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Durham City Half Day Tour provided by Iles Tours Durham

Durham City Half Day Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Group size:
15
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Group size:
    15
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Durham is one of the most famous cities in Northern England, set among the magnificent Cathedral of Blessed Mary the Virgin and St. Cuthbert of Durham and the city’s imposing Castle. This tour gives you an in-depth introduction to Durham, which has grown around the shrine of its Anglo-Saxon saint, St. Cuthbert, and the influence of the mighty Prince Bishops. We’ll guide you through the city and then take you to the grand Romanesque cathedral – often described as the greatest Cathedral in England – explaining the architecture and history of the building. Then, you’ll discover why this cathedral is a UNESCO world heritage site due to its incredible beauty! Please contact us for details of solo traveler bookings. What 3 Words starting location: ///shed.librarian.when
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10078P13
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Durham Cathedral
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Railway Station bus, Durham DH1 4RB, UK We will meet customers outside the front of Durham Train Station on the station approach. Your guide will be stood there prior to the tour wearing Iles Tours branded clothing. We ask for all customers to ensure that they have a contact phone number for the tour.
  • Cathedral, Durham DH1 3EP, UK After having a guided tour around Durham Cathedral we will finish outside the Cathedral.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • We require a contact Mobile/cell phone for all customers to contact you on the day of your tour. This will ensure we can inform you of changes to meeting point or other information prior to your tour.
  • Please contact us about any disabilities your group may have. We are able to customise tours for wheelchair and vision impairment
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Due to COVID-19 we ask all customers to maintain social distancing as per the United Kingdom Government guidelines
  • Please contact us prior to booking if you have any health issues that you are worried would impact on your experience of the tour.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Durham Cathedral
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Railway Station bus, Durham DH1 4RB, UK We will meet customers outside the front of Durham Train Station on the station approach. Your guide will be stood there prior to the tour wearing Iles Tours branded clothing. We ask for all customers to ensure that they have a contact phone number for the tour.
  • Cathedral, Durham DH1 3EP, UK After having a guided tour around Durham Cathedral we will finish outside the Cathedral.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Cathedral, Durham DH1 3EP, UK After having a guided tour around Durham Cathedral we will finish outside the Cathedral.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • We require a contact Mobile/cell phone for all customers to contact you on the day of your tour. This will ensure we can inform you of changes to meeting point or other information prior to your tour.
  • Please contact us about any disabilities your group may have. We are able to customise tours for wheelchair and vision impairment
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Due to COVID-19 we ask all customers to maintain social distancing as per the United Kingdom Government guidelines
  • Please contact us prior to booking if you have any health issues that you are worried would impact on your experience of the tour.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Railway Station bus
    Durham DH1 4RB, UK
    We will meet customers outside the front of Durham Train Station on the station approach. Your guide will be stood there prior to the tour wearing Iles Tours branded clothing. We ask for all customers to ensure that they have a contact phone number for the tour.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Durham
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Framwellgate Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Durham Market Hall
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Elvet Bridge
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Durham Cathedral
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Cathedral
    Durham DH1 3EP, UK
    After having a guided tour around Durham Cathedral we will finish outside the Cathedral.
    See address & details
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OtavaloHerewecome
Silver Spring, Maryland36 contributions
Aug 2019
We absolutely loved Durham. From the minute we got off the train, Alex pointed out interesting sites and gave us all of the history. We enjoyed every moment of it. The cathedral was incredible. Highly recommended.
Written August 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wrightdebra54
New Port Richey, FL11 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
I do extensive research on finding the right guide as we travel as I rely on a mobility scooter to get around. This can be quite a problem in many historical cities that are just not handicap accessible. I corresponded with quite a few different tour companies for our visit to Durham. I am so glad we booked a private tour with Alex's Iles Tours. Alex met us in the lobby of our hotel for our half day tour of the city and off we went. He was exceptional at explaining the importance of Durham and it's place in Britain's story. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about history. I had no problems as we made our way through the city to visit it's jewel, the Cathedral, with Alex teaching us about the city as we went. Once inside, he had planned the visit so I was able to use ramps to see all parts of the magnificent testament to faith. We then visited the Open Treasure exhibit within the Cathedral with it's outstanding collection of artifacts with Alex explaining their importance. The exhibit is very accessible with elevators available.
We had a wonderful day with Alex. He is just a lovely man. I wish we had booked more tours with him as he covers much of the North not just Durham and Newcastle.
Written October 31, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Iles Tours Durham
M S
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Brilliant Tour
Brilliant walking tour of Durham - we thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of the area from the Ice Age on
PhysicalDave
PhysicalDave
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Amazing Walking Tour of Durham
This was the perfect socially distanced way to see Durham and learn loads about the City, on our first ever visit.
Frankiebloke
Frankiebloke
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Stroll around Durham
Very informative trip around Durham by Alex. really puts all the jigsaw pieces together to understand how Durham ar
DtotheE
DtotheE
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Excellent experience
Fun and very informative tour. Alex has great passion and knowledge of the area and the history. This was a wonderf
DavidHarrison71
DavidHarrison71
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A delightful experience - definitely worth it
Alex is an outstanding guide to this wonderful place. He's a great and entertainment speaker, but equally important
Isaac S
Isaac S
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Excellent
Very interesting and informative tour of Durham with a friendly and knowledgeable host. Absolutely loved it!
emmajA405FT
emmajA405FT
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Nothing to fault
Amazing depth of knowledge & a really friendly tour guide who clearly had a passion for his work! Highly recommend
ALEXANDERM4486
ALEXANDERM4486
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In-depth knowledge throughout
Alex doesn't just know his stuff; he knows everybody's stuff from pre-Roman days to the present. Brilliant tour.
260nigels
260nigels
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A truly great tour.
This was the perfect tour. Informative, broad in subject, deep in knowledge and full of fascinating facts and anecd
joseiskander
joseiskander
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Such a good tour guide
He showed me all the nice Durham history. It was really insighful and he was really good at answering all my questi
dad935
dad935
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A must do tour if visiting the area !!
I recently moved up to the North East and had heard a lot about Durham City so i thought i would go see it for myse
Jan K
Jan K
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Interesting and informative afternoon in Durham - we learned a lot.
Alex is a very accommodating and knowledgeable guide and we spent a thoroughly enjoyable two and a half hours learn
saramB5865UQ
saramB5865UQ
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Great tour with a true historian
I chose this tour for two reasons: (1) our guide would meet us at the train station entrance, and (2) my husband wa
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