The Best of York on Foot in a Small Group


1 hour 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

The story of York is the story of England in wood, stone and chocolate. Let our expert guides lead you on a ninety-minute journey through 2000 years, from the arrival of the Romans to the birth of the KitKat. This family-friendly walking tour includes all the key sights - including the Minster and Shambles - though we will also lead you deep into the medieval maze, or Snickelways. This is the secret side of York you would never be able to experience from an open-topped bus!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SAFETY OF OUR VISITORS IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE: WE PLEDGE TO FOLLOW ALL CURRENT GUIDELINES ON SOCIAL DISTANCING AND TO ENSURE THIS THE TOURS ARE LIMITED TO A CAPACITY OF SIX PEOPLE PER GUIDE.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St. Mary's Abbey, Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR England

The magnificent ruins of the largest abbey in northern England

Duration: 10 minutes

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

A stunning Victorian botanic garden containing the standing remains of the Roman fortress - the place where York began!

Duration: 10 minutes

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

The largest medieval gothic cathedral in northern Europe

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Stonegate, York YO1 8AW England

Explore the labyrinth of medieval shortcuts or 'Snickelways'

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 11 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ England

The best-preserved medieval street in Europe - famous across the world as the inspiration for Diagon Alley

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions

  • Complementary map of York
  • Multimedia illustrations accompany the tour - all guides carry iPads
  • Personalised greeting sign at the meeting point

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees: the tour is outdoors and does not include museums or the interior of the cathedral.
  • Entry/Admission - York Minster

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • The route ensures you won't miss any of the highlights of York, but does avoid any overly-congested areas.

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Operates

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Cancellation

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

JohnW549
June 2022

A wonderfully entertaining and knowledgeable guide named Alfred provides a walk through York history from the Romans to the present.

LuisFernando_M
June 2022

Awesome experience, I went with my wife, two sons (teenagers) and my in-laws, we all loved the tour, Sarah is really knowledgeable and super nice, would highly recommend it!

NatashaIR
May 2022

We were a group of 5 friends. We met our guide, Sarah, at the appointed time. She took the trouble to find out where we came from and what our interests were and then took us through the history of York, chronologically at first. A very good mix of serious history, amusing legends and just enj...

Kate_B
May 2022

Knowledgeable guide, very interesting and entertaining. Small group and personalised attention. Tour included main sights but also things would never have noticed alone. Excellent value.

jackdL7009AK
May 2022

What a brilliant tour. Our guide, Alfred, was very knowledgeable on all aspects of the tour, and made sure that everyone on it was engaged throughout. This was the first thing we did when arriving in York and we are glad we did. It gave us ideas of what to do with the rest of our time there.

ianwV728VF
May 2022

Amazing afternoon with a good balance of information, education and most of all enjoyment. Thank you Sarah

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from US$19.92 / per person