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The Harrogate Flower Show

(9 reviews)

Harrogate's stunning flower show and North Yorkshire by steam train

5 days Sold out

2020 Tour code: 20YHE

About the tour

Explore the annual flower show, held close to the pretty spa town of Harrogate on this exciting tour. Enjoy a nostalgic journey on a heritage railway and visit charming Bolton Abbey.


What’s included


Day 1 - Harrogate

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
Day 2 - The Harrogate Flower Show

The highlight of your tour is today's visit to the spectacular Harrogate Flower Show, held at the Great Yorkshire Showground. Here, gain expert insight and advice from professionals as you admire the stunning gardens. In spring, the event is a brightly coloured celebration with beautiful floral displays, while in autumn, the focus is more on produce, with an entertaining giant vegetable competition.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Harrogate Flower Show
Day 3 - Harrogate

With a day at leisure, you could continue exploring Harrogate 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 around the city walls and visit some of the main sights, such as the magnificent Gothic Minster and the quaint Shambles, the city's oldest street.

For a real rail treat, make the short journey to nearby Knaresborough, and enjoy a journey over the extraordinary viaduct. During your time in the town, you can visit the historic castle or Mother Shipton's Cave, once home to the town's resident witch.

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

From scenic Bolton Abbey, take a ride on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway*. This heritage train takes you through the picturesque scenery of the Yorkshire Dales to Embsay station. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to look around the pleasant market town of Skipton.

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

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Day 5 - Harrogate

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

  • Breakfast

Additional information

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.

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.

Mobility information

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.


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78% of travellers would recommend this tour

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Mr J Goucher

Submitted 10/10/2018

I found the holiday overall Excellent

Mr M Sprackling

Submitted 08/10/2018

Good itinerary Good hotel Good company


Submitted 04/10/2018

It was a lovely holiday, with a good mix of organised and do it yourself elements.

Miss A Willson

Submitted 17/05/2018

It was a wonderful holiday overall and a lovely town, hotel and leader. The train ride one day was only about 15 mins to Bolton Abbey - a bit longer would be nice. Felt the content of that day could perhaps have been improved by adjusting what things to do.

Mr C Chapman

Submitted 11/10/2017

well organised. hotel service good but room outlook poor due to wings of the hotel buildind and being almost above the kitchens the coach and driver were good but we did not use the emergency exit which would have speeded loadind and unloadingsee


Submitted 09/10/2017

the holiday was as discribed

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The Harrogate Flower Show

Harrogate's stunning flower show and North Yorkshire by steam train


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