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Whitby and York Christmas Market Weekend

4 days - from only £279pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Whitby and York Christmas Market Weekend

Get into the festive spirit in beautiful Whitby – a favourite coastal resort along the Yorkshire coast. Take in the magical atmosphere as you explore the winding streets, watch the world go by from the picturesque harbour, and be sure to visit the imposing Abbey. From here, we’ll enjoy a visit to historic York and its iconic Christmas market, where you can sample delicious festive foods and browse cosy wooden chalets brimming with hand-crafted gifts.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 3 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 3 evening meals including Christmas dinner with a complimentary glass of wine
  • Tea, coffee or mulled wine on arrival with a festive treat
  • One festive cream tea
  • One night live entertainment
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

4 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to the Royal Hotel in Whitby for three nights. We enjoy a tea, coffee or mulled wine with a festive treat on arrival to get us into the spirit of the season.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: York and Christmas Market

    Today we enjoy a magical visit to the cathedral city of York. Step back into the Middle Ages by visiting the ‘Shambles,’ with its overhanging timber-framed houses, traditional shops and cobbled pathways. Exploring the Christmas market is a must at this time of year; treat yourself to a mulled wine in the alpine bar; find a thoughtful gift in one of the wooden stalls; and soak up the enchanting atmosphere as you wander the illuminated streets. Whilst here, be sure to take in the magnificent York Minster – one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe.

    We return back to the hotel in time for our Christmas dinner, complete with a complimentary glass of wine.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    York

    York and Christmas Market

    Included Highlights

    • York and Christmas Market
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or North Yorkshire Moors

    Relax in Whitby, or why not join our optional excursion to the beautiful North York Moors? Our first visit is to one of the area’s prettiest villages, Thornton-le-Dale, with its thatched cottages and village green. From here, we will head to the market town of Pickering, where there will be free time to explore the cosy cafés, traditional shops and historic attractions, before ending the day in charming Helmsley – a picture-perfect Yorkshire town.

    We return to the hotel for a festive cream tea.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Helmsley

    North Yorkshire Moors

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023
    • North Yorkshire Moors
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4:

    Full of festive spirit, we start our journey home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Hotels

You will stay for three nights at the 3-star Royal Hotel in Whitby.

  • Royal Hotel Whitby

    Occupying an imposing cliff-top position, The Royal Hotel offers a very warm welcome, with helpful staff and a friendly atmosphere. From the enviable location you can enjoy the most stunning views on all sides of the beaches, harbour, old town, abbey ruins and headland. Savour tasty breakfast, midday and evening meals in the hotel restaurant, and be sure to have an after-meal drink in the scenic bar and lounge. Whitby’s famous harbour is just a few minutes’ walk from The Royal, as are many shops, restaurants and cafés.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

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