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Yorkshire by Steam

4.0 stars(428 reviews)

Discover the natural beauty of Northern England

5 days From £359 per person
No Solo Supplement

No Solo Supplement subject to availability on selected departures. 

2022 Tour code: 22YHS

About the tour

Discover glorious Yorkshire from your base in Harrogate. Explore the medieval streets of historic York, visit delightful Brontë country, and take a rail journey through the stunning scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors.


What’s included


Day 1 - Harrogate

Your Yorkshire adventure begins at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in Harrogate, an attractive Georgian spa town with a 200-year tradition of providing restorative treatments. Popular amongst fashionable Victorians, Harrogate still offers spa treatments today at its Moorish-inspired Turkish bath house. Meet your Tour Manager at your hotel in time for dinner. With some free time, perhaps head out and start exploring the elegant town.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - York

Take the train to York for a guided tour of the main sights, including the magnificent 12th-century Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe. Your tour ends at the quaint Shambles, one of the world's best-preserved medieval streets where you can still see original features on each shop front. Enjoy free time to explore this afternoon You could take a stroll around the city walls and enjoy the stunning city views, or relax with a drink in one of the 365 pubs York is famous for - some of which have been serving ale since the 16th century. Back in Harrogate, sit down to a three-course, Yorkshire-themed dinner. 

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Whitby & The North Yorkshire Moors

Board a coach to Whitby. Crowned by its brooding Abbey, Whitby is famous as the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, as well as for its unique jet jewellery. Enjoy free time here, perhaps to visit the historic Benedictine Abbey, found at the top of 199 steps on the east cliff. While here, you could visit quaint St Mary's Church and graveyard, where there's panoramic views across the town, harbour and ocean. Whitby is also home to some of the UK's finest fish and chip restaurants, which you could sample before joining the nostalgic North Yorkshire Moors Railway for the return journey. Travel in style on the restored heritage train and relax as views of heather-strewn moorland pass by. After your journey, return to Harrogate by coach.

  • Breakfast
Day 4 - The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Travel by coach to Ingrow today for a journey on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. This trip takes you up the Worth Valley to Oxenhope, passing the beautiful scenery from the much-loved classic 1970 film 'The Railway Children'. On-train commentary reveals more about the history of the railway and on arrival, there's a chance to visit the Vintage Carriage Museum and goods shed. Continue to the picturesque village of Haworth, surrounded by the remote Pennine Hills and site of the Brontë Parsonage, once home to the famous literary sisters. It was here, amid the wonderfully dramatic landscape, that the Brontës were inspired to write novels such as Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Harrogate & home

After breakfast, you're free to leave Harrogate. But perhaps visit one of the town's beautiful parks, such as the Valley Gardens, or step into Bettys Tea Room for some tea and a Fat Rascal before you leave.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

Please note - Departure information

Please note that the itinerary order may differ dependant on departure. Please call for more details.

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.


Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate

Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate

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Crowne Plaza, Harrogate

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4.0 stars4.0 / 5 · 428 reviews

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Brian Dodd

4 stars

Submitted 22/Jun

Very well organised trip with a knowledgeable tour guide. The Yorkshire countryside was stunning and the heritage railways a great chance to experience a bygone era. Our only negative was the limited menu at the hotel though staff were friendly and helpful.

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S Edwards

4 stars

Submitted 17/Jun

Good hotel and trips

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3 stars

Submitted 17/Jun

Interesting tour but no real option for those who’ve already visited Haworth. The first train needed the windows cleaned and the greenery cut back along the rail line. Cedar Court a good hotel with vg food and lots of it. However the deep bath with the shower over it and no grabrail is an accident waiting to happen. The tour was really only 3 days and should ideally be longer.

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Peter Kirkman

5 stars

Submitted 17/Jun

A great 5 days. Everything I expected and more.

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B Malpas

3 stars

Submitted 14/Jun

Only one part of one rail trip was by steam - more like Yorkshire by coach and diesel. Some trips a bit disorganised. Good hotel in Harrogate - Cedar Court.

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Zoe Brooks

3 stars

Submitted 8/Jun

Some good points but hotel too isolated from centre of Harrogate. Whitby grubby and run down.

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