Want to see the best of York? You are in for a cultural (and tasty) treat! Join your eccentric character guide and get an up-close walking tour experience of the city and its delightful hidden gems.

York is a marvellously mysterious place, and you are going to experience it at its best. So, get ready; culture, history, heritage, and best kept secrets await on this character led walking tour.
You will pass by famous landmarks and have some of their surprising secrets revealed; Bettys, Bootham Bar and York Minster to name but three.

You’ll learn the unknown truths of York’s most infamous characters Guy Fawkes and Dick Turpin. And York’s’ hidden gems? Well, you are in for many a surprise!
Your savvy guide will point out treasures hidden in plain sight that even locals don’t know about; concealed courtyards, unusual statues, secluded snickelways, and curious artefacts that are so often simply passed by.

Every gate (that’s a street!) has its own unique story to tell, and you’ll hear the scintillating stories of each as you amble along with your trusted guide.

Whether you’re a visitor or a local, our Historical Gems Walking Tour will allow you to get to know this beautiful city through a different perspective, discovering exclusive insights that few people get the chance to experience.

York's Chocolate Story, Kings Square
Oh, and chocolate! Very important here in York! Included on this charming tour is a delicious taster from York’s Chocolate Story. A handmade chocolatey delight made on-site right here in York. This local treat hand-picked by our partners adds a satisfying savouring in a city steeped in chocolate history.
Not only is the tour packed with hidden history and fascinating facts, but our character guide brings an energy to the tour that is uplifting and entertaining, making it an unforgettable experience for all. Book now and experience the real York!