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Walking Tours - Association of Voluntary Guides

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Our tour guide, Richard, was an excellent guide for the day. Billed as a two and a half hour tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David M
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Highly Recommend

Excellent tour, taken on the tour by the guide, Jim, an entertaining, knowledgeable and friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ian W
Brigg, United Kingdom
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1 Museum Street, York YO1 7DT, England
+44 1904 550098
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Richard, was an excellent guide for the day. Billed as a two and a half hour tour, Richard led us for close to three hours. No tip necessary, but we gave one anyway. It provided a great overview of York and its...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent tour, taken on the tour by the guide, Jim, an entertaining, knowledgeable and friendly tour guide who provided us with some fascinating facts about York, would recommend this tour for anyone visiting York who wants to learn some real facts on the history of...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Really enjoyed this thorough and amazingly free tour given by a retired professor from the University! Our guide was very knowledgeable and humorous! How wonderful that these volunteers share their love of their city with us tourists!!!

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Decided to take this free tour because it was recommended in our guidebook. We were lucky to have Mel as our tour guide, as he was very knowledgeable and great demeanor. He showed us interesting points of York’s history, giving our visit a richer and...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This was such an interesting way to spend a couple of hours in York. We met the guide, Mel, at 1 Museum Street and about 20 of us from different countries set off on our historic tour. He regailed us with stories of York which...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This walk is highly recommended as an introduction the the amazing, rich history of this city. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and his former job as an English teacher made him well suited to a tour of this kind. Add to it the beautiful Spring...More

Thank smithatnt
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Our tour was enjoyable and gave us a great insight into the history of York. Our guide Ian was great at communicating his vast knowledge of the city, responsive and amusing. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Charlotte K
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour as an introduction to York. Our guide John F was particularly well prepared, articulate, funny, and responsive. He shared many interesting stories about the city and pointed out easy to miss interesting details and attractions. Don’t miss this tour.

1  Thank lstrieb
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of York and can't praise our guide Jim highly enough. His knowledge and enthusiasm together with his wit made it a very enjoyable experience. We would certainly recommend these tours which are free to anyone visiting the city. Thank you...More

Thank Hugh P
Reviewed 14 April 2018

We are from the USA and a US travel author recommends this tour. We did a walking tour in Bath and it was great fun. So we decided to go for it. The York walking tour is no different, a great couple of hours learning...More

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Exhibition Square, in front of the art gallery. 10.15, 13.15 and also 18.15 during the summer. No booking required.