Chinatowns around the world
8219 · By Lorna Heatley
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2020 Tour code: IIO20
About the tour
Experience the lands of ice and fire on a cruise aboard the CMV Marco Polo. Discover the cities, castles and heritage railways of northern England before setting sail to explore some of the remotest destinations in Britain and Iceland.
Your cruising holiday begins in the historic city of York, where you meet your group and Tour Manager at your hotel. Enjoy some time to get acquainted with the city ahead of our first dinner together at the hotel.
On Day 2 We discover much of the city's long and fascinating story on a guided walking tour of its main attractions. These include the incomparable Minster, which is one of Europe's largest and most ornate Gothic cathedrals, and the Shambles, a quaint street of cobbled streets and beautiful, overhanging, timber- framed houses that has remained almost unchanged since the Middle Ages.
Following the tour, you have the chance to continue sightseeing at your own pace. Perhaps venture to the fantastic Railway Museum? Located in a convenient and apt position next to York's beautiful Victorian railway station, enjoy exploring the multitude of locomotives that this wonderful museum has on offer.
Enhance your holiday
75% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 8 verified reviews
We both thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. Hotels were great, Linden especially, excellent room and food if a little pricey for drinks but we expected that in a hotel. The Ship was fine but not our personal favourite. Iceland did not disappoint, the sea was calm for the North Atlantic and the weather was sun if a little chilly.
One star deducted due to dissatisfaction with hotel
Mrs J James
The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. The schedule and tours were great.
Mr S Bower
weather spoilt it and caused us to miss one of our ports and tour as ship not safe to enter.
Holiday was varied and interesting. Minus points included no arrangements for the group to meet up on the ship and confusion over disembarkment tomes
Ms B Tesler
I loved the 5 days when the guide was with us. The accommodations and tours were great. I felt, as many others did, that we would have liked a couple of dinners or organized tours once we got on the ship. After 5 days of 'bonding' we all missed each other once on the ship! This itinerary was fantastic though. The total tour was maybe a bit over priced, although I am a single traveler, so I had a supplement. Our guide was wonderful.
Experience the magic of the lands of ice and fire