halloween tour!