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Welcome to the website of the Association of Voluntary Guides to the City of York (AVG), the oldest and most popular free walking tour association in the City.

The AVG, which was founded in 1951, has over 80 trained guides and in its 60+ years existence we have escorted over 600,000 people from over 100 countries around the historic sites of this most beautiful city. And what’s more, our standard tours are absolutely FREE, unlike some similarly advertised tours, there’s really no need for a tip at the end.

This website is designed to give the visitor all of the information he or she should need in terms of where we start, the sites we visit, how long a tour will take and how to contact us.

We hope you will find the site useful and that we see you soon in York!

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016 York Minster, The Shambles, Free Walking Tour of York, Museum Gardens, Monk Bar, Bootham Bar, St Williams College, Treasurers House