York School Trips

Prices from: £189 (Based on 3 Days, 2 Nights

Bespoke Residential School Trips to York

Adaptable Travel can tailor-make the perfect school trip to York for your group, including city centre accommodation, transport, food and educational visits..

Home to numerous award-winning museums and centres, along with some excellent accommodation choices from Adaptable Travel, York and its surrounding areas is a must-see destination for any school learner studying history, no matter what their age. With so much to offer, it is clear why school trips to York are so accessible and engaging for students.

Influenced by Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking settlers for over 2000 years, York offers a historical city setting like no other with numerous opportunites for your pupils to learn.  With York being easily accessible for most schools in the UK, York school trips are perfect for any school budget. Take a school trip to York and learn about York’s Roman, Viking and Norman heritage and how it also played an essential role in the Industrial Revolution. York is the perfect destination for primary and secondary school groups wishing to study history and English heritage.

York also offers some other excellent excursions, including the ever-popular York's Chocolate Story to the cobbled alleyways and Victorian street that flank the Minster and surrounding areas. There are also some great visits in surrounding North Yorkshire, with a visit to the traditional seaside towns of Whitby, Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay being firm favourites.

History Subject Focus:

  • The Romans, Vikings & the Normans
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • The Age of the Train
  • Britain at War
  • Victorian Britain
  • Medicine through the ages

Adaptable Travel work hard to make organising school trips as easy and as stress-free as possible for teachers. We have an experienced team who will be more than happy to guide you through the process and will do as much of the hard work as is possible.

Contact Adaptable Travel today to start working with Adaptable Travel to plan your next history school trip.

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Stamford GB
A fantastic trip which ran smoothly! Enjoyed by both adults and children :-)
Confirmed traveller: 04 June 2018
Published on: 05 July 2018
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Liverpool GB
The class had a wonderful time and learnt a great deal. They enjoyed staying in the hotel and the food was good, only downside was a large amount of stairs to go up and down each day. The coach and driver were great also.
Confirmed traveller: 08 May 2017
Published on: 04 July 2017
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YHA York

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YHA Whitby

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Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

York and its surrounding area offer a huge range of activities, both educational and fun-based. The Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans have all left their mark on the city, giving tourists of the 21st century plenty to see and do.  Below is a popular itinerary some of our groups have chosen to do.


Day 1

  • Morning departure from school by coach
  • Arrive York for Yorkboat city cruise
  • Arrive and check in at your accommodation


Day 2

  • Breakfast and collect packed lunches
  • Morning visit to Jorvik Viking Centre and DIG York
  • Lunch and free time
  • Afternoon visit to Clifford's Tower and York Dungeon
  • Evening meal at accommodation centre and optional Ghost Walk of York


Day 3

  • Breakfast and collect packed lunches
  • Morning visit to York Minster and York Castle Museum
  • Lunch and free time
  • Depart for return journey to school.

We can tailor make an itinerary based around your group, so contact us today and let us take the stress out of organising your school trip to York.

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