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York’s Railway Heritage

York, Wielka Brytania

Atrakcja, którą organizuje Zakia

90 min
Do 10 osób
Języki atrakcji: angielski

Co będziecie robić

York has been a hub of transportation since the Romans established the city in AD71, linking it to an efficient road system and making use of its waterways.

However, the city is also famed for its rich railway heritage and is home to the largest railway museum in the world.
This tour provides a unique insight into how and why York became an important centre for the railway industry, and the four men named George (George Hudson, George Townsend Andrews, George Stephenson and George Leeman) who were instrumental in shaping the city’s railway heritage.

As well as uncovering layers of history, there’s an opportunity to learn about the buildings connected to the industry, from the original railway station which was built in 1840, through to an extended tour option which takes in the National Railway Museum.

It is an absolute must for anyone interested in the subject, but has also been designed for those with little knowledge of the railway.
York has been a hub of transportation since the Romans established the city in AD71, linking it to an efficient road system and making use of its waterways.

However, the city is also famed for its rich railway heritage and is home to the largest railway museum in the world.
This tour provides a unique insight into how and why York became an important centre for the railway industry, and the four men named George (George Hudson,…

Zobowiązanie gospodarza Zakia do przestrzegania zasad bezpieczeństwa

Ten gospodarz zobowiązał się do przestrzegania zasad bezpieczeństwa i wytycznych dotyczących sprzątania w związku z COVID-19 – w tym do ograniczenia bezpośrednich kontaktów, zachowania zasad higieny i zadbania o to, żeby wszyscy uczestnicy atrakcji nosili maseczki.
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Oto Twój gospodarz – Zakia

Gospodarz Airbnb od 2018
  • 3 recenzje
  • Tożsamość zweryfikowana
I'm Zakia, the founder of Invisible Cities, an organisation that trains people who have experienced homelessness to be tour guides.
Gemma is a transgender woman with a lot of passion for her city. The tour is based around a theme she is very passionate about: the railway. She has scripted and researched this tour entirely.
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Informacje o organizacji: Invisible Cities



Invisible Cities is a global social enterprise that trains people who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city. We offer alternative tours of the places we are in, to locals and tourists, raising awareness about homelessness and providing new opportunities to our guides. All profits from the tours are used to support them further in their development.

To jest atrakcja charytatywna – 100% Twojej opłaty przekazujemy organizacji Invisible Cities.

Gdzie będziecie

Starting at Library Square, the tour will take you all the way to York Railway Station (Obviously the most important part of the tour!) Gemma will also take you in the original railway station at West Offices from the vantage point of York Walls. This tour is a so special as it reflects Gemma's passion for train and the old history of the Railway heritage. She has spent many months focusing on finding only relevant and surprising information.

Ocena 5,0 na 5 na podstawie 3 recenzji.

Zakiyaa
sierpień 2020
York was a lovely place to experience, we’d definitely go back again. Maybe just double check with organisers before booking to check they are able to fulfil the expectation and description of the experience, as advertised. Due to C-19 impact, we weren’t able to go into the museum unfortunately. Without the museum aspect, I do feel it was slightly overpriced for what we received. But all in all it was surprisingly interesting and the hosts local knowledge was excellent. Thanks :)
York was a lovely place to experience, we’d definitely go back again. Maybe just double check with organisers before booking to check they are able to fulfil the expectation and de…
Rob
październik 2019
Zakia was a fab tour guide for me and my partner. We learnt loads about the original railway into York City centre and saw some hidden sites that we would have probably missed! Zakia also had great knowledge and has a lot of passion for the topic and the local area! Would recommend!
Zakia was a fab tour guide for me and my partner. We learnt loads about the original railway into York City centre and saw some hidden sites that we would have probably missed! Zak…
Tracey
wrzesień 2019
Very interesting walking tour with lots of information about the history of the railways given by a knowledgable person with a huge interest in the subject. A nice way to spend the morning.

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Zasady anulowania

Każda atrakcja może zostać anulowana z pełnym zwrotem kosztów w ciągu 24 godzin od jej zakupu lub co najmniej 7 dni przed jej rozpoczęciem.

Wymagania dla gości

W atrakcji może wziąć udział maksymalnie 10 gości w wieku przynajmniej 12 lat.

Co ze sobą zabrać

Comfy walking shoes

Umbrella (the tour will go ahead rain or shine)