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Private Tour, York City Highlights and York Minster

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4 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Description

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,... More
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.

Highlights

  • See the best of York on this informative walking tour
  • Your private guide shares the city’s Roman and Viking history
  • Hit top attractions like Clifford's Tower and St Mary’s Abbey
  • Beautiful views along the banks of the River Ouse

What To Expect

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Itinerary
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Stop At: York Railway Station, Station Road, York YO24 1AB England

Starting from York’s magnificent 19th century train station, we make our way towards
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: York Railway Station, Station Road, York YO24 1AB England

Starting from York’s magnificent 19th century train station, we make our way towards the walled City. Whilst not much remains of the original Roman walls, the refurbished sections let us stroll in safety whilst enjoying a privileged
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: York Railway Station, Station Road, York YO24 1AB England

Starting from York’s magnificent 19th century train station, we make our way towards the walled City. Whilst not much remains of the original Roman walls, the refurbished sections let us stroll in safety whilst enjoying a privileged view.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR England

Once inside the walls we cross the River Ouse, then enter the Museum gardens, giving us the chance to look around St Mary’s Abbey. Historically this grand building was a very rich monastery, originally built in the 11th century home to the Benedictine Monks, it was dissolved in 16th century. Only a few walls remain, however you can still see the Abbots house and its various styles owing to years of change. Maybe your guide can point out the window belonging to the room where Henry VIII stayed!


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jorvik Viking Centre, 19 Coppergate Coppergate Shopping Centre, York YO1 9WT England

Continuing through the city we pass the Jorvik centre, home to one of the most famous discoveries in modern archaeology. Your guide will explain how the Vikings first came to York, using its location on the rivers Ouse and Foss to establish a prosperous trading port.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 11 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ England

As if by magic we get to the start of The Shambles, the medieval shopping street. Even though none of Harry Potter was filmed here, you can just imagine walking down Diagon Alley, now’s your chance to pick up a wand or broom! If you have children in your group they might catch a glimpse of one the many sculpted cats lurking here and all over the city.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Clifford's Tower, Tower Street, York YO1 9SA England

Like many other towns and cities York also has a castle. Built in the traditional method as a motte and bailey castle by the Normans, it hides some particularly disturbing history about the Jewish community in 12th century. Only Clifford’s tower is intact today and is open to climb for stunning views of the city


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Merchant Adventurers' Hall, Fossgate, York YO1 9XD England

York has always been a centre of commerce, early residents in need of a venue for charity, worship and business commissioned the construction of the Merchant Adventurers Hall. Originally built in the 14th century, it has undergone several changes over the years, but remains in use to this day. This beautiful building is widely regarded as one of the best preserved medieval guildhalls in the world.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: York Minster, Minster Yard Deangate, York YO1 7HH England

Like something from a fairytale, we wind our way through the quirky little alleyways. Stick with your guide and mind your head, you won’t have to worry about getting lost. Eventually we approach the magnificent structure of York Minster, the largest Gothic Cathedral north of the Alps. With your guide, you will explore both the past and the present of this grand building. Pausing during the tour there’s plenty of opportunities to admire the architecture, stained glass windows, contemporary art and much more. We stay just over an hour at Minster before finishing our tour. Your guide will help with any necessary information and suggestions to make the most of your stay whilst in York.

Duration: 1 hour

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges
Blue Badge guide
Local guide
Professional guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Private tour
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Rail Station, York YO24 1AB, UK

Return Details

Minster Yard, York YO1, UK

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.


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