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Roman Tours

#1 of 19 Tours in Chester
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Address: | Tourist Information Centre next to the town hall, Chester CH1 2HJ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1978 761264
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12:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

An award winning experience of Roman Chester with an authentic Roman...

An award winning experience of Roman Chester with an authentic Roman soldier. Factual, fun and entertaining for all the family

See the remains of the biggest Roman fort (Deva Victrix) and largest amphitheater in Britain Based on knowledge of the latest archaeology and excavations.

Tours last 1.5 hours. May include exclusive access to remains in basements.

A fascinating journey in the footsteps of Leg XX.v.v (20th legion)

Tours Run Daily 12.00pm and 15.00hrs. From Chester Visitor Information Centre, next to the Townhall, Chester.

We also provide:

Group and corporate tours

UK wide outreach for schools

Re-enactments and events

Talk and lectures

Reconstructive archaeology

Film and media presentations

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Great tour with Tiberius!

We visited on a very sunny Saturday in Chester. Tiberius was our tour guide and he was brilliant - very informative and took us to see things that we otherwise would have missed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Emily H
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a very sunny Saturday in Chester. Tiberius was our tour guide and he was brilliant - very informative and took us to see things that we otherwise would have missed, such as the only piece of original Roman mosaic flooring in situ in the city. He had some interesting artefacts to look at too. Our children aged... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met our guide, who was dressed as a Roman Soldier, by the town hall, and we're guided round Chester, with Roman history pointed out to us and explained in a way our young daughter could understand. The pace is not frenetic, but it is a lot of walking, so very young children may struggle a little. Genuinely interesting, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured Chester, discovering so much of its Roman past, with Pertinax, who may well have been a real true Roman! He brought history alive, not just dressed the part but a fund of knowledge and information, making the town we know well give way to Roman baths, gladiator fights, feasts, orgies and daily life of citizens and slaves. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I planned a trip to Chester during my stay in northern England. I really enjoyed the tour. The authentic reenactment the Roman soldier guide presented was impressive down to the period nails in his shoes. It was a pleasure to learn about the history of Chester. I never would have known of it's Roman origins. Thank you for an interesting,... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Hilarious centurion and beautiful sights made for a great day out! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. I can't recommend this enough for something to do in Chester or anyone looking to find out more about the history of the city

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Whenever I'm in town, I can hear the children's voices, before I see them ,there on the Roman tour, the guide dressed as a Roman soldier, dressed just as he would have been , in Roman times,, and behind him , a stream of little children , with delight on there faces , shouting at the top of there voices,... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Renowned legionnaire Tiberius was our doughty guide - Tiberius was excellent and v funny. Also v stoical given the temperature during our visit was hovering just above freezing - he must be thinking fondly of his next posting back in the warm climes of the Mediterranean. Combines a tour of this historic city with occasionally saucy anecdotes about Roman life.... More 

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Alexandria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I took this tour with my son, who wanted to do it. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful and as my son was the only child on the tour, he was encouraged to join in with demonstrations. The guide was able to point out many things that you would never find or things that are no longer there, giving... More 

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Mougins, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Tiberius and Marcus took our group of French School children from Cannes on a great walk through the Roman ruins of Chester. Although divided into 2 groups, both were equally happy and found the 2 legionaires excellent. I had to translate for Tiberius and the result was hilarious (great sense of humour), in particular when visiting the latrines. ( a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Enjoyed the tour with tiberius who helped us imagine what Chester was like in roman times. Kept our interest and pitched the tour well for a group of mixed ages

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