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Private Ghost Tour of York

Private Ghost Tour of York
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96% of travelers recommend this experience
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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
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: 32407P2
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
  • Traveler 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
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers 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
  • Traveler 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
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers 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: Jun 12, 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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5.0
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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 September 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Olivia-Jane
7 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
John was absolutely amazing! Very knowledgeable and so lovely. Me and my partner had the best time ever walking around York learning about it’s beautiful history and it’s spooky stories. If you are into the romans, vikings and their restless spirits I would highly recommend this trip. All real facts and real excitement. We will be back next year with our young plus one! Thank you John

Liv&Zac xo
Written September 2, 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 October 31, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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 October 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 October 10, 2021
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neil s
1 contribution
We scheduled a ghost tour of York with John at 7:00 pm on 29 April. I have the confirmation to verifying this. At approximately 4:45 I received an email telling me that the tour was now starting at 6:00 pm. We were unable to make that work because it conflicted with existing dinner reservations. I reached out to John via email. He did not respond. I called him. He did not answer. Finally the hotel concierge contacted him by phone. The concierge said “John was stubborn and unwilling to be helpful”.
To say the least my wife and I were very disappointed. I suggest that Trip Advisor drop him as a tour guide.
Written April 30, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
yorkwalls
Neil, I am very concered to read this review particularly, as this is a complete pack of lies. Fortunately we have an email trail of all correspondance, and I will flag this with trip advisor today and have no issue resolving this with you, however I will not stand for false representation. As with all our tours we offer flexible starting times, Just to confirm - the tour was booked in and you were messaged on 3 separate occasions by our company to confirm a suggested start time, all of which were ignored by you. I finally messaged you on the day as we had other tours on and stated a start time of 6pm, again which was ignored. I only received a message from the concierge at the hotel, less than 45 minutes before the tour was due to start. I will also take this up with Brian the concierge as at no point was I stubborn and unwilling to be helpful. Quite the opposite- we even contacted you and asked about moving the tour to the next day. If you wish to book in a tour and then completely ignore all messages from us then there is very little we can do. The issue is that you decided, for your own reasons, to ignore all attempts to communicate with you. This is your prerogagive but to suggest otherwise is fraudulent and I will not stand for it. I will be reporting this issue to Trip Advisor and flag this review for removal.
Written May 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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 September 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kimberley S
Portsmouth, UK10 contributions
Aug 2018
Myself and my mum booked a private tour after seeing some poor reviews on the commercialised group tours. We were not disappointed - John was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot about the history of York as well which was really interesting and informative. He has a laid back relaxed attitude which made the tour fun and he went the extra mile with the tour running over the 2 hours and then insisting he walked us back to our accomodation for safety. He is clearly passionate about the subject and I would definitely recommend his tour - we both really enjoyed it.
Written August 3, 2018
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Tom O
Kendal, UK16 contributions
Fantastic tour with John. History based with links to various ghost stories. Clearly passionate about what he does and clearly knows his stuff, learnt so much and all done with a lighthearted easy manner. So glad we chose this rather than one of the theatrical tours! Thanks for a really enjoyable and educational couple of hours!!!
Written June 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
yorkwalls
thank you so much it was lovely to meet you!!
Written June 27, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris H
6 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 May 6, 2021
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Mark H
Cannock, UK28 contributions
My wife and I booked this tour based on Tripadvisor reviews. They were spot on. John is a very knowledgeable guide and his tour is expertly put together mixing the ghost stories into the history of York seamlessly. We thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend to any visitors of York.
Written August 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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acs1984
acs1984
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Great walk
We walked right around the city walls and enjoyed it. Our 3 year old even managed it. You have to be careful though
SaraRichardsUK
SaraRichardsUK
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Good way to see the history of the city
Fantastic way to get a view of the city and its history. Just be careful to keep an eye on where you're going - lot
louisej856
louisej856
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Great way to see the city
If you’ve got a couple of hours to spare, there is no better way to see the city than a walk along the old walls.
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W5683GUgabrielled
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Good Views At Certain Parts
We enjoyed walking the wall. However I would recommend that you only walk around the areas that are pretty close to
J_pz_12
J_pz_12
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Do it for Yorkshire
Excellent way to view York City. I was able to walk along without passing anyone else. This is a great for a leisu
LesleyM1461
LesleyM1461
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GREAT WAY TO SEE THE OLD TOWN
If you are in York, do the walls. It is a 4km walk around the old town and barring a couple of stretches, it is on
malcolmn74
malcolmn74
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Great way to start your York visit
Our guide was very informative and friendly. The tour was not rushed and gave us a good appreciation of the Cities
maz6423
maz6423
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A must visit attraction.
What is there not to like its free. Pick up a map or down load one, just walk and soak up the history. Make sure yo
PerpetualVisitor
PerpetualVisitor
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Hidden gem
We found a small cafe over a gate into the old town (opposite Waitrose). It was well worth visiting.
Tracey B
Tracey B
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Such a lovely walk!
You absolutely have to do the walls of you visit York. Not only because they're so rare and well maintained, but be
D2625WDstevenp
D2625WDstevenp
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Private walking tour of York
This private walking tour was the greatest introduction to York we could have asked for. John was so welcoming, kno
Michael P
Michael P
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Free activity with great views of York.
A peaceful and beautiful way to walk between the north and south parts of the city centre. Probably the most comple
grafran
grafran
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Slightly disappointing
This is obviously one of the main attractions in this lovely city, but we were not overly impressed. There are a co
Paul J
Paul J
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A great way to see York
We actually stumbled on a tower entrance across the town when going to a laundry, and walked counter clockwise arou
Manyanhaire
Manyanhaire
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My first time in York
I did this just an hour b4 sunset on 12/3/2022. I used my watch for navigation. At first I did not realise that I h
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