Medieval Modern York

Rich in ancient history, York is the perfect destination for groups. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint, medieval cobbled streets and the immense, awe-inspiring York Minster, one of the most impressive Gothic cathedrals in the world, there are plenty of first class attractions to enjoy in this modern, tourist-oriented city.

Grant says...
”The team at the Queens hotel are superb with groups and really go the extra mile to make sure guests have a great stay. Bonus location in the heart of York.”
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 York Driver’s Day Off
We spend today exploring the compact medieval walled city of York. There are many attractions to enjoy including the awe-inspiring York Minster, its Old Palace and its state of the art attraction, The Undercroft, The Jorvik Viking Centre or a relaxing River Ouse Cruise. Stroll around “The Shambles”, one of the best preserved medieval streets in the world or visit the National Railway Museum, home to over 300 years' of railway history. Here we can see the famous blue Mallard engine that broke the world speed record for steam trains in 1938 - a record that has never been broken since - and the stunning 1935 Art Deco opulence of the Duchess of Hamilton steam train before jumping into the 21st century with the only futuristic Bullet Train outside of Japan.

Day 3 Castle Howard
We make our way to spectacular Castle Howard today. Visits to the house are free-flow allowing groups to explore at leisure, with friendly and knowledgeable guides on hand to share the stories of the house, family and collections. We learn about Castle Howard’s link to some of the most popular TV programmes filmed over the past few years, with ITV’s Victoria and Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited most famously having been filmed here. There are also award winning exhibitions to enjoy as well as the stunning grounds and gardens. When in season, we also have the option of visiting the fragrant farm and gardens of Yorkshire Lavender, set in a spectacular hillside setting of 60 acres, with panoramic views over the Vale of York, said to be one of the best views in Yorkshire.

Day 4 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Queens Hotel, York

AAA Central Location Great Views
The Queens Hotel is centrally located on the south bank of the River Ouse, just a short walk to the city centre. The entrance is accessed by 10 steps but there is a chairlift available. All 78 bedrooms are well furnished and the traditional restaurant has views over the river as does the adjacent bar which provides comfortable seating where guests can relax and enjoy a drink. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is off-site & chargeable

The Queens Hotel

York, Yorkshire
3 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £194pp
Single Supplement from £77
Selected Dates Only
Based on Friday arrivals

• Welcome fruit juice before dinner on 1st night
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Castle Howard
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£194 for 4 days

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