Harrogate lies in the heart of Yorkshire Ridings, between the city of York and the Yorkshire Dales. Known as ‘The English Spa’, the town became popular within the 17th and 18th century due to its health treatments, and was soon a very wealthy town. Our Georgian hotel, located in the heart of the spa town, is the perfect place to experience a lively and bustling festive atmosphere. The White Hart Hotel offers breakfast and dinner every day of your stay, as well as a traditional Christmas lunch and nightly entertainment.
4 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for the journey to Harrogate and The White Hart Hotel (4T). We aim for you to arrive at the hotel between 4pm and 5pm, when you will be welcomed with mulled wine and mince pies. There will be time to relax before meeting with your tour manager and fellow guests. Dinner is served, followed by entertainment.
Day 2 Christmas Eve - Embsay & Bolton Railway
After breakfast, we depart for Bolton Abbey station, where we board the train running on the preserved Embsay and Bolton Railway line. The railway operates between the new award-winning station of Bolton Abbey and Embsay station built in 1888. During the short journey through the Yorkshire Dales you will get to experience the fine views towards Embsay Crag and Hugh Crag. On our return, we visit Bolton Abbey, to explore the beautiful Augustinian Priory ruins set in a picturesque landscape of ancient woodlands, and left to fall into disrepair following Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries. Dinner and entertainment will take place at our hotel this evening.
Day 3 Christmas Day - Harrogate
Merry Christmas! After breakfast you are free to relax at your hotel. Enjoy your Christmas lunch at the hotel, after which there will be a further opportunity to relax with coffee and Christmas cake which will be available in time for the Queen’s Speech. A buffet dinner will be served this evening at our hotel followed by entertainment.
Day 4 Boxing Day - Skipton
Today we take a coach to the delightful market town of Skipton, centred around a magnificent medieval castle. We explore the 900-year-old fortress, and learn of an interesting story that includes a three year siege during the Civil War. You will also have some free time to explore the old market town of Skipton and its charming cobbled High Street, or take a stroll along the great Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Our final dinner and entertainment will take place at our hotel this evening.
Day 5 Harrogate
Today we bid farewell to Harrogate. You will be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.