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A family firm with an ethos of honesty and integrity. Our passion for delivering quality escorted holidays by rail at great value fares along with consistently excellent customer service has stood us in good stead for over 40 years.
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England's largest and most diverse county, with rolling dales that inspired the Brontës, the brooding North York Moors, a charming coastline, historic York and lovely Harrogate - "the English Spa".
We thought we would celebrate the steam and rail heritage of the north country with our own 'battle of the roses' tour, including Yorkshire and Lancashire steam and heritage railways every day from our base at an iconic railway hotel. With Railtrail escorting this great railway holiday you are sure to come up smelling of roses!Duration: 8 Days
There are said to be 'Seven Wonders of the Waterways' and on this great railway holiday we visit six! Our Railtrail grand tour begins at the very heart of the industrial revolution at a hotel within the Ironbridge World Heritage site, then explores the masterpieces of Victorian engineering with boat trips and steam trains galore.Duration: 10 Days
Our Harrogate winter break visits Castle Howard to see the wonderful festive decorations and iconic 25 foot Christmas tree in the Great Hall adorned with over 3000 baubles. We explore York's famous St Nicholas Fayre with over one hundred traditional stalls scattered throughout the atmospheric streets. We enjoy festive afternoon tea as we steam through the Dales on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway and visit the RHS Harlow Carr Gardens as dusk falls to view the beautifully illuminated trees.Duration: 4 Days
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.Duration: 5 Days
A relaxing New Year short break in the beautiful Victorian spa town of Harrogate. Our tour includes an afternoon tea, New Year's Eve gala dinner with entertainment and a steam journey on the Embsay and Bolton Railway as well as a trip to the historic city of York.Duration: 4 Days
Enjoy New Year in delightful spa town of Ilkley, surrounded by the wintery glory of the stunning Yorkshire Dales. The tour includes a visit to the lovely market town of Skipton, a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration with all the trimmings including drinks reception, gala dinner, and live music plus, we enjoy two superb steam journeys on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway and Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.Duration: 5 Days
Award winning rail holidays in the UK and Europe, All departing in 2022