York - From Roman to Viking

3 days

From £595

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Summary

The transforming city – Eboracum, Eoforwic and Jorvik

On All Saints Day, 1 November 866, the great Viking army attacked and captured Eoforwic, capital of Northumbria – modern day York. This attack, followed 10 years later by permanent settlement here and a ‘sharing out of lands’ between the successful invaders laid the foundation for the creation of the Viking city and kingdom of Jorvik. In this tour of York, led by former York City Archaeologist John Oxley, we will explore the city, looking in detail at the impact and legacy of the Viking settlers. We will consider what the city was like before the Vikings arrived and how it was transformed by the influx of triumphant Scandinavians into a city of culture and learning, epitomized by the work of Alcuin. York is a beautiful and complex historic city which is also wonderfully set out for exploration by foot. The almost complete circuit of defences enclose a city rich in archaeological stories. Starting with its earliest beginnings, we will trace the history and archaeology of York from the foundation of Eboracum in AD 71 up to the medieval glory of the city.

Tour highlights:

  • Enjoy a special visit to the world class Jorvik Centre, including behind the scenes access
  • Explore the splendid Yorkshire Museum in a special access visit which gives an in depth view of its unique artefacts
  • Visit the stunning York Minster, one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe and built on the Roman legionary headquarters

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£595

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £99, was £250.

Single supplement: £170

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

John Oxley

Guide Lecturer

John Oxley has worked in York since 1989 as City Archaeologist and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
19 March 2021 ASVI210319 19 March 2021 (Friday) 21 March 2021 (Sunday) John Oxley £595
(ex. flights)
£99
£250
£170 Book Now
13 August 2021 ASVI210813 13 August 2021 (Friday) 15 August 2021 (Sunday) John Oxley £625
(ex. flights)
£99
£250
£185 Book Now
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