Holiday Tour Details
Yorkshire Rail & Sail Description
A tour of discovery as we enjoy the best of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park with two scenic railway rides and a canal boat trip. We also include a visit to the historic city of York and the excellent National Railway Museum.
Yorkshire Rail & Sail Itinerary
Sunday We depart Cornwall in the morning and travel to Yorkshire, arriving in time to settle in before dinner.
Monday Our guide joins us today to guide us on a spectacular full day tour of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Our day promises unforgettable scenery at every turn and includes a trip on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway from Appleby to Settle for more wonderful dales views.
Tuesday Today begins with a nostalgic steam train journey from Embsay as we ‘chug’ through the serenely beautiful dales to Bolton Abbey and return. We then visit the charming market town of Skipton, known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’. Later we join a relaxing canal cruise which includes a hilarious cruise commentary and a hot drink.
Wednesday This morning we make our way to the medieval and very splendid city of York. There will be free time to take in the history and culture of this walled riverside city as well as a visit to the famous National Railway Museum; home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance.
Thursday Our day begins in the traditional market town of Thirsk, home to the fictional vet James Herriot. The town boasts spectacular backdrops of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. We then have time for lunch in Ripon, a Yorkshire gem with undeniable heritage, tradition and character. The latter part of our afternoon will be free to explore Harrogate.
Friday We leave Yorkshire and travel home to Cornwall.
Yorkshire Rail & Sail Hotel
The three star Cairn Hotel is a grand Victorian hotel situated in the stunning spa town of Harrogate. Carefully modernised, its grand original features welcome you to this charming hotel.
Wifi, hot drink facilities, lift, porterage & entertainment
Yorkshire Rail & Sail Includes
Premier Class coach travel
Free optional travel insurance
5 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Excursions as detailed
Full day guided tour of Yorkshire Dales
Ride on Settle to Carlisle Railway
Ride on Embsay to Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
1 Hour canal cruise including tea & biscuits
Admission to National Railway Museum
Free parking at depot
Pick up points throughout Cornwall
Yorkshire Rail & Sail Further Information
Single rooms available at a supplement of £91 per person
Home pick up £25 per person
£75 non-refundable deposit
Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel