6 days

From $2,490

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What better place to spend Christmas than in Yorkshire, ‘God’s Own Country’ with its abundance of heritage sites and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes? Join us as we explore the historic heart of York in the expert company of John Oxley, former City Archaeologist and venture further afield with some invigorating, festive walks to the dramatic ruins of Rievaulx and Fountains Abbeys and the Medieval settlements of Wharram Percy and Hanging Grimston.

Tour highlights:

  • Enjoy special access to York’s City Walls on Christmas Day, the longest in England
  • Stand before the dramatic ruins of Rievaulx Abbey and see why Romantic artists were so inspired by them
  • Enjoy a series of scenic walks, from York’s city walls to a circular trail that passes Richmond Castle and Easby Abbey

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Today's Price

Deposit: $500 Single supplement: $535

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing


Meet your Experts

John Oxley

Andante Guide Lecturer

John Oxley is an independent archaeologist, and former York City Archaeologist 1989-2019. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
23 December 2021 AYOX211223 23 December 2021 (Thursday) 28 December 2021 (Tuesday) John Oxley $2,490
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$500 $535 Call for availability
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