The East Riding of Yorkshire including Beverley & Hull

This tailor-made package includes executive coach travel throughout the holiday and from three nights’ accommodation on a half board basis at a 3* or 4* hotel in East Yorkshire to suit your group’s requirements. The content of your preferred itinerary will be discussed with you at the time of enquiry.

  • Our suggested itinerary could include:
    • Lincoln & a guided walking tour
    • Lincoln Cathedral
    • The Water’s Edge Country Park and Visitor Centre
    • The Deep in Hull
    • Hulls unique Museum Quarter
    • Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens
    • Beverley & its Minster
    • Newark & Castle

  • Group Organiser benefits
  • No single room supplements (selected tours only
 To tailor-make your tour or for a personalised quotation call 01943 605999.


Sample Itinerary

Day 1  Lincoln en route with a guided walking tour around one of England's most beautiful & historic cities which has more than 2000 years of heritage. Lincoln Cathedral accompanied by a guide. This is one of Europe’s finest Gothic Cathedrals and the stunning building dominates the skyline for miles around. Surrounded by medieval cobbled streets, Lincoln Cathedral has been a centre of religion for 1,000 years in a city blessed with over 2,000 years of history and heritage. The Water’s Edge Country Park and Visitor Centre from where there are the best views of the iconic Humber Bridge, which joined Lincolnshire & Yorkshire for the first time. The Water’s Edge Visitor Centre is one of the ‘greenest’ buildings in the UK. Set in an 86-acre park, the stunning curved glass building sits on the waterfront adjacent to the Humber Bridge. Interactive displays and games illustrate the wildlife of the area and encourage visitors to care for their environment.

Day 2 - A day in the East Yorkshire city of Hull. The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world and is home to 6,500 fish including Europe’s only pair of green sawfish, spectacular sharks and rays. It tells the amazing story of the world’s oceans through a unique blend of stunning marine life and fun interactive and audio-visual presentations. Hull’s Old Town is where the town of Kingston first developed, on the banks of the river Hull, – hence the city’s proper name of Kingston-upon-Hull. The old warehouses, merchant dwellings, lanes and pubs nearby all lend their unique flavour to this historic district. Hull’s unique Museums Quarter consists of Wilberforce House, the Hull and East Riding Museum, Streetlife and the Arctic Corsair trawler. In the Streetlife Museum of Transport, visitors are able to experience a first-class collection of transport exhibits, from trams to tricycles. The award-winning galleries allow visitors to sample the sights, sounds and smells of 200 years of transport history. The Hull and East Riding Museum’s collections include the only dinosaur bones to have been found in East Yorkshire, mysterious Bronze Age warriors, and spectacular treasures from the Middle Ages. Stroll through an Iron Age village and visit a Roman bath house. Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce a famous campaigner against the slave trade. The museum tells the story of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its abolition, as well as dealing with contemporary slavery.  Galleries also offer a fascinating glimpse into West African culture. The Arctic Corsair Trawler is Hull’s last sidewinder trawler. You will hear all about life at sea and the dangers deep sea trawler men faced in the Icelandic fishing grounds.

Day 3 - Burton Agnes Hall. Built between 1598 and 1610 by Sir Henry Griffith, Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan stately. Fifteen generations have filled the Hall with treasures, from magnificent carvings commissioned when the Hall was built, to french impressionist paintings, contemporary furniture, tapestries and modern artwork from recent years. The beautiful, award winning gardens offer something for everyone, from the walled garden containing over four thousand different plant species, herbaceous borders, a jungle garden and national collection of campanula. Beverley is the East Riding of Yorkshire’s county town. This bustling market town boasts an attractive blend of past and present with lots to see and lots to do. The medieval town is famous for its 13th century Minster, its market and its music. Take a step back in time and discover what life was like in Medieval Beverley by taking a stroll along the Beverley Town Trail. Today, tucked away down these narrow streets are antique shops and craft arcades, and on every other corner is a pub full of history and atmosphere. A guided tour of Beverley Minster. It is renowned for the grace of its Gothic style and contains elements of three styles: Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular. On the site where Beverley Minster stands prayers have been offered to God for 1300 years; many who visit the church today experience a sense of quiet and spiritual peace within its walls.

Day 4 - RAF Scampton Museum has had a rich and varied history. Search the Internet and you will find no end of references to the exploits of the airmen who served here. Of course, the most famous squadron is 617 also known as the Dambusters. Post-war Scampton was an extremely important base housing one of the United Kingdom’s nuclear deterrents - the Blue Steel Missile. Even today Scampton leads an interesting life as home to the RAF Aerobatic Team - The Red Arrows. To celebrate the history of Scampton, the RAF have created a station museum, housed in one of the original WW2 hangers and containing over 400 artefacts (including a Blue Steel Missile). Newark-on-Trent. Newark is a thriving market town and is famed for its role in the English Civil War. Newark Castle was a Royalist stronghold, and loyal to the King in its key position on the banks of the River Trent. Newark Castle Gardens are pretty, formal gardens bordered by the remaining walls of the Castle which was partly destroyed in 1646 at the end of the English Civil War. The Gardens, which are Grade II listed by English Heritage, were designed by an eminent Victorian landscape architect, H.E. Milner.

With all packages we supply a tailor-made flyer to assist in the promotion of your group holiday, along with a booking form which provides us with all the details we require from each participant.

 


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