Vikings and Saxons at War Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the Viking armies and the Saxons as they fought for control of England between 789 to 1066. This tour will provide an in depth discovery of this warfare; their warships, weapons, artefacts and landmarks that evidence violence at sites from London to York. It will go beyond the scenes set in film and TV series – Vikings, The Last Kingdom and Seven Kings Must Die.

Vikings and Saxons at War Tour

Join our team of battlefield historians on this three-day tour that leads you across the ground over which some of the epic battles between the Vikings and Saxons were fought as they vied for control of England. Listen as they tell you about the momentous events that took place and recount stories of the heroic deeds carried out by the men who took part.

Day One

Meet our expert battle historian at your agreed pick-up location in London.

In the morning you will visit the Sutton Hoo Gallery at the British Museum and, time permitting, the battlefield at Maldon. In the afternoon we travel to Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge to see the burial ground of Saxon Kings in the National Park, which was the location of the 2021 film ‘The Dig’.

During the day, you will learn about the Saxon way of war and the model of leadership of Bretwalda King Raedwald.

Tonight, we will stay in/near Woodbridge.

Day Two

Meet our expert battlefield historian in the reception of your hotel at 09:00 hrs.

Today we travel to York, via Torksey, to see the location of the camp of the Great Viking Army as it prepared to invade Saxon Mercia in 873. Here you battlefield historian will tell you how the recent archaeological excavations have fundamentally changed understanding of the might of this pagan horde. In York you will visit the Yorvik Centre where you will gain an understanding of the distinctive Viking way of living following their defeat of Saxon Northumbria.

Tonight, we will stay in York.

Day Three

Meet our expert battlefield historian in the reception of your hotel at 09:00 hrs.

In the morning we visit the locations of two battles of 1066, Fulford and Stamford Bridge. Here your expert battlefield historian will recount how these bloody battles determine the fate of Saxon England forever.

In the afternoon we travel to Repton to see the impact of the Viking Great Army upon the Kingdom of Mercia. You will also visit the crypt of Saxon Kings in St. Wystan’s church, see the burial place of Viking Leader Ivan-the-Boneless and the cremation mounds of his Viking warriors at Heath Wood.

Our tour at an end, we return to London where we say goodbye at your agreed drop-off location.

Please note: Itineraries are subject to change due to operational reasons. Any changes will be advised closer to the time of departure.

From £750.00 GBP per person*

* This price is based upon:

  • Departure from London
  • Six people touring
  • Travel in a dedicated tour vehicle driven by our expert battlefield historian
  • Two people sharing a twin room.

Costs may vary from those shown above due to the availability and selection of hotels, and other associated cost variations at the time of booking.

A supplement of £110.00 GBP applies where single occupancy is required.

An additional supplement may apply for anniversary dates to cover any increase in the associated costs.

A deposit of 30% or £200.00 per person, whichever is the greater, is payable on booking.

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