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York - A walk through York - England's most beautiful city

A walk through York - England's most beautiful city

(189 reviews)
City Centre, York, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

York is world famous for its glorious medieval buildings and its charming characterful ancient streets. This tour takes you through the heart of the medieval city, allowing you to enjoy sights within the best-preserved city walls in Britain. You will journey through the medieval city, weaving through the narrow streets and secret alleyways. Along the route you will experience the best of York including the spectacular Shambles and of course topped off by a leisurely look at York Minster, the largest and finest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. As you journey through the ancient city John, your guide, will bring the city to life with history, stories and insights about life in England's second city. The tour will leave you with a lasting connection to what has been repeatedly described as England's most beautiful city. Come and take a walk through York.

Meet your local guide


Take a walk with John through the ancient streets of York. John is a natural storyteller with a wealth of knowledge about the city. He will help you to make a connection with the beautiful city that will stay with you. His passion for his home city of York shines through as he shares his thoughts on the city, its’ history, stories, fascinating characters and quirks. John’s enthusiasm and his ability to entertain and explain will guarantee you a memorable and intimate experience.

John has been guiding since Jul 1995

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to York with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from York. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Iva G.

11 April 2021

Well planned, professional, much enjoyed, thanks John!

Carol M.

10 April 2021

Great tour guide, knows his stuff. Thankyou

David and Wendy h.

10 April 2021

Thankyou for an excellent tour. We certainly learnt a thing or two.

Jennifer M.

10 April 2021

Thought I was unlikely to see York again for a long time, but your trip brought it to me. The Shambles without many people. Wow. I had forgotten about the bells and silence for the Duke of Edinburgh. You did that brilliantly. Many thanks.

Elizabeth H.

10 April 2021

Excellent guide. Wonderful tour.

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