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Excellent programme, great hotels, wonderful food in Harrogate, time well spaced ... altogether an excellent break.
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(Tour code: 19YDS)

Cities to countryside and heritage railways

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.

  • Historic Harrogate
  • Guided tour of York
  • Beamish Museum
  • Settle to Carlisle Line
  • South Tynedale Railway
  • City tour of Durham
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 3-4* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Yorkshire & Durham 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 Harrogate


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.

  • Dinner
Day 2 York

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 Ribblehead Viaduct
Ribblehead Viaduct

Settle to Carlisle

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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 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. This afternoon we take a journey on the South Tynedale Railway, a heritage line which offers stunning views over the picturesque landscape.


Please note: For Departures 19YDS02 days 4 & 5 are swapped over.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Beamish Museum
Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum

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.


Please note: For Departures 19YDS02 days 4 & 5 are swapped over..

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Durham

Journey home

After breakfast, your tour concludes and you are free to depart Durham 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
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner
  • Historic Harrogate
  • Tour of York with a local guide
  • The Settle Carlisle Railway
  • Guided city tour of Durham
  • The South Tynedale Railway
  • Beamish Museum

Not Included

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

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

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