Day Tour

The Great City of York (6 Hours)

Sincerely Paul - United Kingdom

York, United Kingdom

Valid for Travel Now Through: 10 Apr 2019

The Great City of York (6 Hours )

York, United Kingdom

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Moderate

Description

York

The walled city of York has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city was founded by the Romans in 71 AD. It became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior, and later of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jorvik. In the Middle Ages, York grew as a major wool trading centre and became the capital of the northern ecclesiastical province of the Church of England, a role it has retained. In the 19th century, York became a hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre.

Rich in ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions including the Jorvik Viking Centre, York Castle Museum and Clifford’s Tower.

York Minster

York Minster is one of the largest cathedrals of its kind in Northern Europe. The minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England. The title "minster" is attributed to churches established in the Anglo-Saxon period as missionary teaching churches, and serves now as an honorific title.

Marvel at the medieval stained glass Great East Window, described as the English Sistine Chapel. Within this elliptical treasure-house of stained glass you will discover a forgotten artist for the first time - England's lost Vermeer or Michelangelo. Enter the Orb, a dome of discovery and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see, at close range, some of the world's most important art. Take a two-thousand year journey through time in Revealing York Minster in the Undercroft. Follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers and discover the stories of some of the people whose lives have been influenced by York Minster.

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By: Tony


Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2013

Prompt. informative, courteous, and professional. Would recommend to anyone.
Travel Advisor:  Cassandra Bookholder

Perfect

By: MartyG


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2015

Wimbledon experience was perfect.
Travel Advisor:  Beth Flowers

Not as Good as Last Time

By: Family Trip


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2015

Sincerely Paul did an acceptable job but there were a couple of issues. First they couldn't get our luggage in the luggage compartment to store it so we had it in the mini-bus with us for the 1 hr and 45 minute drive. My daughter was a bit cramped by it. The Guide we had for the Oxford/Cotswold tour only did Oxford, not Cotswolds at all. The Guide we had for The British Museum although competent was not very friendly. So, I'd say they were adequate but for their fees I expect to be wowed!
Travel Advisor:  Sherrie Coffey

Great tours.

By: MApples


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2016

THe tours of Westminster Abbey was great. The guide did well in pointing out many things of the Abbey, while making sure that we had no stress. Tower of London was great with the Crown Jewels. He kept us moving (as I tend to read everything). The only thing was he discouraged us from going into the Blood Tower (he could have been right). The new guide for Bath and castle cour was great. The kid's loved the history and the neat town of Bath. We visited 2 towns following Bath, bt only spent limited time there. We didn't get out of the car at Castle Cour. I think the guide wanted to beat traffic. I didn't know what to do for lunch, whether it was planned or not. We bought the guide's lunch (needs to be explained). Covent Gardens was neat, it was the only place we revisited. Very informed guides, make sure the people really want to lean and be patient.
Travel Advisor:  Alfred Volden

London

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2017

Our guide, Hugh, was interesting and knowledgeable. He did a great job.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre

Chauffeur Extraordinaire!!

By: Wanderlust*Kim


Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2017

My husband and I went on a 37 day European adventure this May/June and our itinerary began and ended in London. We used the chauffeur services of Sincerely Paul twice: The first time, a driver picked us up from our hotel in central London (he arrived early!) and took us to London St. Pancras to catch a Eurostar train to Paris. This was our first trip abroad, and he was so helpful in giving us clear-cut directions on how to navigate the train station. Five weeks later, imagine our surprise when 1. the very same driver met us at our hotel (early again!) for the drive to London's Heathrow airport/ flight back to the states and 2. he remembered us! Our driver acted like an old friend, asking about our trip highlights! Highly recommend Sincerely Paul personal concierge!
Travel Advisor:  Sue Bauer

Make My Day !

By: Annieo


Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2017

First of all, the drivers were really cute with lots of sparkle and personality. YES, it was an extravagance on our part but we'll worth it. We had no worries or anxiety thanks to these skillful, knowledgeable and friendly men. Their driving was superb. And, I will definitely book through them again.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Gaughen