A 90-minute walking tour from the dawn of Christianity to the birth of the Kit Kat. Find out why York is still a city with Viking mud on its boots…
Take an early evening stroll from the dawn of Christianity to the modern day. See a side of York you would never see from an open-topped bus.
Choose your adventure with a York City Pass. This pass is valid for one full day of sightseeing and gives your entry to 26 attraction in York.
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We felt so fortunate to have Alfred take us on a private tour. He is very knowledgeable and was so kind to allow time for our queries. Our tour actually went over the allotted time (because we wanted to know more, and asked a lot of questions, etc.) Alfred was very gracious and didn't seem to mind this. We can't express enough how special it is to have an expert tour guide take you around the marvelous city of York. There are very few places that exist where one can stand in one spot and learn about 2000 years worth of history just by turning around in a circle and noting every thing around you. But you need an expert to point all those special things out. *Ask for Alfred, you will be so pleased! :)
Really informative and very enjoyable. Our guide, Alfred, was excellent. His knowledge of the City ran far deeper that than of a guide, he clearly has a deep connection to York and provided insightful and humorous commentary as we walked. The pace was just right. There was also very good use of an electronic device (iPad) to provide additional background and supporting evidence to questions. Overall, a great experience. Thank you.
The text we received acknowledging the booking gave clear instructions where to meet our guide. We were met with a pleasant smile and welcome, and it just got better. Alfred knows a lot about York and it’s history. We enjoyed the tour, which covered a small area of the city (not too much walking) and highly recommend it as an excellent and fun way to see York’s central historical sights.
Sarah gave our small group a warm welcome and lead us to places we would never have discovered ourselves giving us a detailed history of each place we visited . We all learnt so much about York it’s history , people , industries in the past and now a days from this exceptionally knowledgable lady . All in all it could not be faulted .
This tour was led by a knowledgeable and friendly gentleman who was obviously passionate about the history and archaeology of York. He brought together the important events of English history as it affected and influenced the development of York from Roman times to the present day. Well done indeed.