• Location: York, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 97.37 View price calendar

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See York the way you want on a private, fully customizable 2-hour 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.


  • 2-hour private walking tour of York
  • Customize your own sightseeing walk around your interests
  • Learn about York’s history and architecture
  • See top attractions such as York Minster, St. Mary’s Abbey, and Clifford’s Tower
  • Soak up the historical atmosphere and discover famous and tucked-away gems
  • Undivided attention from a private guide throughout
  • Entrance fees not included

What You Can Expect

Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour

York Walking Tour

Agree a departure time, and meet your guide in central York. Let them know what you’d like to see: your itinerary can be tailored from start to finish around your preferences and any themes of interest. Any entrance fees are at your own expense.

Then, set off into the history-infused streets, hearing about York’s Roman, Anglo Saxon, Viking, and Norman history. Whatever you choose to see, your guide will proffer interesting background on the sights that’s illuminating and enjoyable.

Perhaps visit York Minster, one of the world’s most stunning Gothic cathedrals, and admire Clifford’s Tower, the last remnant of York Castle. Alternatively, just meander through the timeworn cobbled streets, stopping to see and learn about landmarks like the City Gates, 16th-century St. William’s College, and St. Mary’s Abbey, the ruins of one England’s wealthiest medieval Benedictine monasteries.

You may want to dip into York Castle Museum or the Yorkshire Museum, or call at the Jorvik Viking Centre to learn about 9th-century Viking life. Many guides are also involved with York University, so if you wish, can provide you with insight into the university’s workings and history.

After two hours, your tour concludes in the city center when your guide departs.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I met with Ben, who is an Archaeology student at York University. His in depth knowledge of the history of York, coupled with his enthusiasm and energy, were the highlight of my time in York. I had two concerts in four days to put on, and highly recommend Viator to hook you up with a local expert as a way to thoroughly enjoy the local area. Truly enjoyable!

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