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Private Viking Walk of York

York, United Kingdom

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Learn about York's history and legends on a 2-hour Viking walking tour with a private guide, Sigwulf. You'll walk through town to see historical landmarks and listen to stories from the Viking days. Departure time is flexible to suit your preferences.
  • 2-hour Viking walking tour of York
  • Learn about the city's Viking history and hear local legends
  • Enjoy a flexible departure time so you can fit this tour into your day
  • Private guide provides a more personalized experience
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Tour escort/host
Private walking tour
Food and drinks
Stop at Viking-themed bar in York (additional fee)

Departure Point

11 Minster Yard, York YO1 7HH, UK

Outside York Minster near the entrance to the gift shop is the Roman Column. Its easy to find and right in the centre of town, a great place to meet!

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your private tour starts at the time and location of your choice in York. After meeting your private guide, set off on your walk around town to hear about the city's Norman and Anglo-Scandinavian history. 

Pass by various landmarks and historical sites as you listen to narration from your guide about how big the Viking influence was on York. You'll hear about the deeds of Vikings such as Eirik Bloodaxe, Ivar the Boneless, and Harald Hardaraada; find out the origins behind street names and what they mean; discover how the pagans helped shape the Christian church; and ponder how the Normans ever survived in the north.
Stop At:  
York City Walls
This is a personalized tour through the Viking Capital of Britain - Jorvik! Discover the fascinating true story behind the Vikings, as well as the legendary tales told in the sagas, many of which are set in our fair city. There are no set times to meet or big groups to join with, this is your own private tour which you can take at your own pace. Hear about the deeds of Ivar the Boneless, Eirik Bloodaxe, and Harald Hardaraada, the story of the Vikings arrival, and their eventual downfall. Learn how the streets got their names and what they mean, how the pagan Vikings became Christians, and their impact on the world around us today, including laws, language and customs. For a additional small fee, depending on the weather (and with prior arrangement) the tour can include either a stop-off, or to finish, at an authentic Viking themed bar, built right on top of the original feasting hall!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Mary's Abbey
A medieval abbey with a very important viking heritage!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
York Minster
The most famous viking in the world is buried here, his exact location is still a mystery!
Stop At:  
Jorvik Viking Centre
Site of the only viking houses to be found anywhere in the world! Please note entrance price is not included as part of the tour
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The most famous medieval street in the world, with a strong Viking Heritage, but it has a very dark history!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
York Castle Museum
A huge motte and bailey castle that once controlled Northern England , built by the descendants of the Vikings, the Normans - we bring it back to life including 3D reconstructions!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Clifford's Tower
A huge motte and bailey castle that once controlled Northern England , built by the descendants of the Vikings, the Normans - we bring it back to life including 3D reconstructions!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY York Walls Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the social distancing policy during Private Viking Walk of York?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Amazing time!
, Aug 2021
We both had such an amazing time! John was so knowledgable and friendly. We experienced York in a way we wouldn’t have, if we didn’t do the tour! I would recommend to anyone especially if you want to learn about the Vikings history!
Fantastic experience
, Aug 2021
John is an excellent communicator and narrator. My son was enthralled with his knowledge and communication style. Would highly recommend.
Very informative tour with lots of detailed information
, Jul 2021
Very knowledgeable guide with lots of detailed information about the vikings and where they fitted in the history of York
Thank you
, Jun 2021
Thanks to our guide John, we had a brilliant time and found it very informative, all while taking a beautiful walk around the sites of York. We would definitely recommend
Amazing Tour
, Jun 2021
I booked this guided walk for my history enthusiast husband and I, whilst on a trip in York. John our guide definitely did not disappoint. John being so knowledgeable he brought the whole tour to life. We both came away knowing much more about the history of York than we’d known before. So glad we did this. John you are amazing! Thank you for a very enjoyable afternoon. A definite must for all enthusiasts!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
thank you so much it was a lovely evening so glad you enjoyed it hope to see you again soon!
Great Tour
, Sep 2020
Great tour, very informative, covering not just Vikings but the history of the area and periods each side. John was a great host, funny and engaging.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you so much guys it was lovely to meet you both!

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