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Ring in the New Year in the heart of ‘God’s own county’.

7 days From £1,095 per person

2022 Tour code: YRN23

About the tour

Enjoy all the New Year cheer that Yorkshire has to offer from the stunning city of York. This festive holiday includes fantastic rail journeys through the Yorkshire moors and across the Pennines, a visit to picturesque Fountains Abbey and a tour of York's historic landmarks, as well as a celebratory New Year dinner.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - York

Make your way to York and meet your Tour Manager at the hotel. You're then free to start exploring ahead of dinner.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 – North York Moors Railway

We travel by coach to Pickering, where we board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Offering a nostalgic journey through the beautiful North York Moors National Park, we travel along a route dating back to the 1800s, which runs through one of the oldest railway tunnels in the world and brings to life the eerily desolate, heather-strewn landscapes that pass by our window. We savour a delicious Moorlander lunch on board, making way through elegant sandstone towns and wild, untamed countryside before returning to Pickering and transferring back to our hotel.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Discover York

We enjoy a fascinating guided tour of York's ancient sights, including the 12th-century Gothic Minster and the medieval Shambles, all decked out in festive fairy lights. The rest of your day is free, and you might like to visit one of the city's renowned museums, such as Jorvik, which gives in-depth insight into York's Viking past, or the National Railway Museum.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 – The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

It's New Year's Eve, and we travel by coach to Ingrow. After seeing the Ingrow locomotive museum, we continue to Keighley aboard the heritage Keighley and Worth Valley train. Originally constructed in 1867 by wealthy mill owners in the area, the Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway runs through the Worth Valley to Oxenhope. The line features original rolling stock from the early 20th century, all of which has been beautifully restored. After our scenic ride through the brooding Pennines, we transfer by coach to the Brontë Parsonage Museum, housed in the original family home and boasting a range of their personal possessions, as well as an exhibit on how they lived and worked. In the evening, we're treated to a special New Year's dinner at our hotel.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 – Free time in York

Spend New Year's Day sightseeing further in York. You may like to take a stroll along the city walls, explore its riverside neighbourhoods or take high tea at the famous Bettys Tea Rooms.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - Fountains Abbey

We take an enjoyable excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey. Set within a beautiful estate, these are the largest monastic ruins in the country and you're free to explore the atmospheric grounds, home to red deer, otters and mountain hares, before we return to the hotel.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 – Home

Our New Year's holiday comes to an end, and you're free to depart York in your own time.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

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.

Hotel

Novotel York

Novotel York, York

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Trains

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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York at New Year

Ring in the New Year in the heart of ‘God’s own county’.

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