Private Ghost Tour of York

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, York

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  • 2 hours
  • York
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Let your own personalised tour guide take you on a spectacular trip round this world famous city at night. You are provided a unique guided tour experience and picked up at your hotel or elsewhere in town at a place of your choosing, at a time that suits you. You will be taken around the major historic points of interest in York, without a big group to tag along with or time schedules to keep, and even arrange coffee or food along the way at some of York's very best food and drink establishments. Private tour means it will be operated with just your guide and you.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: York Minster, Minster Yard Deangate, York YO1 7HH England

York has a rich and bloodthirsty history stretching back nearly 2000 years, and its little surprise that it is widely regarded as the most haunted city in the world. These personalised tours last approx. 2 hours and provide a totally unique, bespoke and entertaining history of Europe's most haunted city. Each tour is designed just for you, and your guides have over 200 ghost stories to tell so please get in touch with the local provider if you have any special interests or needs. You will be taken on an atmospheric trip round our ancient city and shown the fascinating hidden areas most tourists miss.

Refreshments can also be arranged along the way with some excellent coffee shops, pubs and restaurants to check out (own expense), and in addition will also tour other parts of the city too (the Castle, York Minster, Shambles and more) should you require. As your local tour guides are passionate about the city, they can also handle any restaurant bookings or just general advice about other things to do in York during your stay.

As these are bespoke tours, please contact the local provider as soon as you can in advance so your booking can be guaranteed and the guides have enough time to prepare the tour for your adequately.

The flavour of our tours is to tell the stories, but in a verified historic context. Please note your guides are not 'actors' and don't use props or get dressed up in Victorian outfits. What they will do is tell you the truth of the ghost story in that area, as well as backing it up with the history of the area and possible reasons for why that area is haunted.

Please note that on this tour it will be only yourselves and your tour guide, for a truly personalised experience of the city.

Pass By: Treasurer's House, Treasurers House Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL England

Hear the tale of the most famous ghost story in the world!

Stop At: York City Walls, York YO1 7HB England

A world heritage site - the only place on Earth to see Roman, viking & medieval defences all in one place - we bring it back to life including 3D reconstructions!

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: 11 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ England

The most famous medieval street in the world, but it has a very dark history!

Stop At: King's Manor, The Kings Manor Exhibition Square University of York, York YO1 7EP England

Now part of the University, this was once the house of the Abbot of St Marys

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Jorvik Viking Centre, 19 Coppergate Coppergate Shopping Centre, York YO1 9WT England

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

Pass By: York Castle Museum, Eye of York Tower St, York YO1 9RY England

A huge motte and bailey castle that once controlled Northern England - we bring it back to life including 3D reconstructions!

Pass By: Clifford's Tower, Tower Street, York YO1 9SA England

A huge motte and bailey castle that once controlled Northern England - we bring it back to life including 3D reconstructions!

  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (by foot, city centre hotels only)
  • Private tour

  • Entrance fees (2 small museums located around the walls are available for entry separately)
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please inform the local provider of the preferred pick up point at the time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 adults / Seniors per booking is required (single adult is available but at a surcharge at our discretion)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Covid-19 Update : Please note that as this is a private walking tour (just you and your guide) and the entire tour is outside, so we are happy to confirm we comply with all social distancing rules making this the perfect way to explore York.
Departure Point

Roman Column, 11 Minster Yard, York YO1 7HH, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
We will meet you at the reception of your hotel, or alternatively anywhere of your choosing (for example we can meet you after lunch at your restaurant, or alternatively finish the tour somewhere where you can get something to eat / drink)

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 3/15/2016 - 12/13/2022

Monday - Sunday:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


26 Nov, 2021

John collected us from our city centre hotel and whisked us away to the Roman era with historical details of the Ninth Legion’s activities in and around York. He described the archeology of the Minster and the city walls plus a number of other sites. We walked Bootham Bar and the Kings Manor through the centre via the Shambles and Jorvik centre as far as the castle and Clifford’s Tower. We traveled the Dark Ages and the Middle Ages to more modern times. John’s knowledge of the history of York is extensive and his explanations were peppered with spooky tales of alleged paranormal activity. All extremely entertaining. Having passed other walking tours in our two hours ramble it is important to stress that although a private tour is undoubtedly more expensive it is so much more enjoyable to have had John’s undivided attention and an opportunity to ask any question without having to vie with 30 others to do so. An interesting and worthwhile experience. Would highly recommend.


17 Nov, 2021

Very informative historical commentary and very eye opening. Thoroughly recommend the tour. John was an excellent host

Cathryn S

10 Nov, 2021

Our Tour Guide, John, was absolutely amazing! Gave us all the ancient history of York in a fascinating tour. We were blown away with the experience and our guides love and joy of history really made the experience magical.


10 Nov, 2021

Very enjoyable our guide was extremely knowledgeable opened to any questions Gave us a good overview of the sights to see in York as well Recommend to wear confortable shoes


10 Nov, 2021

Great tour our guide was very knowledgeable did the tour at the right pace for us Gave us a good overview of York

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