Trip Overview…

Spend 3-nights in the city of York, whose ancient walls are full of history. Be sure to explore the cobbled streets and passageways and visit the imposing Minster. From York, make your way via train to Chester, another of the UK’s ancient walled cities. Housing the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain and a 1000 year old cathedral, there’s an abundance of history to be discovered on this unforgettable short break.

Package Includes


  •  Discover York’s chocolate heritage
  • Learn about York’s rich history from Romans and Vikings to becoming the Medieval capital of The North
  • Stroll down the historic Shambles
  • See the city from the river on a scenic river cruise, inspiration for a story around a certain boy wizard
  • Pay a visit to the National Railway Museum and ride aboard a Japanese Bullet train!
  • Walk Chester’s historic city walls

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • Rail Travel between York and Chester
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in York
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Chester

Tours & Inclusions:

  • 2-Day York pass including 25 different attractions such as:
    • 24hr Hop-on-Hop-off Pass
    • 45min River cruise
    • JORVIK Viking Centre Entrance
    • York Minster Entrance
    • York’s Chocolate Story Entrance

At a glance

6 days
Departing Jun 22 – Aug 23
From AUD$
Code RB

Your Itinerary

Day 1 – Your Journey Begins in York

York England

Make your way to York from your local station. Once you arrive in the city, make your way to your hotel to check-in the head out to enjoy the city.  You can walk the historic walls to get your bearings, and in the evening head down to Fossgate for a great selection of independent bars and restaurants to quench your hunger. (Overnight York)

Day 2 – York

After breakfast at your hotel head to the central Tourist Office to collect your York Pass, then set off to see the sights.  York has a huge selection of museums and great attractions to keep a visitor busy and the famous JORVIK centre is one of the most popular.  Find out what York looked, and smelt like in Viking times, then perhaps head over to The York Chocolate Story to indulge in some chocolatey delights.  (Overnight York) B

Day 3 – York

Make the most of your last day in York with a scenic river cruise perhaps or pay a visit to the huge York Minster. The National Railway Museum is conveniently located by the railway station and is certainly worth a visit.

Day 4 – Chester

After breakfast head to the station to catch the train to Chester. After checking in at your hotel head out into the city and soak up its bewitching beauty and unique atmosphere. Your hop-on, hop-off bus tickets can act as your transport. Why not spend the afternoon walking the city walls, some of the most complete in the country. On this walk you’ll take in some key sights from a great vantage point including the famous Eastgate Clock, King Charles’ Tower, the Water Tower as well as the River Dee and Shropshire Union Canal.

Day 5 – Chester

Spend the final day of your break learning about the history of the city by visiting the Roman Amphitheatre and Chester Cathedral. Later that afternoon why not enjoy the cities famous café culture or relax in the fashion district or if your looking for something different, head off to Chester Zoo, the most visited UK attraction out side of London

Day 6 – Chester

Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel and one last look around this gorgeous old city before making your way to the station for your journey home.


Fare does not include rail travel to York or return from Chester (please ask if you wish to include travel to and from a particular station)

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.
Price based on departure June 2022 – UK
Maximum Flexibility
With Maximum Flexibility, we give travellers who book new reservations through 30 September 2021, the option to change their travel dates or cancel their rail holiday up to 5 days prior to departure without incurring any change or cancellation fees. Any existing reservations can be rescheduled up to 5 days prior to departure without incurring any change or cancellation fees.
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