Historical Gems Tour & A Taste of York Chocolate

£15.00 Entry - Free with York Pass

Booking Instructions

Pre-booking required online – using booking code found in Visit York Pass confirmation email

Duration: 75 mins

The route is step-free but the streets can be uneven and cobbled in parts. Please contact us ahead of a tour if you have accessibility requirements.


Start Location: Forgotten Davygate Graveyard, YO1 8RJ

End Location: Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma Gate, YO1 7NT

Please arrive 5-10 minutes early

Phone Number

+44 (0)330 043 6292

Opening Times

Please find full tour timings at attraction website


Historical Gems Tour & A Taste of York Chocolate

Encounter a remarkable one-of-a-kind walking tour packed with intriguing hidden discoveries, plus a very important taste of chocolate!

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 it’s delightful hidden gems. York is a marvellously mysterious place, and you are going to experience it at it’s 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: Betty’s, 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 it’s own unique story to tell, and you’ll hear the scintillating stories of each as you amble along with your trusted guide.

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.

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.

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. Our sharp, witty sleuth cannot wait to share their vast knowledge with you.

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