The lush undulating farmland of East Yorkshire meets the sea at its capital Hull. We explore the vivid history and fascinating maritime past of this often-forgotten county.
Detailed Overview

Price Includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course dinner menu with 3 choices per course

  • Glass of wine, small beer or soft drink with dinner on the 1st night

  • Tea/Coffee after dinner

  • Entrance to Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre with tour of The Ross Tiger

  • Journey on the Cleethrorpes Light Coast Railway with Fish & Chips, a dessert and unlimited tea & coffee

  • Walking tour of Hull

  • Entrance to Yorkshire Air Museum

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We arrive at our hotel into welcome tea/coffee before dinner.

Day 2

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, Fish & Chips & Cleethorpes
This morning we step back in time to experience the height of the fishing industry in the 1950s at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre. The interactive exhibitions give a vivid picture of the everyday dangers faced by trawlermen and we board the magnificent Ross Tiger, thought to be the oldest side-winder fishing trawler in the UK. We then hop on a historic miniature railway for a return journey along the picturesque Humberside Coast with the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway with a delicious lunch of fish and chips onboard. In the afternoon, we enjoy free time to relax in the Victorian seaside resort of Cleethorpes.

Day 3

Walking tour of Hull & Hull
In the morning we embark on an informal walking tour of Hull’s compact historic quarter. We wander through the cobbled streets and alleyways, flush with Georgian buildings and rich in reminders of Hull’s fascinating past, as our knowledgeable guide acquaints us with tales of its history, architecture, maritime and famous characters. In the afternoon we enjoy time at leisure to soak up the atmosphere and further explore the vibrant mix of culture and shopping this revitalised waterfront city has to offer. Take a stroll along the marina, amble through the eclectic museum quarter and visit Wilberforce House Museum, birthplace of the MP and antislavery crusader William Wilberforce.

Day 4

York & Yorkshire Air Museum
We enjoy free time this morning to explore the beautifully preserved medieval city of York. Wander the stunning Gothic halls of York Minster, stroll along ‘The Shambles’ with its timber-framed houses and traditional shopfronts and venture along recreated Victorian Streets at York Castle Museum. In the afternoon we enjoy an entertaining guided tour of the award-winning Yorkshire Air Museum to experience more than a century of aviation history from the first flying machines through to the unique Halifax Bomber ‘Friday the 13th’ to modern jet fighters such as the Nimrod and Tornado.

Day 5

After breakfast, we make our way home.

Other Information

Hotel

3* Holiday Inn Hull Marina, Hull

Located overlooking Hull Marina and within 10 minutes’ walk into the city of Hull, this property offers a lovely setting in a great location. Large spacious open plan public areas with great views over the Marina, along with a lovely outdoor patio area for drinks!

• Lift • Restaurant • Fitness centre • Tea/coffee in room • Television • Telephone • Chargeable Wi-Fi • Safe • Writing desk and chair • Hairdryer • Complimentary toiletries • Hotel does not have rooms with walk-in showers • Iron and ironing board • Air conditioning •

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