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The transforming city – Eboracum, Eoforwic and Jorvik

On All Saints Day, 1 November 866, the great Viking army attacked and captured Eoforwic, capital of Northumbria – modern day York. This attack, followed 10 years later by permanent settlement here and a ‘sharing out of lands’ between the successful invaders laid the foundation for the creation of the Viking city and kingdom of Jorvik. During this tour of York, led by former York City Archaeologist John Oxley, we will explore the city, looking in detail at the impact and legacy of the Viking settlers. We will consider what the city was like before the Vikings arrived and how it was transformed by the influx of triumphant Scandinavians into a city of culture and learning, epitomized by the work of Alcuin. York is a beautiful and complex historic city which is also wonderfully set out for exploration by foot. The almost complete circuit of defences enclose a city rich in archaeological stories. Starting with its earliest beginnings, we will trace the history and archaeology of York from the foundation of Eboracum in AD 71 up to the medieval glory of the city.

Tour highlights:

  • Enjoy a visit to the world class Jorvik Centre
  • Explore the splendid Yorkshire Museum in a special access visit which gives an in-depth view of its unique artefacts
  • Visit the stunning York Minster, one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe and built on the Roman legionary headquarters

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Meet your Experts

John Oxley

Andante Guide Lecturer

John Oxley is an independent archaeologist, and former York City Archaeologist 1989-2019. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • Field notes
  • All taxes & gratuities
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
21 April 2023 ASVI230421 21 April 2023 (Friday) 23 April 2023 (Sunday) John Oxley £865
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11 August 2023 ASVI230811 11 August 2023 (Friday) 13 August 2023 (Sunday) John Oxley £885
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