Stay and Explore
Enchanting York Christmas
Take a journey through time in the city of York where Roman, Viking and medieval legacies appear around every corner. We’ll uncover everything from the narrow lanes of the Shambles to the majestic Minster cathedral. From our base in the centre of the Vale, between the Dales and North York Moors, you’ll have time to see the best of this enchanting city, plus time to sit back, relax and enjoy the magical atmosphere of Christmas.
Your holiday includes:
3 excursions and visits
- The World of James Herriot
- Guided tour of York Minster
- York Theatre Royal pantomime tickets
- 4 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
- 9 meals: 4 breakfasts (days 2-5) 1 lunch (day 3) 4 dinners (days 1-4)
- Welcome drink
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to York. We aim for you to arrive at the hotel between 4pm and 5pm, with time to settle in before a welcome drink, dinner and light entertainment. Our included evening meals are normally taken together as a group in a function room.
DoubleTree by Hilton York (4-star)
Christmas Eve - Thirsk
Thirsk has all the charm of an old Yorkshire market town, with cobbled squares and independent shops that barely register the modern world. It was the base for one of our most famous vets - James Wight OBE. You might know him better as James Herriot. After many years of practice, he started writing about his experiences under this pseudonym and we’ll visit The World of James Herriot. The museum provides an insight into 1940s life as a vet, as transcribed in the books and TV series All Creatures Great and Small. Should you wish to attend a local church service after dinner this evening, hot drinks will be served on your return.
Christmas Day - York
Merry Christmas! Relax in the festive surroundings of your hotel, then 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.
Boxing Day - York Minster
Today starts at your leisure. Perhaps take a walk within the city walls - the Shambles and Castle Museum (subject to opening hours) are within a few minutes of the hotel. This afternoon, we set out for our tour of York Minster. Our guide will part with details of the world-famous stained glass, historic art, hidden treasures and stunning architecture. Built over 252 years from AD 1220, it’s somewhat different to the original wooden church from AD 627, built for the baptism of King Edwin of Northumberland. Later, we head to York Theatre Royal. This esteemed theatre has been entertaining audiences for over 270 years, and hopefully today we’ll see the UK’s longest-running Dame, Berwick Kaler, return to the stage for his annual pantomime performance.
Day 5 York
You’ll be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.
Important information about your destinationPlease note: Included meals may consist of set, table d’hôte or buffet menus and the style and volume of entertainment provided by the hotel may vary.
Best Western Monkbar Hotel 3*
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.