Saturday 20th February  - Sunday 21st February 2016


£130 per person in a shared twin or double room

(limited single supplements available for £20 extra)



Few destinations can rival York’s incredible history and character. This lovely city has been a cornerstone for important events in British history stretching back 2000 years, it has been a Roman settlement, a Norse capital, and the centre of Christianity in Northern England and the site of many decisive battles.


The winter months are the best time to visit York, the lamp-lit streets are beautifully atmospheric, bells ring in the pretty cobbled streets and a warm welcome (and often a roaring fire) awaits in the many old (sometimes haunted) pubs!


In February the city celebrates it’s Viking heritage with the annual Jorvik Viking Festival, during our visit we will experience a Viking encampment and armies of Vikings marching through the streets! To learn a little more about the Norse history of York, we will visit one of the city’s most popular attractions, the Jorvik Viking Centre which brings history to life in an entertaining way! Your ticket is included in the cost of the trip!


You will have plenty of free time over the two days to explore some of York’s other fine attractions – including the majestic York Minster, the Castle & Museum, the National Railway Museum and the ancient city walls.


We will stay overnight at the comfortable Burn Hall Hotel, just outside the city. Your stay and Sunday breakfast are included! 


Departure/Drop off point


Outside Union Car Park, Harrington Road, South Kensington


From South Kensington Station, exit via the left hand stairs when you come through the ticket barriers. Turn right and cross at the traffic lights. Walk up Harrington Road, between the optician and the NatWest bank. You will pass the big grey Ampersand Hotel on your right. Keep walking until you come to the wooden fence on the left, this is Union Car Park. We will meet you on the pavement by the phone box.


Departure time*


07.00 Saturday 20th February 2016


Return time*


22.00 Sunday 21st February 2016




Sat 20th Feb

07.00 – depart South Kensington

*45 min break on way*

12.00 – Arrive York

13.00 – Visit Jorvik Viking Centre, then free time to explore. Suggested itineraries/places to eat will be given.

18.30 – depart York centre

19.00 – Check in Burn Hall Hotel


Sun 21st Feb

*Breakfast at hotel*

09.00 – Check out of hotel & depart

09.30 – Arrive York. Option of joining a 2 hour city walls walk (weather dependent) then free time to explore. Suggested itineraries will be given. 

17.00 – Depart York

*45 min break on way*

22.00 – Arrive London South Kensington.




Return coach travel from Central London & transfers, 1 night accommodation & breakfast in a 3* hotel, the services of a tour guide, Jorvik Viking Centre ticket (timed)


Not included


Other food & drink, entry to other attractions, gratuities





*Timings are approximate and the schedule is subject to change when required. Please check your booking confirmation for any changes to departure time. Your tour guide will confirm times to be back at the coach at each stop, the schedule above is a guideline only. See our website for full terms & conditions.


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