Explore Yorkshire - Fri 2 March 2018 to Tues 6 March 2018

About Explore Great Britain

Dear Partner,

I am delighted you are joining us for the ExploreGB educational trip and I hope you enjoy your time touring Great Britain.

Our Product Development Team in London have been working incredibly hard over the past 12 months to ensure you have a fantastic trip with new itineraries including visits to top attractions, hotels and destinations which you can sell to your clients.

Below you will find a detailed itinerary of your educational trip, along with a comprehensive map and contact details for all the suppliers you will be meeting with throughout the tour.

I hope this ExploreGB educational experience provides you with the inspiration and contacts necessary to enable you to deliver your own tours to Great Britain.

Best Wishes,

Carol Dray Commercial Director

Explore the North

The North of England is home to some of the UK’s most stunning countryside – with The Yorkshire Dales, The Lake District National Park and Northumberland all within this breath-taking area. Beyond the countryside, the vibrant cities of Northern England are where you’ll find some of the country’s most famous football clubs, and once known for their industrial heritage, these are now renowned for their culture, shopping and nightlife.

Key gateways

Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Humberside, Newcastle

Newcastle, Hull, Liverpool

Day 1

Friday 2 March

Newcastle - York

17:00 Coach Transfer to York
19:00 Hotel check in
20:00 Dinner at Hotel
Overnight Principal York Hotel

Itinerary Details

The Principal York Hotel is just steps from York Minster and offers a fantastic central city centre location, for an overnight stay and dinner.

Supplier Information

Name Principal Hotels
Category Accommodation
Profile THE PRINCIPAL HOTEL COMPANY, comprising PRINCIPAL - a collection of luxury four and five star city-centre hotels based in landmark buildings in exceptional locations across the United Kingdom such as London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, York, Manchester, Oxford and Cardiff., and DE VERE – modern, country estate hotels, with mansion houses at their heart, with market-leading conference facilities.
Email hayley.stokes@theprincipalhotel.com
FIT or Groups: both
Day 2

Saturday 3 March


07:30 Breakfast and hotel check out
10:30 – 13:30 Food Tour of Malton
13:45 Coach transfer to York
14:30 Hotel check in and free time around York
18:00 Dinner at Mr P’S Curious Tavern
20:00 The Original Ghost Walk of York
Overnight Principal York Hotel

Itinerary Details

Today begins with one of the best food tours in the country, in Malton – with the chance to sample artisan cheese, chocolate and craft beer.

Back to York, there’s the chance to discover this lively city bursting with rich history, fascinating ghost walks and a vast selection of bars and restaurants. The York Pass gives access to some of the very best attractions, with no need to queue for tickets at each one, from Clifford’s Tower to the Jorvik Viking Centre.

Offering tapas-style traditional Yorkshire dishes, Mr P’s Curious Tavern is an atmospheric spot to have dinner. Its Grade II-listed surrounds are full of history, providing a fascinating contrast against its innovative dining concept.

The Original Ghost Walk of York is a great way to finish the day in this historic city. From psychic investigations to woeful tales of ragged child phantoms, hooded spectres and mysterious apparations, the darkest parts of York’s past are brought to life with this tour.

Supplier Information

Name Malton Food Tour
Category Guided Tours
Profile Taste and experience our coffee roastery, artisan bakery, award winning craft brewery or gelateria. Explore our gin distillery or famous master patissier taste hand made chocolates, cheeses, macarons, desserts and much more.
Phone 01653 693817
Email enquiries@visitmalton.com
Website https://www.visitmalton.com/food-tour
FIT or Groups: N/A

Supplier Information

Name Mr P'S Curious Tavern
Category Food, beverage & Entertainment Venues
Profile Andrew Pern’s quirky 80-cover venture at 71 Low Petergate offers something for everyone: small plates from around the world to taste along with a glass (or two) of something different and ambience by the barrel load, to sate your curiosity and appetite. The location is an atmospheric (allegedly haunted) Grade II* listed building, parts of which date back to the same era as The Shambles, although the majority of the construction was completed in the early C17th.
Phone 01904 521177
Email info@mrpscurioustavern.co.uk
Website http://www.mrpscurioustavern.co.uk/
FIT or Groups: N/A

Supplier Information

Name The Original Ghost Walk of York
Category Guided Tours
Believed to be the first exclusive Ghost Walk in the World! We offer a night of History and Mystery to capture the imagination and inspire the mind.

This is the genuine, the authentic, the magical and the famous...

Phone 01904 764222
Website http://www.theoriginalghostwalkofyork.co.uk/
FIT or Groups: N/A
Day 3

Sunday 4 March


07:30 Breakfast
09:30 Guided Sightseeing Tour – York Minster, Shambles
13:00-16:30 Tours in a Dish
16:45 Back to hotel to freshen up
18:00-19:00 Chocolate Making workshop at York’s Chocolate Story
Dinner at Walmgate Ale House
Overnight Principal York Hotel

Itinerary Details

With its medieval architecture and stunning surrounds, a guided walking tour is a great way to get to know the city of York . Taking in the iconic sights of York Minister, The Shambles, Clifford’s Tower, and the city walls, it also gives the opportunity to learn about key events and notable figures in the city’s history.

For a historically rich and tasty tour through time, Tours in a Dish give the chance to sample fresh scones, get involved in a cheese and tea pairing workshop, sip Yorkshire coffee and gorge on some authentic Korean snacks.

The next part of the culinary adventure begins at the York Chocolate Story. With a full guided tour, it’s a fantastic way to learn all about the most famous names in confectionery – and make some treats to take home.

The Walmgate Ale House is located in a 17th-century building, known for many a ghostly tale. But it’s the hearty Yorkshire food which really draws the crowds – best accompanied by a selection of Yorkshire ales, ciders and beers, of course!

Supplier Information

Name Tours in a Dish - Afternoon tea tour of York
Category Food, beverage & Entertainment Venues
Profile Uncover the master blender's secrets and those of true Japanese teas. Indulge on Victorian elegance and learn everything you never know!
Phone 07961028971
Email info@toursinadish.com
Website https://www.toursinadish.com/
FIT or Groups: N/A

Supplier Information

Name York Chocolate Story - Chocolate Workshop
Category Guided Tours
Profile All of the workshop sessions at York’s Chocolate Story have been carefully put together to enhance an educational visit and to help teaching professionals meet with their learning objectives. Every session is delivered by a member of our Education team, lasting 1 hour and hosted at a partner venue just a short walk away from York’s Chocolate Story.
Phone 01904 527765
Website https://www.yorkschocolatestory.com
FIT or Groups: N/A

Supplier Information

Name Walmgate Ale House
Category Food, beverage & Entertainment Venues
Profile Find us in a 17th century listed building in the centre of York, there’s lots of history and a few ghost stories! The second floor and Loft space house our Bistro which serves homemade dishes using quality Yorkshire produce,  From a light bite to a hearty comforting dish, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Ale House on the ground floor offers a range of Yorkshire Ales, Lagers and Cider as well as an extensive Wine List. Relax in our Games Room and enjoy our Bar Snacks, which include Sausage Rolls, Pork Pies and Yorkshire Cheeses.
Phone 01904 629 222
Email greatfood@walmgateale.co.uk
Website https://www.walmgateale.co.uk/
FIT or Groups: N/A
Day 4

Monday 5 March

York - Harrogate

07:30 Breakfast and check out
Transfer to Harrogate, check in
11:15-14:15 Yorkshire Appetite – Food Tour of York
15:00-17:00 Black Sheep Brewery
19:30 Dinner at Rudding Park Hotel
Overnight Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate

Itinerary Details

A Yorkshire Appetite Food Tour gives a taste of Harrogate in more way than one! Combining historical commentary with some of the town’s best cuisine, it’s a chance to sample some of the town’s finest including toffee, fish and chips and artisanal ice cream.

A tour of the Black Sheep Brewery guarantees a quintessential Yorkshire beer experience. The traditional brewery can be seen in action with a visit to the fermenting rooms, where visitors will learn how the award-winning beers are brewed, and of course get to try a few of the famous beers back in the bar.

Rudding Park Hotel is a haven of tranquility, with 90 guestrooms, a spa, private cinema, two golf courses and 300 acres of manicured gardens. Dinner at one of the hotel’s restaurants – the 2 AA Rosette Clocktower Restaurant and Bar or the Horto Restaurant, gives the perfect opportunity to soak up some of that gin from earlier on in the day!

Supplier Information

Name Yorkshire Appetite - Harrogate Food Tour
Category Guided Tours
Profile Guided food tours to make the most of your time in Harrogate Spend the afternoon walking around the town, being entertained and stopping to taste some delicious Yorkshire fare while discovering our historical heritage. All with the help of a knowledgeable tour guide.
Phone +44 808 168 5338
Email kay@yorkshireappetite.com
Website https://www.yorkshireappetite.com/tour/yorkshire-food-tour/
FIT or Groups: N/A

Supplier Information

Name Black Sheep Brewery Tour
Category Guided Tours
Profile Experience brewing the Black Sheep way! You're guaranteed to have a great Yorkshire beer experience on one of our "shepherded" tours of the brewery. See the traditional brewhouse in action, bubbling beer in the fermenting rooms, learn how we brew our award winning beers and of course you will get to try a few of our beers back in the bar.
Phone 01765 689227
Email reception@blacksheep.co.uk
Website https://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/
FIT or Groups: N/A

Supplier Information

Name Rudding Park
Category Accommodation
Profile A privately owned luxury hotel, Rudding Park has 90 bedrooms, a spa, two restaurants and a kitchen garden, private cinema, two golf courses and conference and events space. Set in 300 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland, Rudding Park is one of the most beautiful Harrogate hotels.
Phone 01423 871350
Email guest.relations@ruddingpark.com
Website https://www.ruddingpark.co.uk/
FIT or Groups: N/A
Day 5

Tuesday 6 March


AM Transfer to Manchester
Fly from Manchester