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York: Romans, Vikings, and Medieval Marvels Audio Tour

Activity provider: VoiceMap

York: Romans, Vikings, and Medieval Marvels Audio Tour

Activity provider: VoiceMap

From US$ 7.99 per person

Hear about the Romans, Vikings and medieval characters who built modern York on a self-guided audio tour of the city. See major sights like the Multangular Tower, York Minister, and Bootham Bar.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk the Shambles, one of the world's best-preserved medieval streets, and spot the story of Adam and Eve carved into York Minster’s Great West Door
  • Hear from producer James Easton, a local whose passion for York's history led him to create this bestselling VoiceMap tour
  • Do it all in 90 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
  • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it and turn-by-turn directions
  • Use the virtual tour option at home
Full description
See York and some of its iconic sites without joining a tour group with this affordable walking tour that lets you explore at your own pace. York is a city that has been at many defining historical crossroads. On this is self-guided walk, you'll hear the extraordinary 2,000 years of history that made the city into what it is today. You'll experience Roman, Viking and medieval York, and you'll see the city's great sights and some of it's lesser ones too. And as you walk you'll learn the history of this great City and the central role it has played in the history of England. From its humble beginnings as a riverside Roman settlement, to its turbulent takeover by the Vikings, and on to its thriving medieval period of commerce - let's uncover some of the great figures and lesser known characters that have shaped this beautiful city by the Ouse River.
Includes
  • Lifetime access to 'Food, History and Resistance in Japantown' tour on app
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Smartphone
  • Transportation
  • Food/drinks
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

The walk starts by the statue and fountain in front of the Art Gallery in Exhibition Square. Before arrival, please install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace. Detailed starting point instructions are available after downloading.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • This tour uses a mobile app. You'll need to download the app and then use the voucher code provided to download the tour.
  •  This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart any time and complete at your own pace.
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
  • When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when you are at the starting point.
  • This tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next.
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Very informative but some gates were closed

June 6, 2022

June 27, 2022

Product ID: 415705