January 18, 2013 9.35 am This story is over 113 months old

Lincoln open top tour bus will return in March

The bus is back: March will mark the return of the Tour Lincoln bus, which was a hit with tourists and locals last year.

Due the its popularity last year, the Tour Lincoln open top bus tour will be returning to the city again in the spring.

The Lincoln BIG, Stagecoach and the Visit Lincoln Partnership service was a hit with tourists and locals, so it will be back on March 16.

The date falls just in time for the Discover Lincolnshire weekend, where residents and tourists are invited to top attractions in the county for free.

To celebrate the return of the bus and Discover Lincolnshire, anyone getting a ticket from the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in Castle Hill will be able to ride the bus for free on the 16 and 17.

The tickets for the bus tours last for 24 hours, meaning those using the service can hop on and off throughout its route.

Visit Lincoln Partnership Manager Emma Tatlow said: “We are looking forward to putting Tour Lincoln back on the road in March and we will be offering passengers a better service to, after reviewing the route and guides’ commentary.

“Tickets for the bus will be valid for 24 hours, giving people more flexibility to hop and off the service as they please and to make the most of their time in Lincoln.

“Ticket prices for adults have been kept at 2012 prices, but children (under 16) now “go free”, which we hope will encourage more families to use Tour Lincoln.

VIC Manager Michele Sims said: “We originally had 10 tour guides, but we need to replace two who have left and to prepare our guides’ rota ready for what promises to be an even busier season.”

“Training is available for this important job, which puts the guides at the forefront of ensuring people leave Lincoln with a fantastic impression of the city, having enjoyed an entertaining and informative commentary.”

The bus will run on weekends and bank holidays from March 16 through until October, plus a daily service in July and August.

Tours start at Lincoln Cathedral between 10am and 3pm.

For more information on ticket booking, routes and more go to Visit Lincoln website.