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.
Bespoke walking tour of York’s city walls
Walk the medieval walls of York and enjoy spectacular views of the city
Customise your tour to include a visit to The Shambles, York Minster or York Castle
Bespoke tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off
This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
"If you want more than what the guidebooks say and are interested in the history of the area - don't miss this tour!!" See review
"Ask him about the video game about York that he is working on!" See review
"If you are spending a day here then this is the trip for you." See review
Reviews by Viator travellers
Awesome tour of York history
, Dec 2019
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!
We had such a great time on this tour! John was a fantastic guide. He was funny and engaging and he taught us a lot about the long history of York. We really enjoyed having the chance to walk around the city and learn about some of the most highlighted places! Would highly recommend this tour!
John was extremely knowledgeable and tailored the walk to our slower pace. Because we knew some of the history and were very interested he went into more depth of detail. Very personable and enjoyed the tour and his company.
Great tour with John. He is passionate about history and we learned so much. I felt like we saw so much that we would have missed otherwise. It was also helpful to have someone help us navigate the crowds. After the tour we were able to go back to places he showed us that we wanted to spend more time.
If I could give this tour more stars, I would. This is well worth the money. Our guide, John, was very nice and he knew his stuff. He was able to bring the history of the area alive and as a resident, he knew how the past interacted with the present. His passion for the history came through in the conversation. We went on many tours in the UK and this was the best. He took us to the highlights and then the areas that other tours missed. If you want more than what the guidebooks say and are interested in the history of the area - don't miss this tour!!!