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A Flavour of Yorkshire at Christmas

6 Days from £679per
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(Tour code: 21YHX)

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.

Highlights
  • Journey on the Wensleydale Railway
  • Celebrate Christmas 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
    5 nights’ accommodation
    Breakfast and dinner each day, and a Christmas lunch
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
    Rail and coach travel throughout your tour

A Flavour of Yorkshire at Christmas 2020Tour Details

Print Itinerary
Day 1 Harrogate
Harrogate

Harrogate

Meet your Tour Manager at your hotel in Harrogate, where you enjoy a glass of mulled wine before dinner.

Includes:
  • 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 to Leeming Bar and join the diesel heritage Wensleydale Railway for a 'Santa Special' trip, indulging in a mince pie as you travel through the stunning Yorkshire scenery. This evening, enjoy a prosecco reception and carols around the Christmas tree at the hotel.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Christmas
Christmas

Christmas Day in Harrogate

Christmas Day is free for you to relax. Following a leisurely morning, enjoy a traditional 5-course Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings at the hotel. Continue relaxing this afternoon. Perhaps take a stroll around the pretty Valley Gardens.

This evening, enjoy a buffet dinner, followed by a quiz and bingo.

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

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Join the scenic Keighley & Worth Valley Railway today for a 5-mile return trip to Oxenhope.

After, take the coach to Bolton Priory, an atmospheric church and ruins of a 12th century Augustinian Monastery that sits on the banks of the Strid River. Here you enjoy free time before returning to Harrogate for dinner this evening.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 York
York

York

Today's excursion takes you to nearby York which you explore on a guided walking tour, seeing the impressive minster and The Shambles, an old road with buildings dating back to the 14th century. Following the tour, you are free to sightsee at your own pace.

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

Homeward bound

After breakfast on Day 6, you are free to leave Harrogate.

Includes:
  • 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 each day, and a 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
Helen
Luke Simpson
Luke
A Flavour of Yorkshire at Christmas

The festive spirit of beautiful Yorkshire

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