York (day trip)

Let's visit York on Saturday 30 March (during the Easter holiday weekend).

York is one of Britain's most interesting historic cities. It was an important centre in Roman times - parts of the medieval walls which remain were built on top of the original Roman walls. It was the capital of North England for about 100 years during the time when the Vikings (from Denmark) ruled the area - beginning with the invasion by Ivan the Boneless in 866, and ending with the defeat of Eric Bloodaxe in 954 (the Jorvik Viking Centre is a museum about the city's Viking past). York Minster is the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. The narrow streets in the centre date from the Middle Ages. It was a major centre for the early railways, and has the largest railway museum in the world the National Railway Museum. York is also well-known amongst British people as the place that gave us Smarties, KitKats and Chocolate Oranges: York's Chocolate Story is an attraction where you can learn more about the city's chocolate heritage (this weekend there will also be a Chocolate Market in Parliament Street and St Sampson's Square).

Meet me between 7:30am and 7:45am in front of the ticket office in the departures area of Kings Cross train station (nearest Tube station: King's Cross St Pancras; do not go to St Pancras International station by mistake). I will be wearing an orange scarf, and my mobile phone number is 07984 257572.

The scheduled timetable is:
7:30-7:45am: Meet at King's Cross train station
8:12am: Train leaves King's Cross
10:12am: Train arrives in York
10:15am-12:30pm Guided walking tour of York
You are then recommended to split into smaller groups for lunch and to explore York's attractions

We will return together at these times:
5:02pm: Train leaves York
6:53pm: Train arrives at King's Cross

The cost includes:
- Return train journey from London to York
- Guided walking tour of York
You will need to bring some extra money for food and drink, entrances to attractions (the National Railway Museum is free) and any souvenirs you want to buy

Weather forecast for York: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2633352

For further information about York, see: http://www.ukstudentlife.com/Travel/Tours/England/York.htm
For photos from a similar trip in 2009, see: http://www.meetup.com/London-International/photos/723077

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  • Ivana

    Very good organisation. Interesting guided tour. Beautiful place. Lovely people :-)

    March 31, 2013

  • sevban

    Thank you mark . İt was good organization.

    March 31, 2013

  • Monika

    Thank you Mark indeed! Forgot to say.

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • shanthi r.

    York trip was excellent. It was enjoyable and educational too. Thank you Mark

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    was a great day, mark was very well organised, it was great to get the sheet with the map & the most important things to see and he also looked very well after everyone! Thank you Mark! the guide in York was excellent as well and the people were great & interesting! Thanks, I would come again to daytrip with this meetup!

    March 30, 2013

  • Monika

    Really great day with great people.

    March 30, 2013

  • İsmail Ş.

    Hello. I want to join you. But I am in the list of waiting. Can I join?

    March 29, 2013

  • sevban

    Hi there ! I will be there

    March 29, 2013

  • Vaij

    Hi Mark,
    We are a couple with 5 year old, want to check if the charges are same for kid.

    March 29, 2013

  • Couldbe

    I'd love to come but that is the only day this weekend I'm doing something!! Have a wonderful time everyone :)

    March 28, 2013

  • Jane H.

    I'd love to go but I'm going to Brazil tomorrow and I back on April 12.
    I hope I can go in another trip with you guys.
    Best wish

    March 28, 2013

  • shanthi r.

    Hi Mark I will pay on Saturday morning

    shanthi

    March 28, 2013

  • shanthi r.

    How do I make this payment to the York trip? Shanthi

    March 24, 2013

    • Mark

      When you RSVP you can pay online with Paypal/debit card/credit card (you don't need a Paypal account), or on Thursday/Friday I may allow some more last-minute bookings without pre-payment if places are still available (in this case you can pay me in cash on Saturday morning)

      March 28, 2013

  • Carlos P.

    I can't this weekend

    March 26, 2013

  • Atsushi N.

    Im looking forward to seeing members.

    March 26, 2013

  • Kathy B.

    not this time but thanks Kathy

    March 24, 2013

  • jade

    Always wanted to visit York but cannot walk long distance yet so may have to wait till start of July. . Summer outing here I come!

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited!

    March 20, 2013

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Additional notes: Train tickets and guiding fees are pre-purchased, so refunds can only be given if somebody else can be found to take your place

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