Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in York

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Location: York
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 75.0 - 90.0 minutes
Trip difficulty: Easy
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/London
Highlights York Minster
The Shambles
Clifford's Tower
Merchant Adventurer's Hall
St Mary's Abbey
Meet the Romans, Vikings and medieval characters who helped build modern York
Explore an extraordinary 2,000 years of history on this self-guided GPS walk through the City of York. You'll experience Roman, Viking and medieval York, see all the sights of the City, including some of the great buildings of the world - and some less expected ones. As you walk you'll learn the history of this great City, and the central role it 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. You’ll hear about kings and queens, and the lives of ordinary people and hear stories of invasions, executions, personal sacrifice, floods and even ghosts.

So, if you’re visiting York, uncover some of the great figures and lesser known characters that have shaped this beautiful city by the River Ouse. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

Commentary English: Audio
Included Lifetime access to this self-guided tour in English
VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Excluded Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Know before you book This is a self-guided audio tour.
Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned on the tour are excluded from the price.
Know before you go Install the VoiceMap app beforehand and use the code included with your ticket to download the tour.
Remember your headphones, unless you've booked a driving tour.
Charge your phone's battery. The way VoiceMap uses GPS to play audio automatically can be battery intensive.
Additional Information
Not wheelchair accessible
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
  1. All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.

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Operating Info

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid From date booked


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 53.9629692, -1.0856503
Address: 2A Bootham, Bootham, York, England, YO30 7BL, GB
Directions: The walk starts by the statue and fountain in front of the Art Gallery in Exhibition Square. It's an easy 10 minute walk from train station, the most used visitor car parks or the stops for the various park and ride buses in the City Centre. The grid reference is 53°57'45.8"N 1°05'08.6"W.
Notes: This is also where the tour ends.
Start Location Notes 2A Bootham, Bootham, York, England, YO30 7BL, GB
End Location Address
Type: location
Lat & Long:
Start Location Notes 2A Bootham, Bootham, York, England, YO30 7BL, GB
End Location Address
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long:
Start Location Notes 2A Bootham, Bootham, York, England, YO30 7BL, GB
End Location Address


Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund


Voucher Access Code 6-120 years $4.99 Available on request


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If this is your first VoiceMap tour, please take a moment to read the important notes below.

1. Install VoiceMap from the Apple App Store or Google Play
2. Create an account
3. Select Tour Codes from the menu, then select Enter Codes
4. Enter the code below then select Download Now
This code can be used by every member of your party. If you have booked for three people, for example, three people can download this tour using the same code. Codes are not case sensitive.

• 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 your are at the starting point.
• The download should only take a few minutes to complete. If it takes longer, please cancel the download, go to Account, select Purchased and download the tour from there.
• Remember to bring your own headphones, unless you have booked a driving tour.
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