CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: TOURS RESTART ON 1ST SEPTEMBER 2020
For yours and our volunteer guide’s safety during the Covid-19 pandemic there is a limit of 8 guests per tour.
Facemasks MUST be worn.
ALL TOURS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED 48 hours AHEAD
he Association of Voluntary Guides to the City of York (AVG) offer daily free 2-hour walking tours to visitors from all over the world.
We have been offering complimentary guided tours around York since 1951. Our team of 80+ local expert guides take great pleasure in showcasing our beautiful city and we look forward to welcoming you on one of our regular daily tours.
Our tours are free; there is no need to offer a tip.
Please note that in line with Government guidelines a maximum of 8 guests will be allowed on each tour. Your guide will request that you conduct safe-distancing during the tour, face-masks MUST be worn. We reserve the right to cancel the tour should circumstances in the judgement of the guide on duty be such that it is not safe to undertake it. We also reserve the right to refuse any individual who cannot or will not observe the safety precautions.
Tour Start Point
Tours recommence on 1st September 2020.
All our standard tours depart from outside York City Art Gallery in Exhibition Square.
Our standard tours are absolutely FREE and, unlike some other advertised tours, there’s really no need for a tip at the end!
A few of our Tour Highlights
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80+ Trained Guides
leading our tours 364 days a year
Some of our most Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to book?
During Covid-19 restrictions tours must be booked 48 hours in advance. Once you have your ticket please turn up at the meeting point at Exhibition Square at least 5 minutes before the designated start time. Book Here
I was on the 1:15 pm tour with Richard and it totally exceeded my expectations. He was knowledgeable and shared a lot of interesting information about the sights and the fascinating history of York. The walk was easy as well and doable by children and seniors alike. Thanks for offering this!
Our tour was fantastic! The two and a half hours flew by as we learned about York’s rich history. Our tour guide was personable, funny, enthralling, and knowledgeable about all things York. I can’t recommend this amazing tour enough!
Richard A was a very well informed and engaging guide today. Clearly very enthusiastic about sharing his deep knowledge about his city. He managed to keep all included and interacted with all of us along the walk showing genuine interest in his ‘guests’. Very enjoyable.
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