Yorkshire Christmas Markets & Steam

Yorkshire Christmas Markets & Steam

Timed to coincide with Harrogate's Christmas Market weekend, we also steam through the Dales on one of the Yorkshire's finest heritage railways, explore the UNESCO World Heritage village of Saltaire and enjoy more of Yorkshire's varied Christmas Markets, from the walled city of York to cosmopolitan Leeds, all from our base in handsome Harrogate, the English Spa.

5 Days From Only £335.00

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 16 November 2017

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • A lovely introduction to Yorkshire

  • Discover Harrogate from a hotel just yards from Betty’s and other attractions

  • Enjoy a free day at Harrogate’s Christmas Market

  • Step back in time on the Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway

  • Uncover York and its St Nicholas fayre

  • Visit the National Railway Museum, with its superb collection

  • Explore the beautifully preserved Saltaire village and Salt’s Mill’s Hockney collection

  • Experience the German Christmas market in Leeds

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

DAY 1

Arrive in Harrogate and make your way to the Yorkshire Hotel, situated at the very heart of the town, opposite Betty's Tea Rooms and just a short walk from the shops and the famous Turkish Baths.

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DAY 2

Our first excursion takes us across North Yorkshire by local train to York, with free time to stroll around the ancient city walls, visit the Minster, take in the timeless Shambles or to experience the National Railway Museum. York also boasts its own Christmas Market, known as the St Nicholas Fayre, with an excellent array of shops and stalls. After free time to browse, enjoying the pre-Christmas sights and smells, plus maybe a taste of mulled wine, we return to Harrogate for the evening.

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DAY 3

A busy day exploring Yorkshire awaits, as we take the local rail network to Keighley. Here we board the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway for a scenic steam hauled journey through the countryside made familiar through the film, the Railway Children. Returning along the line to Keighley, we head next to Saltaire, the beautifully preserved Victorian model village created by industrialist Sir Titus Salt to house the workers at his local mill. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, the village's mill has now been converted into a shopping and arts space, with regular exhibitions of local artist David Hockney. Our final visit today is to Leeds, which boasts beautiful Victorian arcades as well as its own German Christmas Market.

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DAY 4

Our final day is deliberately left to your leisure to discover Harrogate, which became known as "The English Spa" during the Georgian era. Maybe take high tea at Betty's, experience the town's famous Turkish Baths or indulge in a little Christmas shopping. We have timed our visit to coincide with Harrogate's Christmas Market weekend. Take a short stroll to the Stray in the Montpelier Quarter, which boasts exclusive shops, but also the Christmas Market's 200 stalls filled with Harrogate and Yorkshire produce. A great opportunity to pick up something special for a loved one.

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DAY 5

We bid farewell to Yorkshire and make our way home.




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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTEL

The Yorkshire Hotel, Harrogate

Situated right at the centre of "The English Spa", the Yorkshire Hotel is just footsteps away from Betty’s, the Spa, the Royal Pump Room, green parkland and other attractions. The hotel boasts a lounge, bar and brasserie, whereas rooms feature tea/coffee making facilities.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

RC (-)

London: Kings Cross

£495

£430

-£10

Greater London

£535

£450

-£10

South of England

£535

£455

-£15

East Anglia

£555

£465

-£15

South West

£585

£480

-£20

Heart of England

£535

£455

-£10

Midlands

£480

£410

-£10

Yorkshire

N/A

£385

-£5

North East

£455

£415

-£10

North West

N/A

£395

-£5

South Wales

£555

£445

-£10

North Wales

N/A

£430

-£10

Scotland

£505

£435

-£10



 

Join & Leave at Hotel £335

Single Room Supplement £85

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

 

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

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