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Free Walking Tour York

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Free Walking Tour York

Our guide was Alison, a fantasic guide who was chatty, funny and very friendly. She explained... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jackie H
Wander aimlessly...or take a tour!

These tours are run by around 90 volunteers, and (during peak season) run three times a day (10:15... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Barkly K
Brisbane, Australia
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1 Museum Street | AVG Information Desk, York YO1 7DT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide was Alison, a fantasic guide who was chatty, funny and very friendly. She explained everything about the history of York in a way that was both memorable and not too complicated for anyone that has never studied English history, The walk itself was...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 2 days ago

These tours are run by around 90 volunteers, and (during peak season) run three times a day (10:15, 13:15 & 18:15) from Exhibition Square. Simply sign up in the square. Depending on your guide and group it takes minimum 2hrs. We had the lovely "Roger",...More

Thank Barkly K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

John took us on an amazing walking tour round York. He was very knowledgeable about York and it's history and brought the past to life. This was much better than just walking around by ourselves as John took us to some places we would never...More

Thank LinsSan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Brilliant tour with a lovely guide who does it because she loved York . Had a great walk exploring two different areas of the city and places I would not have noticed with the history explained. I thoroughly enjoyed this and highly recommend.

Thank Gabrielle B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative and quite an easy walk, duration approx 2hrs. Learned a lot about the Roman history of York.

Thank TantDavid
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we had already walked around the city on our own the evening before, this tour gave us lots of information about the history. Topics ranged from the Romans, through the invasions of the Angles and the Vikings, what William the Conqueror did, Henry VIII,...More

Thank DramaQueen55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The times of this tour vary -- it used to be (I think) twice a day with the second tour at 2 but NOW it is at 1:00 or 1:30 and sometimes there is an evening tour. It's well worth doing. Our guide was excellent...More

1  Thank Ready2Go2008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enjoyable tour that covers York highlights. Richard, our guide, set the context of what we were seeing by explaining where it fit in the city's history. I really appreciated the summary of this history provided at the start of the tour. Richard's passion for...More

Thank RafMoles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great tour. The guide was really knowledgeable and did a great job summarizing York history in three hours. Definitely recommend it!

Thank Geraldine A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoy the free walking tours and this one was very good. The guide was very knowledgeable and really enjoyed this tour. Walked on the wall, went down "Diagon Alley" the street used for Harry Potter and enjoyed the long history of this area....More

1  Thank Rhonda A
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