From the moment you sit back and relax into your plush leather reclining seat to the moment you cross the threshold of the luxurious The Grand, youll be pampered all the way.
With its own place in history, Yorks finest, and only, 5* hotel is the perfect base to explore other fascinating historic attractions, as well as the cathedral citys well-renowned shopping streets. After time spent exploring, return to luxuriate in The Grands tranquil spa, enjoy a drink in the bar or simply retire to relax in your spacious guest room.
Amongst many stand-out moments and gastronomical delights, youll also have the chance to experience The Grands state-of-the-art cookery school. Here youll be able to polish your culinary skills, create your own dish and enjoy many delicious treats along the way.
This leisurely, luxury break is packed with all the best things about The Grand, historic York, fine food and drink, good company and classic Yorkshire hospitality in fact, all the best things in life itself.
3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
3-course dinner, 3 choices per courses
Tea/coffee after dinner
Half day cookery class
Complimentary hot drinks on board the coach
Leather, reclining seats
Five 22" screens with Sky TV
DVD/CD player and DAB radio
LED mood lighting
Black tinted windows
USB ports and power sockets
3-point seat belt
Please note: Some seats on the VIP coach will be facing backwards due to table positions. Please ask at time of booking where your chosen seat is located.
We journey to York in our VIP coach and arrive at the 5* The Grand York Hotel. This stunning hotel opened following the extensive refurbishment of the former North Eastern Railway headquarters - one of York's most iconic Edwardian buildings. Stylish, luxurious and comfortable, The Grand has many fine facilities for the discerning of guests.
We begin this morning with an outstanding cookery experience. The Grand's state-of-the-art cookery school offers a variety of courses designed for everyone from aspiring chefs to novices - ideal for learning a little extra about fine cuisine.
The half-day class lasts three hours and will give you the opportunity to create one dish from the menu and enjoy a demonstration of an additional dish by the chef tutor, before sitting down to enjoy them both with a glass of wine or soft drink. Tea and coffee breaks are provided throughout the session with tasty treats alongside.
In the afternoon you will have time to relax. You may like to explore the hotel's leisure facilities such as the 14-metre swimming pool, spa whirlpool, aromatic steam room, Nordic dry sauna - or work off your lunch at the gym. Alternatively, you may just want to sit in the hotel's lounge or 1906 Bar and soak up the atmosphere.
Full day in York
Today we enjoy a full day in York. With 2,000 years of history combined with bustling shopping streets and numerous award-winning attractions, no other city offers such charm and beauty.
The day is yours to explore at your leisure. We recommend the Jorvik Viking Centre, Castle Museum, York Minster, Yorkshire Museum and gardens, York Dungeon, York Wax Works and the National Railway Museum - home of the largest collection of steam locomotives in the country, including the world-famous Mallard.
We depart and make our way home.
Please Note: As the cookery school is limited in numbers, some guests will have a full day in York on Day 2 and the cookery school on Day 3.
5* The Grand, York
This stunning hotel opened in May 2010 following the extensive refurbishment of the former North Eastern Railway headquarters, one of Yorks most iconic Edwardian buildings. Originally constructed in 1906 as a Palace of Business for what was then one of the most powerful public companies in the country, today it is the regions leading luxury hotel and has established a global reputation for its first-class service, stylish bedrooms and unique historic atmosphere.
Following a £15 million refurbishment in 2017, The Grand now boasts 207 individually designed bedrooms, a beautiful spa to relax, a destination restaurant, a cocktail bar and a cookery school.
Lift Restaurant Bar Indoor Heated Swimming Pool Spa Steam Room Sauna Fitness Centre Tea/coffee in room Television Telephone Free Wi-Fi Iron and ironing board Writing desk and chair Mini bar Hairdryer Complimentary Toiletries Air-conditioning
Our state-of-the-art VIP 36-seater coach with a spacious interior has luxury, reclining leather seats with tables, an integrated kitchen comprising of two ovens, microwave, refrigerator, instant hot water tap and hot and cold mixer tap, plus two additional fridges in the passenger cabin.
Relax and enjoy Sky TV or stream your own entertainment from your phone with Chromecast. Our VIP coach is equipped with all the essential mod-cons and more, allowing you to make the most of your journey and get to your destination in supreme comfort and style.