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Route 66 - Transpennine Treat

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCRU8489

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

7 days

This two-centre tour is a stunner of a road trip! Crossing the Pennines on an exploration from Scarborough and the North York Moors to the glorious Lakes, hit the highway on the A66. With 3 nights on the East coast and 3 nights right on the edge of the Lake District National Park, enjoy an action-packed itinerary. Experience a ‘Brief Encounter’ at Carnforth Station, breathe in the fresh air in the friendly seaside town of Whitby, get acquainted with a bygone age on the heritage North Yorkshire Moors Railway, take a ride on one of England’s most scenic railway journeys from Settle to Carlisle and visit historic Barnard Castle on the River Tees. And finally….if you ever plan to motor west (or east in September – reverse itinerary), travel my way, take the highway, that's the best!!

PRICE FROM ? £729 per person
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Day 1 Join your holiday coach, sit back and relax as your journey takes you northwards. A suitable refreshment stop will be made en-route before arriving for your 3-night stay at the Red Lea Hotel in Scarborough (July) or Shapwells Hotel in Cumbria (September) DBB

Day 2 - 3 (July) OR Day 5 - 6 (September)
At leisure in Scarborough with one included excursion. You will have a full day at leisure in Scarborough to enjoy one of Yorkshire’s premier coastal resorts. The Red Lea hotel is situated on the historic South Cliff close to Scarborough’s popular attractions and is just a short walk from the town’s celebrated Esplanade, the elegant promenade that runs along the top of the cliffs. It is also very close to Spa’s Cliff Lift (approx. £1 one way per adult in 2021), the spectacular Italian Gardens and the South Cliff Rose Garden.


Whitby & North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Head further along the coast to the fishing town of Whitby with its quaint narrow streets and picturesque houses on the steep slopes of the River Esk, and its bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey. The energetic may like to climb the 199 steps up to the Abbey to explore the beautiful ruins which tower over the town (entrance not included). Then it’s all aboard the North Yorkshire Moor Railway for an included trip on the one the world’s great heritage railway experiences. Journey right across 24 miles of the amazing scenery of the North York Moors to Pickering with its delightful 1930s themed station. Travel via Goathland station which is known as the location for Heartbeat and Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film. Your coach and driver will be waiting in Pickering to take you back to Scarborough.

Day 4 Hit the Highway today after breakfast to the charming Teesdale market town of Barnard Castle. Wednesday is Market Day and is held on ‘the cobbles’ in the Market Place. The town is also a haven for discerning shoppers who are sure to enjoy the many antique shops and independent retailers.  The ruins of Barnard Castle sit on a cliff above the River Tees and from here visitors can enjoy wonderful views (English Heritage property - entrance not included). Just a short distance from the town centre is the excellent Bowes Museum, housed in a monumental French-style Chateau. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland, the museum houses a significant collection of European fine and decorative arts. Entrance is included. Head off this afternoon for your 3-night stay at Shapwells Hotel in Cumbria (July) or the Red Lea Hotel in Scarborough (September). DBB

Day 5 - 6 (July) OR Day 2 - 3 (September)
At leisure in Cumbria with two included excursions

Settle – Carlisle and Keswick
Head south to Settle to enjoy a classic rail journey on the Settle – Carlisle Railway. Sit back and relax as some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside rolls majestically past your window. The 72-mile line runs through the spectacular moorland scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian Fells passing over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Please note – this is not a steam train journey. Meet your coach and driver in Carlisle and head to Keswick, the most northerly of the Lake District’s towns. Surrounded by majestic fells in an idyllic setting on Derwentwater, pretty Keswick is full unique galleries, boutiques selling local artisan crafts, pottery and jewellery.

Brief Encounter with Leighton Hall & Carnforth Heritage Centre
Travel back in time today for a nostalgic day out on the edge of the Lake District. Carnforth Station is best known as the location for the filming of David Lean’s film ‘Brief Encounter’ released in 1945 starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. The station was fully restored in 2003 after lying derelict for several years. The award-winning Heritage Centre is located on Platform 1 and is home to exhibitions and galleries where you can discover background information about the making of the film, film locations and the cast members. From here it is just a short drive to Leighton Hall, the stunning ancestral home of the renowned Gillow furniture family. Included entrance and a light soup and sandwich lunch await followed by an tour of the house with a friendly guide who will share the magic of Leighton Hall’s colourful heritage. Enjoy a birds of prey display in the grounds (weather permitting) and time to stroll in the attractive gardens before heading back to the hotel.

Day 7 It’s back home today after breakfast with a suitable stop en-route for refreshments.

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Red Lea Hotel, Scarborough - 3 nights

The popular, family-run 3* Red Lea Hotel is situated in an elegant Victorian mid-terrace on Scarborough’s historic South Cliff close to the Esplanade.  The 66 comfortable guestrooms feature wooden furnishings and are equipped with TV and tea / coffee making facilities. Sea-view rooms are subject to availability and supplement – please enquire. The on-site restaurant serves tasty home-cooked meals and there is a newly renovated bar. The hotel also offers a small indoor swimming pool, hot tub and gym.














Shap Wells Hotel, Shap - 3 nights

Situated in a secluded, wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells and surrounded by mountain streams yet only minutes from the M6, 3* Shap Wells Hotel is a large country house style hotel. The cosy, traditional guestrooms have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and tea /coffee making facilities and many have views of the surrounding countryside. NB Some guest accommodation is located in the ‘Old Bathhouse’ within the hotel grounds. The hotel retains many of its original features and character and guests can expect a warm welcome in the Riverside Lounge and Bar. The Birkbeck Restaurant serves a seasonal menu and the hotel also features a gym and games room. There are miles of quiet paths for recreational walking written guides are available for small and medium walks within Shap Wells grounds.

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