Duration
3 Days
Dates
29th September 2023
Price
From £289

The Historic City of York

York is one of England’s finest and most beautiful historic cities, boasting a majestic Cathedral, medieval architecture, ancient gates, and a winding river.  Explore the encircling walls, and the magnificent gothic Minster or walk through the maze of pretty cobbled streets.  York is full of vibrant attractions to enjoy or simply relax within this beautiful city.

Price is per person sharing a double or twin room and is based on 30 passengers. 10 Singles at no supplement.

  • Itinerary/Excursions

    York Cathedral & York Minster

    The Cathedral and Metropolitcal Church of Saint Peter, commonly known as York Minster is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. Since the 7th century, the Minster has been the centre of Christianity in Northern England and remains a thriving church. The ancient building is simply magnificent, from handcrafted stone to an unrivalled collection of beautiful stained glass. Visit the Treasures of the Undercroft Exhibit, and explore nearly two millennia of York's history with artefacts ranging from the remains of a Roman barracks to 1,000 year-old artefacts still used in the Cathedral today. Each will tell a different story of York's history.

    National Railway Museum

    The National Railway Museum is a great place to explore the past, present and future of railways. Home to iconic locomotives and fabulous collections, you can wander through the halls and discover stories about the places and engineering marvels that are behind the railways. The museum is home to world-changing inventions, like Rocket and the Japanese Bullet Train. You can also find Queen Victoria's 'Palace on Wheels', and the world's fastest steam locomotive, 'Mallard'.

    Jorvik Viking Centre

    Jorvik Viking Centre is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK, with ride transporting you through Jorvik in AD960. The 2022 winner of Visit York Tourism Awards attraction uses the latest cutting edge technology to bring the city to life with the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking age. It is the perfect way to see the history come alive, and once the ride is complete you can explore the history in the museum at your own pace. 

    Clifford's Tower

    Enjoy views of the lovely city of York and its historic Minster from Clifford's Tower. Clifford's Tower has sat at the heart of the city since the Norman conquest and has had many purposes over the years. It has served as a Royal Mint, a medeival stronghol and a garrison in the Civil Wars. Today, a new roof deck gives magnificent panoramic views of York's unique skyline, with its medeival buildings and Minster. Inside Clifford's Tower you will find walkways and staircases that open up parts of the tower that have been off limits for centuries, and immersive soundscapes and stories bring the history to life like they never have before.

    The Shambles

    The Shambles is a medeival street with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. Once known as the Great Flesh Shambles, it was a popular street for butchers to display their meat. Nowadays, you will still find one butcher, but the rest of the street is filled with a bright mix of mostly independent retailers. Quaint eateries and gift shops adorn the street, with the old meat hooks still hanging outside them, remembering the heritage of the street.

    York Museum Gardens

    The York Museum Gardens is simply stunning botanical garden, next to the River Ouse. Covering 10 acres of the former grounds of St Mary's Abbey, they were created in the 1830s by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society along with the Yorkshire Museum, which is contained within the gardens. A Gold Winner for Yorkshire in Bloom three years running, the botanical collection is spread across a number of themed borders, and has recently been updated with a Fern Garden and Prairie, Butterfly and Astronomical Borders.

    All the above excursions are suggested.

  • Your Holiday Includes

    • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
    • Hotel accommodation
    • All rooms ensuite
    • Private coach travel
    • Services of an experienced driver throughout your stay
  • Hotel Details

    The Queen's Hotel, York

    A warm welcome awaits you at The Queen's Hotel, which is situated on the banks of the River Ouse, in the heart of the City of York.

    The Hotel has 78 bedrooms over four floors including twin, king size double, family, and accessible rooms.

    All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with complimentary hand wash and shower/shampoo gel, bath and shower in all en-suite bathrooms, Individual thermostats for temperature control, hairdryer, welcome refreshment tray, Freeview TV with radio,  Direct Dial telephone & Complimentary WiFi

  • Dates

    29th September 2023

Location

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