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York - England's Story

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Roots Travel & Tours

  • Locations

    York, England, United Kingdom

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    £65 GBP per person
  • Duration

    12.5 hours

  • Avg Distance


  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Dates as arranged with the guide. Departing time is 8:00 am.

  • Starting Location

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • Price Includes

    Return travel by minibus, walking tour of York, and all-day services of tour driver-guide.

  • Notes

    Private tours can be arranged to depart from most locations in east England. Optional visit to Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest en route. Please contact the guide for a quote.


  • York Minster, voted England's favourite cathedral.
  • Explore the Roman and medieval city walls that encircle the city. and learn of the history of York.
  • Visit Clifford's Tower, and explore York's Norman Castle.
  • The National Railway Museum, Europe's pre-eminent museum to the railways with exhibits of trains from across the ages
  • The labyrinth of atmospheric medieval streets with overhanging timber-framed buildings


Trip Info

Join us on a guided day tour as we visit York, one of the largest medieval cities in all of Europe. Visit the amazing heritage buildings, and learn of the importance of York and its place in history! Did you know that it was once the capital of the north for the Romans and the Vikings?

We will visit the famous walled city center, which encloses narrow medieval streets. We will take a stroll down the Shambles, visit York Minster, Britain’s favorite cathedral, the Jorvik Viking Center, the National Railway Museum, Clifford’s Tower, and York’s Norman Castle, all of which have contributed to York’s rich heritage!

We will depart Cambridge at 8:00 am, and arrive in York at 11:15 am. We will then go on a 90 minute walking tour of the city walls and into the city – the best way to explore! Your guide will teach you the rich culture and history of York. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the medieval streets at your leisure. We will depart York at 5:15 pm and return to Cambridge at 8:30 pm.

Your adventure awaits!

Roots Travel & Tours

Roots Travel & Tours is a guided tour company based in Cambridge, UK, that offers guided day tours to some of the highlight attractions in Britain. Founded in 2001, Roots has provided tours across Britain to tens of thousands of passengers. Our tours are designed for visitors to Britain who wish to experience the unique history, culture and beauty of the UK.

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