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Settle to Carlisle & the Best of Yorkshire

One of the best ways to soak up the beautiful landscapes of Yorkshire, rail journeys showcase the county at its finest. With three included on this holiday – the Embsay & Bolton Abbey, Keighley & Worth Valley, and Settle-Carlisle railways – expect rolling country meadows, beautiful pastures, and stunning views. You’ll also get to explore charming Ripon, tour the remarkable rooms of Ripley Castle, and enjoy an idyllic cruise along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Included coach travel on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

5 days from £649pp

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Itinerary

Make your own way to our hotel in Skipton, where you meet an experienced Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening with dinner.

Includes Dinner

This morning, we step aboard the fantastic Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway, journeying through the historic tracks of the former Midland Railway that connected Skipton to Ilkley. On arrival at Bolton Abbey station, our coach takes us to the charming city of Ripon. With everything from captivating museums to a lively market square, the city offers the best of both historic charm and cosmopolitan delights. There will be free time for you to explore.

Afterwards, we’ll discover Ripley Castle, a Grade I listed country house dating back to the 14th century. Enjoy a guided tour through the castle’s most iconic rooms, including the library, drawing rooms, tower room and Knight's Chamber. Once the tour ends, be sure to explore the stunning walled gardens and grounds – a unique collection of specimen trees from all over the world is a particular highlight.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway Ripon Ripley Castle with Guided Tour

Today, we enjoy a fantastic return journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway. This testament to the ingenuity of 19th-century engineers stretches across 72 miles, weaving through the scenic North Pennines, Eden Valley, and Yorkshire Dales. Along the journey, we cross 19 viaducts and pass through 14 tunnels. A particular gem is the Ribblehead viaduct, boasting 24 impressive arches and soaring to a peak of 32 metres, making it a highlight of this unforgettable ride.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Settle-Carlisle Railway

This morning, step aboard the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway for a fantastic return trip from Oxenhope. This 5-mile branch line, originally serving mills and Worth Valley's villages, is now a heritage line that has been resorted to its former glory. Our journey then takes us to the charming, cobbled streets of Haworth, once home to the renowned Brontë sisters. Here, you can meander down the historic Main Street or delve deeper into literary history at the Brontë Parsonage Museum (entrance not included).

Our next stop is Skipton, known as the ‘Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’. Here, we enjoy a cruise aboard a traditional canal boat, taking in the most scenic waterway in Yorkshire – the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. This canal played a pivotal role in the industrial revolution, connecting industries and shaping the region’s rich history.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Cruise Haworth Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

After breakfast, you are free to check out of our hotel and make your own way home.

Includes Breakfast

Make your own way to our hotel in Skipton, where you meet an experienced Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening with dinner.

Includes Dinner

This morning, we enjoy a ride on the charming Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway. The preserved railway was part of the former Midland Railway route from Skipton to Ilkley. Our next stop is Skipton, where we board a traditional canal boat for our included cruise along the most scenic waterway in Yorkshire, the Leeds and Liverpool canal. There are fascinating stories of how the canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Skipton

Today, we enjoy a fantastic return journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway. This testament to the ingenuity of 19th-century engineers stretches across 72 miles, weaving through the scenic North Pennines, Eden Valley, and Yorkshire Dales. Along the journey, we cross 19 viaducts and pass through 14 tunnels. A particular gem is the Ribblehead viaduct, boasting 24 impressive arches and soaring to a peak of 32 metres, making it a highlight of this unforgettable ride.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Settle-Carlisle Railway

After breakfast, we head to RHS Garden Harlow Carr which is located just outside the city of Harrogate. Harlow Carr offers a variety of growing landscapes, from running and still water, to woodland and wildflower meadows. Highlights include the lavish Main Borders, bursting with generous prairie-style planting, and the lush, moisture-loving plants around Streamside. A visit to Harlow Carr Garden rewards plant and flower enthusiasts with colourful natural beauty throughout the year. This innovatively designed and immaculately cared-for garden is divided into themed sections, each with its own charm. From the multi-hued candelabra primulas that grow alongside the garden's stream to the wildflower meadow with its wildlife observation hide, a visit to Harlow Carr offers endless variety and enjoyment. From here, we continue by coach to the city of Ripon. You’ll have free time to wander around the many fascinating museums and bustling market square or take a walk along the canal side. This afternoon, we continue to Ripley Castle, a Grade I listed 14th-century country house. Here, we include a guided tour of some of the castle rooms which include the library, drawing rooms, tower room and Knight's Chamber. After the tour, there’s time to explore the magnificent walled gardens and grounds where a collection of specimen trees from around the world can be found.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

RHS Harlow Carr Ripon Ripley Castle

After breakfast, you are free to check out of our hotel and make your own way home.

Includes Breakfast

Make your own way to our hotel in Skipton, where you meet an experienced Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening with dinner.

Includes Dinner

This morning, we enjoy a ride on the charming Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway. The preserved railway was part of the former Midland Railway route from Skipton to Ilkley. Our next stop is Skipton, where we board a traditional canal boat for our included cruise along the most scenic waterway in Yorkshire, the Leeds and Liverpool canal. There are fascinating stories of how the canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway Skipton

After breakfast, we head to RHS Garden Harlow Carr which is located just outside the city of Harrogate. Harlow Carr offers a variety of growing landscapes, from running and still water, to woodland and wildflower meadows. Highlights include the lavish Main Borders, bursting with generous prairie-style planting, and the lush, moisture-loving plants around Streamside. A visit to Harlow Carr Garden rewards plant and flower enthusiasts with colourful natural beauty throughout the year. This innovatively designed and immaculately cared-for garden is divided into themed sections, each with its own charm. From the multi-hued candelabra primulas that grow alongside the garden's stream to the wildflower meadow with its wildlife observation hide, a visit to Harlow Carr offers endless variety and enjoyment. From here, we continue by coach to the city of Ripon. You’ll have free time to wander around the many fascinating museums and bustling market square or take a walk along the canal side. This afternoon, we continue to Ripley Castle, a Grade I listed 14th-century country house. Here, we include a guided tour of some of the castle rooms which include the library, drawing rooms, tower room and Knight's Chamber. After the tour, there’s time to explore the magnificent walled gardens and grounds where a collection of specimen trees from around the world can be found

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

RHS Harlow Carr Ripon Ripley Castle

Today, we enjoy a return journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway where you can sit back and admire the scenery from both directions. The line pays testament to the ingenuity of 19th-century railway engineers as it travels over 72 miles through the North Pennines, Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales, crossing 19 viaducts and passing through 14 tunnels. The Ribblehead viaduct is a particular highlight, with 24 arches and a highest point of 32 metres

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Settle Carlisle Railway

After breakfast, you are free to check out of our hotel and make your own way home.

Includes Breakfast

Make your own way to our hotel in Skipton, where you meet an experienced Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening with dinner.

Includes Dinner

This morning, we enjoy a ride on the charming Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway. The preserved railway was part of the former Midland Railway route from Skipton to Ilkley. Our next stop is Skipton, where we board a traditional canal boat for our included cruise along the most scenic waterway in Yorkshire, the Leeds and Liverpool canal. There are fascinating stories of how the canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Skipton

Today, we enjoy a fantastic return journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway. This testament to the ingenuity of 19th-century engineers stretches across 72 miles, weaving through the scenic North Pennines, Eden Valley, and Yorkshire Dales. Along the journey, we cross 19 viaducts and pass through 14 tunnels. A particular gem is the Ribblehead viaduct, boasting 24 impressive arches and soaring to a peak of 32 metres, making it a highlight of this unforgettable ride.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Settle-Carlisle Railway

After breakfast, we head to RHS Garden Harlow Carr which is located just outside the city of Harrogate. Harlow Carr offers a variety of growing landscapes, from running and still water, to woodland and wildflower meadows. Highlights include the lavish Main Borders, bursting with generous prairie-style planting, and the lush, moisture-loving plants around Streamside. A visit to Harlow Carr Garden rewards plant and flower enthusiasts with colourful natural beauty throughout the year. This innovatively designed and immaculately cared-for garden is divided into themed sections, each with its own charm. From the multi-hued candelabra primulas that grow alongside the garden's stream to the wildflower meadow with its wildlife observation hide, a visit to Harlow Carr offers endless variety and enjoyment. From here, we continue by coach to the city of Ripon. You’ll have free time to wander around the many fascinating museums and bustling market square or take a walk along the canal side. This afternoon, we continue to Ripley Castle, a Grade I listed 14th-century country house. Here, we include a guided tour of some of the castle rooms which include the library, drawing rooms, tower room and Knight's Chamber. After the tour, there’s time to explore the magnificent walled gardens and grounds where a collection of specimen trees from around the world can be found.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

RHS Harlow Carr Ripon Ripley Castle

After breakfast, you are free to check out of our hotel and make your own way home.

Includes Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £180.00 (5 days).

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton.


Hotel Rendezvous

The 3-star family-run Rendezvous Hotel is conveniently located close to the town of Skipton, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. Overlooking the canal, the hotel offers stunning views, as well as fantastic facilities including a bar, restaurant, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Complimentary car parking is available on site, and Skipton railway station is just less than two miles from the hotel.

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool (Seasonal)
  • Lift
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Shower and Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
Accessibility
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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