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Peggy's Cove and Halifax Tour with Lobster Roll Lunch

Discover Halifax sightseeing gems on this small-group 5.5-hour tour that takes you to several places skipped by large tour groups. Visit Peggy’s Cove, one of the most beautiful and photographed lighthouses. At the SS Atlantic Heritage Park, learn about the 1873 marine disaster that predated the ‘Titanic’. Pay respects at the Swiss Air Memorial and the Titanic Gravesite, and wind through the Hydrostone, a neighborhood built after the Halifax Explosion of 1917. Dig into tasty lobster rolls at a diner that overlooks Hackett’s Cove. Transport from hotels or the port included.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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The Ghost Bus Tours - York

Delve into the dark recesses of York’s history on this evening ghost bus tour. With your spooky local guide, visit notorious local haunts of restless spirits, and pass eerie sites such as York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, and the grave of Dick Turpin, infamous highwayman and murderer. Throughout the tour, hear anecdotes and fascinating facts about York’s grisly past, and make key stops for a closer look at the city’s most haunted buildings. 
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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York & Yorkshire in a day

York and its surrounding countryside are home to natural attractions and ancient treasures dating back centuries, but organizing transportation to explore independently cuts into valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, follow your guide on a walking tour of York and delve into the Yorkshire countryside by air-conditioned vehicle. Discover sites of interest like Rievaulx Abbey and the North York Moors, and explore both city and countryside in a day.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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The York Dungeon

Journey back to Yorkshire's dark days with this admission ticket to York Dungeon. This fully themed, sensory experience includes interactive attractions, engaging performances, rides, top-notch special effects, and elaborate staging. Experience the grisly histories of plague, torture, rebellion, and witchcraft that shadow this ancient city. Great for kids and adults, the York Dungeon will make you laugh, scream, and thank the stars it's all just a show!
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Oak Island and Peggys Cove

Oak Island is an ocean island that has had a mystery for about two hundred years. There have been numerous books written about this mystery and an American television series titled "The Curse of Oak Island". Also, the lighthouse at Peggys Cove may be the most photographed lighthouse in Canada.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Best of York on Foot

The story of York is the story of England in wood, stone and chocolate. Let our expert guides lead you on a ninety-minute journey through 2000 years, from the arrival of the Romans to the birth of the KitKat. This family-friendly walking tour includes all the key sights - including the Minster and Shambles - though we will also lead you deep into the medieval maze, or Snickelways. This is the secret side of York you would never be able to experience from an open-topped bus!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York

Escape the city for the wild landscapes of the Yorkshire moors on this full-day tour from York. Set out on a scenic drive through the North York Moors National Park; visit sites from the Harry Potter movies in Goathland and snap photos of landmarks like Beggar’s Bridge, Hutton-le-Hole and Rosedale Abbey. Enjoy free time to explore the seaside resort of Whitby, where you can learn the legacy of Dracula and try the town’s famous fish and chips (own expense), before visiting the market town of Helmsley.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour: Walking Tour of York

Join for a discovery walking tour of York, which gives you a fantastic overview of this beautiful city. Understand the history of this great walled city (and walk on the walls), from Roman history, through the Vikings all the way to chocolate.
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  • 90 to 120 minutes
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  • 90 to 120 minutes
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York Walking Tour including York Minster

Delve into England’s colorful history and admire architecture dating back to the Middle Ages on this morning or afternoon York walking tour. Follow a guide through the streets of York and discover landmarks including Bedern Hall, Clifford’s Tower, Fairfax House, King’s Manor, the Multangular Tower, St. Mary’s Abbey, Stonegate, and St. William’s College. Hear how Emperor Constantine, Guy Fawkes, and Richard III shaped modern York, and learn of the English Reformation as you explore York Minster.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

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York Evening Express - early evening walking tour

York is at its most magical around sundown. The tourist crowds have departed, the streets are empty. Enjoy a one-hour evening stroll which includes all the major sights of York - including the Minster, walls and world-famous Shambles - but will also take you deep into the medieval labyrinth of secret passages and short-cuts known as 'Snickelways'. There are plenty of ghost tour options in York - but why listen to stories when the truth is far more surprising? The early evening start time is perfect for working up an appetite. Informal, entertaining and 100% phantom-free.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Private Viking Walk of York

Learn about York's history and legends on a 2-hour Viking walking tour with a private guide, Sigwulf. You'll walk through town to see historical landmarks and listen to stories from the Viking days. Departure time is flexible to suit your preferences.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Private Tour, York City Highlights and York Minster

With rich Roman and Viking history, and beautiful architecture, York is widely considered among England’s must-see cities—but exploring independently means you may miss its hidden secrets. On this tour, follow your private guide through historic York and find out what makes the city special. Explore top attractions like Clifford's Tower, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the Roman walls, and St Mary’s Abbey, and enjoy sweeping views along the River Ouse.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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York Carriage Awaits - Pedicabs Tours of Historic York

See York in a different way—via an environmentally-friendly pedicab. With a local guide, explore the highlights of the city including Minster Yard, King's Manor, Exhibition Square, Bootham Bar, and more. Choose from two lengths of tours, depending on how much time you have and how much you’d like to see.
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  • 60 to 90 minutes
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  • 60 to 90 minutes
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Shadows of York Ghost Walk. Won a Certificate of Excellence 3 years running!

Are you brave enough to uncover some of York’s turbulent and tragic past? A past that manifests itself in the unexplained sightings of shapes and shadows haunting our streets and buildings. Do you believe in ghosts?My name is Mackenzie. I want to take you on a journey through the lanes and snickelways that, if the walls could speak, would deliver some the most chilling stories of all time.I work with small groups of around 20-25 people. It’s fun and more personal and this way, I can get to know you and you, in turn, can ask me questions while we slip, unnoticed into the shadows.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Instagrammable York history experience

The tour is brand new for 2019 but is already picking up amazing reviews.It is especially aimed at those who are looking to have an enjoyable, entertaining walking tour combined with a focus on capturing the magic of the beautiful city of York for your memories & social media posts.The tour lasts 3 hours and takes you off the beaten track into areas that visitors often miss. You will learn some history and experience some wonderful sights and you will make a connection with the city that will stay with you.I believe in creating intimate experiences & moments that stay with you. The maximum group size I normally work with is limited to 10 people. This ensures that everyone stays involved & engaged with the tour & you can ask as many questions as you like. It also means there is always someone to help you to create your images with tips on how to capture the perfect shot or to take shots of you against some stunning backdrops that will get plenty of reaction on social media.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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The Original Viking Walk

Take a tour with Neil aka Sigwulf and hear all about the hidden Viking past of York. Hidden you say? Yes, the Vikings were even more influential to the city of York than many residents realise. Come and find out in what way!
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  • 1 to 15 minutes
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  • 1 to 15 minutes
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The Wizard Quest - Interactive Magical Walking Tour Of York

A Magical Tour Of York! Interactive fun for all ages. Make potions, learn useful spells, find magical creatures and defend the city against the forces of evil..
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  • 45 minutes
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  • 45 minutes
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1 Day Bath and English Villages Backpacker Tour - Departs from London

Not much time? Wonder where the Romans did for their pleasure and relaxation in Bath! A walking tour will be included amongst the honey-coloured Georgian architecture where you can sample some traditional English treats including sweets, pasties and cheese. In the afternoon we will take you to a village where Harry Potter scenes have been filmed, and also ‘the prettiest village in England’!
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Historic Yorkshire Tour

Explore the rich history of North Yorkshire and visit the famous North York Moors National Park. Visit historical landmarks and watch as history comes to life at the Ryedale Folk Museum.The Historical Yorkshire tour will take you ove the rolling hills of the North York Moors which is home to the largest area of heather moorland in the England. The Moors are one of the most important historical areas in Britain in terms of religion, farming, mining, fishing and smuggling.It has more ancient scheduled monuments than anywhere in the country including, standing stones, stone crosses and burial mounds.Explore an open-air history museum, coastal towns and historic sites such as Rievaulx Terrace, all the while enjoying unrivalled views along the Yorkshire coast and for miles across the Yorkshire
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Yorkshire Dales & Moors Private Tour

Travel with your own private driver-guide to explore the amazing highlights of Yorkshire - the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Discover the rolling countryside and dry-stone walls in the Dales and the amazing moorland and dramatic coastline of the Moors.
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  • 1 to 9 hours
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  • 1 to 9 hours

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Exclusive York - private guided tour of the walled city

Why follow the crowds? Explore York at your own pace in the company of one of our expert, fully qualified and licensed guides. Delve deep into the medieval maze and discover secret corners few other visitors get to see. This is an entirely personal service - once you have made your booking we will get in touch to arrange a starting time and where to come and meet you (such as any city centre landmark or hotel). We will ensure you don't miss any of the highlights - including the world-famous Minster* and Shambles - but if you have any particular areas of interest, please get in touch. It's your tour and we want you to see York your way! *We are accredited Minster guides and can include a tour of the interior of the cathedral if required - though please note this will be subject to the Minster's opening hours and separate admission fee.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Explore an extraordinary 2,000 years of history on this walk through the City of York. You'll experience Roman, Viking and medieval York, see all the sights of the City, including some of the great buildings of the world - and some less expected ones. As you walk you'll learn the history of this great City, and the central role it played in the history of England. From its humble beginnings as a riverside Roman settlement, to its turbulent takeover by the Vikings, and on to its thriving medieval period. You’ll hear about kings and queens, and the lives of ordinary people and hear stories of invasions, executions, personal sacrifice, floods and even ghosts.So, if you’re visiting York, uncover some of the great figures and lesser known characters that have shaped this beautiful city by the River Ouse. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes


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