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Best of York on Foot - Socially Distanced Small Group Walking Tour

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Best of York on Foot - Socially Distanced Small Group Walking Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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.
Exhibition Square , Exhibition Square, York YO1, UK

We will be in front of the fountains, outside York Art Gallery in Exhibition Square, YO17EW: we will have a sign with your name so you should be able to find us.

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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Best of York on Foot - Socially Distanced Small Group Walking Tour ?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Best of York on Foot - Socially Distanced Small Group Walking Tour .
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What is the social distancing policy during Best of York on Foot - Socially Distanced Small Group Walking Tour ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Best of York on Foot - Socially Distanced Small Group Walking Tour .
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of York on Foot - Socially Distanced Small Group Walking Tour ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Best of York on Foot - Socially Distanced Small Group Walking Tour .

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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
Great tour
Ross_A
, Nov 2021
We had an excellent tour. Our guide was Alfred who was very interesting, informative and intertaining. We would thoroughly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks for that Ross - really appreciated Alfred
star-5
Tour guide Alfred was...
Richy_R
, Nov 2021
Tour guide Alfred was really knowledgeable and clearly had a passion for the history, was great how we went through the history of York piece by piece and Alfred had a great sense of humour and bought the story full circle by the end of it. Definitely recommend
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hey Richy, thanks for the lovely kind words - much appreciated. V best Alfred
star-5
Alfred was a great guide....
Graham_M
, Nov 2021
Alfred was a great guide. He brought the history of York to life. Thoroughly recommend to any visitors.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks Graham - of course it's great recommendations that we depend upon so very many thanks Alfred
star-5
Such a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours!
Sarah_M
, Nov 2021
Alfred, our Tour Guide, was incredible - so knowledge (about architecture and history in general, not even just York) and so engaging. He fully brought the experience to life. Thanks to Alfred, we saw a new side to buildings we'd walked past two or three times already and there were so many interesting things that we'd have completely missed. So glad we booked this! Thanks Alfred!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hi Sarah - well, thank you for such a positive response. It really is appreciated Alfred
star-5
Highly recommend
Brian_C
, Nov 2021
Alfred was a fantastic guide. His knowledge and enthusiasm made 90 minutes go by in a flash. Roman Empire to present day.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Many thanks Brian, much appreciated and lovely to meet you - Alfred
star-5
An absolute must when visit York
Mark_S
, Oct 2021
Excellent experience that was thoroughly enjoyable. Alfred, our guide was really knowledgeable, charismatic and brought every story to life. His ability to engage with us and keep us all interested throughout the tour was amazing. This tour is an absolute must 👍👍👍
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for that Mark - can't really ask for more than three thumbs, when standard issue for most people is two Very best Alfred
star-5
Brilliant
Rebecca_P
, Oct 2021
Really interesting and well thought through tour with lots of information on the history of York and why it looks as it does today. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks so much Rebecca, really apprecaite you raking time to comment Alfred
star-5
Outstanding 2 hours
Carole_K
, Oct 2021
The guide was outstanding lively and knowledgable .!full of energy and enthusiasm. A good experience and inwould recommend very highly
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Carole - lovely to meet you and thanks for posting such a kind response. Very best Alfred
star-5
Friendly knowledgeable guide to York.
jacquidavidson1
, Oct 2021
Friendly knowledgeable guide. Hugely interesting. Added in lots of little extras when we showed specific interests.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks so much - of course we hope the extras are really what's it's all about!
star-5
Excellent tour
RoseAnne_C
, Oct 2021
We had a very knowledgeable tour guide including the full history of York & it was personal with just us on the tour. Thankyou
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We do our best to keep things personal so really pleased you appreciated that and thanks so much for commenting.

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