Half-day tours and excursions from York

Posted on 12th September 2014

We are delighted to launch three superb half-day excursions from York this autumn.

These half-day excursions from York depart in the early afternoon from York city centre and offer you the opportunity to visit and explore three of the most exciting attractions in the region surrounding York.

The first of these excursions from York each week is an afternoon excursion from York to Fountains Abbey. This UNESCO World Heritage site is located close to Ripon, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. On this afternoon excursion from York to Fountains Abbey you’ll enjoy approximately 3 1/2 hours to explore the famous abbey ruins, the exquisite Georgian Water Garden, the magnificent medieval Deer Park – and much more. Click here for further details and to book this excursion from York to Fountains Abbey.

 

On Thursdays and Sundays each week, Grand Yorkshire offers an afternoon excursion from York to Castle Howard. Yorkshire’s finest stately home offers a fantastic variety of attractions, enough to keep you entertained for several hours. Read Grand Yorkshire’s guide to Castle Howard here. On this afternoon excursion from York to Castle Howard, you’ll enjoy four hours to make the most of the amazing grounds, gardens and house on the Castle Howard estate. Click here for further details and to book this excursion from York to Castle Howard.

 

Every Friday, you can join Grand Yorkshire for a excursion from York to Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens. Home to a fantastic National Portrait Gallery Collection of paintings, a superbly managed working kitchen garden and a fabulous open grassland estate, as well as the magnificent 18th century house, this excursion from York to Beningbrough Hall gives you chance to explore one of North Yorkshire’s hidden gems. On this excursion from York to Beningbrough Hall, you’ll have more than three hours to make the most of the varied attractions on the estate. Click here for further details and to book this excursion from York to Beningbrough Hall.

 

All of these terrific excursions from York begin in York city centre, close to York Minster. Departing in the early afternoon, these half-day excursions from York give you the chance to explore the wonderful city of York in the morning before joining Grand Yorkshire for an afternoon excursion from York to complete your day’s sightseeing.

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