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Instagrammable York History Tour

Tour Guide

Tours start at Library Square, Library Square, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7DS

Tel: 07399647682

Instagrammable York History Tour


The tour is brand new for 2019 but is already picking up amazing reviews and has featured on BBC Television News .

It is especially aimed at those who are looking to have an enjoyable, entertaining walking tour combined with a focus on capturing the magic of the beautiful city of York for your memories & social media posts.

The tour lasts 3 hours and takes you off the beaten track into areas that visitors often miss. You will learn some history and experience some wonderful sights and you will make a connection with the city that will stay with you.The tour takes in iconic sights including York Minster, Clifford's Tower, The Shambles, The City Walls and Gateways as well as hidden gems to surprise and delight you.

We believe in creating intimate experiences & moments that stay with you. The maximum group size we normally work with is limited to 10 people. This ensures that everyone stays involved & engaged with the tour & you can ask as many questions as you like. It also means there is always someone to help you to create your images with tips on how to capture the perfect shot or to take shots of you against some stunning backdrops that will get plenty of reaction on social media.

Your guide John is a natural storyteller, who is passionate about sharing the colourful history & wonderful sights of the city. The tour can be customized around your interests and John is always willing to answer your questions, stop for a selfie and is full of hints and tips on how to get the best out of the city during your visit.

The total length of the walk is 3km/1.9m over mostly level ground and is suitable for most visitors

What our customers say

We were a small group so only met John and he was wonderful. He has a very deep understanding of the places visited and he knows the areas where you can get amazing photos to make your trip memorable. Our trip to York was definitely way better because of him.'
- Shaza Sept 2019

‘The walking tour of York was brilliant. We only had 24 hours in this fabulous town but this tour allowed us to get a real sense of the amazing history and the many stories of so many who made York the great meeting place that it still is today. John was very knowledgeable and passionate about his community.... we loved the hidden gardens and alleyways, the secret places that only a local could know, and the opportunity for some great photos! It was also so nice to take the walk with people from different parts of the world and get to know their stories a little better. We would highly recommend this tour with John , we will remember our time in York fondly after such a great day !!!!’ - Rob Sept 2019

'Such a fantastic way to see York! My husband and I have visited York a few times, but we wanted something a bit different when my sister came to visit. We like to take photos and explore old towns, so this seemed like an ideal way to combine both interests. John asked us questions and got to know us a bit, and used this information to shape what he was showing us and telling us. The weather went against us a bit, in the middle of the tour, but John was prepared for this with umbrellas and strategic covered alleys and walkways where he could tell us a bit about the area while we waited for the worst of the rain to pass. I'd certainly book again if we get more guests interested in photography and history!' - Sharon August 2019



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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Summer (1 Apr 2020 - 30 Sept 2020)
Monday10:00 - 01:00
Tuesday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - Friday10:00 - 01:00
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 02:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 01:00

* One tour daily. Private bookings available on request

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£15.00 per adult
Child 8 - 15 years£10.00 per child
Child under 8 yearsFree
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children 8 - 15 years)£40.00 per family

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


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Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Children welcome - There is no charge for children aged under 8


  • Guided tours for groups

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted - Well behaved dogs are welcome on the tour but must remain on a lead at all times
  • Guided tours for individuals - Contact me directly to discuss your requirements on 07399 647682

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups - If you are looking for a fun and stimulating morning activity for your party call me on 07399 647682 to discuss your requirements and group discounts

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