What you can expect

View York Cathedral

View one of the world's most iconic Cathedrals

Middletons Hotel

Based in the heart of York


Stroll around the Shambles shopping streets

About the trip

Old World cobbled streets, top-class museums, an iconic Cathedral and a history spanning hundreds of years; York is perfect for a bit of culture as well as a great getaway!

What's included?

  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Guided walking tour of York
  • Half Board; Breakfast & Dinner daily
  • Fun quiz
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader


  • Arrival Day
  • Discover York
  • Departure Day
  • Insurance click here

What you’ll be doing


Arrival Day

Check-in at our hotel. When evening comes, we can enjoy a welcome drink with other Solos guests before dinner in the hotel restaurant followed by a light-hearted quiz.

Discover York

After breakfast we head into the city for your morning guided walking tour. Discover the turbulent and fascinating history of York through the sights and tales told. View the City Walls, the famous Shambles and the imposing Clifford’s Tower. Originally built by William the Conqueror, it is all that remains of York Castle today, having once served as a prison and royal mint. A visit wouldn’t be complete without seeing the stunning York Minster Cathedral; it’s the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe and can be dated back to the 4th century. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Have lunch in one of the many cafés or a drink by the river before perhaps heading to The National Railway Museum? For something a little different, try the famous Jorvik Viking Centre. It’s a re-creation of the life led by the Viking invaders in York in AD867, complete with sounds and smells of the market and houses.
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Departure Day

After breakfast we will check out. If you are not in a hurry to leave, why not head back into York for some final sightseeing and shopping. Luggage may be left with Reception until you are ready to leave.


Middletons Hotel 4*

Our new hotel is a collection of six historical, Grade II listed buildings in the centre of York City nestling in secluded courtyard gardens. Just a short stroll from the main attractions including the Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre, The Shambles and a host of shops and restaurants.

Facilities Include

Facilities here include a bar with comfy sofas, restaurant, 2 sun terraces and a gym. Please note there is no lift to the 1st floor bedrooms. On site car parking available at £10 per car, per night.  On the rare occasion that hotel parking do become full, they do have tickets to local car parks for the same price available from reception. You will pay the hotel for the parking directly on check out.

Room Includes

All rooms are individually decorated and feature a TV, hairdryer, ironing facilities, tea/coffee making facilities with fresh milk, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 6 °C 1 °C
March 9 °C 2 °C
April 11 °C 3 °C
May 15 °C 6 °C
June 18 °C 9 °C
July - August 20 °C 11 °C
September 17 °C 9 °C
October 14 °C 7 °C
November 9 °C 3 °C
December 7 °C 2 °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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