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Private Viking Walk of York
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Private Viking Walk of York

By York City Walls
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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from
$75.33
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$75.33
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-85
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English


  • Tour escort/host
  • Private walking tour
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Stop at Viking-themed bar in York (additional fee)
  • Entry/Admission - Jorvik Viking Centre
  • Entry/Admission - York Castle Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Clifford's Tower


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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 32407P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Private Viking Walk of York
  • 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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Private Viking Walk of York?
How much is Private Viking Walk of York?
Private Viking Walk of York price starts from $75.99. Discover and book Private Viking Walk of York on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Viking Walk of York cancellation policy?
Private Viking Walk of York cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Viking Walk of York on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Viking Walk of York?
Private Viking Walk of York is hosted by York City Walls. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact York City Walls on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Viking Walk of York on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 32407P3

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Roman Column
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    York City Walls
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    St. Mary's Abbey
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    York Minster
  • 3
    Jorvik Viking Centre
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Shambles
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    York Castle Museum
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Clifford's Tower
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Roadwarriors2
Roadwarriors2
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You must walk it all.
Hard to believe these walls are still standing. Walking around them made us visualize how they were able to protect
andyross47
andyross47
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Walked the walls
We walked the entire walls route for the first time (this was my 3rd visit to York). Really pleasant walk, but the
D5296DWwillh
D5296DWwillh
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Viking Of Essex Discovers York
This was back in May 2021. I had an incredible tour and learnt so much along the way. I would highly recommend and
TheBoatFella
TheBoatFella
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I would reccomend this.
Firstly the weather let us down - our photos could have been better with a bit more sun! Disappointing! But My Beau
Stay60995336617
Stay60995336617
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A rewarding walk
Gentle walk with primary school aged children, who enjoyed the variation, and the views. An excellent way to get y
kahiphdi
kahiphdi
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Nice walk on ancient city walls
My family walked the walls around York. It was a lovely walk with excellent votes of the Minster and other parts of
JSSAmber
JSSAmber
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Daffodils!
Entry onto the walls is (for able-bodied people) easy, frequent, and free. Some of the passages are narrow, so very
102magsb
102magsb
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City Walls
We didn't actually do a tour but walked some of the walls on our day out to York. Very interesting to see and we a
LostALot22
LostALot22
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The best ever
I walked all the walls early one morning. I encountered a few joggers but nobody else. It’s absolutely a highligh
PrestonGuild
PrestonGuild
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York City Walls
No need to do a private tour of the walls unless it is part of a walking tour. You can download an interactive map
benjamina32
benjamina32
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Nice relaxed walk
You can have a nice walk along the remains of the walk which cover about a half of the original length.. The curren
CBG2007
CBG2007
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Really interesting to walk
If you want to see the Centre of York, its worth a walk on the walls. They are free too. A great insight into the t
jenedc2016
jenedc2016
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Nice Walk Along the City Walls
York's medieval city walls are not complete but do, in sections, encompass much of the medieval city centre and wal
Galleus
Galleus
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An elevated stroll
Surprisingly hard to find at certain points, the York walls are nevertheless a fascinating way to view the city. Fr
david n
david n
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Pretty good overall
The walls don't extend the full length of York but enough for some fine views across the city particularly the sect
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Allison C
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Couples
Could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, interesting, passionate, friendly, energetic tour guide than John! We walked the entire fortress perimeter with him, walking and talking Roman, Norman, Viking history, new archeological finds, and city secrets. He appreciated and happily integrated our love of Netflix Vikings shows and their characters, differentiating between fact and fiction. So enjoyable! Thank you John! You were the best!
Written May 1, 2023
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Ken S
Rugby, UK871 contributions
Aug 2021
Although this tour was billed as a ‘Viking Tour of York’, it was actually much more covering the complete history of the city from Roman times through to the modern day.

John was very knowledgeable and knew his subject inside out. His commentary was both informative and interesting and he pitched it at exactly the right level for his audience.

An excellent tour and highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of the city.
Written August 17, 2021
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Carl P
Uttoxeter, UK2 contributions
John was an excellent tour guide. He was knowledgeable and friendly and we all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. His screen and paper maps of various time periods helped bring his information to life. My wife is writing a children's novel set in Viking England and this tour provided a great start to her research. Many Thanks.
Written July 1, 2021
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yorkwalls
thank you so much for the review I am reading the boudicca book to my children tonight they are really enjoying it! Hope to be in touch soon many thanks
Written July 7, 2021
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Drsusiefoster
York, UK51 contributions
We had a fascinating tour of a familiar place to us which kept us interested despite the freezing cold weather . We learnt a lot about York we didn’t know and like other reviewers I would say this tour covers vastly more about the history of York than just the Vikings.
The animations of historic buildings were really helpful to visualise what we were seeing when it was originally built.
Johns premise was that history is very subjective, being based on the viewpoints and agendas of whoever wrote it down. Which I agree with. But he also has quite strongly held opinions about early Christianity based on his own reading. As this is an area on which my husband has also read widely with different conclusions there were some uncomfortable moments. I think early on there was the opportunity for John to have tailored some of his talk to the audience which he probably missed.
I would highly recommend this tour but if you hold any strongly held religious belief be prepared for discomfort.
Highlights: The multifaceted tower.
Lowlight: God is a dog on a leash.
Written December 7, 2021
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cherlynnmed
Niceville, FL9 contributions
We started off on the York wall discussing the actual age of the wall and how the walls' shape was created from its history. We also discussed some anecdotal stories about the queen and her humor in regard to the wall. We learned about words and phrases that were created through ancient times. We then learned about the vikings' religion and their gods. It was an extremely interesting tour.
Written May 18, 2023
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KimA1979
Manchester, UK110 contributions
I booked this guided walk for me & my 13 year old who is mad on history & especially Vikings. It definitely did not disappoint. John our guide was very knowledgeable and made the walk fun as well as informative. We both came away knowing much more about the history of York than we’d known before. Thank you for a very enjoyable afternoon
Written June 1, 2021
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yorkwalls
thank you so much it was lovely to meet you both!
Written June 4, 2021
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Robert Snow
Makati, Philippines68 contributions
To begin, John is a very kind, accommodating and well mannered person. That, apart from his immense knowledge of the city’s history, Viking lore, and so much more, made this an incredible experience.

I would recommend this 100% if you’re in the hunt for someone dedicated enough to share his time and mastery of York’s history. Someone dedicated well beyond duty. He addrsssed all my questions, and regaled us with such glorious trivia as we walked the avenues, and walls of the city of York.

We ended up sharing a drink at Valhalla pub as he had a few moments before his next booking. Matt, the owner was very affable himself.

So, now you know, book this trip!

John! I’m looking forward to your interactive York game, it’s looking awesome!
Written June 2, 2019
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yorkwalls
thank you so much for the lovely review and it was one of the best tours we have ever done, it was a pleasure to spend time in your company, hope to see you again someday!
Written July 10, 2019
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Douglas L
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Great tour. John our guide was incredibly knowledgeable of the history of York and gave us a perspective we could not have gotten on a larger group tour. He catered the trip utilizing what we already knew and adding a whole layer of history on top. Highly recommended!
Written August 1, 2019
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yorkwalls
thank you for the lovely review, it was a pleasure spending a few hours in your company hope to see you again someday!
Written August 2, 2019
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Laura C
2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Walked this with my partner as he loves vikings and the tour guide John was brilliant, he knew what he was talking about and it was so interesting. He took us to some places I would never have known were there, would definitely recommend as we loved it.
Written April 5, 2023
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Aaron Reaney
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Couples
Me and my wife really enjoyed our walk with John our tour guide he was very knowledgeable of the history of york and nordic mythology, we really enjoyed seeing bits that we wouldn't have found otherwise and the history behind places. I would highly recommend booking a tour we are already thinking of doing another one in future
Written February 18, 2023
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