Discover the delights of Lincolnshire and York by water on this relaxing holiday. Enjoy a peaceful scenery of the Lincolnshire countryside where the marshy fenlands stretch out for miles, giving a real sense of space as you cruise along the River Witham on board the Boston Belle. Discover York from the calmness of the River Ouse and learn fascinating facts about York's famous history and prosperity as an inland port.
Explore east England on this new holiday taking in the delights of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Well uncover the charms of history-steeped Lincoln on a guided tour of the city and its impressive 12th century cathedral, and explore the exquisite architecture and world-class attractions on offer in York. This tour also features cruises along the scenic waterways of the region including a relaxing journey through the peaceful Lincolnshire countryside along the River Witham on board the Boston Belle, a sightseeing river cruise from Lincoln plus a relaxing cruise on the River Ouse.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort is a luxury hotel nestled within 190 acres of beautiful Lincolnshire woodland with excellent motorway links for exploring the area. Amenities include an indoor pool, spa and health club plus a restaurant and bar. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, free WiFi, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, tea/coffee facilities and an in-room safe. Lift available.
Accommodation with dinner & breakfast
Guided tour of Lincoln
Tour of Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln River Cruise
Boston Belle Cruise
York River Cruise
York Open Top Bus Tour
Excursions as described in the tour itinerary
Return coach travel from your local pick up point
We make our way to the Hilton Doubletree Forest Pines Hotel. Enjoy some time to unwind and maybe make use of the leisure facilities prior to this evenings’ dinner.
Today we’ll explore Lincoln, an attractive city bursting with rich history, vibrant culture and stunning architecture. During our visit we will be joined by a guide for a short walking tour during which you can discover Lincoln’s diverse history, industry and quirky stories. Also included is a tour of the colossal 12th century cathedral, one of Europe’s finest Gothic buildings filled with intricate detail. Afterwards, enjoy a sightseeing river cruise and take in the sights of Lincoln and the surrounding countryside from a different perspective.
This morning we visit the world's only 8 sailed windmill, Heckington Windmill in Sleaford. We’ll discover this unique windmill on a guided tour and learn about the stories behind its 190 year history. We then continue to Boston, a lively, historic market town which was an extremely prosperous town and port in the medieval period, second only to London in economic importance. From here we board the Boston Belle and set off on a leisurely cruise along the tranquil River Witham. Unwind and soak up the scenery of the serene Lincolnshire countryside as we meander up river to Lincoln from where we return to the hotel.
We visit picturesque York where the day is at leisure to explore its amazing array of world-class sights and attractions. Stroll around the cobbled streets where you’ll discover quaint half-timbered houses plus a great range of shops, visit the fantastic museums such as the Castle Museum and the Jorvik Centre, and marvel at the immense masterpiece of York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. To further enhance your day in this wonderful city we have included tickets for an open top bus tour and a sightseeing cruise on the River Ouse.
Following breakfast we check-out and 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.
|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 |
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
|Llanfairpwll Park & Ride|| Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride |
|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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