Indulge in a spot of pre-Christmas retail therapy and savour the atmosphere of York’s ‘olde worlde’ Christmas Markets and the magic of Castle Howard during the festive period. We spend three nights in the four-star Marriott Hotel.
Local departure points.
A four-star hotel, situated close to the racecourse and within walking distance of the city centre. Our hotel offers spacious bedrooms, an evening meal choice, lavish buffet breakfasts and an indoor swimming pool.
We leave from our local departure points and travel to Richmond, the jewel in the heart of North Yorkshire. A town of breath-taking beauty, inspiring painters and poets, past and present, we pause here before continuing to York and our welcoming hotel for three nights. York Marriott Hotel.
Our tour takes us to Malton, a pretty Yorkshire market town, carving a name for itself as the Food capital of the north and located on the River Derwent, before continuing to Castle Howard, where we include refreshments and mince pies. Over the festive period, Castle Howard is beautifully decked out with traditional decorations and floral arrangements with a Christmas theme. Open fires, candlelight and live music evoke all that we love about this time of year and we have ample time to explore the grand surroundings of this stately home. A day will be spent exploring the city of York and The St. Nicholas Christmas Fayre. Perhaps visit the world-famous Minster, be enchanted by the rambling streets of the Shambles, or pop into the renowned Jorvik Centre.
We return home via Mainsgill Farm, with the opportunity to purchase Christmas delicacies before returning home after a charming November coach holiday.