Welcome to Invisible (York)! We offer friendly walking tours of York that showcase the city like no other- all our themes are chosen by our guides themselves, all of whom have been affected by homelessness. They have all worked for several months to offer you these unique tours of York.
We run tours throughout the year
Join the Invisible (York) ‘Family Friendly Fun Tour’, which is the only tour of the city that has been specifically developed with children in mind.
Tour guide Gavin is an affable dad, who has struggled with mental ill health and homelessness in the past, but draws upon his personal experiences as a former play-worker and teaching assistant to present a unique view of the city.
Gavin has had an enhanced DBS check and his immersive tour is designed to spark the imagination and curiosity of adults and children alike.
York has been a hub of transportation since the Romans established the city in AD71, linking it to an efficient road system and making use of its waterways.
However, the city is also famed for its rich railway heritage and is home to the largest railway museum in the world.
Tour guide Gemma is a transgender woman, who found herself sleeping rough and living in hostels following the sudden unexpected death of her landlady. She is a passionate railway enthusiast and her tour explores how the railway has shaped and transformed the city.
Beyond a tale of gunpowder, treason and plot, this tour tells the comprehensive story of Guy Fawkes, from his family history in York to growing up and the influences surrounding him as a Protestant and later a recusant Catholic.
Tour guide Vicki first became interested in Guy Fawkes in 2009, and her passion is one of the reasons that she moved to the city.
She interweaves her own personal journey of being diagnosed with stage 4b cancer, treatment, and remission, with the story of his life.
With more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK, there’s always something exciting just around the corner in York, and our Health and Wealth tour is an expedition through time, which explores just some of the most significant buildings and their influence on the city’s economic growth.
Miles is a father of two who combines his own life as a former banker with his personal experience of homelessness and recovery journey from addiction to alcohol, to uncover layers of local history that highlight how York’s Health and Wealth has been continually shaped.