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Harrogate Christmas Celebration

Enjoy a relaxing Christmas in beautiful surroundings at the 4-star Crowne Plaza Hotel Harrogate. This Christmas you can unwind and let someone else do the cooking!… our half board tour includes welcome tea/coffee & mince pies on arrival, a traditional Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings, a light Boxing Day lunch plus, a visit to historic York on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day steam journey on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

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5 days from £709



Friday 23 December 2022



  • 4-night stay at the centrally located 4-star Crowne Plaza Hotel

  • Stay in the heart of the Yorkshire Spa town of Harrogate

  • Explore historic York on Christmas Eve

  • Steam through the stunning winter scenery of Yorkshire Dales on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway on Boxing Day


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening plus two lunches

  • Entertainment on three evenings

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage



Arriving in Harrogate, we make our way to the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located in the centre of the delightful spa town. After we have checked in and enjoyed tea/coffee & mince pies we have free time to relax or explore our surroundings prior to dinner followed by a festive quiz and music from a local choir.



Christmas Eve
Today we travel to the medieval walled city of York by train where we enjoy the day at leisure to explore the city's hidden gems and iconic historic buildings, including the impressive York Minster. We can enjoy a mulled wine and take a stroll around preserved medieval streets of The Shambles, perfect for last minute Christmas shopping! In the afternoon we journey back to Harrogate by train and enjoy our evening meal followed by festive bingo.

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Christmas Day
Merry Christmas! A day of relaxation and fine food awaits us today. After a leisurely breakfast, the morning is free to relax in the comfort of our hotel or we can get out in the fresh air and explore magical atmosphere of Harrogate with its magnificent architecture dressed in festive finery. We enjoy a wonderful traditional Christmas lunch followed by sherry & Christmas cake and can watch the Queen's speech and a festive movie in the afternoon. In the evening we enjoy a light buffet dinner.

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Boxing Day
This morning after a hearty breakfast we transfer by private coach to Keighley. Here we meet our guide and board the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway for a steam train journey through stunning Yorkshire winter scenery, complete with delicious mince pies. Following our delightful railway journey, we return to Harrogate by coach and enjoy a soup & sandwich lunch at our hotel. The afternoon is then free to relax or explore the Boxing Day sales in Harrogate before our dinner followed live musical entertainment.

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We bid farewell to wonderful Harrogate and Yorkshire as we make our way homeward.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Harrogate

The 4-star Crowne Plaza Hotel is situated just a short walk from the centre of Harrogate and many of the spa town’s most popular attractions including the Crescent Gardens, Betty’s Tearooms and the Turkish Baths. The comfortable bedrooms are well equipped and offer free Wi-Fi, TV, hairdryer and tea /coffee making facilities. All meals are served in the elegant Springs Restaurant located on the first floor and the stylish surroundings of Springs Bar make it the perfect place for a relaxing festive drink. Single travellers have sole occupancy of a twin or double room.



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*Please note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class only, so First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of journeys.

Join & Leave at Hotel £709


Single Room Supplement £90


4 nights bed, breakfast & evening meal plus two lunches

Entertainment on three evenings

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach transfer as described

All excursions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

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