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Exclusive York - Private Socially Distanced Walking Tour

Exclusive York - Private Socially Distanced Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Why follow the crowds? Explore York at your own pace in the company of one of our expert, fully qualified and licensed guides. Delve deep into the medieval maze and discover secret corners few other visitors get to see. This is an entirely personal service - once you have made your booking we will get in touch to arrange where to come and meet you (such as any city centre landmark or hotel). We will ensure you don't miss any of the highlights - including the world-famous Minster, medieval city walls and Shambles - but if you have any particular areas of interest, please get in touch. It's your tour and we want you to see York your way! PLEASE NOTE - OUR VISITORS' SAFETY IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE AND WE PLEDGE TO FOLLOW ALL CURRENT GUIDELINES ON SOCIAL DISTANCING AND DISEASE PREVENTION.
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
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 180288P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Complementary map of York
  • Multimedia illustrations accompany the tour - all guides carry iPads
  • Personalised greeting sign at the meeting point
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees: the tour is outdoors and does not include museums or the interior of the cathedral.
  • Entry/Admission - York Minster
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can meet you at any city centre hotel, restaurant or easily identifiable landmark, such as the Minster. Once your booking is confirmed we will get in touch to to arrange a suitable meeting point. If you are just arriving into York we can advise on car parking or meet you at the railway station.
  • York YO1 7EW, UK We will be in front of the fountains outside York Art Gallery in Exhibition Square. We will have a sign with your name to ensure you can find us!
  • Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate, York YO1 8BL, UK The tour ends in Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate - this is at one end of the famous Shambles in the heart of town.
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Complementary map of York
  • Multimedia illustrations accompany the tour - all guides carry iPads
  • Personalised greeting sign at the meeting point
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees: the tour is outdoors and does not include museums or the interior of the cathedral.
  • Entry/Admission - York Minster
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can meet you at any city centre hotel, restaurant or easily identifiable landmark, such as the Minster. Once your booking is confirmed we will get in touch to to arrange a suitable meeting point. If you are just arriving into York we can advise on car parking or meet you at the railway station.
  • York YO1 7EW, UK We will be in front of the fountains outside York Art Gallery in Exhibition Square. We will have a sign with your name to ensure you can find us!
  • Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate, York YO1 8BL, UK The tour ends in Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate - this is at one end of the famous Shambles in the heart of town.
  • 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
  • Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate, York YO1 8BL, UK The tour ends in Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate - this is at one end of the famous Shambles in the heart of town.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 22 Jun 2020
A note from Exclusive York - Private Socially Distanced Walking Tour
Guides are equipped with clear perspex visors - participants may wish to use face masks at their discretion. The route ensures you won't miss any of the highlights of York, but does avoid any overly-congested areas.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    YO1 7EW
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    York Minster
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    King's Manor
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    St. Mary's Abbey
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Multangular Tower
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    York City Walls
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Shambles
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate
    Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate, York YO1 8BL, UK
    The tour ends in Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate - this is at one end of the famous Shambles in the heart of town.
    See address & details
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RJM54
Plymouth, UK65 contributions
Sep 2021
There were four of us adults together as a family unit and the tour was booked as private. Alfred, our guide, collected us at the correct time and place and the tour began immediately with an explanation of the square we were in and how we could see two thousand years of history from this one spot. From there we kept up a good pace and covered most of the city. Alfred was able to point out salient features and interesting points from history as we walked around the city (I now happily know what a Snickleway is - thanks Alfred!). We stopped at places that required it whilst Alfred gave a more in depth explanation. All this was delivered in a professional and, quite often, witty way and it is clear that Alfred has both a deep knowledge and passion for his home town. In all the tour took two hours and fifteen minutes and we were left feeling that our knowledge of not only York, but history in general, was better for having taken the tour.

If you want to learn a little (a lot actually) about York, then I could not recommend this tour highly enough. Alfred is personable and knowledgeable and has a great way of getting this across! :)
Written 15 September 2021
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YorkTour1
Hi Rob Thanks so much for the very detailed and helpful response. I think everything you've commented on points to the value of booking the private tour; especially if it's a small group. But it's also a pleasure from our perspective getting to meet you and show you around, so thanks again very much indeed. Alfred
Written 16 September 2021
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Green
3 contributions
Nov 2021
Alfred gave 2 of us an individual walking walking tour of York. It was absolutely amazing to find out all about the history of York. Alfred was hugely knowledgeable about York’s history and was able to answer all our questions about the city and other parts of England. I highly recommend Alfred’s tour. It has set us up for a great few days sightseeing in York.
Written 17 November 2021
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YorkTour1
Thanks for that Fraser - very much enjoyed spending the morning with you. V best Alfred
Written 18 November 2021
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Rumyana M
Varna, Bulgaria1 contribution
Feb 2020
We were very fortunate to have Alfred as our tour guide. He is very knowledgable about the Viking history of York and he gave us a very momerable experience. We had a large group of 30+ guests and despite the stormy weather we had a great walk in the central part of the city. We learned a lot about the Viking heritage of York and would definitely recomment the York Tour company.
Written 16 February 2020
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YorkTour1
Hi Rumi - it was a real pleasure providing a tour for your wedding guests: so pleased you chose to get married in York!
Written 18 February 2020
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W0MBAT54
London, UK2 contributions
Aug 2020
We were fortunate to have Alfred provide us with our personalised tour of the city which concentrated on the Roman aspects of the city. His knowledge, style and personality were an absolute winning combination. We could not have asked for more and would recommend him totally.
Written 1 September 2020
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YorkTour1
Thanks so much for the very kind response. Yes, the whole aim of the Exclusive York option is to tailor the tour to see the aspects of the city you're most interested in. It's always a pleasure to meet people who've been in York for a few days and already seen most of the obvious stuff for themselves. Really enjoyed taking you round the part few visitors find south of the river - which happens to be where I live! Very best Alfred
Written 1 September 2020
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Vikki C
Oklahoma City, OK25 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Our party of four greatly enjoyed our walking tour of York with Alfred. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history and architecture of York and skilled at conveying his knowledge in an entertaining but thoughtful manner. He was patient answering our multiple questions. It was great having a small group. The tour helped us to become familiar with York so we could decide which areas we wanted to explore later in the day. I would highly recommend it.
Written 18 April 2022
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YorkTour1
Thanks so much that Vikki - point for point, that's pretty much everything we hope to achieve so delighted with that response! Lovely meeting you Alfred
Written 20 April 2022
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haz
Bristol, UK144 contributions
Brilliant 2 hour tour of York with Alfred. He has a brilliant way of bringing history to life. Not only providing facts and figures, but more interestingly, relating past events to what’s going on all around us.

He’ll even tell you about the ups and downs of being a York City football supporter!
Written 5 June 2021
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YorkTour1
I think to be honest it’s the downs and further downs of being a York City supporter. But you get the team you were born with and I’ve stuck with them through thin and thin. Alfred
Written 6 June 2021
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StAppold
London, UK17 contributions
We're a family group of four, including two children of 10 and 7. Our guide, Alfred, is exceptionally knowledgeable, but also managed to keep the children engaged with some clever spotting games. He did a fantastic job of contextualising York's history for us. I can see now why he has such a high rating on here.
Written 3 December 2021
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YorkTour1
Hey Milos - thanks for that, it was a pleasure and we're always happy to keep everyone engaged and entertained, whatever age! Very best Alfred
Written 6 December 2021
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Marc S
2 contributions
Mar 2020
We were met by Alfred at our hotel, he then took us on this amazing and amazingly delivered tour of York throughout the ages. Fascinating, full of facts, learned, friendly, funny and informative without overload.
Highly recommended.
Thank you Alfred
Written 15 March 2020
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YorkTour1
It was a pleasure meeting you and the family Marc, thanks so much for the kind response. Very best Alfred
Written 16 March 2020
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Lynn M
16 contributions
Sep 2019
Alfred led our group (Rick Steves) on a guided tour of the walled city. He was very informative, and excited about his city and it's history. Highly recommend.
Written 13 September 2019
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YorkTour1
Hi Lynn - it's always a highlight to meet the Rick Steves groups. We're just thrilled that we have his endorsement as guides in York; and I really appreciate you taking time to say you enjoyed it. Hope the rest of the tour goes well and you have a great time in London. Many thanks Alfred
Written 14 September 2019
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Michael-Aileen
Manchester, UK16 contributions
Nov 2021
It was our pleasure to spend a couple of hours on this tour with Alfred a couple of weeks ago. He contacted us to arrange a suitable starting point for our tour although a pick up from our accommodation was also an option. Whilst the tour is obviously about the history of York, Alfred immediately picked up on our interest in Art and architecture and he highlighted many features and places of interest that we would have otherwise missed. His knowledge of York is exceptional and his delivery is engaging. We can certainly recommend this tour; definitely worth paying the extra for a one to one experience.
Written 14 December 2021
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YorkTour1
Thanks so much for such a considered and helpful review - yes, the benefit of the private tour is the ability to go deeper into the conversation - and of course I enjoy that too! Lovely to meet you Alfred
Written 15 December 2021
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crquaeck
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Exploring Roman, Saxon, Viking and Norman York with Sarah
This walk was fantastic. Starting near Museum Gardens and finishing at the end of The Shambles, this guided tour wa
sam19652014
sam19652014
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Everything we wanted from a walking tour
Alfred, our guide, was superb. A great communicator and hugely knowledgeable. It was a superb introduction to York
Andy R
Andy R
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Excellent tour - very happy we did it!
Alfred was a brilliant tour guide: very friendly and made everyone in the small group feel welcome. I loved that
LFeathers
LFeathers
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History of York in a 90 min walk and talk.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and tailored the information he gave to the locations we all came from. He enabled
Laura_travelexplorer
Laura_travelexplorer
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Great walking tour!
A great way to spend the morning! Having visited York a good few times and ticked off the “tourist” spots we wanted
Juicybrucey1964
Juicybrucey1964
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Entertaining and engaging tour
Really interesting, informative and entertaining tour with Alfred yesterday. Extensive knowledge was impressive and
Wils1911
Wils1911
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Short break
Well worth the money. Interesting, informative and humorous walk around York. Guide kept up constant font of info
HenryCrabbe
HenryCrabbe
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York Revisited
We had an amazing informative 2 hour of York. The guide was interesting and informative, and encouraged a two way d
147milesh
147milesh
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Fun fact-filled history tour of York
A great way to see York's main historic landmarks and to learn the 2000-year history of the city! Alfred did a grea
Sandra B
Sandra B
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Great intro to York
Would definitely recommend! Alfred was very knowledgeable about the history of York. Very informative and interest
566stuart
566stuart
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The best way to start a visit to York
In a small group, Alfred gave us an informative and entertaining tour with wonderful historical insight which enhan
904ellac
904ellac
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Informative Short Walking Tour
Lovely tour! Lots of knowledgeable facts and local terms used like "snickelway". Our tour guide Alfred was very ent
Sheryl R
Sheryl R
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An insightful look at York and it’s 2000yr + history,
Alfred is a native of York, and brought us from 76 AD, all the way to current day with an interesting and insightfu
Z680JXrays
Z680JXrays
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Great experience
Guide was extremely knowledgeable of the city, was friendly and interesting in his presentation as we toured the ar
alisonm453
alisonm453
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The best part of my trip to York
Really enjoyed this walking tour. It was the best thing I did in York. Alfred is so knowledgeable about the histo
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