Flock to Yorkshire for Rails, Sails & Ales 2020

This perfect packaged tour offers a wonderful selection of Yorkshire inclusions, all at a great price. Choose a 3 night stay and enjoy a steam train journey, Castle Howard and a relaxing canal boat cruise, or stay an extra night and enjoy a visit to Harrogate and a pint of Yorkshire’s finest Black Sheep ale at the Black Sheep Brewery. You would be baarmy not to!
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway & Skipton Canal Cruise
Our morning begins with a 30 minute journey through the picturesque Yorkshire Dales on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, before enjoying free time for lunch in Skipton. In the afternoon we watch the world drift by on a relaxing 1 hour narrow boat cruise along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal through the Pennine countryside with tea and biscuits served on board. Please note, trains run on a Tues/ Sat & Sun from May - Oct (& every day during the summer school holidays) + bank holidays

Day 3 Castle Howard & York
We visit impressive Castle Howard this morning, where we learn of its rich and varied history. Visits to the house are free-flow, allowing groups to explore at leisure, with friendly and knowledgeable guides on hand to share the stories of the house, family and collections as well as its link to some of the most popular TV programmes filmed there over the past few years. In the afternoon, we spend time at leisure in historic York, where we explore its first class attractions including gothic York Minster, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the National Railway Centre and York's famous medieval street, The Shambles.

Day 4 Departure
After breakfast, we make out way home.
For 4 night stays at the Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel
Day 4 Black Sheep Brewery & Harrogate
This morning we enjoy a 1 hour “shepherded” brewery tour at the Black Sheep Brewery finishing with the end product - a glass of award winning ale! We spend the afternoon at leisure in the historic spa town of Harrogate, where Betty’s famous Tea Room is just one of the attractions in this flower-filled spa town.

Day 5 Departure
We make our way home today.

Mercure Leeds Parkway

Leeds, Yorkshire
This 3 star hotel is set in a tranquil spot near the Yorkshire Dales. All 118 bedrooms are elegantly furnished with a contemporary touch, the brasserie restaurant offers views over the surrounding countryside and the cosy bar has an open fire and a summer patio. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa bath and gym. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel

Leeds, Yorkshire
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £249pp
No Double for Sole Use Supplement (max 4, incl. driver)

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Castle Howard
• Single rail journey Bolton Abbey to Embsay
• 1 hour guided boat cruise with tea & biscuits
• 1 hour guided tour & tasting Blacksheep Brewery
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£244 for 4 days

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