York day trip by train

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Arrive at King’s Cross station at 7:30am for your 8:00am departure, and meet our representative by the ticket office. They will check you in, give you a welcome pack, and escort you to your reserved seats for your arrival in York at 9:51 am. 

Unrivalled in Britain for its magical charm and beauty, this walled city on the River Ouse was the northern capital in Roman times. 

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 a 1000 years ago, Experience the real thing - the smell, the rider and much 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 centre of the Islamic world. Therefore this contact is represented and trade 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 artefacts from Coppergate include a silk cap and a small silk reliquary pouch.

Return Journey 
Monday to Thursday: train departs at 7:29pm and arrives back in London at 9:44pm.

Infant 0 - 3 Free, Child 4 -11 £149, Adult £159


Please Note:

  • Once booked this tour is non-refundable.
  • This tour is unescorted
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What's Included in the tour


  • Reserved train seats
  • Open Top Bus Tour
  • Admissions to Jorvik Viking Centre


  • 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


  1. York