A Flavour of Yorkshire at New Year

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • Rail Discoveries

From our base in the spa town of Harrogate, enjoy the New Year in beautiful Yorkshire. Our holiday takes us along vintage steam railways and to the magnificent city of York.

Highlights
  • Harrogate
  • Journey on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
  • Haworth and the Brontë Parsonage
  • New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
  • Journey on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
  • Guided tour of Bolton Priory
  • Tour of York with a local guide
Accommodation
  • The Crown Hotel, Harrogate
Destinations
  • Europe
  • England
Tour Types
  • Rail
Day Day 1 - Arrive in Harrogate

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.



Day Day 2 - New Year's Eve excursion to Haworth

We travel by coach to Keighley, where we enjoy a nostalgic journey on the heritage Keighley & Worth Valley railway. The trip takes us up the Worth Valley to Oxenhope, passing the rugged hills, rustic stone cottages and wild farmland immortalised in the 1970 film The Railway Children, which was filmed here. We then continue to the picturesque village of Haworth, surrounded by beautiful moorland and the Pennine Hills. Here we visit the Brontë Parsonage, which was home to the famous literary sisters. It was here, amid the wonderfully dramatic landscape, that the Brontë's were inspired to write novels such as Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. This evening we enjoy a special New Year's Eve gala dinner in the hotel.



Day Day 3 - Bolton Abbey by heritage railway on New Year’s Day

After a leisurely start, we travel by coach to the scenic town of Embsay, for a journey on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. The heritage train takes us through 4 miles (6km) of the dramatic scenery of the Yorkshire Dales as we make our way to Bolton Abbey station. Here we visit the Bolton Priory complex, where we enjoy a guided tour. We see the atmospheric remains of the priory, which was founded in 1120, and the priory's impressive current church.



Day Day 4 - At leisure in Harrogate

Today you are free to relax and enjoy Harrogate at your own pace. Following a leisurely breakfast, perhaps take a stroll along the Stray, or visit the nearby Valley Gardens. This evening we enjoy dinner at the hotel.



Day Day 5 - York

On today's excursion we travel by train to nearby York, a beautiful city with Roman and medieval architecture in abundance. We discover more about this walled city and its centuries of history on a guided walking tour of the main sights, including the magnificent Gothic Minster and the quaint Shambles. Following the tour you are free to continue exploring at your own pace. The National Railway Museum (free entry), with its large collection of carriages and steam locomotives, should not be missed. Other popular options include the Jorvik Viking Centre, which features a recreated scene of York when it was capital of the Viking Kingdom, and Clifford's Tower. For alternative views of the city, walk along the city walls, or admire the panorama from the top of the Minster's central tower.



Day Day 6 - Homeward bound

After breakfast your Tour Manager bids you goodbye and you are free to leave Harrogate at your leisure.



Day Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.



  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast Every Day
  • Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • Heritage Rail Excursions

Dates Price Single Availability
30-Dec-2019 for 5 Nights Visit Website

Touring with Rail Discoveries

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.

 You have the peace of mind of 100% financial protection when you book with Rail Discoveries. Their price promise provides transparency and ensures once your booking is confirmed, they won’t increase the price of your holiday, even if their costs go up. They are members of the Association of Independent Tour Operators and flight-inclusive holidays are ATOL or ABTOT protected, while non-flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ABTOT.

 See More, Do More, Discover More with Rail Discoveries.

{{shortLabel}}

tour details

This tour is operated by Rail Discoveries

5 nights from pp exc.flights; per Night
compare Compare tour Add this tour to the comparison list. compare Compare tour This tour has been added to the comparison list. Cick here to view.
Visit website Enquire Rail Discoveries has more than three decades' of experience
tourhound promise
tourhound promise
TourHound Promise
  • I compare from the largest selection of touring companies available.
  • It doesn’t cost you a penny to use me, or to book a tour through TourHound.
  • I never favour one operator over another and provide a totally neutral comparison.
Contact our partner

You can contact Rail Discoveries directly by:

1 Email enquiry {{formText}}
Thank You, we've sent your enquiry. The operator will contact you in the next few hours.
2 Call directly

(Please quote TourHound when you call)

0800 086 2374
3 Visit their website Visit website