We’ve put together an itinerary of the highlights of York so you don’t miss a thing! With more attractions per square mile than any other UK city, your group will be spoilt for choice with fun things to do in York.

Day 1:
Visit York Minster, the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe. Taking over 250 years to build, you can get the best views over York by climbing to the top of the Central Tower.
Head to York’s Chocolate Story to hear scrumptious confectionery tales detailing how York became the home of chocolate. You can take a tour, see a demonstration with a master chocolatier and even make your very own lollipop to take home.
Of course no trip to York is complete without a stroll down the Shambles, our oldest and most photographed street. Break for lunch or afternoon tea at Bettys Café Tea Rooms.
Art lovers will appreciate the York Art Gallery with masterpieces of both art and ceramics in the new Centre of Ceramic Art.
The National Railway Museum is the next stop, with a world-class collection of locomotives from the Flying Scotsman to Mallard and Queen Victoria’s vintage carriages. This is the largest railway museum in the world.
End the day with a ghost walk in Europe’s most haunted city if you dare!

Day 2:
Visit the York Castle Museum to see Kirkgate, the recreated Victorian Street, and to experience the swinging Sixties!
Clifford’s Tower is a great place to take a bird’s eye view of the city. Climb the steps of this iconic landmark and find out more about William the Conqueror.
Don’t miss the JORVIK Viking Centre where you’ll travel back in time to Viking age York and discover the sights, sounds and smells of the city
Hop aboard a City Cruises York boat for a relaxing cruise on the River Ouse, from afternoon tea cruises to floodlit evening cruises.
Walk the city walls for a perfect end to the day. They’re the most complete and best-preserved medieval walls in England.

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Day 2:
Visit the York Castle Museum to see Kirkgate, the recreated Victorian Street, and to experience the swinging Sixties!
Clifford’s Tower is a great place to take a bird’s eye view of the city. Climb the steps of this iconic landmark and find out more about William the Conqueror.
Don’t miss the JORVIK Viking Centre where you’ll travel back in time to Viking age York and discover the sights, sounds and smells of the city
Hop aboard a City Cruises York boat for a relaxing cruise on the River Ouse, from afternoon tea cruises to floodlit evening cruises.
Walk the city walls for a perfect end to the day. They’re the most complete and best-preserved medieval walls in England.