Explore Medway Open Top Bus

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Key Features

  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • All day, hop on/off ticket
  • Discounted entrance to attractions
  • Brian Blessed onboard commentary
  • Costumed character meet 'n' greet service

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There's no better way to explore what Medway has to offer than aboard the only open top tour bus in Kent.

Tours start from the coach bays at the back of Medway Visitor Information Centre in Rochester - however, if getting to this starting point is a problem, don't worry you can join the bus at any of the stops en-route.

Simply just turn up at any of the pick-up points and buy your all day, hop on/off ticket from the driver. Sit back and enjoy the onboard commentary provided by Brian Blessed as we take you on a fascinating historical journey back in time.

Don't forget to take advantage of discounted entrance at participating attractions.

To reach Upnor Castle, you will need to change at Chatham Waterfront Bus Station and catch the 197 bus service to Upnor using your valid open top tour bus ticket. A costumed character will be on board the bus throughout the service to look after you and ensure you have an enjoyable journey.

Attraction discounts

Once you board the bus the driver will give you the discount vouchers that can used at the following attractions:

Rochester Castle - Children go free (when accompanied by a full paying adult)

Dickens World - Children go free (when accompanied by a full paying adult). It is advisable to prebook your visit in advance by calling 0844 858 6656.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham - 2for1 (two full paying adults/concessions admitted for the price of one ).

Royal Engineers Museum - 2for1 (two full paying adults/concessions admitted for the price of one).

Royal Engineers Museum - Free tea, coffee or squash (for 2for1 open top bus passengers only).

Fort Amherst - 20% off tunnel tours (only valid on standard tunnel tours which run daily 11am and 2pm).

Jetstream Tours - 20% when booked on-line quoting reference JST20vic.

Sun Pier Gallery & Tea Room - 10% discount for open top bus passengers.

Upnor Castle - 2for1 (two full paying adults/concessions admitted for the price of one).

Nancy's Cafe, Medway Visitor Information Centre - 2for1 Pot of English Tea for open top bus passengers.

Download the Open Top Bus timetable

Download the Open Top Bus route

Opening Times

The open top tour bus will operate every day from 26 July to 7 September 2014. The first bus will leave Medway Visitor Information Centre at 10am every hour with the last bus departing at 4pm.

Ticket Info

Groups discounts available upon request. English national concessionary scheme (ENCTS) pass holders are not entitled to use their free passes for this tourist service but will qualify for the reduced rate concession fare. as promoted on production of a valid ENCTS pass on the normal bus services.
Ticket TypeTicket Price
Adults
£5.50
Concessions
£4.50
Children
£3.00
Family ticket
£13.00

Location

Tours start from the coach bays at the back of Medway Visitor Information Centre.
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Address

Medway Visitor Information Centre
95 High Street
Rochester
Kent
ME1 1LX
01634 338141