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Christmas in York

Christmas in York

Unwind on a relaxing Christmas holiday to the beautiful city of York, a truly captivating place at Christmas where the enchanting cobbled streets and stunning architecture provide a magical backdrop to the twinkling festive lights adorning the city

A relaxing Christmas holiday to the magnificent city of York, justly one of the most popular destinations in the country with over 2000 years of fascinating history packed into its compact space. During Christmas, the city is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with a delightfully festive atmosphere. There will be time at leisure to unwind and meander through the quaint old cobbled streets with their characterful half timbered houses, and perhaps pay a visit to marvellous York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. We’ll also visit charming Harrogate with its lovely gardens and glorious Edwardian architecture.



The popular Queens Hotel is ideally situated in the centre of the city on the banks of the River Ouse. Facilities include the Royal Brasserie Restaurant and Riverside bar. All bedrooms feature TV, complimentary wi-fi, telephone, tea/coffee facilities and hairdryer. Lift to all floors.


  • Four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast, plus a tradtional Christmas Lunch

  • Entertainment as detailed

  • Excursions as described

  • Return coach travel     

Please note: Itinerary and entertainment packages may be subject to change.

Day One

We travel east across the Pennines into Yorkshire and on to the Queens Hotel, ideally located in the centre of the city on the banks of the River Ouse. After checking in to your room relax and enjoy a welcome drink in the hotel lounge before evening dinner, followed by a game of Bingo.


Day Two

A day at leisure to explore York and enjoy the wonderfully festive ambiance in the city on Christmas Eve. Perhaps visit the world famous York Minster, take a walk on the mighty city walls, or meander along the Shambles. Following dinner this evening put your feet up and relax in the lounge and enjoy entertainment with a vocalist. Should any guests wish to attend Midnight Mass at the Minster, the hotel will arrange taxis then offer warming mince pies and tea & coffee on your return.

B, D

Day Three

After breakfast you may like to take a stroll before enjoying a traditional Christmas lunch, then relax and maybe watch the Queen’s Speech. This evening a buffet dinner will be served, then its time to test your knowledge and join in the hotel Quiz.

B, D

Day Four

Enjoy a morning at leisure then in the afternoon you may wish to join us on the coach for a visit to the elegant spa town of Harrogate, renowned for its historic buildings and cosy tea rooms. This evening there will be a Boxing Day carvery dinner.

B, D

Day Five

Enjoy a final leisurely breakfast before we commence our homeward journey.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham, Northbound Wrexham, Taxi Stand King Street
(Taxi Feeder Service)
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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