Explore Bristol by open-top sightseeing bus and get a closer look at its historical harbour by hopping aboard the ferry boats.

• Access the tour buses and daily ferry service.

• Hear the story of Bristol from live onboard guides.

• Present your ticket to the tour bus driver at any stop.

• E-tickets are sent straight to your mobile device.


About The Bristol Insight Tour And Ferry Service:

It goes without saying that in the home of the SS Great Britain you'd be missing out if you didn't see the city's iconic harbour from the waters on which it lies. Well you can do just this and more with the Bristol Insight sightseeing bus tour and ferry boat combination ticket.

NOTE: Dogs are allowed on Bristol Insight buses and ferry boats as long as they are kept under control.

Ferry Boat Information:

Bristol Ferry Boats operate a fleet that runs from the Pump House in the west to Temple Quay in the east. Their vessels are a mix of traditional, open-top boats, and modern covered models with heating and toilet facilities. The vessels operating on any given day will depend on weather conditions.


Once you collect your ferry tickets from the bus drivers you can join the boats at any of the piers listed in the map download below.


Bus Tour Information:

Back on dry land, explore Bristol's iconic landmarks aboard the open-top buses. Local guides will enliven the overall experience with entertaining and informative English-language commentary.


Collect your bus/ferry tickets and start the tour at any of the stops listed in the map download below.


The Bristol Insight buses run from 10:00 to 16:00, every 40 minutes. All tours last approximately 75 minutes.

Ticket Holder Discounts:

Not only does Bristol Insight's hop-on hop-off tour get you around all of the city's top landmarks and attractions, but your ticket will also entitle you to discounted entry and or purchases at selected venues and establishments.

A full list of discounts is available for download below.

Claim your discount book from the Bristol Insight staff when you exchange your CityXplora voucher at any one of the hop-on hop-off stops.

Select your ticket type(s)

Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

Once you've purchased your tour pass[es] an electronic voucher will be sent immediately via email. Please present this to a driver at any Bristol Insight Tour bus stop.

You will receive your bus and ferry boat tickets. Vouchers can either be shown on a mobile device or in a printed format. The bus tickets are valid for 2 consecutive days, while the ferry boat tickets are valid only on the date selected above.


• Family tickets include 2 adults, 3 children maximum.

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