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Harewood, RHS Harlow Carr & Historic York

5 days - from only £529pp


Harewood, RHS Harlow Carr & Historic York

Enjoy a short break staying at the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton, situated right in the heart of charming Harrogate. This beautiful hotel sits amongst eight acres of landscaped gardens, and is complete with a restaurant, lounge, terrace and spa. The perfect base from which to explore, we begin our tour in historic York, where you can discover the city’s past at the Jorvik Viking Centre, or escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a relaxing cruise on the River Ouse. Spend some time at leisure in Harrogate before we uncover the floral paradise at RHS Harlow Carr, and visit Harewood House, one of the finest stately homes in Britain. Combining historic towns, thriving cities and wonderful scenery, this tour is a must!

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  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Local joining points

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Harrogate and the gorgeous DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa for a four-night stay.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: York and Cruise

    Today we take a trip to historic York. Discover the city’s Viking past at the Jorvik Viking Centre, explore 300 years of railway history at the National Railway Museum, or learn more about York’s sweet history at the Chocolate Story. Don’t miss the breathtaking York Minster – one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe and an incredible example of Gothic architecture.

    Browse York’s many shops, from high street favourites to quirky and independent boutiques, along with excellent cafés, pubs and restaurants, and not forgetting the unusual Shambles, with its over-hanging timber-framed houses and traditional shop fronts.

    Whilst we’re here, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax with a cruise on the River Ouse. A great photo opportunity to see the fascinating buildings, bridges and historic sights, and look for stunning wildlife including Kingfishers.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Cruise
    • York
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Skipton and Grassington

    Relax in Harrogate, or join our optional excursion to Skipton, the ‘Gateway to the Dales’. This picture-perfect market town is home to a 900-year old castle. We then continue to Grassington, a beautiful village in Upper Wharfedale’s stunning scenery, with its bustling cobbled market square fringed by shops offering local food, specialty gifts and crafts.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    • Skipton and Grassington

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: RHS Harlow Carr and Harewood House with Cream Tea

    This morning we visit RHS Harlow Carr. Admire the water features, dry stone walls and wooded areas as we explore the colourful herbaceous borders, wildflower meadows and stream side walks. You may wish to follow the Sculpture Trail, stroll through the Scented Garden or the Main Borders, or enjoy a treat at the on-site Bettys Café Tea Room.

    This afternoon, we continue to Harewood House, one of the finest stately homes in Britain. Once home to the Queen’s aunt and cousins, this Grade I listed property has been home to the Lascelles family since it was built in the 1760s. In more recent years, you might recognise it from ITV’s Victoria and Downton Abbey. Tuck into a delicious cream tea in the Terrace Tearoom with views over the rolling parkland, the perfect place to admire the stunning scenery.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Harewood House

    Harewood House
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    Included Highlights

    • RHS Harlow Carr
    • Harewood House
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast


Boasting expertly crafted itineraries and luxurious, handpicked accommodation, enjoy an indulgent escape in the UK's most desirable destinations with The Signature Collection.

Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Harrogate

Relax in the comfort you'd expect from the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton, in the heart of Harrogate. Built in 1889, this magnificent hotel is a stately Victorian property that sits amid eight acres of beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the town. The hotel’s restaurant, Carters Champagne Bar & Grill, is elegantly decorated in an Edwardian style and serves an à la carte menu of locally sourced, seasonal produce. After a day of exploring, enjoy a well-deserved drink in Frederick’s Piano Lounge & Terrace, or indulge in the hotel’s spa, complete with a swimming pool, six treatment rooms, gym and a range of thermal experiences (extra charges may apply, please pay locally).

Most popular facilities

  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool

Hotel Facilities

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  • Room Service Available


  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool

Room Amenities

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi


  • Lift
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Wheelchair Access

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