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The festive spirit of beautiful Yorkshire

6 days From £679 £654 per person

2020 Tour code: 21YHX

About the tour

From our base in the spa town of Harrogate, enjoy the festive spirit of beautiful Yorkshire. Our holiday takes us to famous monuments, vintage railways and the magnificent city of York.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - Harrogate

Meet your Tour Manager at your hotel in Harrogate, where you enjoy a glass of mulled wine before dinner.

Includes
  • Dinner
Harrogate
Day 2 - The Wensleydale Railway

Today is Christmas Eve, and you begin by taking a short walk to the famous Bettys Tea Rooms, a Harrogate institution, where you enjoy a delicious cream tea.

This afternoon, travel to Leeming Bar and join the diesel heritage Wensleydale Railway for a 'Santa Special' trip, indulging in a mince pie as you travel through the stunning Yorkshire scenery. This evening, enjoy a prosecco reception and carols around the Christmas tree at the hotel.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Wensleydale Railway
Day 3 - Christmas Day in Harrogate

Christmas Day is free for you to relax. Following a leisurely morning, enjoy a traditional 5-course Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings at the hotel. Continue relaxing this afternoon. Perhaps take a stroll around the pretty Valley Gardens.

This evening, enjoy a buffet dinner, followed by a quiz and bingo.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Christmas
Day 4 – The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Join the scenic Keighley & Worth Valley Railway today for a 5-mile return trip to Oxenhope.

After, take the coach to Bolton Priory, an atmospheric church and ruins of a 12th century Augustinian Monastery that sits on the banks of the Strid River. Here you enjoy free time before returning to Harrogate for dinner this evening.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Day 5 - York

Today's excursion takes you to nearby York which you explore on a guided walking tour, seeing the impressive minster and The Shambles, an old road with buildings dating back to the 14th century. Following the tour, you are free to sightsee at your own pace.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
York
Day 6 - Homeward bound

After breakfast on Day 6, you are free to leave Harrogate.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Betty's, Harrogate

Additional information

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown 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.

Hotel

The Crown Hotel, Harrogate

The Crown Hotel, Harrogate

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Trains

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Wensleydale Railway

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