Day Trip to York by Rail from London

Day Trip to York by Rail from London

Take a day trip by rail from London to explore historical York - the traditional County Town of Yorkshire.

York is a popular tourist destination and offers a wealth of historic attractions. You'll be able to view many of them on an included open top bus tour of the city. The tour price also includes entrance to one of England's most popular attractions - the Jorvik Viking Centre.

This is an unguided tour, so you can set your own pace. Among the many wonderful sights in York are the medieval street known as the Shambles - the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe, York Minster - York Castle - and the city center's medieval walls.

You'll have approximately ten hours to see the sights of York before the return trip back to London.

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14 hours


7:30 am Required Check-In - Monday through Thursday

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required. No hotel pickup; tour departs from King's Cross Station. Rates are in US Dollars. No changes or adjustments allowed. Please order online or call to order or for more information.


Please Note: No changes or adjustments are allowed, as this tour includes rail transportation tickets that cannot be reissued, changed or altered in any way.


Welcome & Departure

Arrive at King’s Cross station in London 30 minutes before your 8:00 am departure. Check in with the tour representative to receive your welcome pack and be escorted to your reserved seats on the East Coast Train. You'll arrive in York at 9:51 am.

Classes of Travel

Standard Class - Reserved seats, an extensive choice of food and drinks for purchase in the Foodbar, reliable Wi-Fi throughout (first 15 minutes are free). All the tables in Standard have power sockets, so you can give your laptop or tablet a quick boost.

First Class - Travel in First Class comfort and take advantage of free Wi-Fi, loads of leg room, bigger seats and meal service at your seat is included. Crew members will provide you with a menu. These will change depending on the time of day, and day of the week that you travel. First Class seats all recline and come with their own table. Stay abreast of world events with a complimentary newspaper of your choice.


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

See the key sights in York on an Open Top Bus Tour, departing from outside the train station every 20 minutes. The bus takes you all round the ancient city, including the famous medieval street, the Shambles...museums and galleries such as Castle Museum...and, of course, York Minster - a massive gothic cathedral with outstanding stained glass windows


Jorvik Viking Centre

Discover the Viking streets and people of over a thousand years ago, accurately reconstructed, on the actual site of the "Viking Dig," from which there are over 800 artefacts on display. The Jorvik Viking Centre is one of England's most popular attractions.

Return Journey:

Your return train departs for London at 7:29 pm, arriving back in London at 9:44 pm.

Please Note:

This tour is unescorted.


  • Reserved seats on Virgin East Coast trains
  • Entry to Jorvik Viking Centre
  • Open Top Bus Tour of York

Not Included:

  • Gratuities
  • Food or drinks (unless you purchase First Class)
  • Guide

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required. No hotel pickup; tour departs from King's Cross Station. Rates are in US Dollars. No changes or adjustments allowed. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Rates All rates are in US Dollars

Event Date:

March 26, 2018

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07:30 AM