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Yorkshire & Durham 2015

Uncover the beauty of northern England by heritage railway from its sweeping valleys to its wild moors, on this excursion-filled scenic rail holiday. Our tour explores historic York, Durham, and takes a step back in time to 1913 at the Beamish Open Air Museum. 


Book before December 12th and pay a reduced deposit of £25 per person. Terms & Conditions

Our holiday prices are now frozen until Christmas!

Tour highlights

  • Harrogate
  • Guided tour of York
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway
  • Settle to Carlisle Line
  • Hadrian's Wall Line
  • Whitby
  • City tour of Durham
  • Tanfield Railway
  • Beamish Museum
  • Day 1 - Harrogate


    Meet your Tour Manager at your hotel in the beautiful Georgian spa town of Harrogate. You are free to explore at leisure this afternoon. This evening you will enjoy dinner at the hotel. (Dinner)

  • Day 2 - Visit to York


    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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Day 3 - North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    An excursion today on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway* takes you to the heart of the North York Moors National Park travelling by steam train. Seated in heritage carriages you pass through scenic Levisham and Goathland. On arrival in Whitby you have some free time to discover this fishing port's Dracula links or to simply relax with some fish and chips by the seafront. (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Day 4 - Free time in Harrogate


    You have the day free in Harrogate, with its many parks and gardens, and of course the famous Betty's Tea Rooms. (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Day 5 - Settle to Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall Lines

    Ribblehead Viaduct

    Join the Settle & 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, and then transfer by coach to the historic city of Durham, where you stay at the 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Day 6 - Durham


    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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Day 7 - Tanfield Railway and Beamish Museum

    Beamish Museum

    Today journey on perhaps the oldest railway in the world, the Tanfield, which takes you along the line to Sunniside where you cross the Causey Arch in this heritage train. Continuing on to Beamish Open-Air Museum, you get to step back and time experience life in 1913. (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Day 8 - Journey home

    Durham Cathedral

    After breakfast, you are free to depart Durham with the rest of the UK easily accessible from the East Coast Mainline. (Breakfast)

    *Where possible the rail excursions will be steam-hauled.

  • Please note

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

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All prices are per person and assume full occupancy of the room.

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Rail Discoveries has more than three decades’ experience providing outstanding rail holidays.

Our escorted tours benefit from the presence of a professional Tour Manager, who will ensure that your holiday runs smoothly.


Allow Rail Discoveries to take the stress out of organising a holiday; our tours include rail travel, a range of superb accommodation, and a number of meals.

Embark on a wealth of included excursions or enjoy the complete dining experience on one of our all-inclusive tours.


Call us on the dedicated phone number above or speak to one of our award-winning Tour Advisors in person at our offices in York.

We can arrange connecting UK rail from your local station, porterage services or extra nights in a favourite city.

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