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

York, United Kingdom

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


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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

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8/19/2019 - 9/30/2022
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

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25 Reviews
2 stars

Reviews by Viator travelers

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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
Not able to use it!
, Feb 2020
Despite trying numerous times, and losing much time, I was not able to use it. Waste of time and money. We should have paid for an actual tour.
On future trips, we will look for this option first.
Billy P
, Oct 2019
My wife and I typically enjoy walking tours, but often wish we could stop at some interesting little shop we see along the way, perhaps sit at a cafe for a drink, or linger a bit at a particular point of interest. The other alternative being to return after the tour, which we seldom wind up doing. This was the perfect alternative. The audio guide was very well done, and with only a few minor glitches (requiring a couple of restarts) worked as advertised. It took us 2 days to complete what should have been a 1-2 hour tour, and in our minds it was perfect. On the first day we decided to go in to Yorkminster while we were there, tour the cathedral, and even climb the tower. It was great. Later on the route we stopped for coffee, then wound up in a great little clothing boutique which was having a sale. At about half way through the tour, we decided to have a late lunch and drinks. Didn’t feel like carrying on after that, so we simply resumed the tour on the next day, right where we left off; completely on our schedule, inconveniencing no one, and thoroughly enjoying the experience.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Two days might be a record for a VoiceMap tour Billy! But my personal preference for being spontaneous was part of what motivated me to start VoiceMap, so it's a real pleasure to hear it's meeting that need. Thanks for taking the time to post such a detailed review.

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