Day Trip to Medieval York and River Cruise

  • York Minster © Matthews

    Day Trip to York
  • York Minster, York, North Yorkshire - Nave from West Window © York Minster

    Day Trip to York
  • York Chocolate Story

    Day Trip to York
  • Lolly making workshop, York Chocolate Story

    Day Trip to York
  • Cliffords Tower York North Yorkshire Blue skies © Jim Richardson

    Day Trip to York
  • Jorvik Viking Centre, York, North Yorkshire - Discover Coppergate © Jorvik Viking Centre

    Day Trip to York
  • The National Railway Museum, York, North Yorkshire - Steam train © National Railway Museum

    Day Trip to York
  • York Adventure © Anthony

    Day Trip to York

Includes entry to many popular York attractions!

Enjoy a day trip to York by train. This historic, walled city is famous for its tangle of quaint cobbled streets,  and York Minster, the world-famous 13th century Gothic cathedral. 

Take a guided tour or explore the Minster on your own. If you’re feeling fit, you can climb the 275 steps of the narrow staircase to the top of the medieval Central Tower. At the top you pass the pinnacles and gothic gargoyles before stepping out into the open air to experience the best panoramic views of York, including the hidden alleyways, medieval lanes and the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. The Undercroft, not to be confused with the Crypt, is the location for an immersive and interactive journey where visitors can see, touch and hear 2,000 years of history. 

Don’t miss ‘The Shambles’, a general term for the maze of twisting, narrow lanes which make York so charming. At the heart is the narrow street called ‘Shambles’, one of the best preserved and most intact medieval streets in the world, and one of York’s most famous attractions.

With a wealth of visitor attractions, York offers everything you need for a memorable day out.

Your tour itinerary

Meet our representative at Manchester Piccadilly railway station and receive your tickets and travel pack. Enjoy a spectacular train journey through the Pennine hills and the industrial heartlands of West Yorkshire. Your tour pack includes the York Pass, giving you free entry to many of York’s best known attractions and discounts on shopping. Take an open top sightseeing bus tour or a river cruise. Explore the famous cobbled shopping streets and marvel at the interior of York Minster, discover the city’s history at York Castle Museum, the Jorvik Viking Centre or York’s Chocolate Story, or take a walk along the walls. Whatever you choose to do, this full-day out will leave you with a host of memorable experiences.





£55.00 (5-15 years)

Timings and prices

Tour operates daily, departing from Manchester Piccadilly station at 8.57am Monday to Saturday (journey time 1 hour 15 minutes) or 9.11am on Sunday (journey time 1 hour 30 minutes).

Please note that all daytrips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at the station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary to use as a guide.

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