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East of England Seasonal & holiday activities

Our most recommended East of England Seasonal & holiday activities

York: Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise

1. York: Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise

The Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise is an ideal way to escape the busy shopping streets and step into the Christmas spirit. Your ticket includes a choice of hot drink (tea, coffee or hot chocolate) and a mince or apple pie.The one-hour relaxing cruise features traditional Christmas songs, punctuated with live captain’s commentary. Leave from old port district at King’s Staith, pass underneath the Millennium Bridge before leaving the outskirts of the city and sail past the site of the Battle of Fulford, arguably one of the most significant in the history of the United Kingdom. Experience a fantastic chance to look out for wildlife including swans, cormorants and kingfishers, as you leave the city centre and sail downstream to the village of Bishopthorpe. The vessel turns at the glorious 13th century Bishopthorpe Palace, official residence of the Archbishop of York. Your vessel will be equipped with an enclosed heated saloon, at least two toilets and a fully stocked bar serving beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.

London: Christmas Lights Tour in a Black Cab

2. London: Christmas Lights Tour in a Black Cab

Experience breathtaking views of London at night plus all the fun and excitement of the Christmas atmosphere. See the city's decorations beautifully illuminated and fantastic light displays in parts of the city on this 2.5-hour tour in an iconic black cab. Make numerous stops for photographs along the way. See many of London's major buildings illuminated after dark as well. Stop off at Winter Wonderland, where you can sit down with a hot drink and some chestnuts, take the kids to visit Father Christmas, or even do some late-night shopping. Alternatively, your driver can drop you off at any of the markets or at your hotel.

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What a great tour. My driver, Steve, showed me all the spots to see the wonderful Christmas lights in London. He shared various stories about the history of the lights and the various locations we were visiting, as well as providing advice on the other tourist sites I planned to visit in London the following day.

Great ! We had a great evening walking through the streets of London and its magnificent illuminations. David our driver was extremely kind and caring and gave us lots of anecdotes and advice for our stay. A huge thank you to him for this beautiful evening which pleased both the youngest and the oldest ✨

Was really good, the driver made the evening even better with his knowledge, friendliness and was just all round a really nice guy. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Awesome activity ....our guide was great and took a lot of pictures ......well worth it! Definitely recommend .

Great Christmas cruise on The River Ouse. Christmas tubes played and the coffee and Apple pie was lovely.