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York Walls Private Walking Tour

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    The walls of York have a rich and bloodthirsty history stretching back nearly 2000 years. Whilst free to walk on, visitors can often leave the city having missed out on discovering the secrets of the walls, and the city they have protected for so long. These personalised tours provide a totally unique, bespoke and entertaining history of the walls and the city they have protected for so long. Each tour is designed just for you, so please get in touch with the local provider if you have any special interests or needs.
    Refreshments can also be arranged along the way with some excellent coffee shops, pubs and restaurants to check out (own expense), and in addition will also tour other parts of the city too (Castle, Minster, Shambles etc) should you require. As local tour guides passionate about the city, they can also handle any restaurant bookings or just general advice about other things to do in York during your stay.
    As these are bespoke tours, please contact the local provider as soon as you can in advance so your booking can be guaranteed and the guides have enough time to prepare the tour for your adequately.
    Please note that the walls close at dusk, and some parts are occasionally closed if there are icy conditions. Whilst the walls are well designed for tourists, wheelchair access is limited however please contact the local provider if you require disabled access as alternative routes which walk beside the walls, not on them, can be arranged.
    Should you require an evening tour, please contact the local provider to discuss your requirements, often the guides focus more on the other areas of York as well as the walls to provide a more atmospheric experience.
    Please note that on this tour it will be only yourselves and your tour guide, for a truly personalized experience of the city.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    This is an excellent walking tour with a very entertaining, informative and historically accurate narrative from John as you travel around this major historic northern city. John proved a wonderful and humorous guide bringing out the true history of not only the building but also...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Ian A
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Having downloaded the excellent walk the walls pdf from York council we walked the walls. The starting point is Multangular tower in the Museum gardens though a start can be made anywhere on the route. Another good place to start would be Clifford Tower. The...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Robert B
    yorkwalls, Manager at York City Walls, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    thank you for your review, however you've accidentally reviewd the York Walls Private tour , which is a guided walk with your own guide - could you please remove or repost this review to the walls section as this review isn't relevant to this. Thank...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    One of the quieter sections of the wall, so quite peaceful. Small museum at Micklegate Bar is worth visiting, featuring King Henry VII (father of the more famous Henry VIII). The wall at this point goes through an area of Victorian domestic architecture mostly built...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank veronicapD3407TJ
    yorkwalls, Owner at York City Walls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you but this is not a review fo the York Walls Private Walking tour - this is a private tour with your own guide, not just walking the walls. Thank for you the review though but could you please repost in the correct section...More

    Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

    The guide was extremely informative and well worth the money Would recommend this in addition to making your own way round the city walls

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Mary S
    yorkwalls, Owner at York City Walls, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

    thank you it was lovely to meet you !

    Reviewed 6 July 2019

    John walked us through the story of York. This is such an interesting town with an eclectic history and to walk through this story of the ages was amazing. His deep knowledge of British history was amazing and he made each character in the narrative...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank travel_luvver
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    Response from NanceSF | Reviewed this property |
    Hi from Goathland. Seems the private tour guides would be open to something like that . The Minster opens at 9...they offer free guided tours starting at 10...good luck.
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