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

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

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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


You don’t have to join a tour group to discover York. This audio walking tour lets you set the pace and pick up and drop the route when it suits you. Hit all the signatures—York Minster, Stonegate, Mansion House, the Shambles, one of the best-preserved medieval streets in the world—and more. The app works online or offline, including geodata, so you won’t need to waste money on roaming charges.
  • Explore York independently on a 1.5-hour self-guided audio tour
  • Hear the city’s incredible story unfold as you travel from spot to spot
  • Follow along with turn-by-turn directions, that work online as well as off
  • Choose to linger over interesting stops or complete the tour in one hit
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Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
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Departure Point

2A Bootham, York YO30 7BL, UK

Starts in front of the Art Gallery in Exhibition Square. Before arrival, install the VoiceMap app and use the code provided on your ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart any time and complete at your own pace. Directions to the starting point are in the app.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
8/19/2019 - 12/21/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY VoiceMap
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    31 Reviews
    2 stars

    Reviews by Viator travelers

    Showing 1-10 of 31 reviews
    Fab tour
    , Nov 2021
    We have been to York many times but this tour took us places we had not seen before. We would highly recommend.
    Highly recommended
    , Oct 2021
    This was very good, highly recommended a good way to gain an insight into the city of York, a few of the routes were closed which was a shame but that was just unfortunate for us, overall an excellent experience
    Very enjoyable
    , Aug 2021
    Being in control of the tour and having the opportunity to listen to it again if needed. Something you can't ask a tour guide to do! Very enjoyable looking forward to using the app again in other cities
    Not worthwhile
    , Aug 2021
    Didnt work properly.stopped working at the minster not worth buying.good idea in principle but not in practise
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    We're sorry you didn't get to do the full tour with automatic playback Kate! It looks from our side like you either didn't give the app access to your location, to allow the audio to play automatically while your device's screen was off, or you skipped ahead manually – or possibly both. If you skipped ahead, you'd have seen a note saying this stops automatic playback. Could you let us know which it might have been? We'd also appreciate any extra feedback you can give us about this because reviews of this tour are overwhelmingly positive. Over on VoiceMap, where we also have ratings, the average is 4.6/5 from 75 ratings at the moment. But if we spot something that we can improve to make this easier for the next person, we'll implement it ASAP. Thanks, Iain
    , Jul 2021
    Very easy and interesting route to follow/ highly recommended!! We followed over two days and split in half- very easy to jump in and out.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Easy to use, full of historical facts
    , Jul 2021
    The audio tour was easy to use and full of interesting facts. I chose this option so that I could do it at my own pace, and rest when needed. I loved every minute of it and would recommend.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    , Jul 2021
    It took us through all historic York and was full of well documented stories. It was fun to play the guide in my group.
    A must for all those visiting and wanting to explore the history of York
    , May 2021
    Brilliant tour. Been to York many times but never knew the history behind certain landmarks and helps unearth some hidden gems that you never knew were there. A must for all those visiting and wanting to explore the history of York.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great walk but app didn't work
    , Sep 2020
    The walk itself was lovely, but had to keep phone on so GPS would stay connected. App didn't work on my phone (wouldn't download!) so I had to share with a friend.
    wet informative
    , Sep 2020
    Interesting tour and learned lots I was not aware of. Route was a little disrupted by closed gates due to vivid restrictions, but very clever design overall

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