York City Break
York is a vibrant festival city with Roman roots and a Viking past. We stay on the outskirts of York, just a 10 minute car ride or 30 mins walk for those who like to stroll. This tour gives you plenty of free time to discover York for yourself. We also throw in a fascinating guided walking tour by a knowledgeable local guide who will really bring it alive for you and give a real feel of the city and its magnificent history and culture! There are thirty world-class museums you can explore, the best racecourse in the country and a thriving cultural scene, not forgetting, York was voted the best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times.An ideal choice for:
* People who are looking to explore a new city and its hospitality and culture.
* Anyone looking for a great mix of shopping, culture and history.
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 1Join 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 2After a filling breakfast, join us and your local guide and complete a walking tour of the walled city and delve into York's history and culture. Afterward, York is yours to explore for the rest of the day. 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.
We return to your hotel for your evening meal and then perhaps relax in the hotel bar with a drink.
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.
Early afternoon rejoin your coach with time to relax as you head home with new friends and great memories of your weekend.
York with guided walking tour & free timeINCLUDED 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, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city. 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.On your excursion to York, as well as some free time to explore at your own pace, join us on a guided walking tour to bring the this ancient city and its stories to life.
- 2 nights' hotel with English breakfast & dinner daily
- Free time to explore York
- York guided walking tour
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Holiday Inn York Tadcaster RoadHoliday 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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