Our Enchanting York Christmas is centred on this ever popular ancient city, lying on the River Ouse in the centre of the Vale of York between the Dales and North York Moors. Often described as a living museum, York’s Roman, Viking and Medieval legacies mark the story of its past throughout the streets and buildings, from the narrow lanes of the Shambles to the majestic Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral north of the Alps. Throughout your stay there will be time to fully acquaint yourself with the best of this enchanting city. Or perhaps just sit back, relax and enjoy the magical atmosphere that Christmas brings.
4 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to the Best Western Monkbar Hotel (3T). We aim for you to arrive at the hotel between 4pm and 5pm. There is time to settle in before a welcome drink this evening, followed by dinner and light entertainment. Our included evening meals are normally taken together as a group in a function room.
Day 2 Christmas Eve - York
Today is free to perhaps take a short walk into the walled city of York for shopping and sightseeing. The Shambles, York Minster and Castle Museum (subject to opening hours) are all within a few minutes of the hotel. This evening’s dinner will be followed by entertainment. Should you wish to attend a local church service, hot drinks will be served on your return to the hotel.
Day 3 Christmas Day - York
Merry Christmas! Breakfast is served in the restaurant and then you can relax in the festive surroundings of your hotel. Buck’s Fizz will be served before we sit down to a traditional Christmas lunch. This afternoon provides an opportunity to sit back and watch the Queen’s speech, or perhaps stroll along York’s historic walls. This evening, our hosts have prepared a cold buffet, followed by the hotel’s very own quiz with prizes.
Day 4 Boxing Day - York - RHS Garden Harlow Carr
This morning, we set out for our tour into the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. We have arranged a visit to RHS Garden Harlow Carr, where a stroll through the beautiful gardens will brighten even the coldest winter days. Afterwards, lunch has been arranged at the Millstones Restaurant near Harrogate. Returning to York in the afternoon, there will be time to freshen up before dinner, followed by musical entertainment.
Day 5 York
Today we bid farewell to York. You will be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.
This traditional hotel is located in the heart of York and an easy walk to both the Minster and Shambles. Guests can enjoy a high standard of care from the Monkbar team and facilities include a restaurant, bar and lounge. All bedrooms have traditional decor and are en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift to all floors and two dedicated disabled rooms, subject to availability.
Please note that there are no leisure facilities at the hotel.