Our packages

Our comprehensive walking tours of the city will help you to explore the best that York has to offer, including guaranteed highlights such as the magnificent York Minster and the intriguing cobbles of the Shambles.

See York tours are ideal for any group size up to a maximum of 30 people per guide. Choose your preferred tour package, date, start time and location and let our guides enthrall you with the sights and stories from this fascinating city.

City Express

Meander around the quirky streets and alleyways of this captivating walled city and soak up York’s colourful history on this concise but gripping tour.
1.5 hours

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Gaze upon York’s abundant ancient churches, which tower above the city, as a reminder of how Roman York became the birthplace of Western Christianity. Discover how this achievement was brutally swept away as the Vikings transformed Jorvik into an international trading hub centuries beyond its time. Learn how the prosperity of this invading force became the seed that grew Medieval York into the capital of the North.

Guaranteed sights:

  • York Minster (outside)
  • City Walls
  • Shambles
1-5 people: £75, 6-30 people: £95

Two Hour

Delve deeper into York’s medieval history whilst walking in the footsteps of the monks on our most popular walking tour.
2 hours

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All of the historical gems of the 1.5 hr tour plus: Discover how St Mary’s forged its place as the wealthiest abbey in the north of England. Learn how the powerful wool trade paid for much of York’s 13th century boom. Uncover the secrets of how York became a star actor on the stage of the Roman empire and wander along the main streets of the Roman fortress on this fascinating and entertaing tour.

Guranteed sights

  • York Minster (outside)
  • City Walls
  • Shambles
  • St Mary’s Abbey
1-5 people: £95, 6-30 people: £110, 10% discount for student groups

Three Hour

Peel back deeper layers of York’s history with stories of William the Conquerer and the city’s darker periods..
3 hours

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All of the historical gems of the 2 hr tour plus: Unearth the captivating story of how William the Conquerer built his imposing castle at the meeting of York’s two rivers and how it’s replacement was burnt down during one of York’s darkest periods of religious persecution. A cluster of simple but elegant Georgian buildings will lead you into a world of high society and entertainment when York was a playground for the rich and powerful. Through fabulous stories you will unwrap York’s tasty chocolate heritage and find out how York became the home of the KitKat.

Guranteed sights

  • York Minster (Outside)
  • City Wall
  • York Castle
  • Shambles
  • St Mary’s Abbey
1-5 people: £120, 6-30 people: £135

Four Hour

Indulge in a complete history of this rich and illustrious city with our most comprehensive See York tour.
4 hours

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All of the historical gems of the 3 hr tour plus: Promenade alongside York’s river Ouse which flows through the heart of the city, discovering how it inspired the founding of a major Roman fort and the development of the Viking international trade network. Explore how the river led to Medieval York becoming the biggest port outside London and how later its esplanades became a Georgian catwalk. Enjoy tales of a larger than life railway entrepreneur who put York on the Victorian map and left a legacy which placed the city at the forefront of the country’s railway network today.

Guranteed sights

  • York Minster (Outside)
  • City Walls
  • York Castle
  • Shambles
  • St Mary’s Abbey
  • River Ouse
1-5 people: £145, 6-30 people: £160

Minster bolt on

At Exploring York, we offer guided tours of the magnificent York Minster as an additional package to your city walking tour.

As York’s most acclaimed historical site, the Minster is an unforgettable experience for all visitors to the city. Escorting you through areas including the Chapter House, East window and central tower, your guide will enthrall you with the sacred secrets of the Minster, whilst explaining the historical importance of this majestic building in the city. 

Available as a 30 minute or 1 hour bolt on

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To make an enquiry:
Email us: info@exploringyork.com