The elegant city of York is surprisingly compact, especially considering how much beauty, history and culture it boasts. At the heart of the city lies the magnificent York Minster, one of the most impressive gothic cathedrals in the world, which towers above the winding medieval streets packed full of interesting shops. With a vast choice of museums, theatres, festivals and tours happening throughout the year, the city makes an excellent base for a school trip.
From Railways to Chocolate, York has been the central hub for many industries throughout the centuries. Over the last ten years £800 million has been invested into York’s science and technology infrastructure creating a strong network of 500 science and technology related businesses, attracting new skills and opportunities.
Home to two universities the city has a large student population that adds to the vibrant feel of the city. The best way to explore is on foot and wander down the many beautiful cobbled streets packed full of interesting shops. You will be spoilt for choice as to where to visit.
More to See
- Yorkshire Museum
- Museum of Farming
- Castle Museum
- York Art Gallery
- Open Top Bus Tour
- Merchant Adventurer’s House
- Yorkshire Dales
- North Yorkshire Moors
Other Trips in This Region
Leave school on executive coach and travel to York. Arrive in Y ork and check into your hotel and after an early evening meal, head off for a ghost walk an ideal introduction to York’s history and guresome past. It is also a good way for your students to get the bearings in the city for the week ahead.
After breakfast we head for the Jorvik Viking Centre which reopened after severe floodingi in 2015/16 with fabulous new displays. After lunch, perhaps a cruise down the River Ouse, we visit their sister museum DIG to learn about how archaelogists discover the secrets of York’s past. Afterwards, we walk back to our hotel through York’s ancient streets visiting the market and the Shambles which is the oldest medieval street in England. This evening we relax after a busy day.
Alterntatively for older children we arrange to visit York-Dungeon for a tour that will thrill and entertain you and teach you about York’s gruesome past!
Today we visit the National-Railway-Museum and learn about the importance of railways and the part played York to their construction both in this country and the rest of the world. After lunch on the station platform head over to York’s Chocolate Story to learn about the other important industry that made York famous.
This evening we eat at a local restaurant.
Today is our last day in York and this morning we head off to York Minster for a tour and educational session Work off breakfast by climbing the 275 steps up the tower to the roof for an amazing view across the city and beyond. We then descend to eat lunch in the lovely Dean’s Park behind the Minster before walking across the city to Clifford’s Tower. Alternatively spend the afternoon shopping and buying that all important souvenir!
After heading back to our accommodation for an ealy evening meal, travel to a local bowling alley for a last night of fun.
Today we head off home stopping en route at another beauty spot or visitor attraction to break our journey.
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Here at School Trips UK our dedicated school trip team have over 20 years’ experience in the travel industry and we pride ourselves in delivering bespoke tips that make learning fun and engaging.
At the start of your enquiry we will research the best accommodation for your chosen destination as well as transport providers if required, and one agent will keep in touch with you throughout the process to ensure you are happy and kept in the loop right to the end of your visit.
All trips can be arranged around a particular subject or subjects and we can include workshops, talks, company visits and other relevant activities accordingly. Everything for your trip would be individually sourced, from local restaurants for your meals to evening activities such as ghost walks or ten pin bowling.
Before you depart on your trip you’ll be provided with detailed itineraries, all booking information, travle maps if required and 24 hour emergency contact details.
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