Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in York, England, United Kingdom by Tour Guide Michael B.

Tour: Half day in York

Michael B.
  York, England, United Kingdom
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Marjorie Stanford

United States
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Tour: #17318, Half day in York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Michael has extensive knowledge of British history, and is able to present it in a way that is engaging -not just a recitation of facts. He also has a great sense of humor, and we enjoyed his stories. Four hours cannot begin to do justice to York, but Michael helped us to build a good foundation for the rest of our stay.

Lewana Shearer

United Kingdom
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Tour: #17318, Half day in York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 29/19

I explained to Mr. Michael that I am 70 yrs old with an arthritic hip. He crafted his tour so that walking was less necessary. For example he brought a folio of photos and renderings of the fort as it was in 1450 so that I did not have to climb over 200 steps that were straight up. The Minister Abbey was under construction but Michael was able to show me interesting things unique to the Minister. Finally he escorted me back to the train station, found the right train and stayed until I boarded. Finall

Gail Edie

United States
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Tour: #17318, Half day in York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 9/19

Mike did an excellent job of giving us the York Minster highlights, as well as sights along the way, and took us through back alleys we would not have found on our own. He was well versed in history, obviously experienced, and genial.

Valerie Carlson

COLUMBUS, OHIO, United States
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Tour: #17318, Half day in York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

We spent a fantastic afternoon touring York with Michael! He was very experienced, knowledgeable, friendly, punctual and prepared. We learned a lot and felt like old friends by the end of the 4-hour tour. We would highly recommend hiring Michael to anyone traveling to Yorkshire.

Bernie Thomas

United States
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Tour: #17318, Half day in York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 14/18

We could not have asked for a better guide than Michael, who spent about 4 hours showing us the sites of York. We visited Yorkminster, the Shambles and most all other not-to-be-missed sites in York. Highly recommend Michael.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I couldn't have had nicer clients either . Many thanks, Michael

Michael Baxter

NSW, 2290, Australia
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Tour: #17318, Half day in York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 17/17

Great job Mike....there's not much about York that you don't know.!

Lenny Aron

United States
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Tour: #17318, Half day in York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 30/16

Michael was very informative on numerous subjects related to the city of York and kept us totally engaged during the entire tour. Additionally, Michael was very friendly and easy to be with.

Stephen C.

Boca Raton, FL, United States
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Tour: #17318, Half day in York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 28/16

Jack M.

United States
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Tour: #17318, Half day in York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 30/16

Michael's knowledge of the history of York, including even the lineage of archbishops listed in the minster, was extremely impressive. He selected just the right places to visit to give us a very good idea of the history and essence of York in a half-day tour. He was obviously well known to the locals--even the "purple man" in the middle of town who was raising money for Syrian refugee children. He was also very helpful in advising us on train schedules from Leeds to York.

Bob Beavers

United States
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Tour: #17318, Half day in York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 21/16

Michael was friendly, humorous and knowledgable. We enjoyed how he included us by asking questions and making us think about what we were viewing. Also, he let us help him in choosing what we wanted to see. Delightful tour!!!

Margaret Ellis

United States
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Tour: #17318, Half day in York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 29/16

Michael was very versatile and adapted his itinerary according to our interests; his factual knowledge is extensive and wide-ranging. He is personable and diplomatic, our experience was like taking an energetic walk-about with an enthusiastic friend.

Chatral A'dzé

United States
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Tour: #17318, Half day in York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 12/14

Michael was knowledgable, fun and flexible. He knew the history, the people, and the literary associations of York. And he knew a great place for lunch. We were a party of 2 older adults and two younger adults, and we all enjoyed Michael's guidesmanship.

Margo Ramage

United States
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Tour: #17318, Seven hours in York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 18/14

Michael was a wonderful guide for our day in York. It was the Friday before Easter which limited our times and itinerary. However, Michael worked around the church services and other interruption so we did not miss a thing. I also want to mention that I was traveling with my elderly Aunt who needed periodic breaks from walking and Michael was extra considerate of her special needs. Although we were exhausted at the end of the day, it was a good exhausted. I highly recommend Michael.

Rosalind Swart

United States
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Tour: #17318, Half day in York, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 16/13

Michael was very knowledgable and very helpful. He even picked us up at the train station, and then took luggage to our hotel. He was very flexible and geared the tour to our interests. Guides like Michael make us want to use ToursByLocals again.

Jenine Callahan

United States
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Tour: #17318, Half day in York. A customised tour for the clients of Janine Callahan, York, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 28/13

I booked this tour for very good clients that were very interested in York - this was part of a 22 day trip to the UK and this was their favorite tour. Michael could not have been more knowledgeable, helpful or nicer. I will be booking tours with him again.