2021 - Medieval York & Harewood House
Still encircled by its ancient walls, York was one of the great cities of the medieval world. The city is dominated by the soaring pinnacles of York Minster, the finest Gothic church in northern Europe. From its narrow streets, lively with chic cafés and specialist shops, to trips on its tree-lined river, York is a treasure house for visitors. It offers an unrivalled choice of museums and galleries including the renowned Jorvik Viking Centre, National Railway Museum and the Castle Museum. With so much to see and do here, York is known as 'the city to suit all tastes'. Enjoy an included visit to the breathtakingly stately Harewood House, one of the Treasure Houses of England.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
DAY 1 - From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to the designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, you travel to the Newark, stopping for the opportunity of lunch or refreshments. Continue to your hotel in York late afternoon. 3 nights DBB
DAY 2 – A day in Medieval York - Magnificent York is a beautiful compact riverside city famous for its Roman, Viking and Medieval heritage dating back 2000 years. Within the ancient walls and twisting atmospheric streets you will find an array of sights to discover such as the iconic York Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre and a host of museums, shops, charming tea rooms and traditional pubs. Optional Guided city tour costs £10pp
DAY 3 – Harewood House – Harewood sits in the heart of Yorkshire and is one of the Treasure Houses of England. The House was built in the 18th century and has art collections to rival the finest in Britain. Visitors can enjoy exhibitions of contemporary art, rare Bird Garden, Farm Experience and over 100 acres of exquisite gardens to explore. Harewood House was transformed into Buckingham Palace for both series 1 and 2 of the blockbuster ITV drama, Victoria. Many of the opulent rooms on the State Floor, the famous kitchens Below Stairs as well as exteriors of the house and parts of the Estate were used in the production.
DAY 4 - Setting off this morning for the journey south with an interesting stop at lunch time.Back to top
Mercure Fairfield Manor Hotel (March tour only)
Set in an 18th century manor house in 6 acres of private grounds, this 4* hotel combines Georgian elegance with contemporary style. Although just a few miles from the centre of historic York, the hotel offers a tranquil location. All 89 comfortable bedrooms have TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a Brasserie restaurant as well as a bar. There is a lift to all floors.
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The Queen’s Hotel, York (July & September tours)
The excellent 2* Queen’s Hotel is situated on the banks of the River Ouse, ideally located for the many shops, restaurants and bars that the centre of York has to offer. York Minster, the internationally acclaimed Jorvik Viking Centre and all the many sights of the beautiful city of York are within walking distance. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with classical décor and offer free Wi-Fi, TV and tea / coffee making facilities. There is a restaurant serving a range of modern and traditional dishes as well as a bar.