The Festive Markets of Yorkshire
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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 will enjoy a vintage steam journey and a festive rural village festival.
Your tour starts today when you meet your Tour Manager at the Majestic Hotel. On arrival, you enjoy some mulled wine, ahead of time at leisure, perhaps to acquaint yourself further with Harrogate, a town famous for its pungent spa waters and delightful Bettys Tea Rooms. This evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Today, take the train to York and take a fascinating guided walking tour of the main sights, including the magnificent Gothic minster, and the quaint Shambles, one of the oldest and best preserved streets in the world. Following the tour, you are free to browse York's pretty Christmas Market.
Today's excursion takes you on the Settle-Carlisle Railway. Travel by coach to Settle, where you will enjoy a journey on the excellent and panoramic Settle-Carlisle line to Carlisle, seeing the Yorkshire and Cumbria countryside of meadows and forests in its winter finery. On arrival, enjoy time here to take in the town's festive markets and beautiful Christmas lights here. On your return to Settle continue by coach back to Harrogate.
Enjoy an excursion to picture-postcard Grassington today. At this time of year, this scenic rural setting forms the backdrop to the annual Dickensian Festival. The attractively decorated market square becomes a traditional market place for shopkeepers and villagers - dressed in Victorian costume - to display their fare. You have time at leisure here before you make the return journey to Harrogate.
After breakfast the tour concludes and you are free to depart Harrogate at your leisure.
Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.
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.
Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
Harrogate, York and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway