Festive Fun in Yorkshire
Enjoy a fabulous few days of shopping and relaxing on our festive fun tour including visits to the magnificent stately home of Castle Howard and the magical Christmas market stalls of St. Nicholas Fayre as well as plenty of time for shopping and sightseeing in the delightful towns of Harrogate and York.
Departing 9th December 2019
from £298 per person sharing
- Luxury coaching from Coleraine, Ballymoney, Cloughmills, Ballymena, Dunsilly, Belfast and Belfast Stena Terminal
- Return ferry crossing with Stena Line – Belfast/Cairnryan
- 3 nights’ accommodation in the 3* Cairn Hotel, Harrogate
- Breakfast and evening meals
- Visit to Castle Howard
- Visit to the St Nicolas Fayre and the medieval town of York
- Free time in the stunning Spa town of Harrogate
- Services of an experienced Travel Solutions tour manager
- Single room supplement – £60
The Cairn Hotel
The Cairn Hotel was built during Harrogate’s period as a Spa Town when people came from far and wide to take the waters. Carefully modernised, grand original features still welcome you to this charming Victorian hotel. Located only a short 5 minute walk from the centre of town.
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Meet your coach at your selected joining point and travel to Belfast for the early morning ferry crossing to Cairnryan. On arrival in Cairnryan, we continue our journey to Harrogate with comfort stops en-route before arriving at the hotel late afternoon. After you have settled in and freshened up, you can enjoy a pre-dinner mulled wine drinks reception followed by live entertainment.
After breakfast travel to York to see the medieval city come alive. Revel in the festive atmosphere as you mingle with costumed stall owners and carol singers – choose ideal Yuletide gifts as you are surrounded by the delicious aromas of spicy gingerbread, roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate laced with brandy. Browse the cobbled shopping streets of Stonegate and its famous shambles and after a great day shopping meet your coach and make your way back to your hotel to enjoy a 3-course carvery dinner and yet another evening of great entertainment.
After breakfast visit the magnificent stately home of Castle Howard, stunning at any time of the year, but especially in the lead up to Christmas when lights and decorations transform the dull winter day into something magical – the house is festooned with thousands of candles, wreaths and garlands. In the afternoon we’ll return to Harrogate for yet more shopping, however, be sure to arrive back at the hotel in time to rest your tired feet and take stock of all your shopping before being spoiled with a sumptuous festive themed mini afternoon tea and glass of festive fizz. There will be dinner in the evening with yet more live entertainment.
This morning after breakfast and checking out, we sadly say goodbye to Harrogate and make our way back to Cairnryan with comfort stops en-route to join the early evening ferry crossing to Belfast. On arrival, you return to your original joining point.
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