Rich in history and culture, the ancient walled city of York is one of the most beautiful in England, renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, and the iconic York Minster. Roman, Viking and Medieval heritage are evident.
National Railway Museum • York Minster • Castle Howard • River Cruise
Day 1 Travel to the hotel in York, stopping en route at Hardwick Hall, one of Britain's most complete Elizabethan houses and a testament to the ambition of its builder, Bess of Hardwick.
Day 2 Visit the National Railway Museum in York, which houses the largest collection of rail objects in the world. It includes a world class collection of royal trains, the only bullet train outside Japan and a collection of engines including the Mallard and Rocket. Continue to a guided tour of York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.
Day 3 Travel to Castle Howard, one of England's finest historic houses and home to the Howard family since the early 18th century. Friendly guides are on hand to share their stories of the house and its history. Return to York for a late afternoon river cruise. During the trip, the skipper will tell of York and its river including where Saxons fought Vikings, where monks entertained their guests and where witches were ducked.
Day 4 Journey home with an en route stop and a guided tour at Cromford Mill in Derbyshire, part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site.
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York Marriott Hotel
Hotel offering a calm relaxing atmosphere with spacious lounges, pleasant restaurant (partly under an atrium), a leisure centre and gardens extending down to the racecourse.
• 4 star • 151 bedrooms • Spa
Your tour includes:
• 4 days coach services
• 3 nights half board in York with:
Tea/coffee on arrival
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Visit to Hardwick Hall
• Visit to the National Railway Museum
• Guided tour of York Minster
• Admission to Castle Howard
• York river cruise
• Guided tour of Cromford Mill
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