Trip Overview…

Spend three nights in the walled city of York, taking in it’s ancient and historic charms. Explore the beautiful cobbled streets and alley ways and visit the magnificent York Minster. Your next destination via the train is to Chester, another of the UK’s ancient walled cities. It is the home of the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain and a 1000 year old cathedral. You will be spoilt with both history and breathtaking sights on this unforgettable short break.

Package Includes


  •  Discover York’s chocolate heritage
  • Learn about York’s rich history from Romans and Vikings to becoming the Medieval capital of The North
  • Stroll down the historic Shambles
  • See the city from the river on a scenic river cruise, inspiration for a story around a certain boy wizard
  • Pay a visit to the National Railway Museum and ride aboard a Japanese Bullet train!
  • Walk Chester’s historic city walls

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • Rail Travel between York and Chester
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in York
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Chester

Tours & Inclusions:

  • 2-Day York pass including 25 different attractions such as:
    • 24hr Hop-on-Hop-off Pass
    • 45min River cruise
    • JORVIK Viking Centre Entrance
    • York Minster Entrance
    • York’s Chocolate Story Entrance

At a glance

6 days
Departing Nov 23 – Dec 24
From AUD$

Your Itinerary

Day 1 – Your Journey Begins in York

York England

Make your way to York from London or local station. Upon arrival, check into your hotel, then venture out to enjoy the city.  Walk the historic Roman walls to get your bearings of this magnificent city and in the evening head down to Fossgate for a great selection of pubs and restaurants.  Stroll along the banks of River Ouse to see a the city from a different view. (Overnight York)

Day 2 – York

After breakfast at your hotel collect your York Pass from the central Tourist Office, then set off to see the sights.  York has numerous museums and interesting attractions to keep you busy and not to be missed is the famous JORVIK Centre.  This popular attraction allows you to see what York looked like in Viking times. Next on your list should be The York Chocolate Story to indulge in some sweet treats.  (Overnight York) B

Day 3 – York

Make the most of your last day in York with a scenic river cruise along the River Ouse or visit the historic York Minster. The National Railway Museum located by the railway station is a popular attraction and certainly worth a visit.

Day 4 – Chester

After breakfast make your way to the station for the train to Chester. After checking in at your hotel, head out into the city to see the wonderful architecture. Your hop-on, hop-off bus tickets is included with your package. Spend the afternoon walking the city walls which are some of the most complete in the country. The walk provides a great vantage point pf the famous Eastgate Clock, King Charles’ Tower, the Water Tower as well as the River Dee and Shropshire Union Canal.

Day 5 – Chester

Spend the final day of your holiday visiting the historic Roman Amphitheatre and Chester Cathedral. Be sure to experience the city’s famous café culture, browse the shops in the fashion district or perhaps visit Chester Zoo, the most visited UK attraction outside of London.

Day 6 – Chester

Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel and one last look around this interesting city before making your way to the station for your journey home.  Perhaps combine this tour with another short break to Liverpool, Manchester or Birmingham.  Ask us for details.


Fare does not include rail travel to York or return from Chester (please ask if you wish to include travel to and from a particular station)

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.
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