Our premier walking tour guide, Alan, will show you the famous cobbled streets and teach you the history of the magnificent City of York.
Alan is one of select number of people to become an official VisitYork Badged Tour Guide. He will share his vast knowledge of the ancestry which can be traced back to 71 AD, when the Romans settled here in York and take you on a journey through streets like The Shambles, Stonegate and Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate.
He will guide you into the Museum Gardens, the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and walk along the most complete set of City walls in the whole of England, before stopping at Clifford’s Tower which dates back to 1245.
A Tour of York Minster can be specially included, because Alan is an accredited York Minster Guide, completing the official 5 day course, and 2 hour written exam to acquire this title.
The Tour can be extended with a short drive in one of our luxury vehicles with in-car high-speed Wi-Fi. We travel to Castle Howard – a magnificent stately home built in 1700 which is still owned by the Howard family, then call in at the Award winning Yorkshire Lavender and take in spectacular views of the Howardian Hills. (Available March-October)