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Journey Through Winchester's Past

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Winchester is one of England’s most historic cathedral cities, and the perfect place to explore some of the country’s most famous legends. Meet Henry VIII, Oliver Cromwell and William the Conqueror on a journey through Winchester’s ancient streets, and learn about the city’s literary heroes including Jane Austen, Keats and Thomas Hardy. Hear stories about King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and enjoy the Medieval architecture on a tour that’s like stepping back in time.
  • Suitable for the whole family
  • Smaller groups mean more personalized tours
  • 20% off drinks and dining at the historic Wykeham Arms pub
  • See all the historic sights while avoiding the crowds

What's Included

  • Photography
  • 20% off at The Wykeham Arms (reservation required)

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • SO23 8UH
      Winchester SO23 8UH, UK

      In front of the Westgate, the medieval entrance to Winchester.

    End point

    • The Wykeham Arms, Winchester
      75 Kingsgate St, Winchester SO23 9PE, UK

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Accessible for those with limited eye sight
    • Accessible for those with limited mobility
    • Animals or pets allowed
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking 
    • If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund 
    • Most travelers can participate 
    • Service animals allowed 
    • Service animals allowed
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the social distancing policy during Journey Through Winchester's Past?

    A:The policies on social distancing are:
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

    Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Journey Through Winchester's Past?

    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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    Reviews
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    141 reviews
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    Great tour
    Ahsaki_C, Jul 2022
    Great tour, very informative, covering the history of the area. Bryan was an awesome host, funny and engaging.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Thanks so much for the very kind review. It was my pleasure. Wishing you all the best. Cheers. Bryan.
    Talk & walk
    David_M, Apr 2022
    Tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed our walk and learnt on the way. Will recommend
    Learn about the past and have a fun time
    Christine_H, Aug 2022
    Excellent well informed and amusing commentary.We visited places I would have completely missed on my own which helped when I went into sites later in the day
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thanks so much for the kind review. It was a pleasure. Glad you enjoyed the Tour and Winchester. All the best. Cheers. Bryan.
    Ventaceaster
    Hajnalka_S, Apr 2022
    We had an excellent tour, enjoyable and knowledgeable time. We learnt so much about British history it was a fantastic way to spend a short time in Winchester.
    Very entertaining tour of Winchester
    June_P, May 2022
    Our guide Bryan was very knowledgeable, funny too we learnt a lot a bout Winchester and went places we wouldn’t have known expiated Thankyou Bryan
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thanks so much for such a kind review. It is appreciated. Cheers. Bryan.
    Our guide, Bryan...
    Lorraine_T, May 2022
    Our guide, Bryan certainly knows his stuff. He brought the history of Winchester to life. Myself and my friends spent a very enjoyable morning walking around the historic centre and look forward to visiting again.
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    Dick, Aug 2022
    Learning the history of the area was fascinating and was presented outstandingly by an excellent guide.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thanks so much for such a kind review. It is most appreciated. Wishing you all the best. Cheers. Bryan.
    Exploring Winchester
    Joanne_S, Sep 2022
    If you’re looking to find the history of Winchester then this is your tour! The guide was funny and as knowledgable as google!! A great way to navigate your way around and decide what you want to go back to and explore more. If you are interested in Jane Austen then there is something for you too and a quirky pub at the end! Make sure you finish your homework!
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thanks so much for the kind review. I am so gladd you the Tour so much. Wishing you the best. Cheers. Bryan.
    Fantastic tours and where to find them
    Colin_S, Aug 2022
    Very interesting tour with Bryan. He is very well informed about Winchesters history and happy to share it with you. Bryan is also very friendly and funny. 100 % recommendation.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thanks for the magical review. You cast quite the spell yourself! All the best. Bryan.
    Brian was good company and very witty and knowledgeable
    Vanessa_P, Jul 2021
    A great two hour walking tour of Winchester taking in the sites and having a really interesting history lesson.

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