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Yorkshire Rail and Sail
Experience ancient York and Harrogate, take a cruise along the canal, enjoy two nostalgic rail journeys and explore the Yorkshire Dales
Monday 16th – Friday 20th September 2024
Tour Price £726.00
Single supplement: £73.00
o Four nights dinner, bed and breakfast
o Three course menu
o Full English breakfast
o All coach travel
o Canal cruise with tea/coffee and biscuits
o Settle – Carlisle Railway
o Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway
o Yorkshire Dales guided excursion
o Escorted throughout
DAY I We travel to Yorkshire for a four night stay in Harrogate, with stops en route for coffee and lunch, arriving in time for dinner.
DAY 2 We journey to the village of Embsay to enjoy a return steam train journey on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway.You’ll travel in one of a number of vintage carriages of different eras and styles, and can explore the stations at either end of the line, with their little shops, cafes and exhibitions.We then rejoin the coach for the short trip to the charming market town of Skipton with time at leisure here to wander around the lovely cobbled streets and shops before taking a relaxing trip on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal with hilarious cruise commentary from Dave Spikey, and tea/coffee and biscuits served on board.
DAY 3 Today we have a full day guided excursion through the Yorkshire Dales National Park with a tour guide, to the pleasant market town of Appleby. Set in the quiet and peaceful vale of Eden, this attractive town offers gorgeous scenery and a great deal of charm.We then board the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway for the journey south to Settle.This railway line crosses the beautiful limestone uplands for more wonderful dales scenery.After arriving in Settle, we rejoin the coach and return to the hotel.
DAY 4 You have time to explore two ancient Yorkshire locations today.We start our day in the splendid city of York, enjoying the history and culture of this walled riverside city which was founded by the Romans.You may wish to visit the National Railway Museum, take a sightseeing cruise along the river, discover the magnificent York Minster or browse in Shambles Market during your visit – the choice is yours.We then head back to Harrogate, a Victorian spa town with a unique character and charm, exquisite gardens, beautiful parks, handsome tree-lined boulevards and a chance to lose yourself in the vibrant charm and elegance of this North Yorkshire destination. With its famous tea room at Betty’s, as well as amazing high end shops and beautiful parkland, you can enjoy some time at leisure to explore this lovely area.
DAY 5 We head for home today, stopping en route for coffee and lunch.
The Cairn Hotel
Grand Victorian hotel | Ten minute walk from Harrogate town centre
Lift to all floors | Tea/coffee in room | Wi-Fi
Thank you for a splendid day trip to London. The driver was so welcoming and friendly. His driving was excellent. This all contributed to my pleasurable day. Thanks again.
Dorothy – Ferndown
Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our trip to Durham – thank you for a good few days. The hotel was ideally placed and comfortable, and we enjoyed the food. Lastly we cannot fault David and Caroline. They both worked hard to make our trip such a pleasure.
Terry & Marilyn – West Moors
We have had another lovely holiday with Heathside Travel. Dave and Terry have worked very hard to make sure everything has run to plan and they have succeeded, nothing has been too much trouble for them. Thanks it was amazing.
Rosemary & Doug – West Moors
I could not have been more delighted with the service and will definitely be recommending your company to others. I can honestly say that everyone I encountered from first enquiry to booking, to the journey itself were so helpful and friendly. We will certainly be using you again.
Amanda – Christchurch
Fantastic service, friendly driver, lovely clean coach with complimentary water. Highly recommend!
Quay Crew – Bournemouth
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Tom – Sevenoaks
Tim Southby, driver of coach, was really friendly, professional, accommodating and smart. We will definitely be making Heathside Travel our main transport for future trips.
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