Suggested YorkPass Itineraries

Suggested Itineraries to help you get the most out of your pass


One day Itinerary

Here for the day, get an early start and visit York’s top five iconic attractions, all a short walk from each other...

York Minster – Explore a masterpiece in stained-glass and stone, vast spaces alive with the sanctity and tradition of worship and heavenly music or quiet corners revealing unexpected stories and human inspiration. 

JORVIK Viking Centre – Explore the multi-million pound re-imagining of JORVIK Viking Centre and discover the return of the Vikings to York.

York Castle Museum – Wander through Victorian Streets, experience life in a First World War trench, venture into the prison cells that once held the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin and travel hrough the history of body shape looking at our fantastic costume collection. 

York’s Chocolate Story At York’s Chocolate Story you can discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate, unwrap the secrets of chocolate making, and even learn the art of the chocolatier for yourself. 

Clifford’s Tower  This imposing tower is almost all that remains of York Castle and was originally built by William the Conqueror. In its time, the tower has served as a prison and a royal mint, as well as the place where Henry VIII had the bodies of his enemies put on display.

Plus a 24 hour city sightseeing bus tour ticket allowing you to put your feet up and enjoy the city sights or simply hop on and off around the attractions

Remember to use the discount vouchers in the guidebook when you stop for a bite to eat or just an ice cream

Normal admission for the above listed attractions would cost £59.75 with a York Pass  £38.00 


Two day Itinerary

Here for two days then, either spend a second day in the city or as many visitors do using their pass to visit more attractions followed by a trip beyond York in the afternoon

Fairfax House -Let Fairfax House transport you back to the glory days of city-living in Georgian York. Originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax and his daughter, it vividly recalls a lost world of 1760s opulence, grandeur and comfort with its richly decorated interiors, stucco ceilings and beautiful collection of furnishings.  

York Art Gallery -New commissions, Old Masters and more than 2000 ceramic works can be found at the multi award  winning York Art Gallery. With a changing exhibitions programme and a range of events, there is always something new and exciting to see and do.

Barley Hall - Restored to its original splendour with stunning high ceilings, beautiful exposed timber frames and possibly the only horn window in England, it has been decorated to replicate what it would have looked like around 1483 

For a relaxing afternoon on the river board one of York City Cruise boats, alternatively Castle Howard or Eden Camp for an afternoon beyond York

Remember to use the discount vouchers in the guidebook for a well deserved supper at one of the many suggested restaurants. Be brave and take a Ghostwalk to explore York’s darker history or may just sit back and watch a film at Reel Cinema ( tickets just £4.40 with a York Pass )

Cost for day two based on three attractions listed above in the morning & an afternoon visit to Castle Howard would cost £39.95 - add that to £59.75 admission costs on day one giving a total of £99.70 or just £55.00 with a Two Day York Pass



Three day Itinerary

Travel to Pickering and board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for a steam train ride to Whitby. Climb on-board a steam or heritage diesel train and experience 24 miles of Yorkshire’s amazing scenery. In Whitby visit the Captain Cook Museum ( included in York Pass ) Whitby's Fish & Chips are some of the finest in country.

Alternatively Helmsley makes for a great day out in North Yorkshire with four attractions giving free entry with a York Pass

The National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley - The National Centre for Birds of Prey is the largest collection of these awesome birds in the north of England. A team of trained birds flies freely every day - check the website for times.

Helmsley Walled Garden - Enjoy the Clematis Garden or take time out to sit in the Orchard or the Garden of Contemplation - 

Rievaulx Abbey - Escape to this tranquil valley of the North York Moors and discover the impressive ruins of one of England’s most powerful Cistercian monasteries.

A standard return fare to Whitby on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is £29.00 pp or a day trip to Helmsley visiting the above listed attractions would cost £22.70 - what's not to like with a three day pass costing just £65.00.