York - From Roman to Viking

3 days

From $845

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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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  • Pay a low deposit of $149, was $200.

Single supplement: $250

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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
March 19 2021 ASVI210319 March 19 2021 (Friday) March 21 2021 (Sunday) John Oxley $800
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August 13 2021 ASVI210813 August 13 2021 (Friday) August 15 2021 (Sunday) John Oxley $845
(ex. flights)
$149
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$250 Book Now
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