6 days in London & York

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London

London, a city created by the Romans over 2000 years ago, is the capital of the United Kingdom and is today one of the most visited cities in the world. A tourist, whether they prefer, art, monuments, culture, attractions, will find something to their heart's desire. The poet Samuel Johnson once said: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life".

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York

York is a walled city in northeast England that was founded by the ancient Romans. Its huge 13th-century Gothic cathedral, York Minster, has medieval stained glass and 2 functioning bell towers. The City Walls form a walkway on both sides of the River Ouse. The Monk Bar gate houses an exhibition tracing the life of 15th-century Plantagenet King Richard III.

ITINERARY

Day 1

London


Arrival at the airport and private transfer to your hotel in London. Our driver and our English speaking Assistant  will be waiting for you at the arrival lobby with your name board, and take you directly to the hotel.

Free time at leisure for the rest of the day

*Note 1: Hotel is available for check-in only after 15:00

*Note 2: Driver will wait for you max 1 hour after landing time.

Stay at our selected 4-star hotels for 5 nights

London:  Westbridge hotel or similar

York:      Holiday Inn York or similar



Day 2

London


After breakfast, you will enjoy a full-day self-guided sightseeing of the city using the hop on-off bus

which is the best way to enjoy the beautiful capital.

London is one of the most visited cities in the world and has many reasons to be! In the wonderful English capital, you will be spoilt for choice on the attractions to visit and the hop on hop off bus is definitely the best way to visit the city.

We will book you the entrance to the Tower of London.

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tower of London (Tower of London) is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval fortresses in Europe and one of the most visited attractions in the entire United Kingdom. Book at least 3 hours to visit the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels

Always owned by the monarchy, Tower of London has had overtime functions as a fortress, royal palace, armoury and prison and is the place where the Crown Jewels are still kept. If today the visit to the Tower of London is pleasant and extremely interesting, for a long time this was a place of suffering, imprisonment and death for many people, often illustrious. Within these walls, two of Henry VIII’s six wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, died by beheading.


The rest of the evening will be at leisure.

Transfer at your hotel independently.



Day 3

London


Today, you will enjoy a morning at leisure in London. You will keep exploring the city and you can treat yourself with some luxury shopping in Harrods and Regent Street.



Day 4

London, York


After breakfast,  you will transfer independently to King’s Cross station where you will take the train to York.

Once you arrive in York, please transfer independently to your hotel and enjoy a free day in this beautiful city.

We will reserve for you a York Pass which is the Official Sightseeing Card for the city of York. Gives entry to over 50 York & beyond attractions & includes free pasta or pizza meal, saving money on admission prices whilst seeing the best the city and beyond has to offer. ( All the attractions must be booked in advance).

You can start your stay in York by discovering the many eerie mysteries of the city.

You can start having your dinner at the Guy Fawkes Inn

Guy Fawkes was originally from York and in his home, which is located near the cathedral, now there is this quaint pub that offers good beers and a delicious menu. A nice way to combine historical and gastronomic interest.

The local folklore is full of stories topped with death, horror and tragedy. To get to know the dark side of York you can take part in one of the many ghost tours organized in the city.

If you are fascinated by these stories,  you could join The Original Ghost Walk of York, during which they will tell you about scary ghosts such as the Grey Lady (Grey Lady), the 'Headless Earl (Headless Earl) and the Legendary Legionnaires (ghosts of Roman legionnaires).


To conclude an evening dedicated to mysteries, there is nothing better than a drink at The Golden Fleece, the most haunted pub in York.

Please transfer to the hotel independently.



Day 5

York


Charming, lively, sunny and at the same time mysterious, York is surrounded by beautiful medieval walls, boasts the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe and has the largest railway museum in the world.

We suggest you start the tour by visiting the majestic York Minster.

With its 158 metres long and 76 metres wide, it is the largest medieval building in northern Europe.

The inside is just as impressive. The building includes many old stained glass windows along its walls that will allow you to fully appreciate the architecture.

Going up a winding staircase composed of 275 steps, passing between pinnacles and bizarre gargoyles, you can reach the top of the central tower, the highest point of the city.

We suggest you continue the visit to the city by going to the Shambles.

These are ancient medieval streets wonderfully preserved over time. These passages date back to the fourteenth century and are among the oldest in the country. This was the area where the butchers of York had their shops. You will notice how the original pavement shows a slight curvature at the edges: this favoured the discharge of blood from the slaughtered animals along with excrement and debris. Today, the place is lined with shops, pubs and restaurants and houses dating back hundreds of years.

The economic well-being of York in the nineteenth century is strongly linked to the development of the railways, so there was no better place for a museum dedicated to trains. The National Railway Museum, inaugurated in 1975, is the largest museum in the world dedicated to rail transport: on over 8 hectares of surface are exposed hundreds of railway vehicles between locomotives, wagons and wagons, plus thousands of other diverse objects related to the world of trains.

Among the machines on display are the Mallard (the fastest steam locomotive of all time), the Shinkansen (the famous Japanese high-speed train), a Eurostar engine and a gigantic Chinese steam locomotive (so large that it could not travel on British lines). Also here you can experience many firsthand experiences, such as seeing a mobile railway platform at work, attending workshops and demonstrations, visiting Queen Victoria’s favourite carriage, having lunch in a restaurant carriage or taking afternoon tea in a stylish vintage wagon restored.

Other attractions that we suggest to visit  are the York’s Chocolate Story, The Jorvik Viking Centre and Clifford's Tower.


Transfer at your hotel independently.



Day 6

York, London


After breakfast, you will transfer to the station for your journey back to London.

At the station, you will meet your driver for the transfer to the airport.

If you have an early flight, you will transfer to London, the day before.

Included

5 nights accommodation with breakfast
Private Transfer to and from the airport (*supplement may apply except LHR)
24h Hop on hop off tour tickets in London
Entrance to the Tower of London)
Train ticket return London - York
York Pass for 2 days ( all attractions must be booked in advance)
The Original Ghost Walk of York

Not Included

Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry and Tips
City tax to be paid to the hotel upon check-in
Travel insurance
Anything not specifically mentioned in “Service includes”.

Please note that this tour will be subject to any social distancing measure taking place in this country and some modifications may apply to any activity per the requested period of travel. Please consult us for more information.

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