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The Harrogate Flower Show

(Tour code: YKE17)Enjoy a blooming marvellous rail holiday

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.


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Tour Highlights
  • The spa town of Harrogate
  • The Harrogate Flower Show
  • Whitby
  • The North Yorkshire Moors Railway
  • RHS Garden Harlow Carr including a guided tour
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • All Transfers Included
    Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Day 1

Meet in Harrogate

Our holiday begins as you arrive at the Old Swan 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.

  • Dinner
Harrogate Flower Show
Day 2

Harrogate Spring or Autumn 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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Harrogate Flower Show
Day 3

A day at leisure

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

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Free Day
North York Moors Railway
Day 4

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Whitby

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

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway
  • Whitby
Harlow Carr
Day 5

RHS 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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • RHS Harlow Carr
Betty's, Harrogate
Day 6

Homeward Bound

After breakfast this morning our tour concludes.

  • Breakfast

Please note

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

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