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

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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

Overview

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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Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

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 - 1/25/2023
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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    star-5
    A lovely memory!
    Jay_L
    , Jan 2022
    Gosh I'm still speechless (except for when I'm raving about the experience to my friends and family which is all the time!!). Honestly a fantastic concept and a stellar execution of it, I was genuinely gutted when it ended. As a solo traveler in York for a few days I wanted to see the city but didn't fancy a proper guide and wanted to do things my own pace! I also love veering off course to go into interesting shops or linger/skip bits based on my interests so I didn't want to inconvenience anyone else on an actual tour. VoiceMap was an amazing companion to have with me, roaming the historical city, cracking jokes and sharing facts. Would incredibly highly recommend!!
    star-5
    Great content. Auto-play by location worked flawlessly
    Mallory_N
    , Jan 2022
    Hadn't used VoiceMap before. We love Rick Steves' guides, but he didn't have one for York, so we figured we'd give this one a go. It was fantastic. Content and narration was great. And although at first it felt weird to cede control to the app to automatically play when we were close enough (rather than manually start the segment, as we're more used to with Rick Steves), it worked flawlessly. (You can manually start and stop as well, but we found we didn't need to!) We'll definitely use this again.
    star-5
    Amazing experience
    Marlies_P
    , Dec 2021
    It's such a great way to explore the city. You learn a lot and I would even say that this is better than an actual tour guide, because you can go at your own pace.
    star-5
    Wonderfully well worth doing.
    Lyn_M
    , Dec 2021
    We discovered places in York we would have never come across without the audio tour. What an amazing time we’ve had exploring the city with informative commentary along the way.
    star-5
    Fab tour
    Julie_B
    , Nov 2021
    We have been to York many times but this tour took us places we had not seen before. We would highly recommend.
    star-5
    Highly recommended
    Siobhan_H
    , 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
    star-4
    Very enjoyable
    David_R
    , 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
    star-1
    Not worthwhile
    Kate
    , 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
    star-5
    WORTH EVERY PENNY
    Laura_H
    , 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
    star-5
    Easy to use, full of historical facts
    Suzanne_B
    , 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

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