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Socially distanced York Pedicab tour

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 69 reviews.York, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by John

90 mins
Includes transport, equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We meet outside York Minster at your pre-booked time to for your 75 minute tour of the old city for one or two time travellers. The pedicab will have been cleaned with anti-bacterial cleanser I will supply you with with face masks, disposable gloves and alcohol based hand sanitiser before we depart.

We will then wind our way around the old city time travelling through 2000 years of history in a city where the Roman, Viking, Medieval, Georgian and Victorian cities all await your discovery.

You will experience

- the intimacy of your own private tour of the city maintaining a safe social distance at all times
- Getting up close to the magnificent historical buildings of old York without having to leave your vehicle
- the unique feeling of being transported through the ancient streets in a 100% carbon emissions free vehicle

How you enjoy the tour is entirely up to you. Many of our guests enjoy hearing entertaining and interesting stories about the city, its buildings & its most notorious residents including Guy Fawkes,Dick Turpin & the ghosts of Roman soldiers. Other time travellers prefer to play some music, relax and just enjoy the views and each others company. It is all about what you want as you are slowly transported through one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

See York like a local
Hotel/accommodation & central pickups available by arrangement
We meet outside York Minster at your pre-booked time to for your 75 minute tour of the old city for one or two time travellers. The pedicab will have been cleaned with anti-bacterial cleanser I will supply you with with face masks, disposable gloves and alcohol based hand sanitiser before we depart.

We will then wind our way around the old city time travelling through 2000 years of history in a city where the Roman, Viking, Medieval…

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This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Transport
    We take your safety seriously. To keep everyone safe guests are provided w...
  • Equipment
    We provide heated seat pads, weather proof covers and blankets to ensure th...
From £30
/ person

Meet your host, John

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 69 Reviews
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I have created York Carriage Awaits to offer a whole new way to experience the wonderful city of York. I am a qualified marketer and experienced tour guide having worked in the leisure, culture and hospitality industries for over 30 years. I was brought up in York and studied history at the University of York and have never lost my passion for the city and love nothing more that sharing stories about the city and helping visitors to see parts of the city that even the locals rarely see.

I am the only fully insured and licensed Hackney Pedicab Driver in York, licensed by City of York Council.

I have been running this experience since early 2019 and has achieved an average rating of 4.95
I have created York Carriage Awaits to offer a whole new way to experience the wonderful city of York. I am a qualified marketer and experienced tour guide having worked in the leisure, culture and hospitality industries for over 30 years. I was brought up in York and studied history at the University of York and have never lost my passion for the city and love nothing more that sharing stories about the city and helping visitors to see parts of the city that even the locals rarely see…
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Where you'll be

We will take you on a journey of discovery into the old city, to soak up the history, beauty & romance of the finest Medieval city in England. You'll relax and hear stories that bring the history of England's second city to life. You will see the classic icons close up - York Minster, Cliffords Tower & The Shambles but so much more as we take you off the beaten track to experience the city like a local. A unique experience not to be missed

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 69 reviews.

Claire
October 2020
We went on John’s pedicab ride yesterday evening & I can’t recommend it enough. The pedicab itself was very comfortable & a great way to travel around. John was extremely knowledgeable, friendly & professional. He took us to parts of the city we wouldn’t have known about otherwise & he clearly has a vast knowledge of the city & it’s history. We will definitely do this again with John next time we visit York, thank you.
We went on John’s pedicab ride yesterday evening & I can’t recommend it enough. The pedicab itself was very comfortable & a great way to travel around. John was extremely knowledge…
Jemma
October 2020
John was very friendly and had a great knowledge of history. The pedicab was comfy with a nice big warming blanket provided. Would recommend.
Karen
September 2020
John is a very welcoming person. Makes you feel comfortable from the get go. His knowledge of lesser known locations was fun and very interesting. Would definitely recommend taking a ride along with him.
Billy
September 2020
John is a great tour guide and provides a bespoke experience. The tour gave us an orientation of the city centre on our first day in York as well as a great understanding of the history. The late tour was especially enjoyable - we highly recommend.
John is a great tour guide and provides a bespoke experience. The tour gave us an orientation of the city centre on our first day in York as well as a great understanding of the hi…
Rhianna
August 2020
John is incredibly cheerful and easy to chat to. He has fantastic knowledge and is able to cater the tour to your interests!
Liam
August 2020
Fantastic first class tour ran by John, who personalised our experience and opened our minds and hearts to the wonderful city of York. John's knowledge, passion and expertise shone through with great finesse! We were left feeling inspired and well informed about the history of York and the key events which helped shape the course of British history and our lives as we know them today. We highly recommend John's tour as an introduction to this stylish and enchanting city. An unforgettable experience and excellent value for money.
Fantastic first class tour ran by John, who personalised our experience and opened our minds and hearts to the wonderful city of York. John's knowledge, passion and expertise shone…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 2 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

    More tips

    We take your safety extremely seriously and will do the following
    Pedicab will be cleaned with anti-bacterial before your trip
    We will all wear facemasks and gloves
    I will provide alcohol hand sanitizer
    There will be a plastic screen in place between us
    You will keep to the social distances limits

    What to bring

    Bring your cameras to capture the beauty of the city by night. We can stop wherever you like for photos

    On cooler evenings please wrap up in warm clothes