Historic York & Castle Howard - Thu 25th July 2019
- Duration: 5 Days
- Product code: P7MXXK
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 collected from home by our service (approx. 7.30/8.00am) we have comfort stops on route before arriving at the hotel late afternoon. Settle in to the hotel before your 3 course evening meal followed by tea and coffee.
After breakfast we have arranged for a leisurely walking tour of the city centre which a local guide. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to take advantage of the position of the hotel and visit some of the attractions of York. There is so much to see – York Minster, walk the city walls, visit a museum, art gallery or just relax in a café bar and enjoy the atmosphere.
After breakfast we head off for a morning visit to Harrogate. One of our most popular excursion destinations – this Victorian Spa Town is a touch of class with its delightful architecture, shopping arcades and parks. Returning to York mid-afternoon.
A memorable excursion today with a chance to visit Castle Howard. One of the finest country estates in Britain. This magnificent 18th Century historic house is set within 1000 acres of breathtaking parkland and gardens and was the backdrop for Brideshead Revisited and many more TV shows & films. Discover the house at your own pace, admiring its awe-inspiring architecture and interior - guides are on hand to share stories of the house. Wonderful gardens and grounds to explore including the awesome Atlas Fountain. Entrance included.
After breakfast we leave York and head home. Comfort stops taken on route before returning to the local area around 4.00/5.00pm. Returned to your home by our service.
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 a relaxing drink before your 3 course dinner in the restaurant with choice of menu. Good standard of food at The Queens.
Over the last few years 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