View York Cathedral
View one of the world's most iconic Cathedrals
Based in the heart of York
Stroll around the Shambles shopping streets
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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 £5 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.
All rooms are individually decorated and feature a TV, hairdryer, ironing facilities, tea/coffee making facilities with fresh milk, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.
From the M1 take the A19 exit towards York, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A19. Continue straight onto A1036, Turn left onto Skeldergate then left onto Cromwell Rd. York station is less than a mile away.
A morning guided walking tour is included of this beautiful city.
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual.We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £5. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% of the metered fare.
The dress code for during the day is casual. In the evenings the dress code is smart with gentlemen requested to wear a shirt and tie. Comfortable shoes for walking and sightseeing are recommended.
|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|
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