Flock to Yorkshire for Rails, Sails & Ales

This perfect packaged tour offers a wonderful selection of Yorkshire inclusions, all at a great price! Featuring a steam train journey, Castle Howard, a relaxing canal boat cruise and a pint of Yorkshire’s finest Black Sheep ale, do follow us like sheep up hill and down dale!

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 multi award-winning 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.

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. There are also award winning exhibitions to enjoy as well as the stunning grounds and gardens. 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 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 historic Harrogate, where Betty’s famous Tea Room is just one of the attractions in this flower-filled spa town.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast this morning we begin our journey home.

Mercure Leeds Parkway

Leeds, Yorkshire
This 3 star hotel is set in a tranquil spot near the Yorkshire Dales and the Golden Acre Park nature reserve. 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
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £234pp


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-Embsay

  • 1 hour guided narrow boat cruise with tea/biscuits

  • 1 hour guided tour & tasting at Blacksheep Brewery

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Prices starting from...

£234 for 5 days

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Features of this tour

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway & Skipton Canal Cruise
Castle Howard
Black Sheep Brewery