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The Harrogate Flower Show

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2020 Tour code: YKE20

About the tour

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.


What’s included


Day 1 - Meet in Harrogate

Our holiday begins as you arrive 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.

  • Dinner
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
Betty's, Harrogate
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.

*Wherever possible, this journey will be steam-hauled

  • Breakfast, Dinner
North York Moors Railway
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. After a guided tour, you can enjoy some time at leisure, ahead of a final farewell meal at the hotel this evening.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Harlow Carr
Day 6 - Homeward Bound

After breakfast this morning our tour concludes.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate

Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate

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86% of travellers would recommend this tour

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Submitted 19/05/2018

Well organised. Good company.


Submitted 17/05/2018

Holiday let down by poor service and general scruffiness of Majestic Hotel.

Mrs L Godson

Submitted 05/10/2017

It was an excelkent holiday. The only reason for 4 rather than 5 stars was because of one or two reservations about the hotel.

Mrs S Marriott

Submitted 25/05/2017

Everything we expected was provided. The room was good, the food was good. no complaints at all.

Dr M Bendall

Submitted 18/05/2017

Well organised. Good informative tour manager. Time free to explore Harrogate.

Mrs V Beard

Submitted 12/05/2017

Holiday was very enjoyable and well organised

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