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Experience the Christmas Market in York

5 daysFrom £545 per person

2020 Tour code: YKM21

About the tour

Based in the spa town of Harrogate, experience the Christmas Market in York, enjoy a vintage steam rail journey with a festive theme, and visit the historic house of Castle Howard in its full glory.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - Harrogate

Make your way to the 4-Star Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, our base for the next 4 nights. After meeting our Tour Manager, you are free to get acquainted with the spa town of Harrogate, renowned for its independent boutiques, spa waters, and the historic Bettys Tea Rooms, before dinner tonight. Perhaps head to the Valley Gardens for a short stroll, or visit the numerous boutique shops located in and around the delightfully picturesque Montpellier quarter?

Includes
  • Dinner
Harrogate Bettys
Day 2 - Guided tour of York and its Christmas Market

Today we travel the short distance by rail to nearby York. Steeped in history, we discover more about this walled city on a fascinating walking tour of the major sights including the Minster and the Shambles. Following the tour you have the chance to visit the National Railway Museum (free entry). Later you are free to explore York's Christmas Market which offers an interesting array of gifts, crafts, local farm produce, and continental foods.

Includes
  • Breakfast
York
Day 3 - Bolton Abbey and Grassington

This morning, we transfer to Bolton Abbey in Wharfedale to take a nostalgic trip on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. After, we transfer to Bolton Priory, the ruins of a 12th century Augustinian Monastery that is perched on the banks of the River Wharfe and surrounded by the verdant countryside Yorkshire is so famous for. Perhaps take this time to partake in a delightful walk, which takes you up and along the banks of the river? At the other end, you might like to enjoy a spot of tea at the Cavendish Pavilion. Later we travel to Grassington, and step back in time at its traditional Dickensian festival. Shopkeepers and villagers dress up in Victorian costume and the Christmas market is alive with street entertainers and traditional country crafts.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Grassington Dickensian Festival
Days 4-5 - Castle Howard

We visit stately Castle Howard today, home to the Howard family for more than 300 years. The house, familiar to many from 'Brideshead Revisited', is beautifully decorated for the Howard family's traditional Christmas. There is plenty of time to explore this incredible slice of Yorkshire history, which boasts of some marvellous landscaped gardens that are truly a delight to explore. After breakfast on Day 5 you are free to depart in your own time. Alternatively, you might like to explore Harrogate and the surrounding area a little further before you leave.

Includes
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
Castle Howard

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.

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Majestic Hotel Harrogate

Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

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Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

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