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A Flavour of Yorkshire at Christmas

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(Tour code: 20YHX)

The festive spirit of beautiful Yorkshire

From our base in the spa town of Harrogate, enjoy the festive spirit of beautiful Yorkshire. Our holiday takes us to famous monuments, vintage railways and the magnificent city of York.

  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Journey on the Wensleydale Railway
  • Traditional Christmas Dinner in Harrogate
  • Journey aboard the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
  • Guided tour of Bolton Priory
  • Guided tour of York
What’s Included
  • Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    Lunch On Christmas Day
  • Optional Bag Concierge

A Flavour of Yorkshire at Christmas 2019Tour Details

Print Itinerary
Day 1 Harrogate

Arrive at Harrogate

Your tour begins in Harrogate at the where you will be met by your Tour Manager. After checking in you enjoy a glass of mulled wine before dinner.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Wensleydale Railway
Wensleydale Railway

The Wensleydale Railway

Today is Christmas Eve, and you begin by taking a short walk to the famous Bettys Tea Rooms, a Harrogate institution, where you enjoy a delicious cream tea.

This afternoon, travel by coach to Leeming Bar and join the diesel heritage Wensleydale Railway for a 'Santa Special' trip, which includes a mince pie as you travel through the stunning Yorkshire scenery.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Christmas

Christmas Day in Harrogate

Christmas Day is free for you to relax. Following a leisurely morning, a traditional Christmas Dinner is served in the hotel with all the trimmings. Your afternoon is also at leisure, perhaps to take a stroll around the pretty Valley Gardens just opposite the Royal Pump Rooms.

This evening you can indulge in a buffet dinner, followed by a quiz and bingo.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Travel by coach to join the beautiful and scenic Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Enjoy a return trip along the beautiful 5 mile line to Oxenhope.

After, take the coach to beautiful Bolton Priory, a stunning and atmospheric church and ruins of a 12th century Augustinian Monastary that sits on the banks of the Strid. Here you enjoy plenty of time at leisure, and, this evening, return to Harrogate for dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 York


Today's excursion takes you to nearby York, which you explore on a guided walking tour. Following the tour you are free to sightsee at your own pace.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Betty's, Harrogate
Betty's, Harrogate

Homeward bound

After breakfast your Tour Manager bids you goodbye and you are free to leave Harrogate at your leisure.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure Times

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.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 5 nights' accommodation with breakfast and dinner
  • Christmas lunch
  • A journey on the Wensleydale Railway
  • Journey aboard the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
  • Time at leisure in Harrogate

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Helen Laverack
Luke Simpson
A Flavour of Yorkshire at Christmas

The festive spirit of beautiful Yorkshire


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