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Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour provided by Footprints Tours York

Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour

Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour
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About
This private 2-hour walking tour is tailored to what you want to see, ensuring you make the most of your time in the beautiful city of York.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Agree a departure time, and meet your guide in central York. Let them know what you’d like to see: your itinerary can be tailored from start to finish around your preferences and any themes of interest. Any entrance fees are at your own expense. Then, set off into the history-infused streets, hearing about York’s Roman, Anglo Saxon, Viking, and Norman history. Whatever you choose to see, your guide will proffer interesting background on the sights that’s illuminating and enjoyable. Perhaps visit York Minster, one of the world’s most stunning Gothic cathedrals, and admire Clifford’s Tower, the last remnant of York Castle. Alternatively, just meander through the timeworn cobbled streets, stopping to see and learn about landmarks like the City Gates, 16th-century St. William’s College, and St. Mary’s Abbey, the ruins of one England’s wealthiest medieval Benedictine monasteries. You may want to dip into York Castle Museum or the Yorkshire Museum, or call at the Jorvik Viking Centre to learn about 9th-century Viking life. Many guides are also involved with York University, so if you wish, can provide you with insight into the university’s workings and history. After two hours, your tour concludes in the city center when your guide departs.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Agree a departure time, and meet your guide in central York. Let them know what you’d like to see: your itinerary can be tailored from start to finish around your preferences and any themes of interest. Any entrance fees are at your own expense. Then, set off into the history-infused streets, hearing about York’s Roman, Anglo Saxon, Viking, and Norman history. Whatever you choose to see, your guide will proffer interesting background on the sights that’s illuminating and enjoyable. Perhaps visit York Minster, one of the world’s most stunning Gothic cathedrals, and admire Clifford’s Tower, the last remnant of York Castle. Alternatively, just meander through the timeworn cobbled streets, stopping to see and learn about landmarks like the City Gates, 16th-century St. William’s College, and St. Mary’s Abbey, the ruins of one England’s wealthiest medieval Benedictine monasteries. You may want to dip into York Castle Museum or the Yorkshire Museum, or call at the Jorvik Viking Centre to learn about 9th-century Viking life. Many guides are also involved with York University, so if you wish, can provide you with insight into the university’s workings and history. After two hours, your tour concludes in the city center when your guide departs.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 22673P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - York Minster
  • Entry/Admission - King's Manor
  • Entry/Admission - Multangular Tower
  • Entry/Admission - York Observatory
  • Entry/Admission - Monk Bar
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 49 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW, UK Please meet your guide at 49 Stonegate outside a shop called Links of London.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - York Minster
  • Entry/Admission - King's Manor
  • Entry/Admission - Multangular Tower
  • Entry/Admission - York Observatory
  • Entry/Admission - Monk Bar
Departure details
  • 49 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW, UK Please meet your guide at 49 Stonegate outside a shop called Links of London.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    49 Stonegate
    49 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW, UK
    Please meet your guide at 49 Stonegate outside a shop called Links of London.
    See address & details
  • 1
    York Minster
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    King's Manor
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Multangular Tower
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    St. Mary's Abbey
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    York Observatory
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    York City Walls
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Monk Bar
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 8
    Shambles
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Hazel B
St. Albans, UK1 contribution
Fantastic family activity
Sep 2019
Jade was our guide and she was great. We were half hour late due to St Giles Fair traffic issues but she very rapidly rejigged her planned route to get in everything we had wanted to see. So glad we did it as it was a great introduction to the City. As a student at Oxford, Jade had a real hands on knowledge of both current and particularly historic facts about the key landmarks and little nooks and crannies. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Written September 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Conor
Staines, UK2 contributions
2 hour walking tour
Our guide Jack made the tour so interesting, we learned a lot and his humour with the facts made it a great experience. A must do if you're in Oxford for the day and want to make the most of what's around you.
Written August 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Road06461464952
Thank you for this awesome review of Jack's tour. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Footprints Tours
Written August 26, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

atishs4u
Navi Mumbai, India3 contributions
Walking tour with Jo....
Jul 2019 • Friends
We had a amazing 2 hour walking tour and v must say our guide JO was best.... She was telling everything with her heart in it.... V really loved the way she started and completed the tour.... God bless her....thank you... personally I will make sure I come back with my kids and take the tour once again...
Written August 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Road06461464952
Thank you for this review. Were so glad you had a good time with Jo and will pass on your kind words. We look forward to hosting you in another of our historic cities again soon.
Written August 5, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrew K
2 contributions
My experience
Jul 2019 • Family
A great time had on the tour when we visited from Dublin Ireland. Our tour guide Trevor was excellent and very insightful
Written July 28, 2019
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Road06461464952
We're so glad you enjoyed this tour with Trevor! Thanks for the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to one of our historic cities again soon! Footprints Tours
Written August 10, 2019
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AngelaMC62
Townsville, Australia195 contributions
Fantastic Tour
Jun 2019 • Couples
What a wonderful way to see Oxford. Worth doing and the two hours go very quickly. We did approximately 5000 steps so not too arduous. We loved all the facts and history and enjoyed viewing the historic buildings. Would definitely recommend this.
Written June 8, 2019
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Road06461464952
Thanks for this great review of your York tour! Footprints
Written August 26, 2019
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Marie F
Greenville, DE27 contributions
GREAT Oxford Walking Tour
Apr 2019 • Family
My family took a day trip to Oxford for a private tour with Footprints in early April. We loved the pretty town of Oxford, its history, the many fun and informative stories about the colleges, and our pie & pint at the ancient, hidden Turf Tavern, recommended by our charming student-guide, the fabulous Freddie! We enjoyed our experience with Freddie so much that we have decided to give our neighbors a private tour of Oxford in June (hopefully with Freddie if he's in Oxford for the summer) as our anniversary gift to them. Our tour was truly one of our best experiences we had in the UK. We absolutely loved it! Cheers and best of luck with exams, Freddie!!! Thanks also for taking some wonderful photos of our family on our walking tour.
Written April 25, 2019
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Road06461464952
Thanks for this great review. We will pass this onto Freddie - and were so glad to hear he's a great photographer too! Looking forward to welcoming you back onto one of our tours again soon. Footprints Tours
Written June 9, 2019
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MikePShropshire
Bridgnorth, UK277 contributions
Great Couple of hours
We booked the 2 hour free walking tour of Oxford on 19 April and it was a great way to see the centre and hear about the university system.
Our guide was Adam Towers who did a great job especially as there were at least 20 in the group.
Adam's patter was informative as well as amusing which all helped to make it special.
Written April 19, 2019
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Road06461464952
Thanks for this review : ). Well pass that onto Adam. We're sure he'll be very flattered.
Written June 9, 2019
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Jaseypace
4 contributions
Footprints Free Tour
Great! Worth doing! Donations at end. Really informative. The time flies by. Could be improved maybe by seeing the grounds of more colleges.
Written March 28, 2019
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Road06461464952
Thanks for this great review of our York tours. It is always to use to receive this lovely feedback, and also hear what you would like to see more of. We will explore increasing college viewings en route. Do let us know if you're passing through one of our other historic cities soon : ) Footprints Tours
Written May 25, 2019
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Millerx5
Allen, TX20 contributions
History made interesting!
Mar 2018 • Couples
We greatly enjoyed our walking tour of York. Our guide met us promptly at our hotel at the scheduled time - can't get much more convenient.
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and moved at a quick enough pace to see the whole city, but not so quickly that we couldn't ask questions and spend more time at things which interested us.
I would highly recommend this as a "first thing" to do. It really gives you your bearings of the town and helps plan out the rest of your stay.
Written March 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Millerx5 Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We all appreciate your kind words about your tour. We hope to see you again soon. Team Footprints
Written April 23, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Very good tour and great tour guide Emily
We had a great time exploring the city and the tour guide Emily was very friendly and very knowledgeable. Would def
Maureen W
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This is a must to see it.
This is such a beautiful building. If you spend a for whole week just looking around, you still would n't see all
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Very Interesting
Thanks, enjoyed ourselves Lots of information on history and anecdotes about olde York Avoided massive ques for M
msvetlane
msvetlane
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Great tour
Absolutely loved it! great value for money as well for what was a private tour just for two of us; the price includ
Catherine M
Catherine M
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Great tour!
The tour was great, we learned so much and our guide was terrific! We kept moving so there wasn’t a lot of time to
jazmintanya
jazmintanya
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Good free tour!
Tour was as expected, despite the rain! Very glad our tour guide managed to find so much shelter for us. Very knowl
McWhiskers
McWhiskers
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Enthusuastic and informative guide.
We did the 2 hour tour with Irmine and are glad for it. She is enthusiastic about history and about York and provi
Uhdcfc
Uhdcfc
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Superb
We had a tour with a lovely young French girl, who happens to have a Scottish boyfriend. She was excellent thorough
marilyn106
marilyn106
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York free 2-hour walking tour
Very enjoyable tour with Irmine, covering most of the places in York that you don't want to miss. You'll have a goo
pdilip50
pdilip50
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York Walking tour
Enjoyed the 2 hour York walking tour with Simon, covered most of the locations with interesting nuggets. Recommende
Natalia C
Natalia C
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Awesome walking tour with Simon
We had a free 2h walking tour on Sunday morning with Simon who was very professional and knowledgeable. We really e
OxfordSutton
OxfordSutton
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Great tour with Simon
Spent a very enjoyable two hours this morning being guided around the sights of York by Simon on the free tour. Sim
EMH-Dunfermline
EMH-Dunfermline
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Fab free tour
Tour with Ermine who is an archaeological student - she is very knowledgable and really friendly. Fantastic introdu
Curious579046
Curious579046
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Free 2 hour walking tour of York - excellent
We had a fantastic tour of York with Ermine. Full of fun historical facts & taking in the best sights! It was great
Tandeman
Tandeman
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York’s highlights....
Our guide was Simon, very knowledgable and had a sense of humour. Great pace, very interesting and the sun shined (
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