Tour planners wishing to see exactly why Hull was named UK City of Culture for 2017 can now sign up for a special, high quality group buyer showcase from 17-18 November 2019.

Arranged by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire [VHEY] and coordinated by national travel trade company Steve Reed Tourism Ltd, the event will highlight some of the superb attractions, products and services for coach and tour operators and GTOs. The trip even includes a glimpse of the famed Sistine Chapel.

With operators hosted at the centrally situated Doubletree by Hilton Hotel for the Sunday night (17 November), the delegates will be taken on a fascinating and informative tour. The sites will include Trinity Market, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull Maritime Museum and the Paragon Arcade. The visit also includes dinner at the iconic Marco Pierre White restaurant and a mouth-watering brewery tour at the Tap House.

Hull’s famed Museum Quarter will precede a tour of Hull Minster, which will include a tour of the Sistine Chapel and the option of a stunning roof top tour. Ever-popular attraction the Deep will feature as will an important ‘Meet the Group Buyer’ workshop. Here the attendees can talk business and bookings face to face with the movers and shakers of the Hull and Visit Yorkshire tourism industry.

A true highlight will be Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: A Different View. Officially licensed by the Vatican Museums, the exhibition will allow unprecedented closeness to the magnificent works which adorn the chapel ceiling, normally 22 metres above visitors’ heads. Working in partnership with the Vatican Museums, the frescoes have been photographed, reproduced at high resolution and transferred onto special fabric webs to create highly detailed display panels. This technique allows a true-to-life reproduction of the ceiling and gives visitors a unique opportunity for an otherwise impossible close-up view of his brushwork.

Any tour planners wishing to be considered for a place on this prestigious event should email or call 01420 560288. Places are subject to availability and eligibility.

PHOTO: Hull Minster © Mike Bartlett

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