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York - 2000 years of history in one walking tour

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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At a Glance

6 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English
With a colorful history dating back thousands of years, York ranks among England’s oldest cities—but exploring independently means you risk missing its hidden secrets. On this walking tour, begin with... More
With a colorful history dating back thousands of years, York ranks among England’s oldest cities—but exploring independently means you risk missing its hidden secrets. On this walking tour, begin with pickup at your central York hotel and explore the city’s narrow streets with your private guide. Capture the city on camera from vantage points around town, and delve into 2,000 years of Viking history and heritage.

Highlights

  • Hear York’s ancient secrets on a private guided walking tour
  • Delve into 2,000 years of rich Viking history
  • Your guide knows the vantage points for the finest city views
  • Hassle-free pickup at your centrally located York hotel

What To Expect

You can’t visit the U.K. without visiting York and you can’t possibly hope to see everything York has to offer without the aid of wonderful local guide.   York has so much history that even most British... More
You can’t visit the U.K. without visiting York and you can’t possibly hope to see everything York has to offer without the aid of wonderful local guide.   York has so much history that even most British people don’t know it all but to see even the highlights, will take at least a day. 
Fortunately, we have just the tour for you.  Our York Walking Tour
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You can’t visit the U.K. without visiting York and you can’t possibly hope to see everything York has to offer without the aid of wonderful local guide.   York has so much history that even most British people don’t know it all but to see even the highlights, will take at least a day. 
Fortunately, we have just the tour for you.  Our York Walking Tour will take you to all of the must-see sights  in this ancient city whilst probably giving you idea of many other places to visit in your own time.
York was founded all the way back in 71AD and was once the Northern capital of Britannia.  It’s long and often violent history later saw it as a key city in the kingdom of Northumbria before becoming Viking Jorvik.
In this private guided walk we will walk through the narrow Snickleways and the world famous medieval maze of streets known as The Shambles.  Then we will visit Clifford Tower, one of the central parts of York Castle built by William The Conquerer after the pluck locals rebelled and site of a terrible massacre.
We will visit the grave of one of the most famous criminals in the history of York, Dick Turpin the Highwayman and walk along a stretch of the old city walls before stopping for lunch in any one of a number of atmospheric old pubs.
In the afternoon we will visit York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe whose wonderful history and architecture above ground are matched by the fantastic holy treasures kept in the museum beneath this great building.
Like all our tours, this private walking tour is fully personalised and if you would prefer to visit the National Train Museum or Jorvik Viking Centre then just let us know and we will do everything we can to make sure you see everything on your to-do list.

What's Included

Local guide
Professional guide
Hotel pickup from your Central York hotel
Private tour
Food and drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

From your Central York hotel, we will walk to the tour starting point.

Departure Time

9am

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Product code: 8607P17

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