You’ll get to see much more than a beautiful city with tours in York. Admire stunning scenery, historic buildings, go beer or chocolate tasting, or go on a relaxing cruise.
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM YORK
Make use of an entrance ticket to Castle Howard near York and discover one of England’s finest stately homes. Built in the 18th century set within 1,000 acres of spectacular landscape, this is one of England’s most majestic houses. With natural beauty and countless rooms to be discovered, Castle Howard is an ideal getaway to while away the hours at your own pace.
YORKSHIRE DALES AND FOUNTAINS ABBEY SMALL GROUP DAY TOUR: FROM YORK
Discover the rolling moors and lush valleys of the Yorkshire Dales and the haunting ruins of UNESCO-listed Fountains Abbey on this 9-hour small-group tour from York. Along the way, you’ll visit Aysgarth Falls, Buttertubs Pass, the historic towns of Leyburn and Middleham, and see Wensleydale cheese being made at the Wensleydale Creamery.
YORK WALLS PRIVATE WALKING TOUR
Your own personal tour guide will take you on a spectacular trip round the world famous city walls! You will have a unique guided tour experience, being picked up at your hotel, or in town at a place of your choosing, at a time to suit you. You will be taken around the walls, no big groups to tag along with or schedules to keep, and even arrange coffee/food along the way at some of York’s best food and drink establishments.
FULL DAY YORKSHIRE DALES TOUR: FROM YORK
This tour takes in the best of the Yorkshire Dales. It’s an ideal way to see the villages, market towns, moorland and scenery associated with this stunning National Park.
Leaving York daily, this tour takes in the highlights of the area in including Reeth, the picturesque village of Grassington, Middleham and Asygarth Falls.
PRIVATE GHOST TOUR OF YORK
Let your personal tour guide take you on a spectacular trip round this world famous city at night. You are provided with a unique guided tour experience and picked up at your hotel or elsewhere in town, at a time that suits you.
You will be taken around the major historic points of interest in York, without a big group to tag along with or schedules to keep, and even arrange coffee or food along the way at some of York’s very best food and drink establishments. This tour will be operated with just your guide and you.
PRIVATE 2-HOUR YORK WALKING TOUR
This private 2-hour walking tour is tailored to what you want to see, ensuring you make the most of your time in the beautiful city of York.
ROMANTIC YORK FLOODLIT EVENING CRUISE
Step aboard, relax and enjoy a romantic end to your evening in York. Sailing at 9:15pm, the Floodlit Evening Cruise offers an ideal opportunity after an evening meal at one of York’s many restaurants and hotels nearby, to finish your night over a glass of wine or a hot chocolate while taking in the sights of the walled city of York illuminated in the evening light.
HADRIAN’S WALL DAY TRIP: FROM YORK
Discover the ancient border between the Roman Empire and the wild lands to the North on this extended day trip from York. On this fascinating tour you’ll explore Housesteads Roman Fort and visit the Roman Army Museum at Vindolanda. You’ll also have a chance to take a guided walk along one of the most scenic sections of Hadrian’s Wall past Sycamore Gap, or alternatively visit Birdoswald Roman Fort.
YORK: 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY IN ONE WALKING TOUR
A private guided walking tour with a dedicated local guide around the narrow streets of York. We’ll take you to the best and most beautiful sights that the city has to offer. Along the way you’ll learn about some of the great history of York.
2-HOUR GUIDED CHOCOLATE TOUR AND TASTING IN YORK
What better place to get your chocolate fix than the home of chocolate? York is home to several chocolate shops like Nestle, Terry’s, and Rowntrees! Walk your way through this belly-filling chocolate tour, fuelled by handmade treats and drinks. By the time your tour is finished, you will be well versed on the history of chocolate and York. Tour is for a maximum of 20 people and may be shared by multiple groups.
YORK EARLY EVENING CRUISE ON THE RIVER OUSE
The 1-hour York Early Evening Cruise is both an entertaining and informative tour of the River Ouse. Escape the city rush and enjoy York from a different perspective whilst your friendly and knowledgeable team guide you leisurely up and downstream. During your cruise, your Captain will keep you entertained with a live, sightseeing commentary.
YORK BEER TASTING AND PUB TOUR
An all-inclusive 2-hour tutored beer tasting and pub tour that offers you a chance to taste some of Yorkshire’s best beers accompanied with light bar snacks. The tasting and tour are hosted by an experienced brewer and beer sommelier.
HAWORTH, BOLTON ABBEY AND STEAM TRAIN DAY TRIP: FROM YORK
This trip from York provides the opportunity to explore Bronte Country and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, including the West Yorkshire Pennine Village of Haworth (made famous by the Bronte sisters and home to Bronte Parsonage Museum), Bingley Five Rise Locks (the most spectacular feature of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal).
We’ll visit Bolton Abbey (where you will see the ruins of the 12th Century Augustinian Monastery). Then, the beautiful traditional Yorkshire Dales village of Burnsall and you’ll have the option to travel by steam train on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.
You’ll enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group minicoach tour, limited to 16 people.
YORK’S CHOCOLATE STORY GUIDED TOUR
At York’s Chocolate Story you can discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate, and unwrap the secrets of chocolate making. Learn the art of the chocolatier for yourself. A 75-minute fully guided tour and three floors of interactive exploration take you on a journey through the city where chocolate made history.
YORK SUPER SAVER: THE WEEKEND TRIP OF YORKSHIRE DALES, THE NORTH YORK MOORS AND WHIBY: FROM YORK
Experience the very best of Yorkshire and its National Parks with this two 2-day Weekend Super Saver which combines two popular tours: a day to the Yorkshire Dales and a day trip in the North Yorkshire Moors with time in Whitby.
Conducted as a small-group mini-coach tour with local knowledgeable guides, both days start in York. Highlights of this two day touring package will include the famous scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors, with time to explore the famous fishing hub of Whitby, and see the best of the Yorkshire Dales.
YORK SUPER SAVER: NORTH YORK MOORS AND WHIYBY DAY TRIP PLUS YORKSHIRE DALES DAY TRIP: FROM YORK
Make the most of your time in York with this Super Saver which combines two top day trips to the North York Moors & Whitby and Yorkshire Dales.
Visit the Kilburn White Horse, the market town of Helmsley, the village of Goathland (Heartbeat and Harry Potter filming location) and the fishing port of Whitby to see Whitby Abbey (inspiration for the Dracula books) then enjoy the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, visiting Bolton Castle, Aysgarth Falls, Askrigg, Hawes, Arncliffe and Pateley Bridge.
NORTH YORK MOORS AND WHITBY DAY TRIP: FROM YORK
Take a day out from York to explore the North York Moors National Park and Whitby, passing by the famous Kilburn White Horse hill figure, visiting the market town of Helmsley, the village of Goathland (Heartbeat and Harry Potter filming location) and the fishing port of Whitby.
See Whitby Abbey (inspiration for the Dracula books), visit the Captain Cook Museum, shop for some Whitby Jet or Gothic Fashion or sample Fish ‘n’ Chips from the famous Magpie Cafe. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group mini coach tour, limited to 16 people.
PRIVATE TOUR TO WHITBY AND THE NORTH YORK MOORS: FROM YORK
Explore the stunning North York Moors on this tailor-made private full-day tour from York. Drive through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, visit the atmospheric seaside town of Whitby, ride a steam train across the North York Moors, and visit the railway station made famous as ‘Hogsmeade Station’ in the Harry Potter films. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
YORK WALKING TOUR INCLUDING YORK MINSTER
This 2-hour walking tour provides you with fantastic insights into the most historic and world famous sites in York.
Starting with Romans you will explore the ‘Snickelways’ of York – a unique collection of small streets and footpaths – and the architectural wonders that have captivated the world’s attention for centuries.
The tour culminates in the magical York Minster – a must see for any walking tour, and you will have the option to choose this tour with or without the entrance fee.
CASTLE HOWARD, RIEVAULX ABBEY, AND NORTH YORK MOORS DAY TRIP: FROM YORK
Walk on the wild North York Moors, marvel at the grandeur of Castle Howard, and visit the medieval ruins of Rievaulx Abbey on this 8-hour small-group tour from York. Along the way, you’ll visit the market town of Helmsley, stop at Duncombe Park, and see the ruins of Byland Abbey and the enormous White Horse of Kilburn.
YORK CITY RIVER CRUISE
The York City Cruise, lasting from 45 minutes to 1 hour, is both an entertaining and informative tour of the River Ouse.
Escape the city and enjoy York from a different perspective whilst your friendly, knowledgeable team guide you leisurely up and downstream. During your cruise, your Captain will keep you entertained with a live, sightseeing commentary.
Learn about York’s famous history of flooding and its previous prosperity as an inland port, all while sailing along the very river that brought the Romans and the Vikings to this beautiful city.
LAKE DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS DAY TRIP WITH WINDERMERE CRUISE: FROM YORK
This tour takes gives you a day in the Lake District National Park, from York. Its an ideal way to see the villages, market towns and scenery associated with this stunning Park.
On this 12-hour guided tour from York. Visit Hill Top, the home of children’s author Beatrix Potter, and Hawkshead, the village where the poet William Wordsworth went to school. Admire beautiful Tarn Hows lake and cruise Lake Windermere. The tour runs every Friday from the 31st March.