Our York tour is available every Friday and Saturday to anyone who wants to join and does not wish to have a private tour. Our public tours are tours which anyone can sign up to, and will be shared with a maximum of 15 people per guide.
This tour starts every Friday and Saturday at 10:00 from York train station. Places must be booked and confirmed in advance. This tour requires a minimum of 5 people or the financial equivalent thereof in order to run.
York – a medieval city known for its world-class cathedral and historic buildings. We will take you on a full walking tour of the city, visiting the street so atmospheric it was used in the Harry Potter films, and York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. After a drink in a traditional British pub we’ll show you around York’s city walls and tell you about the history and even the ghosts of York!
There will also be plenty of time for shopping or relaxing in one of York’s many coffee shops and your guide will be happy to point you in the direction of the best stores or more attractions.
Native British Mandarin-speaking guide throughout.
Drink in a traditional British pub.
Entrance to York Minster.
Transport to/from the tour start/end point.
Max 15 customers per guide.
Our half-day walking tours are approximately 2-3 hours long.
£45 per person.
To reserve a place on this tour please use the form on this page. Please note bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the tour start time. Any enquiries made after this cannot be guaranteed places on the tour. For last minute reservations please call 07480735777.
We offer 100% refunds if a reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) prior to the scheduled tour. We cannot offer refunds for any reason once within 72 hours of the scheduled tour.
Tour is subject to availability and we will contact you via email to confirm your place on this tour. If we are unable to run the tour we will issue a full refund.
This tour starts every Friday and Saturday from York Train Station at 10:00.
This is a walking tour so we recommend you wear a pair of comfortable shoes you are happy walking in for a prolonged period of time.
All tours operate rain or shine, and are only cancelled at the discretion of our guides. For tours that operate in wet weather, we do recommend guests come dressed appropriately with a rain coat, umbrella and waterproof shoes.
More general details about our tours can be found here.
Although transport is not included in our half-day city walking tours, all tour locations can be easily accessed from London or other nearby cities by train or private vehicle.
Depart from London Kings Cross Station or Edinburgh Waverley Station
Arrive at York Station
Length of journey: 2-2.5hr (from London), 2-3hr (from Edinburgh)
Approx cost of return ticket: £110 (London), £90 (Edinburgh)
Train tickets can be booked in advance online here, or you can buy tickets on the day at the train station. Buying tickets in advance online may help you to save money, but please note some of these tickets are less flexible and require you to travel at specific times. We also provide a train ticket booking service, which saves you the hassle and helps you to book the tickets right for you. Simply mention that you would like train tickets arranged when submitting the form below.
If you would prefer to travel by private vehicle with your own driver, we can also arrange this for you. Simply mention that you would like private vehicle and driver arranged when submitting the form below. Please note, driving times can be significantly longer than train times.