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The Best of York on Foot in a Small Group

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

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.
  • Explore several York landmarks during this introductory walking tour
  • Visit places such as Stonegate, the Museum Gardens, and more
  • See more of York in less time than you likely could alone
  • Learn more about York than you could alone from your guide
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Complementary map of York
Multimedia illustrations accompany the tour - all guides carry iPads
Personalised greeting sign at the meeting point
Entrance fees: the tour is outdoors and does not include museums or the interior of the cathedral.
8 Museum St , 8 Museum St, York YO1 7DT, UK

We will be in the square in front of the central library - York Explore Library and Archive, Museum Street YO1 7DS The guide will have a sign with your name so you should be able to find us (please don't join any tour that does not have your name displayed as it won't be ours)!

Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma Gate , Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma Gate, York YO1 8BL, UK

The tour ends in the heart of town at Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate, at the end of the Shambles.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Yorktour
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on sanitization during The Best of York on Foot in a Small Group?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during The Best of York on Foot in a Small Group?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Best of York on Foot in a Small Group?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Highly recommend this walking tour with Alfred as a must when visiting York." See review
  • "Definitely value for money and a lovely way to spend an afternoon." See review

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star-5
Excellent tour
David_P
, Aug 2022
A very interesting tour - learned so much about York's past - Alfred was a wonderful guide. Not to be missed.
star-5
Interesting, informative and fun
Jane_M
, Aug 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting and memorable. His love for the city was infectious.
star-5
Very informative walk around York
Stephen_H
, Aug 2022
The guide was exceptionally good. We have visited York several times in the last twelve months. A guided walk is a great way to find out about the area.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
It's great to hear that York is the kind of place that keeps drawing people back - and also that we're able to reveal something new. Thanks so much for commenting.
star-5
Exceptional
Fay_O
, Jul 2022
Our Guide, named Alfred, was exceptional and we were extremely fortunate to have him. Alfred made the whole tour an experience in history and very entertaining. Thoroughly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks Fay - it was great meeting you. A pleasure showing you round - Alfred
star-4
Lovely tour or York
Michael_B
, Jul 2022
Our tour of York was very nice. Happened to be on a very hot day and our guide did the best she could to keep us in the shade. The small group tour was much larger than we expected, considering of several small groups of people. The tour was informative and the guide was well versed in the area and history. Thanks.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks Michael - glad you enjoyed it in what was unprecedented heat for the UK. Very best Sarah
star-5
A great tour of York, highly recommended!
Jonathan_W
, Jul 2022
We had such a great tour, our guide was very kind and knowledgeable about the city, and she was happy to stop and answer all our questions. Very highly recommended, ten out of ten!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks so much for that Jonathan it was great meeting you! Sarah
star-5
Our guide Sarah was...
Julie_B
, Jul 2022
Our guide Sarah was excellent very informative loved that it was a small group made it more personal
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Julie, well we keep the groups small to make sure that it's personal - it means we enjoy it more too! Thanks very much - Sarah
star-5
Great tour
Andrea_S
, Jul 2022
The tour was extremely informative. We really enjoyed being introduced to beautiful city of York. The tour guide recommended we do the wall nearest the cathedral and she was right in saying the views were awesome.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks Andrea - glad you saw the bit of the wall I suggested - very best Sarah
star-5
Great intro to York; excellent tour guide
Bryan_H
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide (Alfred) was incredibly knowledgeable, engaging, and very entertaining. Nice overview and introduction to the city.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks Bryan that's very much appreciated - great meeting you! Alfred
star-5
Very good
NICHOLAS_S
, Jun 2022
Our guide Alfred was an engaging chap and demonstrated an interesting potted history and timeline of York
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for that - there's a lot to make sense of in 1/12-2 hours so glad that worked out! Best Alfred
star-5
Excellent short tour.
Nuala_C
, Jun 2022
Our guide Ferrah was brilliant. Fantastic knowledge of York. We only had a few hours so this tour have us an in-depth insight into the history of the city.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Nulala - thanks so much for the delightful comments - really appreciated! Ferah
star-5
Great Experience
Rachel_I
, Jun 2022
Sarah gave us a great comprehensive tour, putting together all the levels of York history in an accessible way. She was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. She took us to parts of York we would never have visited.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Rachel - it was lovely to meet you; always pleased to think people find parts of the city they might not have discovered otherwise. All good wishes Sarah
star-5
Great walking tour of York
Vanessa_N
, Jun 2022
Alfred was incredibly knowledgeable, engaging, and friendly. I'd recommend this tour to anyone who wants a great overview of York's history and most famous sites.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Vanessa - really enjoyed meeting you and thanks for the kind words Alfred
star-5
Awesome experience, I...
LuisFernando_M
, Jun 2022
Awesome experience, I went with my wife, two sons (teenagers) and my in-laws, we all loved the tour, Sarah is really knowledgeable and super nice, would highly recommend it!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much, Luis, and it was great to meet the family! Do come back to York again sometime.
star-5
Personalised and informative
Kate_B
, May 2022
Knowledgeable guide, very interesting and entertaining. Small group and personalised attention. Tour included main sights but also things would never have noticed alone. Excellent value.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks Kate - we really pride ourselves on keeping the groups small and personalised so really very pleased you appreciated that Very best Alfred
star-5
A walking tour history
Ann_O
, May 2022
Our guide Alfred was extremely knowledgeable and brought York to life from the earliest recorded time right up to the present day. Absolutely fabulous way to introduce yourself to York or in my case be told about things that I did not know.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks very much for commenting - we really hope the tour is the best way to get yourself orientated if you've never been to York before. But hopefully also a new slant for anyone who already knows it well. V best Alfred
star-4
Alfred was great and very...
Andrew_J
, May 2022
Alfred was great and very informative about york,s history. He showed us parts of city that we would never had found.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks Andrew - of course seeking out the parts you might have missed is what we’re here for! Best Alfred
star-4
Knowledgeable, factual and entertaining.
Kevin_H
, May 2022
Very knowledgeable guide. Enjoyed standing in one area and having so many centuries in one place. Being in a small group made it so much better. Answered all our questions and kept us all entertained for the whole time.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks Kevin - yes, we keep the group small precisely so that everyone feels comfortable asking questions - and sometimes we can hopefully answer them! Best Alfred
star-5
Excellent
Mark_B
, May 2022
Very informative and interesting. Alfred kept it fun. Would highly recommend. Viator booking system is very easy to use
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for that - we want it to be fun as well as factual. Really pleased the booking experience was a breeze as well. Very best Alfred
star-5
Book this tour!
Jill_D
, Apr 2022
Alfred provided a delightful history of York on our walking tour that really enhanced my appreciation of the city. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting for the first time. It was the absolute highlight of our visit!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks Jill. It's really kind when people a) book the tour and b) encourage others to do likewise - we really appreciate it V best Alfred

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