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Having never been widened to accommodate cars, The Shambles has retained its picturesque medieval form. Timber-framed Tudor buildings host tea rooms, taverns, and souvenir shops, and project out at the upper levels—a medieval building technique used to create extra living space.

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Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York
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Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York

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See a spookier side to York without the worry of getting lost during this guided ghost walk around the streets and snickelways (alleys) of the medieval city. Listen to your guide tell tales of York’s tragic past that you wouldn’t otherwise hear, ask questions along the way to learn more, and enjoy an atypical introduction to the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 12.20
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Best of York on Foot - Socially Distanced Small Group Walking Tour
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Best of York on Foot - Socially Distanced Small Group Walking Tour

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Don’t worry about getting lost in the winding streets of medieval York during this introductory tour of the city, ideal for first-time visitors and those with limited time in the region. See several York highlights—including St Mary’s Abbey, York Minster, and The Shambles—without worrying about directions, while benefiting from the insight of your guide throughout.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$ 24.41
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The Bloody Tour of York - Tourism Award Winner 2020

The Bloody Tour of York - Tourism Award Winner 2020

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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York Walls Private Walking Tour

York Walls Private Walking Tour

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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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US$ 74.58
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Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around York - Gardens and Guildhalls

Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around York - Gardens and Guildhalls

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Explore the highlights of York without being stuck in a tour group on this self-guided treasure hunt. No need to carry a physical map, as all of the clues and maps can be accessed through your smartphone. Along the way, pass by top landmarks, and learn interesting stories about the city that you might discover otherwise.
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  • 2 hours
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York Small-Group Evening Walking Tour with Guide
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York Small-Group Evening Walking Tour with Guide

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Experience York at its most atmospheric around sundown, after the tourist hordes have departed but before the night begins. This evening stroll hits the highlights, including York Minster, the City Walls and Shambles, but also takes you deep into the “Snickelways”, a medieval warren of secret passages, shortcuts and hidden alleys. Guides carry iPads with multimedia to bring the tour to life, while you’ll take home a map of York.
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  • 1 hour
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Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels in York: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels in York: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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You don’t have to join a tour group to discover York. This audio walking tour lets you set the pace and pick up and drop the route when it suits you. Hit all the signatures—York Minster, Stonegate, Mansion House, the Shambles, one of the best-preserved medieval streets in the world—and more. The app works online or offline, including geodata, so you won’t need to waste money on roaming charges.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours
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Private Ghost Tour of York

Private Ghost Tour of York

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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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US$ 74.58
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York Walking Tour

York Walking Tour

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Join us on a relaxed journey through history, myths, legends and architecture. Discover how the medieval city thrived, and developed to become the city we all love today. Our guides deliver a fun and unique take on York mixing history, sightseeing and exploration to offer a unique insight into York, passing the largest medieval gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe, old cobbled streets, Guild Halls, scenic views of our rivers, devils doors and so much more. We cover all the important landmarks of York and go off the beaten track to places you may not think of going. We are all stories in the end, write yours with us!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Dark Tales of York. Private ghost tours.

Dark Tales of York. Private ghost tours.

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Our experienced guide will tell you tales from Yorks gruesome past, executions, ghosts and dark deeds, as we wend our way round some of the scariest places in the city. As this is by private booking it is exclusive for your group. We can be flexible about your exact requirements, start time and pick-up point. We offer hotel pick ups* and as we can start at different locations the tour route can be customised. *City centre only.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Exclusive York - Private Socially Distanced Walking Tour
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Exclusive York - Private Socially Distanced Walking Tour

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Why follow the crowds? Explore York at your own pace in the company of one of our expert, fully qualified and licensed guides. Delve deep into the medieval maze and discover secret corners few other visitors get to see. This is an entirely personal service - once you have made your booking we will get in touch to arrange where to come and meet you (such as any city centre landmark or hotel). We will ensure you don't miss any of the highlights - including the world-famous Minster, medieval city walls and Shambles - but if you have any particular areas of interest, please get in touch. It's your tour and we want you to see York your way! PLEASE NOTE - OUR VISITORS' SAFETY IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE AND WE PLEDGE TO FOLLOW ALL CURRENT GUIDELINES ON SOCIAL DISTANCING AND DISEASE PREVENTION.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Viking Walk of York

Private Viking Walk of York

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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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Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour

Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour

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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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Instagrammable York History Experience

Instagrammable York History Experience

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The tour is back for 2021! It is especially aimed at those who are looking to have an enjoyable, entertaining walking tour combined with a focus on capturing the magic of the beautiful city of York for your memories & social media posts. The tour lasts 3 hours and takes you off the beaten track into areas that visitors often miss. You will learn some history and experience some wonderful sights and you will make a connection with the city that will stay with you. I believe in creating intimate experiences & moments that stay with you. The maximum group size I normally work with is limited to 10. However, in line with Government guidelines this is reduced to 5 for now. Small groups mean everyone stays involved & engaged & you can ask as many questions as you like. It also means there is always someone to help you to create your images with tips on how to capture the perfect shot or to take shots of you against some stunning backdrops that will get plenty of reaction on social media.
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  • 3 hours
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Private York Christmas Walking Tour

Private York Christmas Walking Tour

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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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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems™: Best of York PRIVATE Tour
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems™: Best of York PRIVATE Tour

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Centuries-old buildings, traditions everywhere, and a lively atmosphere; York is a magical place! Join the local host of your choice on a tour that has it all. From a sight of the best highlights the city has to offer to the discovery of unique spots only the locals know about - this experience brings together the best of both worlds! Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin of York as you see the city’s main landmarks.This private tour will show you the city through the eyes of your local host.Each one of them has carefully created a unique itinerary based on their interests and passions.And while the landmarks might be the same, the stories, points of view and hidden gems will vary according to the host of your choice. Follow your host to one of their favorite spots and enjoy a tasting selected by them, for you.This is the perfect time to ask your host more about their life in their city and to get recommendations about the top things the locals like to do in York.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Hello York! Private Walking Tour

Hello York! Private Walking Tour

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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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Private Walking Tour: York City Highlights and York Minster

Private Walking Tour: York City Highlights and York Minster

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With rich Roman and Viking history, and beautiful architecture, York is widely considered among England’s must-see cities—but exploring independently means you may miss its hidden secrets. On this tour, follow your private guide through historic York and find out what makes the city special. Explore top attractions like Clifford's Tower, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the Roman walls, and St Mary’s Abbey, and enjoy sweeping views along the River Ouse.
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  • 4 hours
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York Guide - Everybody Hates a Tourist

York Guide - Everybody Hates a Tourist

If you want to know where all the cool stuff to look at in York is, no fuss, easy, then this App is made for you. Travel isn't A to B it's all the colourful bits in between, the nooks and crannies, the secrets. This limited guide puts you in the driving seat, you open our map and see what you want to see ultra easy and with a 48 hour window an absolute bargain. Gunpowder York Witch - She was hanged alongside two men on Monday 20 March 1809. After her execution, her body was put on public display in Leeds and strips of her skin were tanned into leather and sold as magic charms to ward off evil spirits. Dick Turpin - Highwayman. A Plague House - With the ghost of a child peering out the window. (By appointment only) Alleyways that lead to magical views If you want an easy, stress free, meander through the city with our map to guide and look too whenever, then you my friend are a true traveler. “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” John Lennon.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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Should I book The Shambles tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since The Shambles can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit The Shambles 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to The Shambles costs USD 5.99. Guided The Shambles tours start around USD 5.99 per person.
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