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The Bloody Tour of York - Tourism Award Winner 2022, Experience of the Year

York, United Kingdom

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Skip the standard group tours and enjoy an alternative history of York during this award-winning, immersive guided tour of the city. Pass by top attractions—such as the Shambles and Jorvik Viking Centre—as you listen to your guide tell tales of witches, queens, and murderers that you wouldn’t hear on most other tours.
  • Combine entertainment and education during this guided tour of medieval York
  • Learn about the bloody past of York’s top landmarks
  • See a different side to the Shambles, York Minster, and more
  • Participants of all ages are catered for on this alternative city tour

What's Included

  • Guided Walking Tour

    Departure & Return

    Departure Point

    • College Street
      College St, York YO1, UK

      Outside St. William's College, College Street, York, YO1 7JF The black and white building at the back of York Minster

    Return Details

    This activity will end right where it started.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the social distancing policy during The Bloody Tour of York - Tourism Award Winner 2022, Experience of the Year?

    A:The policy on social distancing is:
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

    Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Bloody Tour of York - Tourism Award Winner 2022, Experience of the Year?

    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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    Fabulously entertaining and interesting
    Elaine_S, Aug 2022
    Mad Alice is the best tour guide we've ever had the pleasure of meeting. From the first minute and throughout the tour she had us laughing and enthralled at her stories. Her recall of names in our group was incredible and as a result everyone felt included. We have done five tours during our stay in York which were all great but this by far tops them all. This is an experience but too be missed. Thank you mad Alice from Laura and Elaine
    Will make you laugh
    Manda_G, Aug 2022
    Wondered if it was ‘really us’ but a great experience with a lot of laughs. Very entertaining! Just book it
    Mad Alice was a fantastic guide. We enjoyed the tour very much
    Anna_K, Aug 2022
    Fascinating storied told by marvelous Mad Alice The tour was not too long, very informative and loads of fun
    Never laughed at someone being hanged before!!!
    Lee_B, Aug 2022
    The host lady was incredible. The best hour and half of the weekend in York. Entertaining and informative a real must do for all.
    A Fantastic night out for all the family !
    Linda_M, Aug 2022
    Very interesting, extremely funny and also Mad Alice had a spooky knowledge of knowing everyone’s name from the beginning to the end. She also involved everyone and had fantastic knowledge. I would highly recommend!
    Highly recommended
    Gordon_S, Aug 2022
    Friendly, informative and funny throughout. Alice was very engaging and great with quite a large group and chatted with individuals between stops. Family friendly but not dumbed down or insipid. Importantly, even though I wear hearing aids and often struggle to hear at with others, Alice was clear all the time.
    Amazing host
    DawN_H, Aug 2022
    The story telling and how the guide took the time to talk to everyone in their groups, going so far as to somehow remember everyone's names
    Amazing, entertaining and fun for families :)
    Rejieli_S, Aug 2022
    I went on the tour with my partner and his family, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it! We were all super impressed with Mad Alice's knowledge, storytelling skills, and enthusiasm. The fact that she memorised peoples names and interacted with people in the tour was awesome and made the experience even more special. 10/10, would definitely recommend to anyone passing through York!
    Brilliant informative stroll
    Thomas_S, Jul 2022
    Mad Alice is a marvelous storyteller and a serious historian. She makes the York of yesterday come to life today.
    Danila_C, Jul 2022
    We loved the tour, it was such a good mix of fun and learning. One of the best walking tour we've ever done. I would highly recommend it!
    Best show in York
    Sheila_H, Jul 2022
    It was a great tour. Mad Alice was very entertaining and knowledgeable. She gave enough detail to make the tour interesting but not too much to making it boring. She took time to learn everyone’s name and to make sure they were included
    Cheryl_R, Jul 2022
    Me and my partner booked this as we heard good reviews and it did not disappoint would highly recommend
    History and humour, what more could you want?
    Robert_B, Jul 2022
    Mad Alice was a brilliant host, and had a scarily accurate knack for remembering people's names. It made everyone feel very welcomed and personalised things a bit. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who comes to York as a great bit of history and humour.
    Great time. Passes were...
    Tricia_G, Jul 2022
    Great time. Passes were helpful in planning itinerary. Great city to visit. Would definitely come back again.
    Fantastic tour
    Charlotte_O, Jul 2022
    Mad Alice knew everyone by name which was a lovely touch! She made efforts to speak to each group and tailor the tour to the group as a whole. Thank you for a great tour with interesting tales and history around every corner!
    Fabulous Mad Alice Tour!
    Jacqueline_M, Jul 2022
    The guide - Mad Alice- was amazing- funny, warm, informative and she has such an amazing memory that she knew all our names from bookings and then knew the names of everyone throughout and talked to all individuals in such a friendly and engaging way. We told her she should perform at The Fringe as she would be very good!!!
    Mad Alice was brilliant
    Isabel_C, Jul 2022
    Mad Alice not only gave us lots of factual information as we walked around York, she made it humorous. There was some audience participation at the end and it made everyone laugh. She remembered everyone's names and referred to each of us throughout the tour, which was a nice personal touch. The hour and a half went very quickly.
    Entertaining, fun & family friendly
    Harvey_K, Jul 2022
    Great experience, very entertaining and well deserves 5* (would give more is possible). Family friendly and entertaining for all ages!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    York tales courtesy of Mad Alice!
    Sandra_M, Jul 2022
    Excellent tour guide - personable, knowledgeable and inclusive. Mad Alice tells it like it was! Great stories albeit somewhat gruesome at times!
    Great experience for all ages
    Linda_g, Jul 2022
    Loved the story telling ability and her ability to involve the members of the group. She brought her stories to life


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