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Shambles: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • York: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

    1. York: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

    Embark on a self-guided treasure hunt for a fun and unique way to explore York outdoors at your own pace. Get clues sent to your phone and search your surroundings for the answers as you are led on a beautiful route through fabulous places. Start your treasure hunt in the fabulous Museum Gardens in the center of York. Play using your phones, on which you’ll meet Captain Bess, a snarky pirate who’s testing out new recruits to join her ship. Receive beautiful treasure maps leading you from one spot to the next. Find yourselves sneaking through a series of small streets and footpaths, passing medieval churches, and guildhalls. Use the sent clues to search for your surroundings. When you get the right answer, move on to the next place. Don’t worry, if you get stuck you can ask for a hint to help you on your way. Learn some interesting facts and stories along the way about the things you'...

    Very clever and a fun couple of hours. Great way to engage teenagers in exploring a new city. I do wish there were a little more info about the landmarks you visit.

  • York: Private Walking Tour with Student Guide

    2. York: Private Walking Tour with Student Guide

    Discover York and learn about the city’s rich history on a private tour. Be led through the streets by a local student guide, passing the most important sites. Meet your guide in the city center to begin your private experience. Pass the City Gates, York Castle, St. Mary’s Abbey, York Minster, and more. Admire the beautiful architecture as you wander between landmarks. Discover the city’s medieval roots and modern history from your informative guide. Find out about Constantine, the emperor who converted Rome to Christianity. Hear how Richard III plotted his campaigns during the Wars of the Roses. This private experience can be tailored to the needs and interests of your group. Your walking tour ends back at the original meeting point, where you’re free to continue exploring on your own.

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What people are saying about Shambles

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 7 reviews

This was a fun way to get to know our way around York. The clues were at the perfect level and if we got stuck we could ask for a hint! We only had to do this once or twice. I'd definitely recommend doing this treasure hunt to help you navigate around York and take in some great sights along the way!

Very clever and a fun couple of hours. Great way to engage teenagers in exploring a new city. I do wish there were a little more info about the landmarks you visit.

Amazing few hours traveling around York using this experience. Highly recommend if you are stuck or not knowing what to do. Brilliant.

Was a great way to see the city at our own pace, and took us to places we wouldn’t over wise have seen. Massively recommend.

Very fun way to explore the city on your own. Highly recommend.