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The Bloody Tour of York - Tourism Award Winner 2020

The Bloody Tour of York - Tourism Award Winner 2020

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$16.88
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$16.88
Skip the standard group tours and enjoy an alternative history of York during this award-winning, immersive guided tour of the city. Pass by top attractions—such as the Shambles and Jorvik Viking Centre—as you listen to your guide tell tales of witches, queens, and murderers that you wouldn’t hear on most other tours.
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* A traveler said: "Really interesting lots of facts but great fun and mad Alice brought it all to life. Definitely worth it"


Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York
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Shadows of York: Voted Best Small Attraction in York

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381
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.66
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$12.66
See a spookier side to York without the worry of getting lost during this guided ghost walk around the streets and snickelways (alleys) of the medieval city. Listen to your guide tell tales of York’s tragic past that you wouldn’t otherwise hear, ask questions along the way to learn more, and enjoy an atypical introduction to the city.
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* A traveler said: "Mackenzie was a great host. Very entertaining and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the ghost walk and would recommend it"


Ghost Bus Tour of York

Ghost Bus Tour of York

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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.32
From
$25.32
Delve into the dark recesses of York’s history on this evening ghost bus tour. With your spooky local guide, visit notorious local haunts of restless spirits, and pass eerie sites such as York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, and the grave of Dick Turpin, infamous highwayman and murderer. Throughout the tour, hear anecdotes and fascinating facts about York’s grisly past, and make key stops for a closer look at the city’s most haunted buildings. 
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* A traveler said: "A fun outing with the slightly unhinged conductor who kept us all amused. Good special effects too. We never did find out where Margaret’s body was."


City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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189
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.51
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$22.51
Journey back in time on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of York, England’s quintessential medieval town. Your flexible 24-hour ticket enables you build a custom itinerary of York’s main attractions such as The Stonebow, Clifford’s Tower, Museum Gardens and more. With unobstructed views from the open-top viewing deck and 20 possible stops around town, you have the best of the city at your fingertips.
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* A traveler said: "Great way to see the city and the main attractions. Buses are very regular so very little waiting around at stops. Buses with 'real life' guides are great as get lots of information and great interactive experience. Great value as tickets are valid for 24 hrs so can use over 2 days If desired. Very much enjoyed our journeys."


Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York

Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York

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480
  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$16.81
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$16.81
See the historic city of York from a different perspective during a 45-minute or 1-hour cruise on the Ouse River. Relax during a leisurely sail, accompanied by commentary that details the history and culture of York, and enjoy unobstructed views of landmarks such as Clifford’s Tower and the York Museum and Gardens. Choose from several departure times to suit your schedule.
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* A traveler said: "Relaxing on the river in the brilliant sunshine listening to the narrator inform about the history of Harrogate"


A Fatal Feud - An Immersive Treasure Hunt Murder Mystery - The Secret City

A Fatal Feud - An Immersive Treasure Hunt Murder Mystery - The Secret City

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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.62
Price varies by group size
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$24.62
Price varies by group size
Immerse yourself in historic sights and obscure quirks as you solve riddles and progress on your treasure hunt style adventure. Once your tale starts you’ll unravel cryptic clues to unlock the hidden path to a location within walking distance. Decode the clue and search nearby to find the answer. All on your mobile phone using Telegram available on all app stores (like Whatsapp!). --"We had a great time, seeing some interesting hidden gems and generally 'observing' more than you normally do!" --"This was great fun for a sunny day out! Right mix of hard and difficult questions and a good walk too :)" --"A lot of fun - we've done a lot of these and this was up there as one of the best" --"Just completed the York trail - great fun walking round the city!! Really enjoyed it thanks." * Please be aware that this route involves the York wall, which has steps that aren't suitable for wheelchair access and requires lifting a stroller. *
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* A traveler said: "It was a very informative adventure add a really great time doing it and you got to see York in more ways that you could imagine"


Self Drive Boat Hire in York

Self Drive Boat Hire in York

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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.27
per group
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$56.27
per group
Take the helm of your own boat and explore the river that brought the Vikings to the beautiful City of York by hiring a self-drive boat. They are fantastic fun, safe and easy to drive. Suitable for up to 6 passengers.
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* A traveler said: "Great trip, well worth the money. The guy working was excellent, explained everything quickly and clearly. Out and out great thing to do in York!"


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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.32
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$25.32
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.
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* A traveler said: "Enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide(Alfred) who wrapped together the history of York nicely. I feel I now understand Yorks story better, and it’s quite a story."


Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels in York: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
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$5.99
Are you looking for a way to see York without joining a tour group? Explore at your own pace with this affordable walking tour. • Walk the Shambles, one of the best-preserved medieval streets in the world, and spot the story of Adam and Eve carved into York Minster’s Great West Door • Hear from producer James Easton, a local whose passion for York's history led him to create this bestselling VoiceMap tour • Do it all in 90 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before and after your booking date • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
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* A traveler said: "Very easy and interesting route to follow/ highly recommended!! We followed over two days and split in half- very easy to jump in and out."


York Afternoon Tea Cruise
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York Afternoon Tea Cruise

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.09
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$40.09
Combine two activities in one—a leisurely river cruise, plus traditional afternoon tea—on this sightseeing tour. Board the Captain James Cook in central York, and wend your way down the River Ouse. As you go, admire the city’s scenic riverbanks while also indulging in finger sandwiches, scones and pastries, plus tea and coffee (upgrade to add a prosecco accompaniment to your afternoon tea). You’ll also see the opulent Bishopthorpe Palace, home to the Archbishop of York.
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* A traveler said: "The staff on board were friendly and attentive. The sandwiches and cakes were delicious. Captain Kris was informative and knowledgable throughout the tour. He went above and beyond, welcoming all tourists personally when boarding the cruise. He took time to ask and check in with each and every person. A very relaxing and enjoyable outing!"


Guided Bike Tour in York
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Guided Bike Tour in York

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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.51
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$35.51
With beautiful architecture and medieval history, York is widely considered among England’s must-see cities—but pounding the sidewalks on foot takes time and effort. On this tour, hop into the saddle and spin through the city streets by bicycle, and hit top attractions like York Minster with ease. Follow safe routes inside and outside the ancient city walls, with your guide bringing York’s colorful Roman and Viking history to life.
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* A traveler said: "2 adults, a 16 year old and a 10 year old and we all had a great time. Cecil and Claire very knowledgeable and great hosts."


The Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York : Winner of 4 #LOVEYORK Awards

The Deathly Dark Ghost Tour of York : Winner of 4 #LOVEYORK Awards

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333
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.66
From
$12.66
The Deathly Dark Tour is a family friendly experience, perfect for those who have a bit of a wicked streak and are looking to explore the darker side of the city with tour guide famous for his wonderfully dark sense of humour.
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* A traveler said: "Dorian’s knowledge was extensive and the stories brilliantly told. Highlights were all the things that went wrong - broken suitcase, exploding torch and weird tourist trying to sneak through a tiny gap between Dorian and the wall - and his reaction- fabulous!"


North York Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York

North York Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York

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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.75
From
$71.75
Escape the city for the wild landscapes of the Yorkshire moors on this full-day tour from York. Set out on a scenic drive through the North York Moors National Park; visit sites from the 'Harry Potter' movies in Goathland like the location used for Hogsmeade station in the first film. Enjoy free time to explore the seaside town of Whitby, where you can learn the legacy of Dracula and try the town’s famous fish and chips (own expense), before visiting the market town of Helmsley.
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* A traveler said: "Great trip, Lee the driver very informative would recommend to go on this trip, fantastic scenery beautiful little villages,"


York Walls Private Walking Tour

York Walls Private Walking Tour

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.37
Price varies by group size
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$77.37
Price varies by group size
Uncover the medieval marvels of historic York on a bespoke walking tour with a private guide. Learn about York’s rich history as you walk around the centuries-old walls, pose for photos with a backdrop of the city or visit the wall museums (not included). Your private tour is yours to customize as you please, so you could also pay a visit to York Castle, stroll down the atmospheric The Shambles or take a peek inside the magnificent York Minster.
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* A traveler said: "Dave was extraordinarily knowledgeable and I really appreciated the detail he provided. He painted some wonderful historical scenes and did his best to make it an immersive experience."


Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

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  • 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.93
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$68.93
Explore Wensleydale, Littondale and Nidderdale, and discover the delights of the English countryside on this Yorkshire Dales day trip from York. Visit sites of interest including Askrigg and the market town of Hawes before delving deep into the heart of the mighty Yorkshire Dales National Park to enjoy panoramic views over Kilnsey Crag. Travel through Buckden to the picturesque village of Kettlewell, and explore sites made famous in popular British films and television programs. Then, visit the world’s oldest candy shop before returning in comfort to York.
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* A traveler said: "Breathtaking views! Our second trip with BOBH and another fantastic day out. Mark our guide was very knowledgable, plenty of stops for photos in picturesque places! Amazing value for money"


York Small-Group Evening Walking Tour with Guide
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York Small-Group Evening Walking Tour with Guide

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31
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.10
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$21.10
York is at its most magical around sundown. The tourist crowds have departed, the streets are empty. Enjoy a one-hour evening stroll which includes all the major sights of York - including the Minster, walls and world-famous Shambles - but will also take you deep into the medieval labyrinth of secret passages and short-cuts known as 'Snickelways'. There are plenty of ghost tour options in York - but why listen to stories when the truth is far more surprising? The early evening start time is perfect for working up an appetite. Informal, entertaining and 100% phantom-free. PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR VISITORS' SAFETY IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE - WE PLEDGE TO FOLLOW ALL CURRENT GUIDELINES ON SOCIAL DISTANCING AND TO ENSURE THIS THE TOURS ARE LIMITED TO A CAPACITY OF SIX PEOPLE PER GUIDE.
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* A traveler said: "Sarah our tour guide was very gd friendly+full of knowledge taking us to parts of town we hadn't been before."


Haworth and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

Haworth and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

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  • 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$68.93
From
$68.93
Take a break from bustling York on a full-day tour of Haworth and the Yorkshire Dales, and travel across the mountainous region with ease via air-conditioned vehicle. Discover the region’s top attractions, including the home of the Brontë family, Bolton Abbey, and Penistone Hill, and benefit from insights provided by your guide, as well as the more personalized experience of a small-group tour.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent trip and customer service. Ideal for solo travellers as well. Had a great time, enjoying the beautiful scenery. I loved visiting Abby and my only regret is that we couldn’t stay there a bit longer."


Whitby and The North York Moors Day Trip from York

Whitby and The North York Moors Day Trip from York

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24
  • 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$68.93
From
$68.93
Spend three hours enjoying Whitby on our friendly, small-group, Guided Day Trip from York, as well as exploring the scenic and picturesque North York Moors National Park. You will have a full three hours of free time in the fishing port of Whitby on this trip, to see Whitby Abbey (inspiration for the Dracula books), visit the Captain Cook Attractions, shop for some Whitby Jet or Gothic Fashion, sample Fish & Chips from the famous Magpie Café or just enjoy the bustling port and waterfront – the choice is yours! As well as photo stops on the moors, you will also stop at the famous Kilburn White Horse, the market town of Helmsley (with its quaint cafes, shops and medieval castle) and the beautiful, traditional English villages of Goathland (Heartbeat and Harry Potter filming location) and Lealholm (with its stepping stones across the River Esk). Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group mini-coach​ tour, limited to 16 people.
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* A traveler said: "The guide was very informative about the local areas and its history. Always made sure we were OK and looked after us. Also gave good recommendations for the best places to eat along the journey."


York Walking Tour by British Routes

York Walking Tour by British Routes

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18
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.07
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$14.07
Don't just visit, experience York with British Routes. A unique tour looking at all aspects of York's history and architecture. From the arrival of the Romans to the glory days of the Georgian wealthy, our guide will show you hidden streets, forgotten gems such as the many guilds of York, and Historic, Real Ale houses and churches hidden in plain sight. Uncover the truth behind some of Yorks more famous land marks, and take you to places sometimes missed by tourists, to ensure you really get to know York, its history and those who walked there before you.
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* A traveler said: "Nick was fantastic, answered all our questions, gave us some fantastic history and cracked some funny jokes definitely recommend"


York Walking Tour including York Minster
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$27.94
Delve into England’s colorful history and admire architecture dating back to the Middle Ages on this morning or afternoon York walking tour. Follow a guide through the streets of York and discover landmarks including Bedern Hall, Clifford’s Tower, Fairfax House, King’s Manor, the Multangular Tower, St. Mary’s Abbey, Stonegate, and St. William’s College. Hear how Emperor Constantine, Guy Fawkes, and Richard III shaped modern York, and learn of the English Reformation as you explore York Minster.
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* A traveler said: "Amazing tour with Emily. The tour was very interesting and informative. Emily was a wonderful guide, extremely friendly, kind and knowledgeable. I learned a lot about York. I was lucky enough to be the only person on the tour, so it was very personalised. I would highly recommend this tour!"


Exclusive York - Private Socially Distanced Walking Tour
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Exclusive York - Private Socially Distanced Walking Tour

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17
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.61
per group
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$126.61
per group
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.
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Private Viking Walk of York

Private Viking Walk of York

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16
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$77.37
Price varies by group size
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$77.37
Price varies by group size
Learn about York's history and legends on a 2-hour Viking walking tour with a private guide, Sigwulf. You'll walk through town to see historical landmarks and listen to stories from the Viking days. Departure time is flexible to suit your preferences.
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* A traveler said: "We both had such an amazing time! John was so knowledgable and friendly. We experienced York in a way we wouldn’t have, if we didn’t do the tour! I would recommend to anyone especially if you want to learn about the Vikings history!"


Dark Tales of York. Private ghost tours.

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Dark Tales of York. Private ghost tours.

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16
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.02
per group
$56.27
$11.25 savings
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$45.02
per group
$56.27
$11.25 savings
Our experienced guide will tell you tales from Yorks gruesome past, executions, ghosts and dark deeds, as we wend our way round some of the scariest places in the city. As this is by private booking it is exclusive for your group. We can be flexible about your exact requirements, start time and pick-up point. We offer hotel pick ups* and as we can start at different locations the tour route can be customised. *City centre only.
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* A traveler said: "Our top hat wearing guide Nigel was excellent. The tour was very informative and well paced. Why is this bl00dy box forcing me to write more? I hate these review things. You try to help by being honest but the system demands endless waffle is typed."


Lake District Highlights Day Trip from York with Lake Cruise

Lake District Highlights Day Trip from York with Lake Cruise

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15
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.79
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$93.79
Journey to the heart of the Lake District on this full-day tour from York and uncover the charms of England’s oldest national park. Follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter as you visit her home at Hill Top, see William Wordsworth’s former school in Hawkshead and cruise across Windermere, England’s largest lake. Along the way, admire beauty spots like Tarn Hows and explore traditional villages like Skipton and Bowness-on-Windermere.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent trip. Tour guide, Lee, from York though Moors & Dales to Lakes District & return was brilliant. Spent most of day with Lee. He was great! Friendly, informative, personable & thoughtful. Lisa who took us through Lakes District very good too. Very much enjoyed our day & the sights."


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