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York Christmas Fair 2023

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8722

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days


Make merry and enjoy the Christmas cheer on offer in one of the UK's most festive cities. Yorkshire offers a hearty welcome at any time of the year, and in York you can soak up the city’s medieval charm and scents of spiced mulled wine as the city is transformed into a festive fairytale of St Nicholas Fair. The famous alpine chalets line Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square creating a winter wonderland, with an array of local traders and artisan products. York's restaurants, shops and attractions are beautifully decorated and provide a wonderful experience and atmosphere.

This festive 3-day tour is based on the outskirts of York, just a 10 minute car ride or 30 mins walk for those who like to stroll, giving you plenty of free time to discover the city for yourself and make the most of the ultimate Christmas spirit! We also include some free time to explore Nottingham Christmas Market on the way home, so this weekend break really does promise to have something for everyone and should get you into the Christmas spirit.

An ideal choice for:

* Fans of traditional Christmas markets.
* People who are looking to explore a wonderful city at the merriest time of year!
* Anyone looking for a great mix of shopping and festive fun!
PRICE FROM ? £219 per person
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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

With hearty Yorkshire breakfasts and evening meals, your comfortable hotel base will give you a real taste of Yorkshire. You will have time to explore the magic of York's Christmas Fair plus the other attractions that the city has to offer. 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, 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. 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.

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 leave York and begin our journey home via a stop in Nottingham where the annual Winter Wonderland event will be taking place. You will find a traditional German-style Christmas Market with all the wonderful Christmas food, mulled wine, handmade gifts and decorations that you would expect to see.

Early afternoon rejoin your coach with time to relax as you head home with great memories of your weekend and maybe a gift or two.

York St Nicholas Christmas Fair

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

Soak up the city’s medieval charm and scents of spiced mulled wine this season as York transforms into a festive fairytale. Discover the delights of the iconic St Nicholas Fair, a Christmas experience that will produce magical memories that you’ll never forget and will have you returning to the city time and time again.

Baubles, carols and festive fairs – Christmas in York is just around the corner! Alpine chalets adorned with twinkling lights line the streets of Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square, creating a festive wonderland with an array of local produce and artisan gifts on offer from local traders.

Immersed in tradition and bustling with activity, the historic streets of York come alive during this wonderful time. From festive food treats to ideal Christmas gifts, you are sure to enjoy this magical experience.

Nottingham Winter Wonderland

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationNottingham Winter Wonderland Christmas returns to the centre of this historic city, as the largest event in the East Midlands. Entry is free to the Winter Wonderland, held in Old Market Square, there are rides, bars, stalls and traditional Bavarian chalets where you can enjoy festive treats and find the perfect gift. You’ll also have free time to shop in the city centre, or you may choose to visit the hilltop Castle Museum and Art Gallery. Whatever your winter pursuit, you are sure of a warm welcome and plenty to explore. 

Tour includes

  • 2 nights' hotel with English breakfast and evening meals
  • Excursion to York with transfers from/to the hotel
  • Visit to Nottingham on return journey
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
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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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