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Custom Private Tours

Private Ghost Tour 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.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour, York City Highlights and York Minster

Join us for this half day walking tour of York, which gives you a great overview of this beautiful city in Yorkshire. This walled city has so much to offer, from Roman history, through the Vikings, to the Chocolate merchants and Harry Potter.  Maybe you’re passing through the area, but if not it’s just a 2 hour train ride from London, it’s easily reachable for a day trip.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ghost & Vampire Tours

York Ghost Tour by Vintage Bus

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

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

Cultural Tours

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4 Hour Private Peggy's Cove Tour with Flexible Start Time

A shortened version of our public "Peggy's Cove and Halifax Tour with Lobster Roll Lunch" (5 star reviews), this 4 hour private tour has flexible start times so it's perfect for those on a tight schedule or for those on cruise ships with a short time in port. You'll get to see experience the charm of Peggy's Cove as well as some other interesting stops and your guide will entertain you with lots of tidbits of history and fun facts! Plus it's a completely private tour!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ghost & Vampire Tours

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York

Without a hire car, it’s impossible to round up the sights of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in a day from York. This small-group tour delivers: with a minivan drive through Swaledale and Wensleydale, stone-walled hills, winding passes, and villages. See Jervaulx Abbey, waterfalls, and market towns, break for lunch (own expense), and get a full rundown on the area from a guide—something you’d miss if going alone.
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  • 8 hours 15 minutes
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  • 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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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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Cultural Tours

Bronte’s Parsonage

Delve into Yorkshire’s industrial and literary history with this day-long tour from York. You’ll step into a world that existed at the time of the Bronte sisters on a visit to Bolton Abbey and the village of Haworth where the sisters penned their novels. Visit the Salts Mill of UNESCO-listed Saltaire and a model village, which is believed to be the world’s first, then discover the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Door-to-door minibus transport and onboard commentary from a guide complete the experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Robin Hood Bay, Whitby and the North York Moors

Explore the North York Moors National Park on a full-day trip from York, without having to organize trains, buses, or a hire car. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan with a driver-guide, absorb the scenery, historical towns, and villages; and visit Pickering, Whitby, the smugglers’ village of Robin Hood's Bay, and more, to explore independently. Along the way, hear tales of the ancient landscapes—background you may miss if exploring alone.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Movie & TV Tours

Emmerdale Classic Locations Bus Tour from Leeds

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse of one of Britain’s longest running soaps on a tour of the original Emmerdale filming locations. Set out on a 4-hour bus tour from Leeds and see the real-life Yorkshire Dales villages and farms where the iconic TV show was filmed up until 1997. Spot iconic locations like Emmerdale village, Emmerdale Farm and the Woolpack pub, as you hop off in the real-life villages of Otley, Esholt and Leathley, and hear fun facts and anecdotes about the long-running show.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Full-Day Heartbeat Locations Tour from York

Uncover the charms of 1960s Yorkshire on a full-day tour from York, visiting film locations from classic British TV show Heartbeat. Admire the rugged scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors, get a taste of local life in villages like Pickering and Goathland, and visit the seaside resort of Whitby, also famous for its Dracula connections. Along the way, visit Heartbeat locations like Aidensfield Station, Bernie Scripps Garage and Funeral Parlour; stop for a drink at the Aidensfield Arms pub (own expense) and tuck into traditional fish and chips (own expense).
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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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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Cultural Tours

Wizard Bus Tour

Harry Potter fans, climb aboard the Wizard Bus for a tour of filming locations around Yorkshire. This full-day guided tour includes narration on Durham Cathedral. A train ride takes passengers from Grosmont to Goathland Station, aka Hogsmeade, with lunch and a bit of “magical” spending money provided for souvenirs. Finish with a stop at the Hole of Horcum and York Shambles, the inspiration for Diagon Alley—ideal for wizarding friends.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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90min Durham Walking Tour

We are run by passionate, knowledgeable local guides who have lived in the city and know its secrets, so you’ll see not just the city’s star attractions but also its hidden gems. We share with you not just Durham's beautiful scenery and architecture, but also the rich history of Durham and its incredibly important role in medieval England, and how that shaped it into the city it is today.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Harrogate And The Yorkshire Dales

Enjoy an introduction to the elegant spa town of Harrogate, and discover the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, on this private, full-day tour from York. Meet your guide in the morning at your local hotel, and set off in a private vehicle. En route to Harrogate, wend your way through the Yorkshire Dales National Park: home to some of England’s loveliest scenery. Upon arrival, spy heritage architecture in the Montpellier Quarter, enjoy tea and scones at a local tearoom (own expense), and learn about Harrogate’s history.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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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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Cultural Tours

Private Group Tour of Captain Cook Country from York

To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's first Voyage of Discovery, this day trip provides the opportunity for your own private group of up to 15 people 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!
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Peggys Cove & Oak Island

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
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

An Afternoon & Evening in the Moors

This comprehensive day tour will help you save time and see many Yorkshire highlights in a day. Take the stress out of navigating by having a driver for the day to take you between dispersed sites in a comfortable vehicle. You’ll travel in a small group, which means better access to your guide for questions. See Rievaulx Abbey, the stone village of Hutton-le-Hole, the North York Moors National Park, the seaside town of Whitby, and the village of Goathland, which was a filming location from Harry Potter.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Castle Howard - The Finest Stately Home in Yorkshire

Exploring the Yorkshire stately home of Castle Howard without a guide could leave you glossing over or missing some of its history and treasures. Get the best from a visit and travel there with ease on this private day trip from York. Admire the rooms, art, and furniture; stroll the gardens, and hear background and snippets—including stories of the house’s starring TV roles—that you might miss if alone.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Scarborough Ghost Walk

Once you buy a ticket for the ghost tour of Scarborough go to our website on your mobile phone. Take a look at the map at our website , you are the blue dot in the middle and the location of stories are marked with map pointers.The grey snikkits are out of range, you'll need to move closer to unlock those, the coloured ones are within range and can be opened (clicked) the green ones are always free and can be opened from anywhere. snikkit
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  • 60 to 90 minutes
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  • 60 to 90 minutes


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