Half day in York


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Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (conversational)

2000 years of history

Everyone has heard of NEW York but not everyone knows of OLD York, the best preserved ancient city in England. Half a day is barely enough to see the major sites but we will do our best! A visit to the cathedral, known as York Minster is a must as it's the largest cathedral of its age in England. A walk on the ramparts, a tour of the labyrinthine old streets (shopping stops are allowed !) a visit to one of the many ancient parish churches, ruined abbeys, the Norman Clifford's Tower or one of the many museums. . it's your choice but I'll make sure you don't miss the many little curiosities hidden away in the alleys.
This tour can be extended to a Full Day in York or with an afternoon excursion to one of the nearby stately homes of Yorkshire. Please ask for a quotation.


The itinerary will be tailored to the interests and walking ability of the client. All the major sites of the city will be seen or visited including the cathedral, walls and ancient streets.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At any York city centre hotel, railway station or at a mutually convenient pre-arranged point in the city centre eg at the entrance to the cathedral.

End location: Back at the city centre hotel or at another downtown location the convenience of the client.

Duration: 4 hours


This is an easy walking tour. York is situated on a plain so there are no steep hills and most of the city centre is pedestrianised.

What’s Included

Full professional guide service for up to 4 hours on foot.
All the guide's expenses (traveling, meals, entrances)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

11 £ Sterling - £11.00 is the 2018 standard entry fee to York Minster , though there are reductions for over 65's, students and children under 16 are free.. Prices at other museums vary with the National Railway Museum being free of charge though a donation is asked.

What’s Extra

Entry fees to The Minster and any museum of your choice.
Meals, drinks etc.


None at all !

A Recent Review of this tour

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.
Bernie Thomas

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