York City Overnight Trip

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Learn about York's Roman roots and Viking past on a school trip with Equity.

Equity have been taking young people around the world since 1933, making us one of the longest running tour operators in the school travel market. We take pride in delivering an exceptional customer experience and sharing our expertise in education and travel.

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Why book Equity for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?

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York is a fantastic destination for a school trip as it's a compact city that's filled with educational opportunities. From the towering York Minster to the underground Jorvik Centre, students will love the wide range of fun and exciting excursions.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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York's history begins with the Romans. There are many Roman era activities in York to take part in, including a guided walk around the city which educates students about the history of the Romans in Britain and how they founded Eboracum, as York was known.

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York is the best place in the UK to learn about the Viking invasion. Jorvik, as the Vikings called it, was a thriving centre of commerce in Northern England and the Jorvik Centre is a fantastic experience for students to learn more about this period.

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York is a fantastic place to learn about England's Industrial Revolution. Visit The National Railway Museum and the National Coal Mining Museum to learn more about this era.

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There are many attractions in York where students can learn about the Victorians. At York Castle Museum and Prison students will learn about Victorians and their attitudes to crime and punishment. The National Railway Museum and the National Coal Mining Museum also give invaluable insights into this period of Britain's history.

What activities are available during group visits?

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Jorvik Viking Centre
Descend beneath the streets to ride through a bustling Viking marketplace. Hear the sounds, experience the smells and feel the atmosphere of life in York 1000 years ago. Use historical evidence to compare how Viking people lived with our modern way of life.

York Castle and Prison
William the Conqueror’s castle is long gone, but the elegant mansion housing the museum is ideal for developing chronological understanding of York’s past. Explore a 19th century street, handle artefacts in a Victorian classroom, and experience life in the Swinging Sixties!

National Railway Museum
Peek into Queen Victoria’s carriage; watch engineering in the workshops and climb aboard a futuristic Japanese bullet train. Get hands-on investigating how Newton’s Laws of Motion apply to trains, and watch a demonstration of the forces in action.

National Coal Mining Museum
Put on a miner's helmet, collect a battery lamp, then step into a cage and descend deep underground. An ex-miner will lead your tour recalling stories of the men, women and children who worked here. Get to grips with the science of mining back at the surface.

The Shambles
One of the best preserved and most recognisable Medieval shopping streets in Europe, the Shambles is a must see for any visitor to York. The cobbled pathway and slanting buildings are believed to be the inspiration for Diagon Alley from the movie adaptation of the Harry Potter series. Students can pick up Hogwards related memorabilia at the many quirky gift shops on offer.

What size groups do you cater for?

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A minimum of 10 paying passengers but no upper limit, and we can split large groups across multiple coaches and hotels as required.

Is there first aid on site?

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We believe the travel insurance policy we offer is one of the best available.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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With prior knowledge to booking we can arrange a tour that takes into consideration any students with disabilities.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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With prior knowledge to booking we can arrange a tour that takes into consideration any students with Special Educational Needs.

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