Guided tour

York: 1-Hour Small Group Evening Walking Tour

Activity provider: Yorktour

York: 1-Hour Small Group Evening Walking Tour

Activity provider: Yorktour
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From US$ 18.11 per person

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Take an early evening stroll from the dawn of Christianity to the modern-day with a small guided group tour. Experience a side of York you would never see from an open-topped bus.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Delve with a small group into the labyrinth of ancient passages and snickelways
  • Soak up the stories behind the Minster, castle and medieval walls
  • Discover the place where it is possible to view 2000 years of history while turning on one spot
  • Explore the Shambles - the original Diagon Alley
Full description
Early evening is the most atmospheric time to experience York, the shops have closed, the tourist hordes have departed, the ancient streets lie at your disposal. This hour-long walking tour is for anyone seeking a concise, informal and entertaining introduction to York in the company of an expert local guide. Discover why the Minster is known as a Minster rather than a cathedral, why all the streets in York are called Gates and all the gates are called Bars. Start your tour in Exhibition Square, and see 2000 years of history simply by turning in a circle. Take in all the must-see sights including the Minster, the medieval walls and the Shambles, the inspiration for Diagon Alley. Take the opportunity to enter the maze of ancient cut-throughs and back-passages, or Snickelways as they are known locally.  Although this isn't a ghost tour there are plenty of gruesome true stories to be heard. By the end of the walk you will be ready for your dinner reservation having tasted the full flavour of a city which still has Viking mud on its boots and a tang of cocoa in the air.
Includes
  • Please note this is a walking tour of the city - admission to the Minster is NOT included
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Date

    Meeting point

    Meet in the square in front of the Central Library (York Explore Library and Archive) Yo1 7DS. The guide will have a sign with your name to ensure that you can find us.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Comfortable shoes recommended as you will be on your feet though York is forgivingly flat
    • Suitable for all ages - family groups especially welcome
    • No ghosts: this tour does not include any phantoms or ghost stories and is child-friendly
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 108 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.9/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
      5/5

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    We choose to do a small group tour as we had seen some massive tours and felt it would be very difficult to hear all that was being said and wanted more of a personal touch. Alfred was our guide and he was fantastic all the knowledge you would expect but with some humour mixed in he took us on a tour through all the snickleways showing us stuff off the beaten track covering the origins of York right up to present day with only 7 in our group we had chance to ask questions and could hear everything and also no one was struggling to keep up as he went at our pace! Really enjoyed the tour and learnt lots of things we didn't know and re learnt stuff we'd forgotten! If you're considering a walking tour I highly recommend that you book this one!

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    June 6, 2022

    Alfred was just brilliant. He was so knowledgeable and really brought the whole experience to life. He is so passionate about York the it was a pleasure to share this with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to find out what York is all about. Great lad

    May 7, 2022

    Farah the tour guide was great friendly most of all knowledgeable of ever part of the tour...as for going though get your guide web site via apple iPad would not complete the transaction... so went through my android and worked straight away ... tour and guide 5* getyourguide web 3* due too not working on iPad...

    June 12, 2021

    Product ID: 158693