Private tour

York: Private Bespoke History Walking Tour

Activity provider: White Rose York Tours

York: Private Bespoke History Walking Tour

Activity provider: White Rose York Tours

From US$ 131.56 per group up to 30

Experience the city of York with a private historical walking tour. Your professional guide will provide a great overview of the city for groups and families alike.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German
Pickup included
The regular meeting point is in front of York Minster, however, you can be collected from your hotel or hostel or any other convenient location in the city center.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Visit York's historic Minster
  • See the city walls and gatehouses
  • Explore St. Mary's Abbey
  • Learn about Roman and Viking Invasions
  • Take in spectacular views from Clifford’s Tower
Full description
Walk through the streets of York which feels like taking a tour through the history of England. The Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Normans all remade the city to their own purposes. The Tudors and the Stuarts made themselves at home here. The Wars of the Roses and the English Civil War left their mark as well. Experience the history of one of the most fascinating cities in Britain. For 2,000 years, York has been at the heart of the nation’s affairs. Listen to your guide that will bring its history to life as you are walking through lush parks and narrow lanes, pass grand churches, and palaces to ruined castles and abbeys. Enjoy this tour that offers a private experience for larger groups or families who would prefer the personal touch. The tour takes in all the main sights of the city and provides an in-depth look at the history behind them. Your guide will happily customize the tour to your requirements, depending on what you would like to see.  Receive the services of your own personal professional guide and benefit from their local knowledge.
  • Tour Guide
  • Pick up from York city centre
  • Entry fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Please let the local partner know in advance if you have mobility issues and the route can be adjusted.
  • Entry fees are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Wonderfully detailed tour of York, from its rich history and quirks to its stunning architecture and rare curiosities. Chris Kelly is clearly a lover of history and the esoteric, and his knowledge of and love for the city was evident at every snickleway, gate and shambles we rambled onto. Highly recommended!

October 15, 2022

Marvellous private guided tour by Chris, who was so knowledgeable and witty. We had never had a private guided tour before, but thoroughly recommend it. No need to follow someone in a crowd and only ever catch a bit of what was said. We only had 5 in our party! It was great way to find out more about York, and perhaps go off the beaten track to listen to fascinating facts and stories.

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April 13, 2022

id is very informative and enthusiastic

November 24, 2021

Product ID: 194117