Remember, remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot On the 5th November 1605 Guy Fawkes a citizen of York was discovered attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London. To understand why we need to start the story in York. York was home to Guy Fawkes and three of the main conspirators. On this tour you'll discover how the son of prominent Protestants became a Catholic revolutionary. You will see where Fawkes was born and baptised and visit his school. You will hear about Catholic Martyrs tortured and executed for their faith and how Guy Fawkes and his friends from York almost succeeded in changing history. And when you've heard what drove the conspirators you will join my colleague Natalie Kerrio on the banks of the River Thames to hear about the explosive events of 5th November 1605 and the events that followed A unique double York and London tour for the 5th November. A tour that will certainly go off with a bang!
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.
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 content creator.
The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator 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 content creator 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.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
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.