York - The Best of England - Thu 23rd August 2018
- Duration: 5 Days
- Product code: PJYRZX
Few cities rival the historic splendour of York and it is no wonder that it is one of our top selling destinations. Steeped in history spanning 2000 years, York is a compact walled riverside city home to world-class attractions including the stunning York Minster. We stay within the medieval city walls allowing you time to explore the historic centre and its many attractions and cobbled streets lined with interesting and original shops. Don’t miss The Shambles, perhaps the most picturesque streets in England complete with overhanging timber-framed houses and traditional shopfronts. York Minster, one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe is also on the must do list. In fact, add the excellent Jorvik Viking Centre and National Railway Museum and its easy to see why many of our customers choose to spend all their time in the city! York - if you haven’t been - go.
After being from your local pick up point around 7.30am, we travel to York, stopping on route for a comfort break and lunch before arriving at the hotel mid-pm.
Fantastic day out as we head to Fountain’s Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden. The dramatic Abbey ruins at Fountains are the largest monastic ruins in the country, founded in 1132 by Benedictine monks. Also on the site is Studley Royal Water Garden - a World Heritage destination - stunning. Please note that due to the scale of the estate this excursion may not be suitable for all. Entrance included. £12 discount for NT members.
We are joined by our local guide for a short walking tour of York city centre.
Today we are joined by our local guide for a full day tour of the Yorkshire Moors. The scenery in the area is spectacular and dotted with lovely towns and villages - it’s Heartbeat country!
We head home with comfort stops as required. Returning to the local area around 5.00pm.
Meal plan - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
The Queens Hotel
We have been taking groups to The Queens for many years. Ideally situated on the banks of the River Ouse in the heart of the city. The hotel has been one of our most popular locations. Just a short stroll over the river and your York discovery begins with all the major tourist attractions within a 15 minute walk - many much closer. The hotel has a Riverside Bar & Lounge, perfect for relaxing before your 3 course dinner in the restaurant with choice of menu. Good standard of food at The Queens. Over the last few rooms many improvements have been made with standards raised in the bedrooms and public areas. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with power shower, tea/coffee making facilities, colour television, hairdryer and direct dial telephone. Lift to all floors.
GUARANTEED RIVER VIEW ROOMS £40 PER ROOM - 2 SHARING ONLY