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The Harrogate Flower Show

(Tour code: 17YHE)Harrogate's stunning flower show and North Yorkshire by steam train

Discover the popular Flower Show in the pretty spa town of Harrogate on this exciting tour which gives you the opportunity to enjoy a nostalgic journey by heritage railway and visit charming Bolton Abbey.


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Tour Highlights
  • Charming Harrogate & the Harrogate Flower Show
  • A journey on Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
  • Guided tour of Bolton Priory
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Day 1


Meet up with your Tour Manager and the rest of the group in Harrogate this afternoon to check in to your hotel for the next four nights. You then have some free time to start discovering this pretty Georgian spa town; its waters were thought to have healing abilities by the upper-classes of the 17th century. Enjoy a walk through the historic streets, famed for Betty's Tea Rooms and charming boutiques, or take a stroll through Valley Gardens.

  • Dinner
Harrogate Flower Show
Day 2

The Harrogate Flower Show

The highlight of your tour is today's visit to the spectacular Harrogate Flower Show at the Great Yorkshire Showground (Autumn departures visit the Autumnal themed Harrogate Flower Show, which celebrates the harvest).

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
Day 3

At Leisure in Harrogate

With a day at leisure, you could continue exploring Harrogate today with its famous Turkish baths and wonderful parks or, just outside the town centre is the RHS garden at Harlow Carr where you can enjoy a pleasant walk through the charming informal gardens. Alternatively, catch the local train to visit York, a beautiful city with Roman and Medieval architecture in abundance. Take a walk on the city walls and visit some of the main sights, such as the magnificent gothic Minster and the quaint Shambles, the city's oldest road.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Free Day
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Day 4


From the scenic town of Embsay, today take a ride on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway*, a heritage train that takes you through the picturesque scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and on to Bolton Abbey station.

*Journeys on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway are steam-hauled wherever possible

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
  • Heritage Rail Journey
Day 5


After breakfast, your tour concludes and you are free to depart at your leisure or continue exploring the surrounding area.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that whilst every departure of The Harrogate Flower Show will feature the same excursions, the order of the itinerary may differ from that given above.


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