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The Splendour Of York

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8989

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days

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A visit to York, nestled in the heart of England's historic county of Yorkshire, promises a journey back in time and a wealth of experiences for travellers of all interests.

This ancient city, with its well-preserved medieval walls and stunning architecture, is a living testament to centuries of history. It is a vibrant festival city with Roman roots and a Viking past. As you explore York's cobbled streets, you'll discover a captivating blend of old-world charm and vibrant modern life. From the grandeur of York Minster, one of Europe's most magnificent cathedrals, to the quaint, narrow lanes of The Shambles, lined with timber-framed buildings, there's something for everyone. Dive into history at the Jorvik Viking Centre, take a leisurely stroll along the city walls, or savour tea in a traditional tearoom. We also include a sightseeing cruise on the River Ouse with onboard commentary to learn more about this glorious city.

Whether you're drawn to its rich heritage, cultural attractions, or culinary delights, York offers a treasure trove of sights and activities to create lasting memories during your visit.

Our hotel on the outskirts of York offers comfortable accommodation and a convenient location, just a 10 minute drive or 30 minutes walk for those who like to stroll. This tour gives you plenty of free time to discover York for yourself and its magnificent history and culture!

An ideal choice for:

* People who are looking to explore a new city and a diverse range of attractions
* Anyone looking for a great mix of shopping, culture and history
PRICE FROM ? £279 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your comfortable coach at your convenient pick up point this morning, and head north to Yorkshire with comfort stops on the way to check in at your hotel on the outskirts of York. On arrival you will have time to settle in before your first included evening meal. 

Day 2

After a filling breakfast, we head into York to enjoy free time to explore. Enjoy its many sights and sounds formed by its rich history and heritage from the Vikings to Romans and beyond.

An ancient and compact walled city, York can be explored easily on foot. Perhaps visit the Jorvik Viking Centre, one of York’s most popular attractions delving into the past and the sights and sounds of Viking York. Don't miss ‘The Shambles’, one of the best-preserved medieval streets in the world, whilst the magnificent Minster is well worth a visit along with the state-of-the-art Undercroft Museum, located in chambers underneath the cathedral. There’s also the National Railway Museum, showcasing over 300 years of railway history.

For a different perspective, we also include a sightseeing cruise along its historic waterways – a unique way to soak up the sights!

We return to your hotel for your evening meal and then perhaps relax in the hotel bar with a drink.

Day 3

Enjoy a final tasty breakfast this morning, we check out and return to York with further time to explore. Harry Potter fans can find many links in York including The Shop That Must Not Be Named in The Shambles, which itself is the inspiration for the magical Diagon Alley and is one of the best-preserved medieval streets in the world.

Early afternoon rejoin your coach with time to relax as you head home with new friends and great memories of your weekend. We arrive back mid to late evening.

Tour includes

  • 2 nights' hotel with English breakfast & dinner daily
  • 45 minute York sightseeing cruise
  • Free time to explore York
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate

York & Sightseeing Cruise

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

Imagine a city with Roman roots and a Viking past, where ancient walls surround contemporary independent shops and vibrant eateries and there’s a festival for every month of the year. Welcome to York! Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets and wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city. This historic and compact walled city can be explored easily on foot. With its magnificent history and culture, there are thirty world-class museums you can explore. Perhaps visit the Jorvik Viking Centre, one of York’s most popular attractions delving into the past and the sights and sounds of Viking York. Don't miss ‘The Shambles’, one of the best-preserved medieval streets in the world, whilst the magnificent, iconic York Minster is well worth a visit along with the state-of-the-art Undercroft Museum, located in chambers underneath the cathedral. There’s also the National Railway Museum, showcasing over 300 years of railway history. Delve into the city’s vibrant café culture, take time out to enjoy some of the country’s most talented street entertainers or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river.

Visitors to York can enjoy hundreds of attractions, museums, historic buildings, tours, shops, restaurants and bars within the compact walled city. You’re never far from an awe-inspiring moment!

We have also included a lovely scenic tour of York from the water on a city sightseeing cruise on the River Ouse. Admire the scenery from the comfort of the enclosed saloon or in the fresh air of the upper deck. Take home fascinating facts about the incredible history of York and its river from the live, sightseeing commentary delivered by local skippers. Learn about York’s famous history of flooding and its previous prosperity as an inland port, all while sailing along the very river that brought the Romans and the Vikings to this beautiful city.

For more information on what to see and do in York, please click here (opens in a new window)

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Accommodation

Holiday Inn York Tadcaster Road

Holiday Inn York Tadcaster Road is a modern hotel next to York Racecourse, less than two miles from the city centre. Enjoy a hot buffet breakfast, or a hearty dinner in the Junction Restaurant's contemporary dining room. You can also relax over a chilled glass of wine or a coffee in the open-plan bar, or unwind in your room with 24-hour room service. The bedrooms come equipped with air-condition, tea and coffee making facilities and free wifi, plus there is also lift access.

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