5 unmissable sights in York
01/07/2015 · By Sukie Chapman
York is an ancient city brimming with history and beauty, we’ve selected the 5 unmissable sights of the city. Experience them for yourself on UK rail tours.Read more
2020 Tour code: 21YHM
About the tour
Soak up the festive atmosphere in 'God's own county' on this superb pre-Christmas break. In addition to the Christmas Markets in historic York, you enjoy a vintage steam journey and a festive rural village festival.
Meet your Tour Manager at our hotel in Harrogate, enjoying a glass of mulled wine on arrival. You have some free time before dinner. This gives you the perfect opportunity to acquaint yourself with Harrogate, your base for this holiday.
Harrogate is an elegant spa town nestled in the Yorkshire Dales, and boasts a rich cultural, historical, and architectural heritage. The town is famous for its natural and mineral rich spa waters, which were fashionable with the affluent classes during the Georgian and Victorian eras. The royal baths and Turkish baths here were originally opened in 1897 and have been beautifully restored.
Harrogate is also famous for Bettys Tea Room, a Harrogate institution since its establishment in 1919 and a must-try for visitors to the town. Sample delicious fare which includes a variety of freshly-baked bread, cakes and chocolates, as well as over 50 different teas and coffees, all in the delightful surroundings of a charming, historic tea room.
The Crown Hotel, Harrogate
Enhance your holiday
Winter & Spring Escorted Rail Holidays 2020
Harrogate, York and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway