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School Trips to York

Tailor made school trips to York and the surrounding area

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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.

Sample itinerary A (2 day York visit)

 Day 1Day 2
Morning Journey to York York Minster
Afternoon National Railway Museum Jorvik Viking Centre & DIG
Evening Ghost Walk Journey back to school


Sample itinerary B (3 day York visit)

 Day 1Day 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


Sample itinerary C (3 day York visit)

 Day 1Day 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


Our Accommodation

YHA York

YHA York

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

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Safestay is a brand of luxury hostels offering 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 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 air conditioning throughout.






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