Historic Yorkshire

Day 1 York

VIP Outbound1

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to York. We aim for you to arrive at the hotel between 4pm and 5pm, with the rest of the day to settle in.

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. The innovative kitchen garden is particularly popular, with opportunities to gain advice on growing vegetables, fruit and herbs.

We continue to Harrogate where you’re free to explore at leisure on our holidays in Yorkshire. Perhaps visit the Turkish Baths and Spa, or wander through Harrogate and The Montpellier Quarter, considered the antiques and art centre of the north.

  • Visit to RHS Harlow Carr and Harrogate (all day)

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. Our journey takes us 24 miles across the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors from 1930s themed Pickering Station to Whitby, for a coach tour of the traditional seaside resort associated with Captain James Cook and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

From here, we depart for Castle Howard, 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.

  • Journey on North Yorkshire Moors Railway (morning)
  • Excursion to Castle Howard (afternoon)

Day 4 York

Our short breaks in Yorkshire allows for leisure time. And today you’re 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’ll be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.