Scarborough and Medieval York


Travel by Coach
2 Included Excursions
  • Enjoy a stroll around bustling Scarborough in your leisure time
  • Discover the historic city of York
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the Yorkshire coast
  • Visit popular Whitby
  • Entertainment on some evenings

Set in an area of unsurpassed natural beauty is the seaside resort of Scarborough, with two golden beaches, a bustling harbour, a historic castle, charming old town and stunning cliff top views! It is the ideal base from which to explore the historic city of York and Yorkshire's glorious coastline.

This Holiday is Great For

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Day One - Home to Scarborough
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Scarborough, where we’ll check in to our hotel and will enjoy an evening meal. (D)

Days Two and Four - Scarborough
We'll spend the next three days in the beautiful Victorian resort of Scarborough, with two great included excursions helping us enjoy the very best that North Yorkshire has to offer.

We take a scenic drive along the coast, through the magnificent North York Moors to the town of Whitby. Notable sights while you're here include eerie Whitby Abbey and museums on two of the most famous people associated with the town, Dracula and Captain Cook.

We also visit the iconic city of York, where there are a number of attractions tracking the city's history back almost 2000 years.

Scarborough is a fantastic seaside resort with plenty to see and do, The castle is a major tourist magnet and the South Bay with its traditional coastal attractions makes a great day out. (B,D)

Day Five - Scarborough to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)

Norbreck Hotel


  • Situated on a headland between the North and South Bays with great views 
  • Enjoy great views from the bar and restaurant and fantastic entertainment in the ballroom
  • Scarborough Castle is just a couple of minutes’ walk away and other local attractions include both of the towns beaches, Peasholm Park and the North Yorkshire Moors

The Norbreck Hotel is the only hotel in Scarborough that gives wonderful panoramic views across both the North and South Bays from its prominent position on the headland.

If you want to experience all the fun of the seaside, the Norbreck Hotel is the ideal place to stay. The hotel is just a short walk from the resort’s fantastic attractions including The Esplanade, South Bay beach, The Italian Gardens and of course traditional amusements, restaurants, cafes and bars along the seafront.

Heading the other way, enjoy the naturally beautiful, less developed beach of the North Bay, nature lovers will enjoy amazing natural sights including the nearby North York Moors and the stunning Cleveland Way which passes the hotel.

In the hotel you can of course take in the stunning views of the coastline from the restaurant while enjoying delicious meals followed by relaxing drinks in the bar and great entertainment in the hotel’s ballroom. All of our standard rooms are fashionably decorated and there is the option to upgrade to a standard plus room for even greater comfort.

Rooms at this hotel

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: York

This most historical city, dating back to Roman times, is bursting with history, medieval character and architectural masterpieces which are dominated by the magnificent Minster. In the tangle of quaint cobbled streets you will find a fantastic mix of designer stores, high street shops and independent boutiques as well as traditional tea shops and cafés. Alternatively you could choose to visit one of the many heritage attractions in the city – as well as the iconic Minster you could spend your time in the Jorvik Viking Centre or the world class National Railway Museum.


Half Day: Whitby

Jaunt to the picturesque and colourful fishing port of Whitby. Famed for its connections with Captain Cook and Dracula, it’s fascinating harbour and abbey ruins add to its sense of timelessness.