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The Harrogate Flower Show

Enjoy a blooming marvellous rail holiday

From $ per person


On this horticulture-themed tour, we spend a day at the fabulous Harrogate Flower Show, travel across the North York Moors to Whitby by heritage steam railway and visit RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

The itinerary for your journey
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What’s included

Day 1 - Meet in Harrogate
Harrogate

Our holiday begins as you meet your group and Tour Manager at the 4-Star Cedar Court Hotel in Harrogate, at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. One of England's most attractive towns, Harrogate retains many Georgian and Victorian features including its original spa buildings. Our hotel is ideally located only a short walk from the very centre of Harrogate.

Day 2 - Harrogate Spring or Autumn Show
Harrogate Flower Show

Today we travel by coach to the famous Great Yorkshire Showground. Located just outside the centre of Harrogate, the showground hosts several annual shows and exhibitions, including the Great Yorkshire Show. During our spring departures, the showground hosts the Harrogate Flower Show - a brightly coloured event which has been rated as the 'Best Gardening Event in the UK' by Which?

Our autumn departures experience the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, which is also held at the Great Yorkshire Showground. The autumn show is slightly different, placing a greater emphasis on produce, with vegetable-growing competitions.

Day 3 - A day at leisure
Betty's, Harrogate

You are free to spend the day at leisure in Harrogate. Perhaps a visit to the famous tea shop of Bettys is in order?

Day 4 - The North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Whitby
North York Moors Railway

This morning we transfer by coach to Pickering, where we join the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for a marvellous steam-hauled* journey to Whitby.

*Wherever possible, this journey will be steam-hauled

Day 5 - RHS Harlow Carr
Harlow Carr

This morning we travel by coach to visit the RHS Garden Harlow Carr, one of four public gardens run by the Royal Horticultural Society. The magnificent 58 acres of gardens are located just outside the centre of Harrogate on part of what was once the Forest of Knaresborough, an ancient royal hunting ground. After a guided tour, you can enjoy some time at leisure, ahead of a final farewell meal at the hotel this evening.

Day 6 - Homeward Bound
Harrogate

After breakfast this morning our tour concludes.

Please note

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

Recommended Airport

We recommend that for this tour you arrange flights to and from Manchester Airport (MAN), which is approximately 70 miles from your base in Harrogate. 

Departure Dates

All prices are per person and assume full occupancy of the room.
Please always refer to the website for up-to-date prices and availability.

Trains
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The wild and windswept North York Moors are infamous in fact and fiction, with over 1,400 miles of stunning scenery, tranquil trecks and wonderful wildlife it's easy to see why. Overflowing with barron moorland, lush valleys and pine forests to captivating coastlines and home to historic monuments, villages and a wealth of wildlife - there is so much to discover here.

Hotels
Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate
Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate

The 4-Star Cedar Court Hotel is housed in a grade II listed dating back to 1671, which overlooks Harrogate's famous Stray parkland. The hotel has a restaurant, a lounge bar serving drinks, light snacks and afternoon tea, a gym and a lift between the three floors. All of the en suite rooms are air conditioned and come with a telephone, television, refreshment tray and a hairdryer.

Upgrades

We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!

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