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This cavernous medieval cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece. Focal points include the 16th-century stained glass Rose Window, which was painstakingly pieced back together following a fire in 1984, and the soaring central tower, the top of which offers panoramic views of York.

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The Bloody Tour of York - Tourism Award Winner 2022, Experience of the Year

The Bloody Tour of York - Tourism Award Winner 2022, Experience of the Year

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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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$16.21
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Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York

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 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.72
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Ghost Bus Tour of York

Ghost Bus Tour of York

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Delve into the dark recesses of York’s history on this evening ghost bus tour. With your spooky local guide, visit notorious local haunts of restless spirits, and pass eerie sites such as York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, and the grave of Dick Turpin, infamous highwayman and murderer. Throughout the tour, hear anecdotes and fascinating facts about York’s grisly past, and make key stops for a closer look at the city’s most haunted buildings. 
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.44
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$7.99
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The Best of York on Foot in a Small Group
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The Best of York on Foot in a Small Group

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.44
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Chocolate Manufactory Tasting Journey at York Cocoa Works

Chocolate Manufactory Tasting Journey at York Cocoa Works

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Learn the art of making (and tasting!) chocolate from an expert during this fun tasting experience. Watch chocolate being made, and sample chocolates of different strengths and flavor notes made with cocoa beans from around the world. Once you’re done, enjoy great discounts in the shop and café.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.85
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Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York

Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York

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See the historic city of York from a different perspective during a 45-minute or 1-hour cruise on the Ouse River. Relax during a leisurely sail, accompanied by commentary that details the history and culture of York, and enjoy unobstructed views of landmarks such as Clifford’s Tower and the York Museum and Gardens. Choose from several departure times to suit your schedule.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.59
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The Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York : Winner of 4 #LOVEYORK Awards

The Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York : Winner of 4 #LOVEYORK Awards

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From plague to Vikings to butchery and murder, discover York’s sinister underbelly on this family-friendly tour led by a guide known for his dark sense of humour. See sights such as York Minster, the Shambles and Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma Gate, the silliest street in England, as you hear tales of bygone days, vile crimes and things that go bump in the night.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.22
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70-Minute York Evening River Cruise
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70-Minute York Evening River Cruise

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Set sail on a romantic evening cruise along the Ouse River and see York’s historic landmarks from the water. Sip a glass of Prosecco or non-alcholic beverage (depending on the ticket option) as you glide past the illuminated city skyline, and admire the riverside parks and buildings lit up by the boat’s floodlights.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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$18.70
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Golden Tours York Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour with Audio Guide
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Golden Tours York Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour with Audio Guide

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A hop-on hop-off bus is the perfect way to explore York on your terms. Sit on the bus and learn about the city's famous sights through an audio guide, and then hop off at any of the 20 stops that interest you. Along the way, pass by the York Minster, York Art Gallery, the National Railway Museum, Clifford's Tower, Jorvik Viking Centre, and the Monk Bar.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.95
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York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

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Ideal for travelers looking for the flexibility to determine their own itinerary, the York Pass provides access to a number of the region’s top attractions, including The Deep, Beningbrough Hall, and more. Don’t worry about buying individual admission tickets; instead, use the convenient and hassle-free York Pass to save time on the day, allowing you more time to enjoy the sights.
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  • 1 to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.58
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Guided Bike Tour in York

Guided Bike Tour in York

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With beautiful architecture and medieval history, York is widely considered among England’s must-see cities—but pounding the sidewalks on foot takes time and effort. On this tour, hop into the saddle and spin through the city streets by bicycle, and hit top attractions like York Minster with ease. Follow safe routes inside and outside the ancient city walls, with your guide bringing York’s colorful Roman and Viking history to life.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.47
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.70
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$227.77
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North York Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York
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North York Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York

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Escape the city for the wild landscapes of the Yorkshire moors on this full-day tour from York. Set out on a scenic drive through the North York Moors National Park; visit sites from the 'Harry Potter' movies in Goathland like the location used for Hogsmeade station in the first film. Enjoy free time to explore the seaside town of Whitby, where you can learn the legacy of Dracula and try the town’s famous fish and chips (own expense), before visiting the market town of Helmsley.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.84
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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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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.58
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Wizard Walk of York - Magical Fun for all the Family!

Wizard Walk of York - Magical Fun for all the Family!

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Join multi-award winning entertainer The Magic Hatter as The Wizard of York. Ideal for ages 5-10 in particular, or big kids with a silly sense of humour and a passion for the wizarding world! A spellbinding family-friendly alternative to the many ghost walks and terror trails, this tour focuses on FUN over frights. A truly magical and memorable experience that wizard fans will go Potty for!
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.22
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5-Day Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire Small-Group Tour from London
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5-Day Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire Small-Group Tour from London

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Explore peaceful scenery and medieval cities on this 5-day tour from London to Wales and central England. Follow the footsteps of William Shakespeare in his birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, see the epic peaks of Wales’ Snowdonia; and discover Chatsworth House and the spectacular landscapes of the Peak District. Finally, admire the historical highlights of York and sublime university city of Cambridge on route back to London. Four nights’ 3-star accommodation in Shrewsbury and York, and travel by a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach are included. Numbers are limited to 16 for a more personalized experience.
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  • 5 days
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Christmas Guided Walking Tour in York

Christmas Guided Walking Tour in York

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90 minute Daily Festive Walking Tours, exploring the History, Tales and Traditions of Christmases Past. The streets of York have been witness to celebrations for nearly 2000 years. Explore the medieval streets beneath the twinkling lights and discover the traditions and history of this Wonderful Winter City. Put your Christmas Jumper on and join Blue Badge Tourist Guide, Sarah Cowling, for a socially distanced experience to capture the Spirit of Christmas. Discover if York really England's most Christmassy City? Where did Rudolph get his Red Nose from? Which Grinch tried to cancel Christmas? and Which famous author read his stories in York and made us a present of Boxing Day? We will hear tales of Christmas Past, from the bacchanalian celebrations of Roman Britain to the Midwinter Feasts of the Vikings. They have all left their mark on our festivities today Come and get into the spirit of things in Britain's original Christmas City - we might even find some takeaway mulled wine!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.96
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Dark Tales of York. Private ghost tours.
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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 (the price is per group). As it is a private tour 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
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.87
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Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York
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Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York

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Without a hire car, it’s impossible to round up the sights of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in a day from York. This small-group tour delivers: with a minivan drive through Swaledale and Wensleydale, stone-walled hills, winding passes, and villages. See Jervaulx Abbey, waterfalls, and market towns, break for lunch (own expense), and get a full rundown on the area from a guide—something you’d miss if going alone.
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  • 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.84
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The Muggle's Guide to York
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The Muggle's Guide to York

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As well as being full of architectural treasures, York also has a strong association with the world’s most famous wizard. Get an intimate glimpse into the city while visiting places significant to J K Rowling and Harry Potter on a magical walking tour, ideal for fans of the books and movies. Traveling on foot means you’ll avoid traffic and be able to stop at points of interest without the hassle of parking.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.47
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