In just three hours we will have completed our journey to York by train from London. You will be arriving in a city soaked in history, full of character with wonderful buildings around every corner and down every narrow cobblestone street. This is hardly surprising as we are visiting a city founded as far back as 71 AD.
Return rail travel to York by fast train
Guided walking tour of York
Services of a tour guide throughout
York, in many ways, is England's "second city", it was the Roman's northern capital, known as Eboracum and also the place chosen for the second and only other Archbishopric outside of Canterbury when the Kingdom of Northumbria was Christianised in 627 AD. York has always been known as the City of King Richard III as the hapless monarch spent many years here. The city is renowned for its medieval buildings such as the 14th century Merchant Adventurer's Hall, the famous narrow cobbled street known as the Shambles and magnificent York Minster, which contains over half of the country's surviving medieval stained glass.
We begin with a walking tour of the city. The area is best explored on foot and we start with the city walls that surround the whole of York. Part Roman, part Medieval, the wall offers great views as we stroll high above the city and head to the 11th century castle. We cross the River Ouse and follow the narrow streets past the famous Yorvik Centre and the half-timbered Merchant Adventurer's Hall to the strangly named Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate and the delightful Shambles. We continue down Petergate to York Minster and learn about the Roman leader Constantine who was proclaimed Emperor here. We learn of Viking raids and massacres, of ghosts and religious upheaval as we make our way to the impressive cathedral known as York Minster (admission not included).
After our tour there will be free time to explore the city further, before meeting your guide at the end of the day to walk back to the station for the return train to London.
York Day Trip Schedule
Meet at Kings Cross Station
Train Arrives York - Walking tour of city on arrival
Lunch & Free Time
Meet Guide for return to station
Train Departs York
Train Arrives London
Please ensure you arrive at your allocated departure point at least 10 minutes before your departure time.
Kings Cross Station - The seating area in front of the LNER First Class Lounge (situated on the Ground Floor between the entrance and exits of Little Waitrose).