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York Day Trip by Train
- First Class
- Standard Class Adult Ages 12+
- Standard Class Child Ages 4 - 11
- Infant Ages 3 and under
A Self-Guided Trip to York
Arrive at King’s Cross station at 7:30 am for your 8:00 am departure, with your printed train tickets for your outbound and inbound rail journeys. Your train departs at 8:00 am and arrives in York at 9:51 am. Please print all tickets for both your return rail journey and attraction tickets.
Unrivaled in Britain for its magical charm and beauty, this walled city on the River Ouse was the northern capital in Roman times.
- Reserved seats on East Coast trains
- Open-Top Bus Tour of York
- First-class (optional) includes refreshments served at your seat
- Entry to Jorvik Viking Centre
Open-Top Bus Tour
The Open-Top Bus Tour departs from outside the station every 20 minutes and takes you all around the ancient city, including the famous medieval street, the Shambles; museums and galleries such as Castle Museum; and York Minster.
Jorvik Viking Centre
Discover history under your feet. Explore the stories of people living 1000 years ago. Experience the real thing — the smell, the rider, and much more, including Muslim connections! (With Arabic commentary.)
Silks and a cowrie shell found in York reveal trade links with Central Asia and the Red Sea.
Arab scholars such as Ibn-Fadlan recount 10th-century Norse trading expeditions to Baghdad, a major center of the Islamic world. Therefore this contact is represented by including an Arab Trader who could have journeyed to Jorvik from the Near or Middle East. He carries with him a supply of silks that he is hoping to sell in Jorvik.
Archaeological artifacts from Coppergate include a silk cap and a small silk reliquary pouch.
Monday to Thursday: Train departs at 7:29 pm and arrives back in London at 9:44 pm.
- Reserved train seats
- Open-Top Bus Tour
- Admissions to Jorvik Viking Centre
- Once booked, this tour is non-refundable.
- This tour is unescorted.