The York Pass

Enjoy free entry to 30 top York attractions with the York Pass, a flexible sightseeing pass that allows you to visit the sites that interest you most. Entrance to some of York’s finest showstoppers such as York Minster and the Jorvik Viking Centre are included. Choose from a 1-, 2- or 3-day pass and sightsee as you wish; all options include an informative York guidebook, discounted entry to attractions in the wider Yorkshire area and discounts on meals at popular York eateries.

What You Can Expect

Explore beautiful York Minster with the York Pass!
Explore beautiful York Minster with the York Pass!

Choose from a 1-, 2- or 3-day sightseeing pass to suit your schedule, and enjoy the flexibility to visit the York attractions that you want, at a time that suits you best. Passes are valid for your choice of consecutive calendar days from the time of first use.

After redeeming your voucher for your York Pass, you’ll also receive a color guidebook with detailed information about the historical city and its famous attractions. Use the guidebook to plan your independent sightseeing with ease.

The York pass includes entry to 30 top attractions around the city as well as discounted entry to select attractions in the wider county. Learn about Yorkshire’s Viking heritage at Jorvik Viking Centre, and discover Gothic architecture at its finest on a visit to York Minster — one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Entrance to family-friendly attractions such as York Dungeon and York’s CHOCOLATE Story are included in the pass, alongside lesser-known treasures like Clifford’s Tower.

IMPORTANT UPDATE, JANUARY 13, 2016: Please note that due to recent flooding in the York area, the Jorvik Viking Centre, The York Dungeon and Merchant Adventurers' Hall are currently closed until further notice. Other local attractions may also be affected by the flooding. Please check local information for updates before travelling.

Free Entry to Select York Attractions:

  • Barley Hall
  • Beningbrough Hall
  • Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby
  • Castle Howard
  • Clifford’s Tower
  • Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
  • Fairfax House
  • Goddards Garden
  • Jorvik DIG
  • Jorvik Viking Centre
  • Mansion House
  • Merchant Adventurers’ Hall
  • National Railway Museum (NRM) road train
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway
  • Richard III Experience
  • The Henry VII Experience
  • The Roman Bath
  • The York Dungeon
  • Treasurer’s House
  • York Army Museum
  • York Brewery
  • York Cold War Bunker
  • York Maze
  • York Minster
  • York’s CHOCOLATE Story
  • Yorkshire Air Museum
  • Yorkshire Museum of Farming
Discounts on Meals:
  • Earl Grey Tea Rooms (savings of up to 10%)
  • Crabtree & Evelyn (savings of up to 15%)
  • York Walk (savings of up to 50%)

Days of Service


Valid from the time of first use, for the consecutive days selected.



  • York Pass
  • Guidebook


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants aged 4 years and under generally gain free admission to most attractions
  • You are required to enter a travel date on booking; please note this is only required as an indication
Voucher Information

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

Schedule and Pricing

Departure/Exchange Point

Exchange voucher for the York Pass Pass at the York Visitor Centre


1, 2 or 3 days

Return Details


Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

York Pass valid for 1 calendar day from the time of first use From
$ 52.71
York Pass valid for 2 calendar days from the time of first use From
$ 70.29
York Pass valid for 3 calendar days from the time of first use From
$ 84.93

Customer Reviews

Peter C

December 2015

A great place to visit..


August 2015

This pass was a great way to see york ,a great day for all the family ,favourite attraction was the the york dungeon loved every minute ,great interaction with the visitors by the staff ,they all worked very hard to make it a fantastic experiance .Thankyou

Peter M

July 2015

Very enjoyable trip to York. We had a three day YorkPass and made full use of it.


February 2015

The cards are a great way to see York as then you don't have to worry about how much visiting the places that you want to will cost great value


August 2014


margaret s

September 2013

Our first visit to York and there will certainly be more! We stayed in lovely Dean Court Hotel so central and opposite the Minster. The YorkPass proved to be invaluable, first used at the York Museum to see the reconstructed head of King Richard iii, a wonderful sight. We then used it in a variety of shops and restaurants getting discounts.

The On/Off bus was a great success, giving us a good grounding on the centre and outskirts of York with the emphasis we wanted on the history of all we saw. We enjoyed the Ghost Walk and seeing parts of York which would be hidden from the casual observer.

The choir at Evensong in the Minister was a joy to always be remembered!

It was a short visit, so there is already an itinerary being prepared for the next visit!

ann p

May 2012

the pass made access so quick and easy i didnt use it all but enjoyed the 7 places i went to. I found people very helpful as well.

Michael S

February 2012

Great value for money, went to 24 museums and attractions in the three days and saved over £50 in admission fees. I also got discounts in restaurants and shops. if you are visiting Yorkshire and planning on visiting lots of attractions this pass is absolutely essential.

mona k w

August 2011

York was fabulous, I want to go back!!!!!

Florence N

June 2010
All of these passes are great. It saves you money. We had a one day pass and managed to see just about everything we wanted to. Wish we had been in York one more day.

Wayne B

February 2010
Would come back later in the year as there is so much to do and see and not enough time to fit it all in. Stayed for weeekend in the dairy guest house which was excellent and recommended, will walk the city wall and visit stately home on return visit in the summer. Beautiful, quaint city


February 2010
competative prices. site uncomplicated very user friendly

Richard S

February 2010
very good value for money

John M

February 2010
We had a fab' 3 days in York and would definately recommend the 'York Pass' tickets. We visited all that we planned and more, without once having to pay for hidden extras, and we saved ourselves quite a few pounds. Thanks.

Angela A

February 2010
The York Pass was certainly value for money. We managed to visit quite a few of the places on the list but could of done with another day or two! We had a lovely few days in York and I'd certainly recommend it.

John O

January 2010
MOST of the tourist locations are included in the York Pass unlike the Great Brittish Heritage Pass which only had one location in York. Great buy and value.

Valerie F

January 2010
Depending on what you plan on seeing in York, this pass could save you a lot of money! We saw the York Minster, Jorvik Viking Center and the York Castle Museum which were all included with the pass in just one day and still had time to do at least one more thing, so it was totally worth having this pass, it saved us money unlike the London pass, which is overpriced and not worth it unless you can see almost everything in London in 1 day! Plus we did the Haunted house and got buy 1 get 1 free tickets with the pass. Picked it up from the Visitor info center upon arrival at the train station the day before, and you're given a handy booklet with a city map and insights on places to visit and special offers at certain restaurants and shops, which was nice. York is a very walkable city, with lots of things to see and do. Highly recommended!

William C

January 2010
York has something for everyone. If you are in a central location almost all the attractions are a short walk away. The York pass is an excellent way of getting into the sights without breaking the bank. My wife and i thoroughly enjoyed our short break there and will visit again.

Bozena B

February 2010
Our trip was first class. The York Pass is excellent value and we even used it in Whitby when we had a day at the coast.


January 2010
Couple of days in york using the York Pass obtained through Viator. Really enjoyed it, very tiring as so many things to do and see. Certainly got our money's worth!

Charlotte H

January 2010
If you want to do all the big York sites - Minster, Dungeons, Jorvik, Castle Museum...this is the best option!! We worked out that without the York Pass we'd have paid double for enterance fees to attractions!! Also includes great discounts at lovely restaurants - Strada, Russels etc. AND!! Its well known in York so you dont feel silly showing the pass! Very simple to collect from Tourist Centre so dont pay for p&p. Enjoy!

Marianne C

July 2009
We were able to do a whistlestop tour of York in a day, visiting all major sites and events. It was good value for money as discounted on the standard price. The only downfall was the need to buy ink for the printer to print out the email attachment.

David A

July 2009
I really enjoyed my trip to New York. The York Pass worked out really well.

Stephen B

July 2015

The attractions in York are excellent and we enjoyed all our experiences.The major problem we had was the lack of quality signage to give directions to those like us who need to walk between attractions,
The maps used are sometimes a bit unclear as to street names and we found our selves having to ask for directions many times.