The Kingdom of Northumbria

5 days

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Kings & Clerics of the North

In an era of warfare, raiders and ruthless kings, northern England occupied a place on an international stage that positioned it alongside the great powers of the continent. The kingdom of Northumbria dominated the north and under its Kings Edwin, Oswald, Ivar the Boneless and Eric Bloodaxe it held primacy over Anglo-Viking Britain. Royal, secular and ecclesiastical patronage produced unrivalled cultural achievements in art, architecture, writing and learning. Northumbrian scholars travelled to the continent and Rome.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore the landmark buildings of medieval York and admire the Norman architecture of Durham Cathedral
  • View the abbey of Monkwearmouth-Jarrow, once home of the Venerable Bede, “The Father of English History”
  • Visit the famous monastery of Lindisfarne, raided by Vikings in 793 AD
  • At St. Thomas Church in Brompton view the hogbacks, Anglo-Scandinavian grave markers

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  • Pay a low deposit of $149, was $250.

Single supplement: $270

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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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  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • All taxes & gratuities
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Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
June 7 2021 ANUB210607 June 7 2021 (Monday) June 11 2021 (Friday) John Oxley $1,480
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$250
$270 Book Now
September 20 2021 ANUB210920 September 20 2021 (Monday) September 24 2021 (Friday) John Oxley $1,480
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$250
$270 Book Now
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