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The Harrogate Flower Show

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(Tour code: YKE20)

Enjoy a blooming marvellous rail vacation

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 railroad and visit RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

  • The spa town of Harrogate
  • The Harrogate Flower Show
  • Whitby
  • The North Yorkshire Moors Railroad
  • RHS Garden Harlow Carr including a guided tour
  • Stunning 4-Star accommodation
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
    North Yorkshire Moors Railroad
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed

The Harrogate Flower Show 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 Harrogate

Meet in Harrogate

Our vacation 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 center of Harrogate.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Harrogate Flower Show
Harrogate Flower Show

Harrogate Spring or Fall Show

Today we travel by coach to the famous Great Yorkshire Showground. Located just outside the center 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 fall departures experience the Harrogate Fall Flower Show, which is also held at the Great Yorkshire Showground. The fall show is slightly different, placing a greater emphasis on produce, with vegetable-growing competitions.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Betty's, Harrogate
Betty's, Harrogate

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
Day 4 North York Moors Railroad
North York Moors Railroad

The North Yorkshire Moors Railroad to Whitby

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

*Wherever possible, this journey will be steam-hauled

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Harlow Carr
Harlow Carr

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 center 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
Day 6 Harrogate

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.

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 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.

What’s included

An escorted experience and travel during your tour

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • All rail and coach travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 5 nights' hotel accommodation in a 4-Star hotel in Harrogate

Delicious meals included

  • 10 meals including 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Entrance to the Harrogate Flower Show
  • Scenic rail journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railroad to Whitby
  • Excursion to RHS Garden Harlow Carr including a guided tour

Not Included

  • Flights and Airport transfers


Yung-Mei Choi
Dimitri Zgonis
Vaugnel Fletcher
The Harrogate Flower Show

Enjoy a blooming marvellous rail vacation


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