Harrogate, York and The Dales
The floral spa town of Harrogate is the base for our Yorkshire tour. Each day visits a different area of England’s largest county from Viking York with its impressive Minster, cobbled streets and piles of history, to Skipton – The “Gateway to the Dales” with a steam train ride through Yorkshire Dales scenery included.
Double Tree By Hilton Harrogate
Majestic Hotel, 4 Star
Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2HU
Tel 01423 700300
Located in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic sits in beautifully landscaped gardens that overlook the town and is within walking distance of shopping, dining and historical attractions. Relax in The Harrogate Spa, with indoor heated pool, steam room, sauna, experience shower, Jacuzzi. Beauty treatment rooms and relaxation lounge. Gymnasium. Lift.
Monday 6 July 5 Days £415
Single Supplement £100. Insurance £20
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Single Embsay – Bolton
Abbey steam train, Tea/Coffee and Biscuits on Arrival.
DAY 1 We leave home and travel to Harrogate, our base for the next four nights.
DAY 2 Free day to enjoy all that Harrogate has to offer. Enjoy the fine shopping, historic buildings and verdant gardens.
DAY 3 Full steam ahead to the “Gateway to the Dales”. Today is Skipton’s Market Day near the castle ramparts and next to the canal. Later, hop on board the Embsay Steam train for a nostalgic journey through Dales countryside, alighting at Bolton Abbey. The day continues with a glorious drive through the fells with time free in Grassington, with its cobbled streets, continuing across the Dales to the cathedral city of Ripon which is a true Yorkshire gem.
DAY 4 Encircled by city walls, York is one of England’s most historical cities and is dominated by its 1383 year old Minster. Explore York’s twisting passageways known as the “Shambles” or visit the Railway Museum or Jorvik Centre. Return to Harrogate via Tadcaster and Wetherby.
DAY 5 Our journey homeward today.