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.
Your tour begins in Harrogate at the where you will be met by your Tour Manager. After checking in you enjoy a glass of mulled wine before dinner.
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 by coach to Leeming Bar and join the diesel heritage Wensleydale Railway for a 'Santa Special' trip, which includes a mince pie as you travel through the stunning Yorkshire scenery.
Christmas Day is free for you to relax. Following a leisurely morning, a traditional Christmas Dinner is served in the hotel with all the trimmings. Your afternoon is also at leisure, perhaps to take a stroll around the pretty Valley Gardens just opposite the Royal Pump Rooms.
This evening you can indulge in a buffet dinner, followed by a quiz and bingo.
Travel by coach to join the beautiful and scenic Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Enjoy a return trip along the beautiful 5 mile line to Oxenhope.
After, take the coach to beautiful Bolton Priory, a stunning and atmospheric church and ruins of a 12th century Augustinian Monastary that sits on the banks of the Strid. Here you enjoy plenty of time at leisure, and, this evening, return to Harrogate for dinner.
Today's excursion takes you to nearby York, which you explore on a guided walking tour. Following the tour you are free to sightsee at your own pace.
After breakfast your Tour Manager bids you goodbye and you are free to leave Harrogate at your leisure.
Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.
Whether you are planning a holiday in the UK, mainland Europe or further afield, a Rail Discoveries tour offers you a superb way to experience some of the world's most beautiful destinations. You can watch the wonderful and ever-changing scenery glide past; after all, rail journeys often go where no other form of transport can.
Rail Discoveries believe that experience counts – and as part of the Great Rail Journeys group, they have over 45 years of it. They create interesting and exciting holidays, combining the best or most scenic rail journeys with conveniently located hotels and inclusive excursions so that you enjoy the journey out and back as much as your time exploring each new destination.
One of the most important features of a Rail Discoveries holiday is the added value that the friendly, helpful and knowledgeable Tour Managers bring to every tour, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday with the knowledge that everything is in capable hands.
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