Cathedral cities and historic sights
Explore two of England's loveliest and most historic cities, enjoy a canal cruise and visit Castle Howard - the magnificent ancestral home of the Howard family and one of the nation's greatest stately homes.
Leaving the local area this morning we'll head to our hotel, arriving in good time for dinner.
Lincoln, its magnificent hill-top cathedral dominating the skyline, beckons today. This lively, compact city is packed with history. Reminders of its Roman past stand alongside medieval cottages, and the steep, cobbled streets lined with black and white timber-framed buildings are also home to tearooms, cafes and independent boutiques.
During your day here, you'll also enjoy an hour-long, guided canal cruise. Relax with a complimentary drink and learn about Lincoln's past and present as you enjoy the city's sights and surrounding countryside from a different perspective.
This morning we'll head to Castle Howard. The house is packed with treasures including works of art, porcelain and a stunning collection of sculptures, and the knowledgeable, friendly guides will be delighted to tell you all about the family and the house. Highlights include the grandeur of the Great Hall, the vivid Turquoise Drawing Room and the ornate Chapel.
The beautiful garden and wider grounds are also well worth exploring, as are the on-site farm shop, gift shops and garden centre.
We'll round off the day with a short stop in York. Visit the beautiful Minster, stroll the city walls, take a cruise up the River Ouse or explore the shops and narrow, cobbled streets of the Shambles before we return to our hotel.
Our final day of exploration takes us to Beverley. Stroll the cobbled streets and charming courtyards of this pretty market town, visit 13th-century Beverley Minster and browse the shops before we leave for home in the early afternoon, arriving back in the local area by mid evening.
Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Coach seating arrangements
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Joining your holiday
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.