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Day Trips

Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York

Venture into the wild and windswept lands of the North York Moors on this full-day tour from York. Visit the lively market town of Helmsley; enjoy a brisk walk across the moors; and learn the legacy of Dracula and Captain James Cook in the seaside resort of Whitby. Next, spot filming locations from British TV series Heartbeat and the Harry Potter movies in Goathland, where you’ll board the famous North Yorkshire Moors steam railway for a spectacular ride home.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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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
  • Free Cancellation

Custom Private Tours

York Walls Private Walking Tour

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.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Day Trips

North York Moors and Whitby Day Trip from York

Discover the rugged beauty of rural north England on this 8-hour North York Moors and Whitby day trip from York. Explore the medieval town of Helmsley, home to quaint shops and a medieval castle. Delve into the North York Moors National Park for panoramic views over the rolling countryside. Soak up Whitby’s seaside atmosphere at your leisure, perhaps visiting Whitby Abbey, the port or the Captain Cook Museum. Return via the Hole of Horcum and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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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
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  • 1 hour
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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
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  • 4 hours
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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
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  • 8 hours
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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

Day Trips

Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

Explore Wensleydale, Littondale and Nidderdale, and discover the delights of the English countryside on this Yorkshire Dales day trip from York. Visit sites of interest including Askrigg and the market town of Hawes before delving deep into the heart of the mighty Yorkshire Dales National Park to enjoy panoramic views over Kilnsey Crag. Travel through Buckden to the picturesque village of Kettlewell, and explore sites made famous in popular British films and television programs. Then, visit the world’s oldest candy shop before returning in comfort to York.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Attraction Tickets

York's Chocolate Story: Admission Ticket and Guided Tour

Perfect for the palates of chocolate aficionados, this 1.5-hour experience allows you to discover the history of chocolate in the historic heart of York. Guarantee your entry to York’s Chocolate Story and explore three floors dedicated o the sweet treat: alongside your guide, you’ll take an interactive journey through York’s chocolate history and watch a chocolate making demonstration. This family-friendly, small-group tour is limited to 15 people to maintain an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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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
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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Journey back in time with a hop-on hop-off bus tour of York, England’s quintessential medieval town. Your flexible 24-hour ticket enables you build a custom itinerary of York’s main attractions such as York Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre, Clifford’s Tower, the impressive York City Walls and more. With unobstructed views from the open-top viewing deck and 18 possible stops around town, you’ll have the best of the city at your fingertips.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
  • 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
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  • 8 hours
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Full-day Tours

Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey day trip from York

Go beyond the city to discover more of Yorkshire, and see for yourself why locals call it “God’s own county.” With transport and a guide included, this small-group day trip offers a convenient way to see some of Yorkshire’s highlights and UNESCO-listed landmarks including the Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal Park, and the Castle Howard Estate — the stately home that doubled as a filming location for Brideshead Revisited.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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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
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  • 2 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour

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.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private York Christmas Walking Tour

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.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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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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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
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  • 4 hours
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City Tours

White Rose York Tours

Get a comprehensive tour of York combined with personalized attention on this private excursion. Your dedicated guide will tailor the tour's stops and commentary to your private group's interests. Learn all about York's history, culture, architecture, and people as you walk.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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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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City Tours

Durham History Tour

Delving into Durham’s sights on your own may mean you come away with only a skin-deep understanding of theirs and the city’s history. With this walking tour, gain full insight into the landmarks, including the Cathedral, Castle, and Market Place, with a guide who’ll ensure you view the must-sees and hear the stories behind them. A choice of time slots provides useful flexibility to fit the tour into your schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
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City Tours

Durham City Half Day Tour

Delving into Durham’s sights without a guide may leave you scratching the surface of their history, and missing important detail. Make the most of Durham’s UNESCO-protected riches and dive deeper into their past on this half-day guided tour. Explore Durham Castle, view 11th-century Durham Cathedral and its Open Treasure exhibition; and learn historical stories you’d likely never hear if sightseeing alone. A choice of departures gives useful flexibility.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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