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The Best of York on Foot in a Small Group
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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.
York Explore Library and Archive , Library Square, Museum Street, York YO1 7DS, UK

We will be in the square in front of the central library - York Explore Library and Archive, Museum Street YO1 7DS The guide will have a sign with your name so you should be able to find us (please don't join any tour that does not have your name displayed as it won't be ours)!

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 The Best of York on Foot in a Small Group?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during The Best of York on Foot in a Small Group?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Best of York on Foot in a Small Group?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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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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A walking tour history
Ann_O
, May 2022
Our guide Alfred was extremely knowledgeable and brought York to life from the earliest recorded time right up to the present day. Absolutely fabulous way to introduce yourself to York or in my case be told about things that I did not know.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks very much for commenting - we really hope the tour is the best way to get yourself orientated if you've never been to York before. But hopefully also a new slant for anyone who already knows it well. V best Alfred
star-4
Alfred was great and very...
Andrew_J
, May 2022
Alfred was great and very informative about york,s history. He showed us parts of city that we would never had found.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks Andrew - of course seeking out the parts you might have missed is what we’re here for! Best Alfred
star-4
Knowledgeable, factual and entertaining.
Kevin_H
, May 2022
Very knowledgeable guide. Enjoyed standing in one area and having so many centuries in one place. Being in a small group made it so much better. Answered all our questions and kept us all entertained for the whole time.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks Kevin - yes, we keep the group small precisely so that everyone feels comfortable asking questions - and sometimes we can hopefully answer them! Best Alfred
star-5
Excellent
Mark_B
, May 2022
Very informative and interesting. Alfred kept it fun. Would highly recommend. Viator booking system is very easy to use
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for that - we want it to be fun as well as factual. Really pleased the booking experience was a breeze as well. Very best Alfred
star-5
Book this tour!
Jill_D
, Apr 2022
Alfred provided a delightful history of York on our walking tour that really enhanced my appreciation of the city. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting for the first time. It was the absolute highlight of our visit!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks Jill. It's really kind when people a) book the tour and b) encourage others to do likewise - we really appreciate it V best Alfred
star-5
York + Alfred = excellent combination
Sumit_B
, Apr 2022
Guide Alfred was simply extraordinary. The time passed without knowing. The talk was interactive and engaging
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks Sumit - it was a pleasure meeting you All best Alfred
star-5
Enjoyable and highly informative
Andrew_S
, Apr 2022
Great walking tour and highly informative. The highlight of our visit to York. A great tour guide (Alfred) with lots of knowledge presented in a very thoughtful way.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks Andrew - well, York has lots of highlights, so for our tour to be in among there is very flattering Alfred
star-5
Perfect 90 minutes
Edward_R
, Apr 2022
Alfred was an incredible source of history and knowledge. Didn’t just state facts but told stories which makes it so much more interesting. This is a must do if you’re in York.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Well, we endeavour to make sure the stories are factually correct; but yes, who'd rather listen to a bunch of facts without an interesting narrative to put them in. Many thanks Alfred
star-5
Great tour and recommend to all.
Liam_C
, Apr 2022
Great guide. New his stuff and kept all engaged. Great history and lopped round , very well planned amd delivered.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks Liam - much appreciated! Alfred
star-5
A brilliant tour
Guy_B
, Apr 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, Alfred was so knowledgeable and we learned a great deal about York s history that we wouldn’t have been able to find otherwise.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks very much indeed Guy; always pleased to hear if we showed visitors a side of things they might have missed otherwise; after all, there's a lot to take in in York V best Alfred

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