Historic York & Castle Howard - Sun 27th Oct 2019
- Duration: 5 Days
- Product code: PGTFUL
Few cities rival the historic splendour of York so it is 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, with its overhanging timber-framed houses and traditional shopfronts. It’s 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 your local pick up point around 7.00/8.00am, 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. There is so much to see – 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 has been the backdrop for many TV dramas & films. Discover the house at your own pace, admiring its awe-inspiring architecture and interior. 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.
Meal Plan - Dinner Bed & Breakfast
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 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