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Private Ghost Tour of York

Private Ghost Tour of York
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Let your own personalised tour guide take you on a spectacular trip round this world famous city at night. You are provided a unique guided tour experience and picked up at your hotel or elsewhere in town at a place of your choosing, at a time that suits you. You will be taken around the major historic points of interest in York, without a big group to tag along with or time schedules to keep, and even arrange coffee or food along the way at some of York's very best food and drink establishments. Private tour means it will be operated with just your guide and you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Greet your private guide at a start point specified in advance of the tour. Opt to convene at your York accommodation or launch straight into the ghost walk by meeting at a haunted location of your choice. Over the course of two hours, your guide reveals the parts of York’s haunted history that appeal to you most. Opt to visit spine-chilling locations such as York Minster, The Shambles, and The York Dungeon, all of which are particularly atmospheric late at night, and hear stories from a repertoire of more than 200 tales. York's 2,000-year-old history features treason, torture, treachery, and murder, so you're guaranteed to hear tales that capture your interest. If you desire, your guide can arrange refreshments and restaurant reservations for during or after your tour. This personalized experience can be tailored to your every request.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Greet your private guide at a start point specified in advance of the tour. Opt to convene at your York accommodation or launch straight into the ghost walk by meeting at a haunted location of your choice. Over the course of two hours, your guide reveals the parts of York’s haunted history that appeal to you most. Opt to visit spine-chilling locations such as York Minster, The Shambles, and The York Dungeon, all of which are particularly atmospheric late at night, and hear stories from a repertoire of more than 200 tales. York's 2,000-year-old history features treason, torture, treachery, and murder, so you're guaranteed to hear tales that capture your interest. If you desire, your guide can arrange refreshments and restaurant reservations for during or after your tour. This personalized experience can be tailored to your every request.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32407P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (by foot, city centre hotels only)
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (2 small museums located around the walls are available for entry separately)
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will meet you at the reception of your hotel, or alternatively anywhere of your choosing (for example we can meet you after lunch at your restaurant, or alternatively finish the tour somewhere where you can get something to eat / drink)
  • Roman Column, 11 Minster Yard, York YO1 7HH, UK Outside York Minster near the entrance to the gift shop is the Roman Column. Its easy to find and right in the centre of town, a great place to meet!
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please inform the local provider of the preferred pick up point at the time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 adults / Seniors per booking is required (single adult is available but at a surcharge at our discretion)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (by foot, city centre hotels only)
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (2 small museums located around the walls are available for entry separately)
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will meet you at the reception of your hotel, or alternatively anywhere of your choosing (for example we can meet you after lunch at your restaurant, or alternatively finish the tour somewhere where you can get something to eat / drink)
  • Roman Column, 11 Minster Yard, York YO1 7HH, UK Outside York Minster near the entrance to the gift shop is the Roman Column. Its easy to find and right in the centre of town, a great place to meet!
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please inform the local provider of the preferred pick up point at the time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 adults / Seniors per booking is required (single adult is available but at a surcharge at our discretion)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Jun 2020
A note from Private Ghost Tour of York
Covid-19 Update : Please note that as this is a private walking tour (just you and your guide) and the entire tour is outside, so we are happy to confirm we comply with all social distancing rules making this the perfect way to explore York.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Roman Column
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    York Minster
    Treasurer's House
  • 1
    York City Walls
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Shambles
  • 2
    King's Manor
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Jorvik Viking Centre
    York Castle Museum
    Clifford's Tower
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mike Shipley
Breckenridge, CO178 contributions
Dec 2021
Not a ghost tour - but very good. I really enjoyed this, but it was definitely a history of York (Which was very interesting) but a couple of our group were hoping for more gore and horror :)
Written 9 January 2022
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PurusCaliga
Audenshaw, UK3 contributions
Our Tour Guide, John, was absolutely amazing! Gave us all the ancient history of York in a fascinating tour. We were blown away with the experience and our guides love and joy of history really made the experience magical.
Written 10 November 2021
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anne_stafford
Stafford, UK6 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Very enjoyable our guide was extremely knowledgeable opened to any questions Gave us a good overview of the sights to see in York as well Recommend to wear confortable shoes
Written 10 November 2021
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Karl B
1 contribution
John was amazing, We had arranged for me to propose during our tour (she said Yes!!) John truly made the proposal unique and even filmed for us. His enthusiasm and knowledge of the history and ghosts of york was amazing and without gimics which is truly refreshing, He was incredible and I would recommend! I can't thank him enough for an amazing experience... we will definitely keep in contact!!
Written 9 October 2021
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yorkwalls
Karl it was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and once again congratulations! It was a really great tour for me too so thank you for allowing me to share that special moment with you both. Do keep in touch!
Written 10 October 2021
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Jacob S
Sheffield, UK42 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We loved our private ghost tour of York. John’s knowledge of the history of York was incredible, it was amazing to learn about the Roman and Viking periods of York’s very dark history. This tour is more suitable for those looking for the context behind the TRUE ghost stories of the city, as opposed to those looking for a theatrical ghost story telling.
Written 6 September 2021
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ryan b
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
From Ryan & Georgia,

Absolutely amazing tour around York, John made this experience the best it could be. We have been talking about the stories and the information we learned along the way. It was a brilliantly planned and fun journey. Would recommend this above all tours. If you love your swords and shields history please look into this.

Would more than happily plan to attend yet again. John is very friendly and very energetic. He went the extra mile to ensure our tour was creepy and informative.

Try this experience you won’t regret it.
Written 4 September 2021
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Ryan T
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Solo
Tour guide was incredibly friendly and kept us entertained. We had a great time and would definitely recommend it to anyone that likes history and ghost stories !!
Written 9 July 2021
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Chris H
5 contributions
We were given a history of York that really helped set the scene straight away. Toured parts of the city you would never normally find and were told stories to make you shiver! I can’t recommend highly enough this superb experience! The highlight of a magical trip
Written 6 May 2021
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Laura
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Family
John was an excellent guide. Knew a lot of interesting facts about York and it’s history. My 12 yo loved it
Written 3 November 2020
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Suzanne
Halifax, UK1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Family
This is a most do tour if you are coming to York. We booked the tour on Halloween but it is definitely something you can do all year round. It was a lovely way to see the city and hear about all it's history and ghostly going on's! Our tour guide John was very, very knowledgeable and it showed that he was genuinely interested in what he was talking about and showing us. If you love history you will love this tour. Would definitely recommend! Thank you John!
Written 31 October 2020
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By: York City Walls
Ariana S
Ariana S
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Beautiful in the Morning
Incredible 2hr walk along the city walls. If you're able, I highly recommend doing it in the morning for the best l
Alan P
Alan P
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Great way to make a free trip round the city.
Always good to do such a trip on a lovely sunny day. Plenty of steps up and down on all the sections of wall. Good
Frank S
Frank S
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Warning the walls are closed at the slightest sign of frost
We were very disappointed to find the walls closed on lovely sunny January morning. Be warned that the walls are i
david n
david n
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Enjoyable
On a clear day i.e. not too windy, we walked along most of the walls. You have to come off at various times as its
ColoradoGoldRush
ColoradoGoldRush
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Fantastic way to see York
York walls are incredible and the scenery from them is amazing. And what's more - it's FREE! This is a must do part
MalcolmA_12
MalcolmA_12
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A must do walk in York
A great way to get an idea of the city centre and experience and view the many old buildings and the general archit
896ritviks
896ritviks
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An essential part of York's history - the City Walls
The City Walls have different sections and the total walk could be approx 4km. But it's interesting and a must visi
798nh
798nh
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Good walk with nice views
Not complete but there are a lot of the walls left with good views of the river and city along the way. The walls a
Sam N
Sam N
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See the city
A lovely way to see the city. There is one ramp up near the station so is accessible but would need to return the s
DaveWilson00
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The Walls
We enjoyed the walk around the walls it was a great way to get out and about. It really was worth it to think of th
John G
John G
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Good curcuit
Didn't do a tour but just walked the walls stopping off for a coffee in one of the gate towers. There are a few sec
JandP_Cotswolds
JandP_Cotswolds
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Easy to access and to walk
Well worth a visit. Easy to access and to walk around, giving some great views of the city and an understanding of
Casey M
Casey M
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York city wall trail
- [x] Walmgate Bar (cat trail) - [x] Fishergate Bar - [x] Fishergate Postern Tower - [x] Clifford towe
Invisi
Invisi
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I got engaged!
My partner took me to York and proposed to me on Saturday half way around the York walls. Just after the minster ch
240dezs
240dezs
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Just a walk, but….
It’s just a walk along an old (and surprisingly little used from what we saw) route around the fringes of the town
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