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Explore an extraordinary 2,000 years of history on this walk through the City of York. You'll experience Roman, Viking and medieval York, see all the sights of the City, including some of the great buildings of the world - and some less expected ones. As you walk you'll learn the history of this great City, and the central role it played in the history of England. From its humble beginnings as a riverside Roman settlement, to its turbulent takeover by the Vikings, and on to its thriving medieval period. You’ll hear about kings and queens, and the lives of ordinary people and hear stories of invasions, executions, personal sacrifice, floods and even ghosts. So, if you’re visiting York, uncover some of the great figures and lesser known characters that have shaped this beautiful city by the River Ouse. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
- You'll start at2A Bootham2A Bootham, York YO30 7BL, UKStarts 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.See address & details
- Pass byYork MinsterShamblesClifford's TowerMultangular TowerSt. Mary's AbbeyMerchant Adventurers' HallBootham BarTreasurer's HouseStonegateBarley HallYork Mansion HouseHoly Trinity Church
- You'll end at2A Bootham2A Bootham, York YO30 7BL, UKStarts 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.See address & details
2A Bootham, York YO30 7BL, UK
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- Lifetime access to Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels tour
- VoiceMap Application
- Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
- Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
- 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 travellers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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1 star. Do not waste your money. App did not it work correctly and we were lost multiple times. Take a tour of York yourself.
Date of experience: October 2020
Response from Alicia_G_Chamaille, Editor/Copywriter at Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in York
Responded 5 Oct. 2020
Hi Sherie We're sorry to hear you had a bad experience. It looks like you started the tour in the wrong place. Did you perhaps miss the directions to the start location which ask you to start the tour by the statue and fountain in front of the Art Gallery in Exhibition Square? Please let us know if there is a way that we can make the directions clearer for future users. I've also sent you an email. Please let me know if you don't receive it. Kind regards, Alicia
Brought the ticket and tried to redeem the code on app, adding work so left it. Instead did a walking tour.
A great way to see and learn about York. I struggled getting to grips with the app for the first half of the tour due to myself not the narrator. As I gave and resumed the next day and it worked like magic. Would definitely recommend.
Date of experience: September 2020
1 Helpful vote
Not impressed. After a lengthy workout of how to access the app I waited over half an hour for it to download. Eventually gave up. I know it was only just short of £4 but even so, it's the principle... Seemingly the head offices are in Singapore and Cape Town! I wouldn't bother…
Response from iainmanley, Owner at Romans, Vikings and Medieval Marvels: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in York
Responded 5 Sep. 2020
We're sorry you had trouble installing the app. It's a free app and no more difficult to install than any other app. Your booking also included clear instructions of the four simple steps you needed to take to access your tour. There definitely was a bug affecting some Android devices, and we're very sorry that you experienced this problem when you tried to download the tour at the starting point. It is a good idea to download the tour first before proceeding to the starting point. The bug has now been fixed. But we actually refunded your purchase and wrote to you about this, asking if we could provide you with a simple way to access the tour with a workaround. We also gave you credit for a free tour, to be used later. This was within a few minutes of receiving your request for support. You didn't reply. The tour was produced by a resident of York, but yes, VoiceMap has offices in Singapore and Cape Town. I'm not sure what point you're trying to make with this.
An easy and not expensive way to get to know Interesting historical facts about York. I would recommend to anybody who doesn’t feel like spending time and funds on a private guide. Just bare in mind that due to covid some gates and places are locked and you need to find your way…
Date of experience: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
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