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Free Walking Tour York

#14 of 95 Tours in York
York, United Kingdom
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n s wrote a review Jun 14
Leicestershire, United Kingdom13 contributions6 helpful votes
This is a free walking tour by AVG. they hold walking tour at 10.15am and 3p. Our guide was Richard and he was an excellent source of information on history of york. I don’t think we would have seen or learnt so much about York, without Richard. Please do book this walking guide as not only will you be informed of the excellent background history of york but also will visit major attractions from york minster to the shambles. Unlike other tours they do not ask for tips. Thank you it’s hard for your time and knowledge.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Andrew699 wrote a review Jun 6
Derby, United Kingdom15 contributions3 helpful votes
Definitely book one of these tours if you are visiting York. The guides are hugely enthusiastic and want to share their love of York and its history with you. The tour takes about 2 hours, but there isn't too much walking involved (York city centre is pretty small). The history of York was covered from the Romans to the Tudors to the Second World War. Strangest part was at the end when the tour guide simply said goodbye and walked away. No payment or tip was expected. This really is a free tour of York.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Kelly S wrote a review Jun 4
Hereford, United Kingdom49 contributions19 helpful votes
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A great morning well spent with Mick. We have visited York before but saw many things we never would have found by ourselves.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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scottsevesham wrote a review May 2021
Evesham, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
informative enthusiastic volunteer Richard A gave us local knowledge regarding Roman to Viking to King richard 111, gossip and gothic, historic and hysteria!! Excellent and free
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Date of experience: April 2021
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NickofSurrey wrote a review May 2021
Surrey, United Kingdom574 contributions138 helpful votes
As first time visitors to this very attractive city, our tour was presented by Colin who gave us the full history from Roman Times through to the expansion of the railways. Very informative. Hadn't known that York was a major trading centre for wool in the middle ages, English wool being high in demand, which was subsequently exported to Europe on boats via the Ouse and Humber across the north sea to the Rhine and into the heart of the continent. This was much quicker than taking the product across land to the south coast and then across to france. Definitely recommend
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Date of experience: May 2021
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