School Trips to York
Tailor made school trips to York and the surrounding area
Soaked in history and packed with fantastic attractions, school trips to York combine the best in educational experiences with a truly memorable and enjoyable sightseeing tour. The Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans have all left their mark. Our accommodation at YHA York has recently undergone a £2 million refurbishment and is an ideal base for school pupils to explore the City of York and its surrounding area. Word class attractions such as Jorvik Viking Centre, The National Railway Museum, The Castle Museum and York Minster make York an ideal educational travel destination for a school group visit!
Tours of York can be organised throughout the school year, including the summer holidays, and seasonal attractions include trips to York Christmas market. Book your school for an educational and inspirational trip to York that students and teachers will love.
The combination of on-site activities, spacious grounds, a handful of activity rooms and easy access to local world-class attractions makes YHA York an enviable base from which to build educational visits around the city and wider county. The hostel is able to accommodate up to 203 people, has classroom facilities and is able to provide home cooked meals.
YHA York has recently undergone a £2 million refurbishment and provides excellent accommodation for a group visit to York. All of York's historic attractions are within a 25 minute walk from the hostel, and on-site coach parking means that your coach is always on hand to transport your group should you wish to rest your legs.
To enhance your visit, a range of education activities led by YHA staff are available at York YHA.
Safestay – York
Safestay is a brand of luxury hostels offering school groups affordable, comfortable and stylish accommodation in landmark buildings and superb city centre locations. Each hostel reflects its own individual heritage and locale, while always delivering the unique and award winning Safestay standard of quality and service.
A beautiful Georgian townhouse within the medieval city walls, Safestay York is perfectly located to explore the historic city. All the city's major educational attractions are within easy walking distance of the hostel, where comfort and style await you after a busy day sightseeing
Built in 1752, the impressive townhouse boasts magnificent original features including a stone-flagged entrance hall, grand sweeping staircase, panelled rooms, vaulted cellar and Rococo ceiling. And, for additional comfort there are modern improvements and full air conditioning throughout.
|Prices (cost per pupil)||Optional Extras (prices per pupil)|
4 days/3 nights - £174
3 days/2 nights - £128
2 days/1 night - £85
1 free member of staff for every 10 pupils. Additional staff members are charged at the same rate as pupils.
Prices include full-board accommodation at YHA York, private executive return coach travel and the Fussell's Travel complete booking service.
Prices are based on a group size of 30 pupils and include 3 free supervising adult places.
• York Minster – Prices range from £3 to £9.50 depending on which package is booked
Please note that the above list simply includes our more popular attractions with school groups in the York area. A great many other attractions are available in York and its surrounding area. Please contact us for details of other attractions available. Many attractions also offer a range of workshops for school groups. When discussing your proposed itinerary, one of our consultants will be able to advise you on which workshops are available at particular attractions.
Sample itinerary A (2 day York visit)
|Day 1||Day 2|
|Morning||Journey to York||York Minster|
|Afternoon||National Railway Museum||Jorvik Viking Centre & DIG|
|Evening||Ghost Walk||Journey back to school|
Price - from £96 per pupil (based on a group size of 30 travelling between 1st November and 28th February). Includes all coach transport, full board accommodation at YHA York and all the activities listed above.
Sample itinerary B (3 day York visit)
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|Morning||Journey to York||York Minster||Castle Museum|
|Afternoon||National Railway Museum||River Cruise, Jorvik + DIG|
|Evening||Evening activity led by YHA staff - choice of activities available||Ghost Walk||Journey back to School|
Price - from £159 per pupil (based on a group size of 30 travelling between 1st November and 28th February). Includes all coach transport, full board accommodation at YHA York and all the activities listed above.
Sample itinerary C (3 day York visit)
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|Morning||Journey to York||York Minster||Eden Camp|
|Afternoon||York Castle Museum||Jorvik + DIG|
Self-guided walk around City Walls (map and directions provided)
|Ghost Walk||Journey back to School|
Price - from £145 per pupil based on a group size of 30 travelling between 1st November and 28th February. Includes all coach transport, full board accommodation at YHA York and all the activities listed above.