Settle to Carlisle and the Best of Yorkshire

We challenge you to find a more beautiful way to take in the classic countryside of Yorkshire than by steam train. Think rolling country meadows effortlessly blended with a timeless mode of transport – it’s a winning combination! Venture aboard the Embsay & Bolton Abbey, Keighley & Worth Valley, and Settle-Carlisle railways. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore your surroundings and lovely excursions to fill your days. We promise it’s one to remember!

5 days from £649pp

Single Room Supplement from £180pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Coach transfers for our excursions

Itinerary

Make your own way to our hotel in Skipton, where you meet an experienced Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening with dinner.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

This morning, we enjoy a ride on the charming Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway. The preserved railway was part of the former Midland Railway route from Skipton to Ilkley. Our next stop is Skipton, where we board a traditional canal boat for our included cruise along the most scenic waterway in Yorkshire, the Leeds and Liverpool canal. There are fascinating stories of how the canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Skipton

Today, we enjoy a return journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway where you can sit back and admire the scenery from both directions. The line pays testament to the ingenuity of 19th-century railway engineers as it travels over 72 miles through the North Pennines, Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales, crossing 19 viaducts and passing through 14 tunnels. The Ribblehead viaduct is a particular highlight, with 24 arches and a highest point of 32 metres.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Settle Carlisle Railway

After breakfast, we head to RHS Garden Harlow Carr which is located just outside the city of Harrogate. Harlow Carr offers a variety of growing landscapes, from running and still water, to woodland and wildflower meadows. Highlights include the lavish Main Borders, bursting with generous prairie-style planting, and the lush, moisture-loving plants around Streamside. A visit to Harlow Carr Garden rewards plant and flower enthusiasts with colourful natural beauty throughout the year. This innovatively designed and immaculately cared-for garden is divided into themed sections, each with its own charm. From the multi-hued candelabra primulas that grow alongside the garden's stream to the wildflower meadow with its wildlife observation hide, a visit to Harlow Carr offers endless variety and enjoyment. From here, we continue by coach to the city of Ripon. You’ll have free time to wander around the many fascinating museums and bustling market square or take a walk along the canal side. This afternoon, we continue to Ripley Castle, a Grade I listed 14th-century country house. Here, we include a guided tour of some of the castle rooms which include the library, drawing rooms, tower room and Knight's Chamber. After the tour, there’s time to explore the magnificent walled gardens and grounds where a collection of specimen trees from around the world can be found.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • RHS Harlow Carr
  • Ripon
  • Ripley Castle

After breakfast, you are free to check out of our hotel and make your own way home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Make your own way to our hotel in Skipton, where you meet an experienced Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening with dinner.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

This morning, we enjoy a ride on the charming Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway. The preserved railway was part of the former Midland Railway route from Skipton to Ilkley. Our next stop is Skipton, where we board a traditional canal boat for our included cruise along the most scenic waterway in Yorkshire, the Leeds and Liverpool canal. There are fascinating stories of how the canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Skipton

Today, we enjoy a return journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway where you can sit back and admire the scenery from both directions. The line pays testament to the ingenuity of 19th-century railway engineers as it travels over 72 miles through the North Pennines, Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales, crossing 19 viaducts and passing through 14 tunnels. The Ribblehead viaduct is a particular highlight, with 24 arches and a highest point of 32 metres.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Settle Carlisle Railway

After breakfast, we head to RHS Garden Harlow Carr which is located just outside the city of Harrogate. Harlow Carr offers a variety of growing landscapes, from running and still water, to woodland and wildflower meadows. Highlights include the lavish Main Borders, bursting with generous prairie-style planting, and the lush, moisture-loving plants around Streamside. A visit to Harlow Carr Garden rewards plant and flower enthusiasts with colourful natural beauty throughout the year. This innovatively designed and immaculately cared-for garden is divided into themed sections, each with its own charm. From the multi-hued candelabra primulas that grow alongside the garden's stream to the wildflower meadow with its wildlife observation hide, a visit to Harlow Carr offers endless variety and enjoyment. From here, we continue by coach to the city of Ripon. You’ll have free time to wander around the many fascinating museums and bustling market square or take a walk along the canal side. This afternoon, we continue to Ripley Castle, a Grade I listed 14th-century country house. Here, we include a guided tour of some of the castle rooms which include the library, drawing rooms, tower room and Knight's Chamber. After the tour, there’s time to explore the magnificent walled gardens and grounds where a collection of specimen trees from around the world can be found.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • RHS Harlow Carr
  • Ripon
  • Ripley Castle

After breakfast, you are free to check out of our hotel and make your own way home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Make your own way to our hotel in Skipton, where you meet an experienced Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening with dinner.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

This morning, we enjoy a ride on the charming Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway. The preserved railway was part of the former Midland Railway route from Skipton to Ilkley. Our next stop is Skipton, where we board a traditional canal boat for our included cruise along the most scenic waterway in Yorkshire, the Leeds and Liverpool canal. There are fascinating stories of how the canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Skipton

After breakfast, we head to RHS Garden Harlow Carr which is located just outside the city of Harrogate. Harlow Carr offers a variety of growing landscapes, from running and still water, to woodland and wildflower meadows. Highlights include the lavish Main Borders, bursting with generous prairie-style planting, and the lush, moisture-loving plants around Streamside. A visit to Harlow Carr Garden rewards plant and flower enthusiasts with colourful natural beauty throughout the year. This innovatively designed and immaculately cared-for garden is divided into themed sections, each with its own charm. From the multi-hued candelabra primulas that grow alongside the garden's stream to the wildflower meadow with its wildlife observation hide, a visit to Harlow Carr offers endless variety and enjoyment. From here, we continue by coach to the city of Ripon. You’ll have free time to wander around the many fascinating museums and bustling market square or take a walk along the canal side. This afternoon, we continue to Ripley Castle, a Grade I listed 14th-century country house. Here, we include a guided tour of some of the castle rooms which include the library, drawing rooms, tower room and Knight's Chamber. After the tour, there’s time to explore the magnificent walled gardens and grounds where a collection of specimen trees from around the world can be found.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • RHS Harlow Carr
  • Ripon
  • Ripley Castle

Today, we enjoy a return journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway where you can sit back and admire the scenery from both directions. The line pays testament to the ingenuity of 19th-century railway engineers as it travels over 72 miles through the North Pennines, Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales, crossing 19 viaducts and passing through 14 tunnels. The Ribblehead viaduct is a particular highlight, with 24 arches and a highest point of 32 metres.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Settle Carlisle Railway

After breakfast, you are free to check out of our hotel and make your own way home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Make your own way to our hotel in Skipton, where you meet an experienced Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening with dinner.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

This morning, we enjoy a ride on the charming Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway.  The preserved railway was part of the former Midland Railway route from Skipton to Ilkley. On arrival at Bolton Abbey station, our coach picks us up and takes us to the city of Ripon. You’ll have free time to wander around the many fascinating museums and bustling market square or take a walk along the canal side.

We continue to Ripley Castle, a Grade I listed 14th-century country house. Here, we include a guided tour of some of the castle rooms which include the library, drawing rooms, tower room and Knight's Chamber. After the tour, there’s time to explore the magnificent walled gardens and grounds where a collection of specimen trees from around the world can be found.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway
  • Ripon
  • Ripley Castle

Today, we enjoy a return journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway where you can sit back and admire the scenery from both directions. The line pays testament to the ingenuity of 19th-century railway engineers as it travels over 72 miles through the North Pennines, Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales, crossing 19 viaducts and passing through 14 tunnels. The Ribblehead viaduct is a particular highlight, with 24 arches and a highest point of 32 metres.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Settle-Carlisle Railway

This morning, we board the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and enjoy a fantastic round trip from the town of Oxenhope. The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is a 5-mile-long branch line that served mills and villages in the Worth Valley and is now a heritage railway that has been delightfully restored. Afterwards, we travel to the delightful quaint town of Haworth, which was home to the famous Brontë sisters. You have time to explore the historic cobbled Main Street or visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum (entrance not included).

Our next stop is Skipton, where we board a traditional canal boat for our included cruise along the most scenic waterway in Yorkshire, the Leeds and Liverpool canal. There are fascinating stories of how the canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Leeds and Liverpool Canal Cruise
  • Haworth
  • Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

After breakfast, you are free to check out of our hotel and make your own way home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

*Please note: We cannot guarantee that all our rail journeys will be steam hauled and the running order of the itinerary may change depending on availability. The final itinerary will be confirmed in your final travel documents.*

Single Room Supplement from £180.00 (5 days).

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton.


Hotel Rendezvous

Hotel Rendezvous

The 3-star family-run Rendezvous Hotel is conveniently located close to the town of Skipton, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. Overlooking the canal, the hotel offers stunning views, as well as fantastic facilities including a bar, restaurant, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Complimentary car parking is available on site, and Skipton railway station is just less than two miles from the hotel.

Location: Keighley Road, Skipton, BD23 2TA

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool (Seasonal)
  • Lift
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Shower and Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
Accessibility
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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Single Room Supplement from £180

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