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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
  • Free Cancellation

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Oak Island and Peggys Cove

Oak Island is an ocean island that has had a mystery for about two hundred years. There have been numerous books written about this mystery and an American television series titled "The Curse of Oak Island". Also, the lighthouse at Peggys Cove may be the most photographed lighthouse in Canada.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour to Whitby and the North York Moors from York

The North Yorkshire Moors National Park is one of England’s most enchanting destinations, but it can be hard to get around without your own transport. This private full-day tour from York includes a visit to the seaside town of Whitby, a steam train ride across the wild Yorkshire Moors, and stops in traditional market towns such as Pickering and Helmsley.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey Private Day Trip from York

Visiting Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey in a day from York is near-impossible without car rental. This private tour makes it easy, with private transport and a driver-guide to take you via scenic routes and introduce sights and photo ops along the way. Visit Castle Howard before exploring UNESCO-listed Fountains Abbey and the adjoining water gardens of Studley Royal Park, all at your own pace. Entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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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

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Private Tour, York City Highlights and York Minster

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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  • 4 hours
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
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Private Tour: Walking Tour of York

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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  • 90 to 120 minutes
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  • 90 to 120 minutes
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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
  • Free Cancellation

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Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Explore an extraordinary 2,000 years of history on this walk through the City of York. You'll experience Roman, Viking and medieval York, see all the sights of the City, including some of the great buildings of the world - and some less expected ones. As you walk you'll learn the history of this great City, and the central role it played in the history of England. From its humble beginnings as a riverside Roman settlement, to its turbulent takeover by the Vikings, and on to its thriving medieval period. You’ll hear about kings and queens, and the lives of ordinary people and hear stories of invasions, executions, personal sacrifice, floods and even ghosts.So, if you’re visiting York, uncover some of the great figures and lesser known characters that have shaped this beautiful city by the River Ouse. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes

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Yorkshire Dales & Moors Private Tour

Travel with your own private driver-guide to explore the amazing highlights of Yorkshire - the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Discover the rolling countryside and dry-stone walls in the Dales and the amazing moorland and dramatic coastline of the Moors.
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  • 1 to 9 hours
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  • 1 to 9 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Group Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

This is the ultimate Yorkshire Dales adventure! Enjoy the luxury of having round-trip door-to-door transport included, as well as private guide to entertain you with stories along the way. Save time by seeing many highlights of the Yorkshire Dales in a day, including Bolton Castle, Askrigg, Grassington, Pateley Bridge, Hawes, and more. You’ll also visit the award-winning Wensleydale Creamery, where the delicious Wensleydale cheese is produced.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes

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Instagrammable York history experience

The tour is brand new for 2019 but is already picking up amazing reviews.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 people. This ensures that everyone stays involved & engaged with the tour & 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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Exclusive York - private guided tour of the walled city

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 a starting time and 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* 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! *We are accredited Minster guides and can include a tour of the interior of the cathedral if required - though please note this will be subject to the Minster's opening hours and separate admission fee.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Group North York Moors and Whitby Day Trip from York

The North York Moors National Park and Whitby make ideal day trips from bustling York, but organizing your itinerary and travel arrangements independently can be time-consuming. On this private tour, reach both sites with ease by air-conditioned minibus from your York hotel. Discover top attractions including 7th-century Whitby Abbey, and see the best of England’s beautiful north east in a comfortable maximum group size of 15.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours


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