Half day in York


Tour Number

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.

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

10 £ Sterling - £10.00 is the 2016 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

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

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