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Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour

York, United Kingdom
Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • Guided 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
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Departure Point

49 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Stop At:  
York Minster
Our guide will introduce you to the second largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe and cover over 1000 years of history.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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King's Manor
Our guide will tell you about the three kings (Henry VIII, James I and Charles I) to whom the manor was home whilst they were visiting York.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Multangular Tower
Our guide will introduce you to the Roman history of York.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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St. Mary's Abbey
Our guide will tell you all the key details about this spectacular ruin.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
York Observatory
As the tour continues you will learn more about the historical importance of the town and its ihabitants.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
York City Walls
You will learn about the Roman and Saxon occupation of the area.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monk Bar
You will learn more about this self contained miniature fortress.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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You will learn more about this charming street which inspired Diagon Alley.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Footprints Tours Limited

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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I met with Ben, who is an...
, Aug 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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