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Yorkshire by Steam

4.2 stars(213 reviews)

Discover the natural beauty of Northern England

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5 days From £379 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. Enjoy ancient York, 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 the Crown Hotel in time for dinner. Afterwards, enjoy a short guided walk of Harrogate.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - York

Take the train to nearby York today, and admire this beautiful city's Viking, Roman and medieval heritage. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the main sights, such as the magnificent, 12th century Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe. With its wide nave and chapter house, the Minster features stunning stained-glass windows, and can be seen towering over the crooked timber buildings from almost everywhere in the city.

You also visit the quaint Shambles, one of the world's best-preserved medieval streets where you can still see original features on each shop front. Your tour ends infront of York Minster, which we take the time to explore before spending the rest of the day at leisure.

To uncover its Viking roots, visit the Jorvik Centre, or for the darker side of the city's history, take a trip to the York Dungeon. If time allows, you may be able to visit the city's famous National Railway Museum. Here you can see over 100 different locomotives, including a replica of George Stephenson's Rocket, a 1960s Japanese Shinkansen Bullet Train, and Queen Victoria's own saloon railway carriage, dating back to 1869. Alternatively, take a stroll around the city walls or enjoy 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 this evening, sit down to a three-course, Yorkshire-themed dinner.

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

Board a coach for today's excursion to Whitby, one of the east coast's most popular seaside resorts.

Crowned by its brooding Abbey, Whitby is famous as the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula as well as for its unique jet jewellery. If you're feeling adventurous, why not climb the 199 steps to St Mary's Abbey, where you're greeted with panoramic coastal views. Whitby is also home to some of the UK's finest fish and chip restaurants, which you have time to sample before joining the nostalgic North Yorkshire Moors Railway for the return journey.

Travel in style aboard this restored heritage train and relax as views of heather-strewn moorland pass by.

  • 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

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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.


The Crown Hotel, Harrogate

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3 stars

Submitted 3/Jul

Train, Coach travel & Guide good. Hotel, faded grandeur but having to cope with very young & inexperienced staff after lifting of covid 19 restrictions. Food decent when it arrived.

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Glennys Smedley

3 stars

Submitted 3/Jul

I very much enjoyed my tour .Jon the guide was a great character and organised everything very well.The hotel was experiencing lots of problems during our visit so this was not great but they managed well in spite of this.enjoyed the interesting itinerary and I think it was good value for the money. Glennys

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M Simpson

3 stars

Submitted 3/Jul

Although my room was comfortable, as the windows were only singled glassed it was noisy from the from outside. The early starts make the days long and tiring and we didn't actually get to see much of Harrogate.

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Elly donachie

4 stars

Submitted 1/Jul

Good hotel lovely little trip

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I Anderson

3 stars

Submitted 1/Jul

Wasn't exactly the train holiday as described

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Christine Burns

3 stars

Submitted 28/Jun

The rain journey from Whitby to Pickering on the 2nd day was not enjoyable. The woman at the station in Whitby was obstructive by asking us to vacate our carriage as it had been booked. Our group had booked too. Apparently a carriage had been removed so our group of 4 had to squash in where we could & there as no social distancing It was very hot day & we had to keep masks on.

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