City Sightseeing returning to Oxford

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, the City Sightseeing Oxford open-top tours have returned.

Owned by the Oxford Bus Company, City Sightseeing Oxford have implemented an enhanced cleaning regime across its fleet. All buses are thoroughly cleaned every night and all tour buses are taken out of service at the end of every trip for additional cleaning of touch points and commentary units. Drivers and walking tour-guides have been provided with PPE and face coverings will be made available to passengers to wear while onboard the open-top tours around the city, if required. Numbers on walking tours will be limited to ten 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 15 different languages.

Jane Marshall, General Manager of City Sightseeing Oxford, said: “We’re looking forward to returning to service and welcoming visitors to our wonderful city. 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.”

VisitEngland have awarded City Sightseeing Oxford a ‘Good to Go’ accreditation in recognition of the enhanced hygiene regimes in place to ensure visitor safety.

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