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. Afterwards we’ll take you for a traditional English lunch in the house Guy Fawkes was born in. 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.
River Ouse and Foss
York City Walls
Birthplace of Guy Fawkes
Native British Mandarin-speaking guide with York Minster guide accreditation
Lunch in a traditional British pub
York Minster Admission
Transport to/from the tour start/end point
Max 15 customers per guide
Our half-day walking tours are approximately 3 hours long
This tour starts from York Train Station
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
If you would like to extend your half-day tour into a full day tour, please let us know when enquiring and we will be happy to accommodate.
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.