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See York the way you want on a private, fully customizable walking tour of the history-steeped city. With your private guide, tailor your itinerary from start to finish according to your interests. Admire York Minster, the City Gates, and Clifford’s Tower; stroll around ruined St. Mary’s Abbey; or delve into the cobbled lanes to absorb the landmarks on route and learn their stories and secrets.
This tour exceeded all expectations. John led us through the history of the British Isles through York’s history. He brought history alive with knowledge and humor, especially York under the Romans and Vikings. We literally saw layers of York history from the ground up as each successive culture built on their predecessors. We recreated Viking shield battles, walked the walls and discussed how history has influenced the politics of the present day. I highly recommend our tour guide John. Ask him about the video game about York that he is working on! There was no place to choose the type of our visit so I will state here that we are a family of three with a 20 something post college son who was a history major.
We loved him. We were exhausted and he walked us around with such energy and personality that we were energized. He was easy to work with and flexible as our train was late and he allowed us to start later.
He was knowledgeable, sweet and excited to impart his vast depth of history to us! Do it...he’s great!
Uncover the medieval marvels of historic York on a bespoke walking tour with a private guide. Learn about York’s rich history as you walk around the centuries-old walls, pose for photos with a backdrop of the city or visit the wall museums (not included). Your private tour is yours to customize as you please, so you could also pay a visit to York Castle, stroll down the atmospheric The Shambles or take a peek inside the magnificent York Minster.
Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap
On future trips, we will look for this option first.
, Oct 2019
My wife and I typically enjoy walking tours, but often wish we could stop at some interesting little shop we see along the way, perhaps sit at a cafe for a drink, or linger a bit at a particular point of interest. The other alternative being to return after the tour, which we seldom wind up doing. This was the perfect alternative. The audio guide was very well done, and with only a few minor glitches (requiring a couple of restarts) worked as advertised. It took us 2 days to complete what should have been a 1-2 hour tour, and in our minds it was perfect. On the first day we decided to go in to Yorkminster while we were there, tour the cathedral, and even climb the tower. It was great. Later on the route we stopped for coffee, then wound up in a great little clothing boutique which was having a sale. At about half way through the tour, we decided to have a late lunch and drinks. Didn’t feel like carrying on after that, so we simply resumed the tour on the next day, right where we left off; completely on our schedule, inconveniencing no one, and thoroughly enjoying the experience.
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.
If you’re short on time or trying to fit in a lot during your vacation, one day is all you need to experience the history and wild beauty of Northern England. This private tour of Bronte Country and the Yorkshire Dales National Park from York encompasses top attractions such as Bolton Abbey, Bingley Five Rise Locks, and breathtaking moors. Plus, you’ll also discover quaint cobbled streets and traditional tea shops in Haworth.
The North Yorkshire Moors National Park is one of England’s most enchanting destinations, but it can be hard to get around without your own transport. This private full-day tour from York includes a visit to the seaside town of Whitby, a steam train ride across the wild Yorkshire Moors, and stops in traditional market towns such as Pickering and Helmsley.
Explore Roman York, at your own pace with your own personal tour guide! This is a new private bespoke tour run by York Walls Tours - with over 100 5 star reviews for our other tours on Trip Advisor! Your private guide will take you on a informative and entertaining trip around York, discovering its fascinating Roman past, where for over 300 years the most dangerous province in the entire Roman Empire was governed from. Learn about the emperors who visited (and died here!), discover lost sites missed by tourists and explore the extraordinary history of this most iconic of Roman Cities, from Dark age battles to lost legions, crazed emperors to gladiator cemetaries, the private Roman tour of York has it all!
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.
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.
York Carriage Awaits - Socially Distanced Tours of York
From $64.87 per group
, Jan 2020
We took an hour tour early evening. Such an informative excursion. Well enjoyed.
Could probably have been dressed in warmer clothes with hat, gloves & scarf but the fluffy blanket supplied helped us snuggle.
Certainly recommend. Thank you.
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.
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.
Visiting Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey in a day from York is near-impossible without car rental. This private tour makes it easy, with private transport and a driver-guide to take you via scenic routes and introduce sights and photo ops along the way. Visit Castle Howard before exploring UNESCO-listed Fountains Abbey and the adjoining water gardens of Studley Royal Park, all at your own pace. Entrance fees at own expense.
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 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, medieval city walls 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!
PLEASE NOTE - OUR VISITORS' SAFETY IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE AND WE PLEDGE TO FOLLOW ALL CURRENT GUIDELINES ON SOCIAL DISTANCING AND DISEASE PREVENTION.
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.
Definitely on the top 2 of our tours in the UK! John (our tour guide) was so informative (and he didn't give up on us even when I wrote down the incorrect time to meet - which I had requested!)! The walking tour covered so much of the intriguing history of York (with some good ghost stories included); made our stay in the town so much more enjoyable! Will be one of the best memories of this UK trip for my brother and me!!
John is amazing - he is so knowledgeable and genuinely excited about sharing his historical expertise! We have taken the normal “ghost tour” before and found them fun, but lacking in historical information. John customized the tour to suit us and our interests. Highly recommend , especially if you are interested in history of York.
Designed for travelers with a historical interest in the supernatural, this private 2-hour ghost tour of York — one of the most haunted cities in the world — allows you to customize your itinerary to suit you. Choose to visit sites with countless reports of ghost sightings, including York Minster, The Shambles, and The York Dungeon, and listen to frightening tales rooted in York’s 2,000-year-old history. The start time and location of your tour is up to you.
This is the ultimate Yorkshire Dales adventure! Enjoy the luxury of having round-trip door-to-door transport included, as well as private guide to entertain you with stories along the way. Save time by seeing many highlights of the Yorkshire Dales in a day, including Bolton Castle, Askrigg, Grassington, Pateley Bridge, Hawes, and more. You’ll also visit the award-winning Wensleydale Creamery, where the delicious Wensleydale cheese is produced.
The North York Moors National Park and Whitby make ideal day trips from bustling York, but organizing your itinerary and travel arrangements independently can be time-consuming. On this private tour, reach both sites with ease by air-conditioned minibus from your York hotel. Discover top attractions including 7th-century Whitby Abbey, and see the best of England’s beautiful north east in a comfortable maximum group size of 15.
To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's first Voyage of Discovery, this Private Guided Day Trip from York (for up to 4, 8 or 15 passengers) provides the opportunity to follow in his footsteps through Captain Cook Country to the seaside town of Whitby. Visit the village of Marton where James Cook was born then learn about his formative years in Great Ayton before seeing the picturesque fishing village of Staithes, where the young Cook first experienced local seafaring and smuggling traditions. Enjoy free time in Whitby, where Captain Cook trained in the merchant navy, with options to visit Whitby's newest attraction, The Endeavour Experience (one of only two full size replicas of the HM Bark Endeavour in existence), The Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby Abbey, take a short trip out to sea on the Bark Endeavour scale replica of Cook's famous vessel, or just explore the port and experience English Fish & Chips - the choice is yours!
During the festive season, the historic city of York is undoubtedly at its most magical. Enhance your expereince of York at Christmas time on a private 2-hour walking tour, ideal for families and first-time visitors. Alongside your personal guide, you’ll visit top York attractions such as York Minster and The Shambles, and learn about the city’s 2,000-year-old history. Being a private tour, the itinerary and start time can be customized according to your interests.
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.
For group sizes of up to 4, 8 or 15 passengers, this Private Guided Day Trip from York, just for your party, provides the opportunity to explore the scenic and picturesque North York Moors National Park, enjoy more than two hours in the seaside town of Whitby and take a Steam Train ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway! You will also experience the traditional English moorland villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Goathland (Heartbeat and Harry Potter filming location) and travel back to York through the Howardian Hills, passing by Castle Howard. In Whitby, you will be able to see Whitby Abbey (inspiration for the Dracula books), visit the Captain Cook Attractions, shop for some Whitby Jet or Gothic Fashion, sample Fish & Chips from the famous Magpie Café or just enjoy the bustling port and waterfront – the choice is yours!