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York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

1. York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

York is a city with over 2000 years of history to explore, choose your own adventure in this amazing city. After purchase, your York City Pass gives you free entry to over 20 attractions in York.  Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in York and see the best of the city. You can visit Jorvik Viking Centre, York Dungeon, York Minster, Barley Hall, and more. You can also hop on the City Sightseeing Bus or the York City Cruises. With a variety of different options of things to do in see, you can thoroughly explore York. The York Pass also gives you discounts on taxi fares, BOBH day trips from York, Mountain Goat Tours, City Cruises Evening Tour, York Cycling Tour, escape rooms, and ghost walks. Inclusions: • The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre • Barley Hall • Bedern Hall • Beningbrough Hall • Clifford’s Tower • DIG • Fairfax House • Golden Tours York 24-hour ticket • Jorvik Viking Centre • Mansion House • Merchant Adventurers’ Hall • Railway Museum Road Train • Roman Bath • The Hilt Axe Experience • The City Walls Experience • Treasurer’s House • Van Gogh Experience • York Army Museum • York City Cruises • York City Sightseeing 24-hour ticket • York Dungeon • York Minster • Yorkshire Air Museum • Yorkshire Museum • York Castle Museum • York Photo Walks

York: Vikings, Romans, and Normans Guided Walking Tour

2. York: Vikings, Romans, and Normans Guided Walking Tour

Join a guided walking tour in York and discover the city's historical sights as you learn about its greatest invaders. Hear about how the Romans, Vikings, and Normans tried to conquer the city, leaving behind a treasure trove for anyone who loves history. Begin your tour at the York Minster Cathedral and set out to discover the fascinating past of England's Viking capital. Step back in time as you listen to stories about the city's invaders. Walk along the city walls, remnants of the defense structures built as far back as Roman times, and see the Roman Column that stands in Minster Yard. Learn about the Vikings who conquered York and hear stories about the thriving Viking settlement as you stand above the remnants of a Viking city. Listen as your guide regales you with tales of the Norman conquest of England and find out how York was ultimately rebuilt in the invaders' image after being razed by Norman forces. Leave your walking tour with a deeper understanding of York's rich and complicated past and appreciate the layers of history right beneath your feet as you continue to explore the city on your own.

York & North Yorkshire Moors (Interactive Guidebook)

3. York & North Yorkshire Moors (Interactive Guidebook)

• This online travel guidebook helps you create a bespoke road trip to help with planning your break before you travel and when you are on your break. • Delve into York's ancient streets and remarkable architecture, where history whispers through iconic sites like York Minster. • Journey through the untamed North York Moors, a canvas of heather-clad hills that captivated artists. • Uncover secrets in abbeys and grand estates, tales of opulence and spirituality. • Experience the coastal vistas that fuelled artists' imagination and explore a realm where myths intertwine with the landscape's mystique. York & North York Moors: • The suggested mapped route on the online guidebook is fully flexible meaning it will help you plan your trip with places to go and things to see and do, whether from 3 to 14 days •The suggested mapped route is a fully flexible almost circular 4/5 day driving route, is around 181 miles (294km) with a drive time of around 7 hours. • Visit York: Explore historical sites like York Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre, and the National Railway Museum. Walk the well-preserved 13th-century city walls and stroll through the medieval street, the Shambles. • North Yorkshire Moors Exploration: Experience nature's rugged beauty that inspired authors like Emily Brontë. • Driving: Scenic roads offer immersive experiences through rolling hills, villages, and historic sites. Experience two of the Top 10 Road Trips along the North Yorkshire Moors driving route. Traverse heather-clad moorlands, picturesque villages, and ancient woodlands for a scenic journey through this captivating English region. • Village Visits: Explore charming villages like Helmsley, Pickering, and Whitby. • Castles and Architecture: Discover iconic structures like Helmsley Castle and Rievaulx Abbey. • Steam Train Journey: Take a nostalgic trip through the picturesque North York Moors National Park. • Iconic Views: Visit the picturesque Ribblehead Viaduct for stunning views and photo opportunities. • Local Cuisine: Relish the region's finest food and drinks, from fresh produce to locally-produced gin. • Hiking: Trails for all levels of hikers. • Cycling: Scenic routes for cycling enthusiasts. Online & Interactive Destinations Guidebook: • Save hours using our inspiration and signposting to plan your perfect York and North Yorkshire Moors driving route. • The destination guides cover 14 destinations including the coast, North Yorkshire National Park. • The destination guide includes over 50 attractions, experiences and activities to uncover your own England.

York Private Guided Walking Tour

4. York Private Guided Walking Tour

The “Capital of the North”, founded by the Roman Empire in the 1st century AD, the walled city of York is living history. Come with us to get the insight of York Minster, the 13th-century Gothic cathedral, Jórvík Viking Centre, and other examples of this city’s troublesome past, and for an insider view of modern York. Discover York Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in northern Europe and the second-best cathedral in the United Kingdom. Take some time to appreciate the sculptures, memorials, and incredible windows. Pass the Shambles, a medieval street lined with overhanging timber-framed buildings dating back to the 14th century. Learn all about the Merchant Adventurers' Hall, a guild hall that was once the most important building in the city. It was built mostly in the 14th century by a fraternity called the Guild of Our Lord Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Have a look at the JORVIK Viking Centre, built in the late 70s and early 80s after excavations discovered well-preserved remains of timber buildings and other artefacts of the Viking era. The Viking Centre recreates the Viking town, bringing it to life for the modern world. Experience this tour at your own pace, with a local expert to tell you the inside out of this vibrant city.

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4.5 / 5

based on 82 reviews

I bought I two day pass for 2 adults over two days, it was exceptional value for money. On the first day we went to 5 attractions which would have cost more than the pass and on the second day another 3 attractions. There was no queues, we did go on a Thursday/Friday so avoiding the weekend tourists. If you start at the York Museum you can get at least 4 or 5 attractions done as everything is a few minutes walking distance from each other. I would highly recommend the pass if you are trying to see as much as you can over a few days. There is still so much to see in York and we plan to visit again and we will definitely get the pass again.

Having the pass made us get moving in the morning and gave structure to our stay. We visited some attractions that we wouldn’t otherwise have visited and really enjoyed all they offered. Excellent value for money.

Great weekend in York. The passes are great value for money

Great trip to York! Great service everywhere that we went .

really good but didn't have enough time to see everything