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Yorkshire by Steam 2015

Travel through historic Yorkshire by steam train

Discover glorious Yorkshire, from the edge of the rugged Dales to its spectacular coastline, via its majestic moorland. Take in ancient York, discover delightful Brontë country and embark on scenic railway journeys.


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
  • York including a guided walking tour
  • Journey on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
  • Haworth and the Brontë Parsonage
  • Journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
  • Whitby
  • Day 1 - Harrogate


    Our discovery of Yorkshire begins in the beautiful Georgian spa town of Harrogate, where you meet your Tour Manager at your hotel. Situated at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Harrogate is ideally located for exploring the region. We dine together in the hotel tonight.


  • Day 2 - Historic York


    Today we take the train to nearby York, a beautiful city with Roman and Medieval influence in abundance. We discover more about this walled city and its centuries of history on a guided walking tour of the main sights, including the magnificent Gothic Minster and the quaint Shambles. Following the tour you are free to continue exploring at your own pace. The National Railway Museum (entry free), with its large collection of carriages and steam locomotives, should not be missed. The Jorvik Centre is another popular option. For a unique view of York, walk along the city walls, or if you're feeling energetic, why not admire the panorama from the top of the Minster's central tower?

    Breakfast, dinner

  • Day 3 - The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    Today's excursion takes us to Whitby, one of Yorkshire's most popular seaside resorts. We board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Pickering, for an enthralling journey by steam* across the breathtaking landscape of the North York Moors National Park. Travelling in heritage carriages, we pass through Goathland, better known as 'Aidensfield' in TV's Heartbeat. We continue through hidden valleys and open heather moorland as we make our way to the charming fishing port of Whitby. Crowned by its brooding abbey, and famous as the setting of Bram Stoker's Dracula, it boasts some of the UK's finest fish and chip restaurants. We enjoy free time here to explore before our return journey by heritage railway.

    Breakfast, dinner

    *Journeys will be steam-hauled where possible

  • Day 4 - Worth Valley and the Brontës

    Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

    We travel by coach to Keighley, where we enjoy a nostalgic journey on the heritage Keighley & Worth Valley railway. The steam-hauled* trip takes us up the Worth Valley to Oxenhope, passing the rugged hills, rustic stone cottages and wild farmland immortalised in the 1970 film 'The Railway Children', which was filmed here. We then continue to the picturesque village of Haworth, surrounded by beautiful moorland and the Pennine Hills. Here we visit the Brontë Parsonage, which was home to the famous literary sisters. It was here, amid the wonderfully dramatic landscape, that the Brontës were inspired to write novels such as Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.

    Breakfast, dinner

  • Day 5 - Homeward bound

    Betty's, Harrogate

    After breakfast you are free to depart from Harrogate, but perhaps take the time to visit one of the town's beautiful parks, such as Valley Gardens, Betty's Tea Rooms, or the well-known spa first.

    These meals, where shown, are included in the price of your holiday

  • Our hotels

    On our Yorkshire by Steam tour we feature accommodation at four hotels in Harrogate, all of which are 4-star:

    • Holiday Inn
    • Cedar Court Hotel
    • The Old Swan Hotel
    • The Crown Hotel

    The hotel used varies according to departure date - please contact us for details of the hotel included on the departure date of your choice. A brief description of each hotel may be found by clicking on the 'hotels' tab.

  • Please note

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

Availability & Booking

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

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Travelling through Yorkshire on a Steam Railway

A tour of Yorkshire by steam train is one of the best ways to get a look at this spectacular part of Britain. As you meander through lush valleys and across moors by train on a Yorkshire steam railway that is complete with heritage carriages, you will feel as though you have stepped into a bygone era. York, Brontë Country, Whitby and the awe-inspiring moors are just some of the areas visited. You can also spend some free time exploring the spa town of Harrogate, its historic buildings and parks. Join us on a Yorkshire steam railway tour and enjoy a selection of included excursions as well as accommodation and an array of meals.


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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Monday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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