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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in York and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some York activities? We have 45 tour ideas.


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Attraction Tickets

Castle Howard Entrance Ticket

York, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 24.81


Make use of an entrance ticket to Castle Howard near York and discover the outstanding beauty of one of England`s finest stately homes. Built in the 18th century and set within 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of spectacular landscape, Castle Howard is one of England`s most majestic houses. With natural beauty and countless rooms just waiting to be discovered, Castle Howard is an ideal getaway to while away the... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

York’s Chocolate Story Guided Tour

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 75 minutes
Priced From: USD 15.06


At York's Chocolate Story you can discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate, unwrap the secrets of chocolate making and even 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.

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Bar, Club & Pub Tours

York Beer Tasting and Pub Tour

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 45.83


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.

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Chocolate Tours

2-Hour Guided Chocolate Tour and Tasting in York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 22.91


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, fueled by handmade treats and drinks. By the time your tour is finished, you will be well versed on the history of chocolate and York. This tour allows a maximum of 20 people and may be shared by multiple groups.... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Howarth The Famous Ilkley Moor and Bolton Abbey

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 52.38


See some of the highlights of Yorkshire  including Ilkley moor, Harrogate and Bolton Abbey. The tour will also visit the famous village of Haworth and the spa town of Harrogate.<br /><br />Tour Highlights:<br /><ul><li>Ilkley - Famous as the inspiration for the Yorkshire 'county anthem'</li><li>Haworth - Famous for the Bronte sisters. (Parsonage opening times vary, entry... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Whitby - Home of Captain Cook and Count Dracula

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 327.35


A private full day tour from York (and surrounding area) to the picturesque seaside town of Whitby. Famous for its beautiful harbour, Captain Cook, the ruined Abbey.  Not forgetting the famous steps that feature highly in the classic horror, Dracula.

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Cultural Tours

Durham - The Cathedral and Old City

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 327.35


A day tour to one of the most beautiful and historic small cities in Britain. Famous for its magnificent cathedral, castle, winding streets and old market places and with wonderful views of the river far below. Durham is not to be missed!

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Cultural Tours

Harrogate And The Yorkshire Dales

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 327.35


A day trip from York through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales to the famed spa town of Harrogate. Renowned for its elegant buildings, parks, spring water and of course its' tea rooms as even visited in Downton Abbey.

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Cultural Tours

Castle Howard - The Finest Stately Home in Yorkshire

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 294.62


A private guided tour to not just the finest stately home in Yorkshire but one of the very best in Britain. Castle Howard remains a private home to an aristocratic family.  Despite this you may recognise parts of it as it is often used in TV shows and movies such as the recent TV hit, Victoria.

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Custom Private Tours

York Walls Private Walking Tour

York, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 65.47


Your own personalized tour guide, taking you on a spectacular trip round the world famous city walls! You are provided a unique guided tour experience - you will be 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 time schedules to keep, and even arrange coffee/food along the way at some of York's very best food and... Read More

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Custom Private Tours

Private Ghost Tour of York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 65.47


Let your own personalised tour guide take you on a spectacular trip round this world famous city at night. You are provided a unique guided tour experience and picked up at your hotel or elsewhere in town at a place of your choosing, 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 time schedules to keep, and even arrange coffee or food... Read More

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Day Cruises

York City River Cruise

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 11.20


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 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. Learn about York's famous history of flooding and its... Read More

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Day Trips

Hadrian’s Wall - day trip from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 77.26


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 the opportunity 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.

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Day Trips

Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 51.07


Explore the stunning North York Moors by road and steam train on this wonderful small-group day trip from York. Travel through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and visit the fabulous seaside town of Whitby, famous for its association with Captain James Cook and featured in Bram Stoker's Dracula,... Read More

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Day Trips

Castle Howard, Rievaulx Abbey, and North York Moors Day Trip from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 51.07


Walk on the wild North York Moors, marvel at the grandeur of Castle Howard, and choose to 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, and see the ruins of Byland Abbey and the enormous White... Read More

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Day Trips

Yorkshire Dales and Fountains Abbey Small-Group Day Tour from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 51.07


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, drive Buttertubs Pass, admire the historic towns of Leyburn and... Read More

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Day Trips

Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 52.38


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. <br /><br />Leaving York daily, this tour takes in the highlights of the area in including Reeth, the picturesque village of Grassington, Middleham and Asygarth Falls.<br /><br />Tour available Tuesday and Saturday... Read More

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Day Trips

Full-Day North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby in Winter from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 39.28


This tour takes in the best of the North Yorkshire Moors. Its 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 including... Read More

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Day Trips

North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 52.38


This tour takes in the best of the North Yorkshire Moors. Its 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 including... Read More

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Day Trips

Lake District Highlights Day Trip from York with Windermere Cruise

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 91.66


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 National Park. <br /><br />On this 12-hour guided tour from York. Visit Hill Top, the home of... Read More

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Day Trips

North Yorkshire Moors and Castle Howard Day Tour From York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 60.89


This tour takes in the best of the North Yorkshire Moors. Its an ideal way to see the villages, market towns, moorland and scenery associated with this stunning National Park. Included in the tour price is also entry into the beautiful stately home of Castle Howard... Read More

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Day Trips

Full-Day Heartbeat Locations Tour from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 65.47


Step back to the 1960s on a guided bus tour exploring Heartbeat country in Yorkshire. Explore Aidensfield, Ashfordley and the beautiful moorlands of Yorkshire.

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Day Trips

North York Moors and Whitby Day Trip from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 55.00


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 and 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'... Read More

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Day Trips

Haworth, Bolton Abbey and Steam Trains Day Trip from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 55.00


This Day 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 the Bronte Parsonage Museum), Bingley Five Rise Locks (the most spectacular... Read More

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Day Trips

Private Group Haworth Bolton Abbey and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 648.16


This Private Day 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 the Bronte Parsonage Museum), Bingley Five Rise Locks (the... Read More

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Day Trips

Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 55.00


Explore the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on this small-group guided day trip from York, visiting Bolton Castle, Aysgarth Falls, Askrigg, Arncliffe, Pateley Bridge and the traditional Dales Market Town of Hawes, where you will have the opportunity to visit the award winning Wensleydale Creamery, the home of Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group... Read More

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Day Trips

York Super Saver: North York Moors and Whitby Day Trip plus Yorkshire Dales Day Trip From York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 8.5-9 hours
Priced From: USD 98.21


Make the most of your time in York with this Super Saver which combines two top day trips to the North York Moors &amp; 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... Read More

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Ghost & Vampire Tours

York Ghost Tour by Vintage Bus

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 19.64


Discover York`s sinister side on this 1-hour ghost bus tour, led by a hellishly hilarious guide. Visit some of city`s spookiest sights and learn about the restless spirits whose sightings have earned York the accolade of the most haunted city in the world. From your blood red seat aboard a Routemaster &mdash; a classic double-decker bus &mdash; pass by top historical attractions such as York... Read More

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Hop On Hop Off Tours in York

York Hop On Hop Off Tour

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 hours
Priced From: USD 20.32


Once the Roman capital of Northern England York has witnessed wars peace agreements and prosperity throughout its turbulent history. Take a rare glimpse of English history in this Hop On and Hop Off tour.

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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 17.02


There is no better way to see York than on a double-decker City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus! See top York attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such as Clifford's Tower, Exhibition Square, York Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre and much more. The buses are open top, allowing 360-degree panoramic views along the route. Hop on and off at any of the 18 stops around Yorkshire's capital during 24 hours of sightseeing.

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Multi-day Tours

York Super Saver: The Weekend Trip of Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors & Whitby from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 94.28


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 in the North Yorkshire Moors with time in Whitby. Conducted as a small-group mini-coach tour with local... Read More

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Night Cruises

York Early Evening Cruise on the River Ouse

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 11.78


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.

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Night Cruises

Romantic York Floodlit Evening Cruise

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 70 minutes
Priced From: USD 12.37


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 numerous 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.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey Private Tour from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 451.75


Discover two of Yorkshire's finest attractions on this flexible private tour from York. Travel by spacious and comfortable luxury executive car, with pick up from your hotel in York, accompanied by an experienced local driver-guide. You'll spend an unforgettable day visiting the amazing Castle... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour to Whitby and the North York Moors from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 451.75


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 wild North York Moors, and visit the railway... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 98.21


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.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Group Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 648.16


Explore the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on your own private small-group day trip from York, visiting Bolton Castle, Aysgarth Falls, Askrigg, Arncliffe, Pateley Bridge and the traditional Dales Market Town of Hawes, where you will have the opportunity to visit the award winning Wensleydale Creamery, the home of Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese.Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this private... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Small-Group Haworth, Bolton Abbey, and Steam Trains Day Trip from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 648.16


This Private Day 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 the Bronte Parsonage Museum), Bingley Five Rise Locks (the... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Group North York Moors and Whitby Day Trip from York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 648.16


Take a day out from York on your own private group tour to explore the North York Moors National Park and Whitby, passing by the famous Kilburn White Horse hill figure and visiting the market town of Helmsley, the village of Goathland (Heartbeat and Harry Potter filming location) and the fishing... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Viking Walk of York

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 65.47


Greetings from Sigwulf, your guide during your own personalised walking tour of Viking York! <strong></strong>Part history, part legend, all enthralling... Meeting you at a time and location to suit you (for example at your hotel) there are no set times to meet or big groups to join with, this is your own tour which you can take at your own pace.

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Sightseeing & City Passes

The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 1, 2 or 3 days
Priced From: USD 49.76


Enjoy free entry to 30 top York attractions with the York Pass, a flexible sightseeing pass that allows you to visit the sites that interest you most. Entrance to some of York's finest showstoppers such as York Minster and York's Chocolate Story are included. Choose from a 1-, 2- or 3-day pass and sightsee as you wish; all options include an informative York guidebook, discounted entry to attractions in the wider Yorkshire... Read More

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Tours around London

Jorvik Viking Center Ticket

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 16.85


Be transported through the Viking City of Jorvik travel through the busy Coppergate market place disembark at the JORVIK museum and visit DIG the archaeological adventure attraction.

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Walking Tours

York Walking Tour including York Minster

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 25.13


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 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 have an... Read More

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Walking Tours

York - 2000 years of history in one walking tour

York, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 248.79


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 along the way.

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Wine Tasting at Allegro Winery

York, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 6.00


Drink Like You Live Here! You won't find us hosting festival or big concerts. We don't have breath-taking views or trophies. All we have is great wine. Seriously.

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