Guided tour

Sceptred Isle Chronicles - History walking tour of York

Guided tour

Sceptred Isle Chronicles - History walking tour of York

Activity provider: Britannia Routes Tours Ltd

From US$ 15.41 per person

Immerse yourself in the history, myths & legends of York. Start outside York Minster, we'll walk in the footsteps of Romans, Vikings, the infamous and famous and discover, life through the ages.

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  • Walk in the footsteps of Romans, Vikings, Kings and Queens
  • Walk the UK's finest medieval walled defences!
  • History, Myths, legends, discover the people who created York through the ages.
  • See Yorks hidden secrets off the beaten track
  • All key locations covered. Minster, Shambles, Bar Walls
Full description
Immerse your self in the real history of York! We'll take you in the footsteps of Roman Emperors who shaped the mightiest of Empires, regale you in tales of Viking invasion, follow the route of Monarchs, the infamous, the saintly and see how we all shaped the story of this amazing city. From the rise of Gothic Cathedrals, to medieval walled defences see what shaped a city once second only to London. Discover the Guilds and their economic influence on the rise of this city and our democracy. Through the history, myths and legends you'll discover the story of York and all those who went before you. Our tour concludes at All Saints Pavement Church with it's famous lantern tower and insight into one of the more unique church services in Britain. Welcome to the Sceptred Isle walking tour- The story of Britain!
  • Your guide will meet you 10 minutes before the departure at The statue of Constantine the Great, this can be found at there South side of York Minster.
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Meeting point

Please meet next to the Statue of Constantine the Great, to be found at the South side of York Minster, opposite the Roman Column. Look for the circular Rose window above the doors of the Cathedral. Your tour departs at the time you booked, please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid missing the tour. Guides do not answer phones once tour has began or return for late comers.

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  • The tour takes place all weathers.
  • The tour includes heights and uneven streets.
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March 8, 2023

Excellent tour of York. Took in key sights. Knowledgeable guide at an easy pace. Very reasonably priced.

February 9, 2023

We had a really enjoyable guided walk. Our guide was very knowledgable and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learned a lot.

January 22, 2023

Product ID: 427560