2017 Yorkshire Dales Steam, Rail & Ale Trail

2017 Yorkshire Dales Steam, Rail & Ale Trail

Enjoy a day at the Keighley & Worth Valley Autumn Steam Gala and two other great Yorkshire heritage railways, plus a visit to York and two fabulous breweries. Don't be bitter - hop on!

5 Days From Only £445.00

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 5 October 2017

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover Harrogate from a hotel just yards from Betty’s and other attractions

  • Steam to your heart’s content at the Keighley & Worth Valley Autumn Gala

  • Enjoy Haworth in the heart of Brontë Country

  • Spend a day in York to visit the National Railway Museum

  • Experience a tour and tasting at the York Brewery

  • Steam through the Dales on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway

  • Discover Wensleydale on board the preserved Wensleydale Railway

  • Get a taste for Yorkshire at the Black Sheep Brewery

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening

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

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

DAY 1

Arrive in Harrogate and make your way to the Yorkshire Hotel, situated at the very heart of the town, opposite Betty's Tea Rooms and just a short walk from the shops and the famous Turkish Baths.

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DAY 2

A short local train journey today takes you through quaint Knaresborough to historic York, which boasts many attractions, not least the Minster, city walls and, of course, the National Railway Museum. After free time to discover the NRM and the city's other attractions, we meet up for a visit to the York Brewery, set within the city walls, where the brewing process is explained on a guided tour, including four tasters of the brewery's products.

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DAY 3

Today's excursion skirts the Dales as we transfer to Keighley for the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Autumn Steam Gala. An included day ticket allows you to ride the scenic line all day through countryside made familiar through film in the Railway Children, hopping on and off as you please. Why not break off in Haworth, the home of the Brontës, and visit the Parsonage, before we meet up in Keighley for the return journey to Harrogate.

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DAY 4

A fabulous tour of the Dales awaits today, as we transfer first to Bolton Abbey for a ride on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway along the former Skipton-Ilkley Line to Embsay Station, which was built in 1888. Heading north by coach through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, we pick up the Wensleydale Railway, a preserved railway servicing locals and tourists alike on a scenic line through Wensleydale that once connected the East Coast Mainline with the Settle & Carlisle. Our circular tour of the Dales then ends in Masham with a tour and tasting at the excellent Black Sheep Brewery.

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DAY 5

We bid "ah'll sithee" to Yorkshire and make our way home.




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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTEL

The Yorkshire Hotel, Harrogate

Situated right at the centre of "The English Spa", the Yorkshire Hotel is just footsteps away from Betty’s, the Spa, the Royal Pump Room, green parkland and other attractions. The hotel boasts a lounge, bar and brasserie, whereas rooms feature tea/coffee making facilities. Railtrail has chosen to include rooms at the front of the hotel, which vary in shape and size, but which feature a view of Harrogate’s ‘Old Town’ and parkland.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

RC (-)

London: Kings Cross

£595

£530

-£10

Greater London

£630

£550

-£10

South of England

£635

£555

-£15

East Anglia

£650

£560

-£15

South West

£685

£575

-£20

Heart of England

£630

£550

-£10

Midlands

£575

£505

-£10

Yorkshire

N/A

£485

-£5

North East

£550

£515

-£10

North West

N/A

£495

-£5

South Wales

£650

£545

-£10

North Wales

N/A

£525

-£10

Scotland

£605

£535

-£10



 

Join & Leave at Hotel £445

Single Room Supplement £120

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal

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

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

Important – Please select the number of passengers before proceeding to ‘Book Now’

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