Yorkshire & Durham
Low Deposit £25pp
Uncover the beauty of northern England by heritage railway from its sweeping valleys to its wild moors. Along the way discover historic York and Durham before stepping back in time at the open-air Beamish Museum.
Meet your Tour Manager at your hotel in the beautiful Georgian spa town of Harrogate. You are free to explore at your leisure this afternoon. This evening you will enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Travel by train to nearby York, a picturesque city with plenty of Roman and medieval architecture. Enjoy a guided tour of the main attractions taking in the towering Gothic cathedral and the oldest street in York, the Shambles. You have an afternoon at leisure today to discover more.
Join the Settle and Carlisle route for an incredible journey through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, before arriving in the 'Border City' of Carlisle. From here, continue into Northumberland on the scenic Hadrian's Wall Line to Hexham. Here you transfer to Durham for three nights.
See the sights of Durham this morning on a guided walking tour, including the Romanesque cathedral and 11th century castle, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. This afternoon we take a journey on the South Tynedale Railway, a heritage line which offers stunning views over the picturesque landscape.
Take a step back in time to 1913 as you enjoy an excursion to splendid Beamish Museum. A world famous open-air museum, Beamish tells the story of what life was like in the north-east of England during the early 19th and 20th centuries.
After breakfast, your tour concludes and you are free to depart Durham at your leisure.
Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.
On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.
This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
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Very disappointed, that the train journey over the ribblehead viaduct was not on a steam train.
It was as advertised lllll
Everything was very good and exactly as the brochure said.
excellent service - knowledgable booking staff.
Very well organised, very well looked after. Excellent tour
Good program & excellent city guides Good competent Tour manager One hotel(Crown Harrogate).needed some TLC
We always enjoy the holidays with rail Discoveries, they are usually well planned and hotels good.
Enjoyed the trip although the weather was not at its best.
All arrangements/timings worked well. The hotels were generally of a very good standard but the speed of service at the Radisson Blu in Durham was far too slow, especially on the final evening. On reading the itinerary I expected that in the transfer from Harrogate to Durham we would put our bags on the coach which would take us to the train at Settle, and then meet us from the train at Hexham to continue to Durham. I did not expect us to be carrying our cases from coach to train, around Carlisle, then train to coach. It was totally unrealistic to expect (elderly) people to do this. We each had to pay over £8 to have the cases transported directly to Durham. This aspect needs to be changed in future tours.
Excellent programme, great hotels, wonderful food in Harrogate, time well spaced ... altogether an excellent break.
Cities to countryside and heritage railways