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  • York: City Highlights Walking Tour

    1. York: City Highlights Walking Tour

    Contained within a ring of medieval stone walls, York concentrates 2000 years of history into a remarkably small area. This ninety-minute tour begins at Bootham Bar, the city’s northern entrance, from which every period of York’s development is visible, from Roman times to the present day. You’ll then enter the tranquil, green oasis of the Museum Gardens - a Victorian botanic garden which contains an 18th Century observatory, the remains of a Roman fortress and the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey. From here it is a short walk to the Minster - the largest medieval gothic cathedral in the country - which has dominated the city’s skyline for over 900 years. The Minster lies at the heart of a warren of ancient streets whose layout is Viking in origin. You’ll hear tales of Viking invasion while delving deep into the maze of secret passages known as ‘Snickelways’; passing an unhappy mer...

    Alfred was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable but presented the information in a fun and interesting way. A really enjoyable and informative tour.

  • York: River Ouse Lunch Cruise

    2. York: River Ouse Lunch Cruise

    Join a delightful 1.5-hour cruise and enjoy a delicious 2 course, plated lunch served on board the Captain James Cook boat. Your dessert will also be accompanied by tea or coffee. This cruise sails from our King’s Staith Landing only. Boarding commences at 11:30 AM, with your lunch served from 12:00 PM. Your cruise will also include relaxing background music whilst you enjoy your lunch, followed by some informative commentary from a local, knowledgeable skipper as the boat turns at Bishopthorpe Palace, the stunning riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York and also as you head back upstream into the city. Menu: Individual Chicken and Ham Hock Wellington, Roast New Potatoes, White Wine and Thyme Sauce, served a selection of seasonal vegetables. or Vegetarian Option: Creamed Leek, Mixed Bean, Mushroom and Wensleydale Wellington, Wilted Spinach and Tomato Sa...

    A wonderful trip. The captain was extremely entertaining. The weather was excellent.And so was lunch. Well done guys.

  • York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

    3. 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: • Pizza or pasta at ASK Italian (terms and conditions apply) • The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre • Barley Hall • Bedern Hall • Beningbrough Hall • Clifford’s Tower • Castle Howard • DI...

    It was good but I thought I book the yorvik on line I couldn't find it on my phone. we quewed up but couldn't go in cos they had no sigh n of the booking. I also booked the castle museum thinking it was included so I had to cancel it. I was not paying anymore on top of what I had already spent.

  • York Afternoon Tea Cruise

    4. York Afternoon Tea Cruise

    Enjoy this charming cruise aboard the Captain James Cook boat, with delicious food, sailing daily from April to September. Be delighted by this 1.5-hour cruise with a selection of dainty home-made sandwiches, delicious finger desserts and a fruit scone with preserve and cream. All served with freshly brewed tea and coffee. This cruise departs from King’s Staith Landing. Your cruise will also include an informative commentary from a local, knowledgeable skipper as you sail through the city and then downstream to Bishopthorpe Palace, the stunning riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York. Relaxing background music will play between the live commentary. The menu includes several rounds of sandwiches including coronation chicken, sliced ham with mustard mayo, egg mayonnaise and cress and cream cheese and cucumber. As well as homemade scones you will also be served a selection...

    The crew were very friendly and helpful. The afternoon tea was very nice however the boat needed some TLC!

  • York: River Ouse Floodlit Evening Cruise

    5. York: River Ouse Floodlit Evening Cruise

    Relax and enjoy a romantic end to your evening in York on this 70-minute Floodlit Evening Cruise. Your ticket includes a choice of refreshments; adults and concessions aged 18 and over can choose from a hot drink and a biscuit or a glass of Prosecco. Children and concessions aged under 18 can choose from a hot drink and a biscuit or a soft drink and a biscuit. Boarding commences at 20:45 and the boat departs at 21:15 from the King’s Staith Landing in central York. The boat returns to the departure location at 22:25. Sail a circular route on the River Ouse, as you enjoy a relaxing mix of jazz and swing background music. The on-board floodlights will illuminate landmarks along the water edge, as you take in the historic sights of York from a different perspective. You’ll sail on a vessel that features an enclosed and heated saloon, rest rooms and a fully stocked bar serving beers, wines...

    This boat trip offers good value for money in a relaxed environment. The bar offers a good range of drinks including hot drinks on a cold day. The crew were friendly and helpful

  • York: Evening Dinner Cruise

    6. York: Evening Dinner Cruise

    During the two and a half hour cruise, as you wine and dine, you will be kept entertained by a live and informative sightseeing commentary, interspersed with background music. You will be served a glass of house wine as you step aboard, before being treated to three delectable courses, followed by a choice of tea or coffee and chocolates. You will take in great views of York's riverscape before heading beyond the city limits to view the spectacular 13th Century riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York, Bishopthorpe Palace. You will then continue further downstream towards the villages of Naburn and Acaster Malbis, before returning to the city center.

    Excellent staff, very friendly. Food Excellent, we were so surprised about the quality of the food. Booked for my husbands birthday and was pleasantly surprised.

  • York: 1–Hour Evening Walking Tour

    7. York: 1–Hour Evening Walking Tour

    Early evening is the most atmospheric time to experience York, the shops have closed, the tourist hordes have departed, the ancient streets lie at your disposal. This hour-long walking tour is for anyone seeking a concise, informal and entertaining introduction to York in the company of an expert local guide. Discover why the Minster is known as a Minster rather than a cathedral, why all the streets in York are called Gates and all the gates are called Bars. Start your tour in Exhibition Square, and see 2000 years of history simply by turning in a circle. Take in all the must-see sights including the Minster, the medieval walls and the Shambles, the inspiration for Diagon Alley. Take the opportunity to enter the maze of ancient cut-throughs and back-passages, or Snickelways as they are known locally.  Although this isn't a ghost tour there are plenty of gruesome true stories to be hear...

    Sarah was a really good. informative and made the tour very interesting, fun and easy to remember, we had two children aged 9 and 13 and they both said - ‘that was really good Mam’ - they expected to be bored but were far from it !

  • 3-day Yorkshire Dales and Peak District Tour from Manchester

    8. 3-day Yorkshire Dales and Peak District Tour from Manchester

    Day 1: Travel to the Peak District. In the late morning, you will arrive in Castleton. This quaint old town attracts travelers from all over the world for its quintessential English charm. Nearby, there are caves, a beautiful view up a valley, and an insightful information center. Venture to the beautiful valley at Monsal Head. There’s an old rail line viaduct that emerges from the green hills. It’s a gorgeous structure with an impressive history. If you’re hungry, then you’re in luck, because you’re stopping for lunch in Bakewell. Not only is this town delicious to look at, but it’s also the home of one of England’s most famous desserts, the Bakewell Pudding. After savoring every last crumb, head over to Chatsworth House. This luxurious stately home is incredible; you can admire the architecture, get lost in a massive maze, or praise precious art. Finally, head off in the early eveni...

  • York: Beer Tasting Experience by Bus

    9. York: Beer Tasting Experience by Bus

    Brewtown Brewery Tours provides the ultimate experience of brewery tours in Yorkshire. Have a fun, laid back touring experience with fellow beer lovers, with unrestricted access to some of the best beer in the county.  Every tour is different, and every brewery has something unique to offer. Meet the big names and rising stars of the county’s craft brewing scene on this never-before-available Yorkshire brewery tour. Lasting for around half a day, the tour is all inclusive so once you join you won’t have to worry about a thing along the way. So if you’re interested in connecting with Yorkshire’s craft beer community, hop aboard the minibus and join the tour.

  • York: Panoramic Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea

    10. York: Panoramic Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea

    Have afternoon tea with a twist as you take a panoramic bus tour of the city of York. Soak in views of the city's highlights from the traditional double-decker bus, including York Minster, Micklegate Bar, Clifford’s Tower, the racecourse, and much more — all while indulging in a mix of sweet and savory treats. Start your spot of afternoon tea with a selection of homemade finger sandwiches, with many filling options on offer. After, prepare to spoil yourself with scrumptious scones and an assortment of mini afternoon tea pastries and desserts. Together with the selections of teas and your alcoholic beverage of choice, these bites are sure to complement your relaxing sightseeing trip through the heart of York.

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What people are saying about York

Alfred was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable but presented the information in a fun and interesting way. A really enjoyable and informative tour.

A wonderful trip. The captain was extremely entertaining. The weather was excellent.And so was lunch. Well done guys.

The tour name's Alfred,he is a great tour for my walking journey in York. It was our first time visit York city.

Food was excellent. Service was great. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Very accomodating. All was brilliant

The whole experience was very relaxing and very enjoyable.