We start with a local departure for our journey north to historic York. The most familiar landmarks are the breathtakingly beautiful soaring towers of the Minster which rise above the red tiled roofs of the ancient City of narrow streets and Mediaeval houses. In the run up to Christmas there is a vibrant atmosphere within the ancient City walls and the colourful St. Nicholas Fayre centred on the traditional market will be in full swing. Look out for the Yorkshire Pantry Food section, craft fairs, street entertainment and the Christmas Fayre playground.
It may be an idea to pick up a bite to eat at one of the cafes, bars or restaurants before we re-join the coach for our journey to our hotel where rooms have been reserved on a bed and breakfast basis.
On day two we make our way to the McArthur Glen shopping village near York. Here you will find a wide range of outlet stores selling goods at bargain prices, with esteemed names like Hugo Boss, Hackett, Armani Collections, Paul Smith, Burberry, Thomas Pink and Polo Ralph Lauren. Plus high street must haves from Karen Millen, Tommy Hilfiger, Timberland and more. This is just the place to pick up that elusive Christmas Gift!
There will be time at leisure before re-joining the coach during the late afternoon for the return journey home.
Important Note: If Christmas markets not operating on these dates or any elements not available no compensation will be payable