Whitby and North Yorkshire
Discover the essence of Yorkshire, from steam trains to historic cathedrals, on our tour of the best the county has to offer. Savour the quiet beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors by steam train, and explore the pretty towns of Ripon, Harrogate and York. Spend time in Whitby – a traditional coastal town, why not sample Yorkshire’s best fish and chips or discover its ancient vampire legends.
Departing 1st July 2019
from £499 per person sharing
This tour is on request. To book please contact our reservations team on 028 9045 5030
- Luxury coach travel from Coleraine, Ballymoney, Cloughmills, Ballymena, Dunsilly, Belfast and Belfast Stena Line Port
- Return ferry crossings with Stena Line Belfast/Cairnryan
- 4 nights accommodation at the 3* Cairn Hotel, Harrogate
- English breakfast and evening meals
- 2 nights entertainment
- Visits to Ripon, Harrogate, York and Whitby
- Entrance to Fountains Abbey
- Journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railways
- Services of an experienced Travel Solutions tour manager
- Single room supplement – £90
Cairns Hotel – Harrogate
Pared-down rooms include en suite bathrooms, TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Room service is available.
There’s an elegant restaurant with a carvery, and a posh colonnaded foyer with a lounge and a bar. There’s also a ballroom and a gym.
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Meet your coach at your chosen joining point and travel to Belfast to join the early morning ferry to Cairnryan before travelling on to our hotel.
Today we’ll visit the Georgian market town of Ripon to browse the medieval streets lined with small shops and tea rooms before visiting the world heritage site of Fountains Abbey.
In the morning you’ll discover the delightful spa town of Harrogate with its glorious Edwardian architecture and don’t forget to stop for refreshments at Betty’s famous tea rooms. The rest of the day will be spent in the walled riverside city of York with its quaint historical charm, cobbled streets and huddled houses which have hardly changed since the 14th century.
Today it’s all aboard the steam train through the North Yorkshire Moors, travelling through Heartbeat Country and the setting for many of the Harry Potter scenes. Then on to Whitby to discover the bustling harbourside lanes, or climb the 199 steps to St. Mary’s Church, inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
On our way home, we’ll stop off in the magical market town of Hawes, home to Wensleydale Cheese and the Dales Museum before arriving at Cairnryan to join the evening ferry crossing to Belfast and returning to your original joining point.
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