Each year the historic city of York celebrates its Viking heritage with a wonderful festival as hundreds of Vikings from all over the world descend on the city for the week-long programme of events, that includes a magnificent Viking wedding re-enactment and musical celebration in the stunning setting of York Minster; authentic combat displays and performances; Viking feasting, renowned children's authors and award winning musicians; ancient tales and traditional crafts. The event culminates with Vikings fighting in a ferocious and bloody battle before a fabulous Festival of Fire climax featuring fire jugglers, fiery manifestations of Norse mythology and a sensational firework display.
This 3 star hotel features modern air-conditioned accommodation, a stylish restaurant and bar. Overlooking the River Ouse, the hotel is located in the centre of York, within a 10-minute walk from landmarks such as York Minster Cathedral and the York Dungeon. Each room features a flat screen TV, safe and late-night room service. The hotel is served by a lift.
Sunday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the leisurely drive to York. We make a coffee stop in Lincoln, then over the magnificent Humber Bridge to Beverly with its impressive Minster before arriving in York mid-afternoon. We enjoy time to settle in and relax before dinner.
Monday After breakfast we enjoy a full day discovering York. The Viking Festival has a whole series of events and re-enactments taking place in the city throughout the day. In addition York has much to offer the visitor including the cobbled streets of the Shambles, the magnificent Minster and a host of museums including the National railway Museum, the Castle Museum and the new Chocolate Story. Delve into Yorks heritage, discover hidden attractions off the beaten track, enjoy a vivid food and drink scene and wander in and out of contemporary independent shops the choice is yours! After a day of exploration we return to the hotel for dinner.
Tuesday This morning we include a scenic drive through the beautiful countryside of the North Yorkshire Moors. We visit the picturesque towns of Malton, Pickering and Helmsley, before descending steep Sutton bank to Thirsk, former residence of Alf Wight writer of the James Herriot books. Early afternoon we commence the return journey to our home areas.
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Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG