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Walking Tours - Association of Voluntary Guides

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Excellent tour!!!

Really enjoyed this thorough and amazingly free tour given by a retired professor from the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lisa M
Arlington Hts
Great tour with Mel

Decided to take this free tour because it was recommended in our guidebook. We were lucky to have... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Castro Valley, California
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1 Museum Street, York YO1 7DT, England
+44 1904 550098
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 14 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

Thank lxmunoz
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

Thank jeera27
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 26 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 21 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.

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Reviewed 11 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 15 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

Thank highvelocity21234
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Awesome, informative and full of historical interesting anechdotes. Probably the best walking tour I have had. Our guide, Neil, was so knowledgeable and passionate that made us fall in love with York. Just great!!

Thank villarroelv
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I found our guided walk interesting and informative. Our guide John was extremely passionate about his topic and very knowledgeable. However, I felt he didn't pitch his tour to make it accessible and interesting for everyone because he made a lot of...More

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Response from lxmunoz |
No need to book. Show up at Exhibition Square at 10:15, 14:15 (April-October), or 18:15 (June-August only) and join the group. There is a large sign indicating the meeting point. The guide will initiate the tour.