Historic York

from £190pp

Based on 3 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools, Primary Schools, International Schools


This is one of our most popular trips.

Rich in ancient history and fun activities, York is the perfect school trip destination and is particularly well suited to primary school groups! 

Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, a trip to York will improve your pupils’ knowledge and interest in England’s heritage.  You are never far away from an awe-inspiring moment in York.  

Our Suggested Itinerary

3 days from £190 or 4 days from £250

  1. Day 1

    Depart school and travel to York. 

    Visit York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world.  Your group will enjoy a guided tour of the Minster and educational workshop at the Learning Centre, covering a range of KS2/3/4 subjects.

    York's Chocolate Story - take an entertaining and informative guided tour through the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations.  Tours conclude with the chance to create your own chocolate bar and see demonstrations from an expert Chocolatier.

    In the evening, gather at the steps of Clifford’s Tower for a fun evening of storytelling from York’s past, on a ghost walk specially curated for children.

  2. Day 2

    Self-guided visit to the York Castle Museum, home to the world-famous recreated Victorian street, Kirkgate, and the York Castle Prison Experience.  Let us know if you'd like to add on an educational workshop!

    Highlight of any school trip to York - a visit to the Jorvik Viking Centre and DIG!  The JORVIK Viking Centre is a ‘must-see’ for visitors to York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK.  Entry to DIG - An Archaeological Adventure - is also included - your pupils will get their hands dirty in excavation pits!

    Pay a visit to the National Railway Museum, the largest railway museum in the world!  Discover 300 years of history and 1,000,000 objects that changed the world.

  3. Day 3

    Eden Camp Modern History Museum.  Travel back in time to war-time Britain and see the story of World War Two re-created using sights, sounds, smells and moving figures.

    Visit Castle Howard, a magnificent 18th-century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Pupils can let off some steam on the adventure playground here before the journey back to school.

    Journey back to school. 

  4. Optional Day 4

    We can include a visit to the Flamingo Land theme park if you would like to round off your trip on a lighter note!

Safestay York


Our schools usually stay at Safestay York or the YHA York.  We use safe and secure accommodation especially suited to schools and our options are usually 2* or youth hostel standard.  All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts.

Testimonials about this trip:

Diverse School Travel were a brilliant company to work with, all our objectives met and communication as efficient and helpful - nothing was too much trouble
Davenies School
Excellent service - responsive, speedy and detailed and very patient when I didn't always respond in kind!
EIFA International School
The accommodation was first rate. The staff could not do enough for our children. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout even with our group asking for change every five minutes for the vending machine. The full English breakfast was an added bonus.
St. Mary's CofE Primary School

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Historic York

from £190pp

Based on 3 days

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