Experience the best of Yorkshire on this wonderful holiday, staying in the heart of the extraordinary city of York, close to its famous attractions. With time to explore York’s enthralling heritage, dating back to Roman times, plus an excursion to Harrogate, once famed for its medicinal spa waters, an excursion to the impossibly grand Castle Howard and a journey on a heritage train, following the tracks of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway through the breathtakingly-beautiful scenes of the North Yorkshire Moors, you will soon understand why Yorkshire is a truly enthralling county to discover.
4 nights in York (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to the DoubleTree by Hilton York (4T). We aim for you to arrive at the hotel between 4pm and 5pm, with time to settle in before we enjoy dinner this evening.
Day 2 RHS Harlow Carr - Harrogate
After breakfast we start our day with a visit to the exquisite RHS Garden Harlow Carr, home to beautiful woodland, magnificent landscapes and enchanting wildflower meadows covering 68 acres. The innovative kitchen garden is particularly popular, with opportunities to gain advice on growing vegetables, fruit and herbs. We continue to Harrogate where you may make your own discoveries this afternoon. Perhaps you would like to visit Harrogate’s Turkish Baths and Spa, or wander through Harrogate and The Montpellier Quarter, considered the antiques and art centre of the north. The city is surrounded by numerous castles and abbeys to explore.
Day 3 North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Castle Howard
Relax in wood panelled carriages on a renowned heritage railway as we travel through enchanting landscapes on the 180-year old North Yorkshire Moors Railway, pulled by a magnificently restored steam engine or locomotive. We travel to Whitby for a coach tour of the traditional seaside resort, associated with Captain James Cook and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, before heading to the station to board a heritage train. Our journey takes us 24 miles across the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors to 1930s themed Pickering Station. From here, we depart for Castle Howard, which is reputed to be Yorkshire’s finest historic house and estate, and certainly one of the greatest in England. It took over 100 years to complete this magnificent 18th century mansion, set within 1,000 acres of beautiful landscape. Exhibitions display the varied history of the family who lived here for over 300 years, and the uses of Castle Howard.
Day 4 York
Today you are free to make your own discoveries of this stylish city. York has something for everyone from its range of shops and restaurants to its historic buildings and numerous museums. You may like to visit the world-renowned National Railway Museum, discover the city as it was over 1,000 years ago in the Jorvik Viking Centre, or amble between the crooked 14th century timber-framed buildings on The Shambles and walk the medieval city walls.
Day 5 York
This morning we bid farewell to Yorkshire. You will be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.