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(Tour code: YKN18)

Experience New Year cheer in Yorkshire

Enjoy all the New Year cheer that Yorkshire has to offer based in the Spa town of Harrogate. Our tour includes festive rail journeys on the North Yorkshire Moors and Keighley & Worth Valley Railways, a visit to Howarth's Bronte Parsonage, picturesque Fountains Abbey and the medieval city of York, adorned with seasonal decorations.

Highlights
  • Harrogate
  • Journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
  • York including a guided tour
  • Opportunity to visit the National Railway Museum
  • New Year's Eve on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
  • Haworth and the Brontë Parsonage
  • New Year's Eve gala buffet
  • New Year's Day afternoon tea at the hotel
  • Fountains Abbey including a guided tour
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Yorkshire at New Year 2017Tour Details

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Day 1 Harrogate
Harrogate

Arrival in Harrogate

Make your way to the 4-star Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate, our home for the next six nights, where your Tour Manager will be waiting to greet you. You are free to get acquainted with the Spa Town of Harrogate, renowned for its independent boutiques and Betty's Tea Rooms, before dinner together this evening.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 2 North Yorkshire Moors Railway
North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Today we travel to Pickering station where we join the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for a steam-hauled journey across the North York Moors. We travel on the 'Moorlander' dining service train in the Pullman dining car, and enjoy a three-course meal with tea or coffee, prepared on board.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Day 3 York
York

York

Today we travel to nearby York. Steeped in history we discover more about this walled city as we meet our local guide for a fascinating walking tour around the major sights. Our guide shares their passion for the city as we pass the Minster - York's majestic Gothic cathedral - explore the charming cobbled streets of the Shambles and discover the city's incredible history. Following the tour the rest of your afternoon is free to continue exploring this fascinating city. Why not visit the wonderful National Railway Museum (free entry) where you can see exhibits such as a Japanese Bullet Train and a number of Royal carriages? Take in the view from Clifford's Tower or return to York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Alternatively enjoy a stroll along the Shambles, regarded as one of the best preserved medieval streets in Europe.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • York Tour
Day 4 Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway to Haworth

On New Year's Eve we travel west by coach to join the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. The steam railway climbs through the attractive valley and sloping hills to Haworth. On arrival in Haworth we visit the Brontë Parsonage, now a museum, which was the home of the world's most famous literary family between 1820 and 1861, and was where Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre were written. We return to the hotel for a gala buffet and dancing.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
  • Brontë Parsonage
Day 5 Champagne glasses
Champagne glasses

New Year's Day at leisure in Harrogate

On New Year's Day the emphasis is on relaxation. After a leisurely breakfast you are free to wander into Harrogate and along The Stray or visit Valley Gardens. Harrogate has beautiful parks and an abundance of historic buildings, that date back to the time when the town first rose to prominence thanks to its spa waters. We enjoy full afternoon tea and dinner at the hotel.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Fountains Abbey
Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

A coach transfer takes us to the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey. Set within the beautiful estate of Studley Royal, Fountains Abbey is the largest abbey ruin in the country. We are taken on an informative tour of the Abbey and gardens and transported back to the times of medieval monks and visionary Georgians. This area of outstanding natural beauty boasts ten historic buildings, a water garden and visitor centre all within the grounds. You are free to explore these independently before we return to the hotel.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Fountains Abbey
Day 7 Harrogate Bettys
Harrogate Bettys

Homeward bound

After breakfast our tour concludes and you are free to leave Harrogate at leisure, but make sure you do not leave before treating yourself to a cup of tea and a Yorkshire Fat Rascal at the famous Betty's Tearooms.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Please note

Please note

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

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included
What's Included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • All rail and coach travel as described

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 6 nights' hotel accommodation

Delicious meals included

  • 13 meals including 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, including lunch on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway  and 6 dinners including a New Year's Eve Gala buffet with entertainment

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Free time in Harrogate
  • Guided tour of York
  • Journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
  • Journey on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
  • Excursion to the Brontë Parsonage
Not Included
  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
Lori Mcclaren
Lori
Phil Conde
Phil
Lynne Broadley
Lynne
Kathryn Cambridge
Kathryn
Yorkshire at New Year

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