Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Romantic Landscapes & Dramatic Buildings Of Yorkshire

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8291

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

National Trust 2018

PRICE FROM ? £570 per person
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Itinerary

Description

The beautiful Yorkshire countryside provides the perfect backdrop for the county’s elegant houses, atmospheric ruins and delightful gardens. We explore some of the highlights of this charmingly rugged county, from the magnificent Vanbrugh pile of Castle Howard to the monastic ruins of Fountains Abbey and from the iconic York Minster to the innovative RHS Garden Harlow Carr.  

Coach Itinerary

Excursion One - York, York Minster & Treasurer’s House
We make our way to historic York. The city’s story spans the centuries, from its founding by the Romans in 71AD to its wealth as a medieval wool trading centre and there is plenty of evidence of this fascinating past left to admire, from the narrow medieval lanes known as the Shambles to the ancient city walls.

We enjoy a guided tour of the iconic York Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in northern Europe and home to some of the most stunning stained glass windows that have led to the Minster being described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of England’.

Later, we visit Treasurer’s House in the heart of the city. The house has a 2,000-year-old history and was the first house given complete with its contents to the National Trust in 1930. This is thanks to Frank Green, a wealthy industrialist who not only restored this magnificent house but used it to stage his remarkable collection of antique furniture, art and textiles.

Excursion Two - Castle Howard & Malton
Designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, Castle Howard has twice appeared as Brideshead in film and television adaptations of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel. Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, this magnificent 18th-century residence offers world-renowned collections and stunning architecture, all set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking scenery with idyllic gardens, woodland and lakeside walks.


We return to our hotel via Malton, one of Yorkshire’s most renowned foodie destinations, set on the edge of the North York Moors. This pretty market town is famed for its food festivals, local produce, restaurants, cafés and food market.  

Excursion Three - Fountains Abbey & RHS Garden Harlow Carr
We start the day with a guided walk at the largest monastic ruin in Britain, Fountains Abbey. Nestling in the Skell Valley, the ruin is surrounded by some 800 acres of gorgeous countryside, including the Georgian Studley Royal Water Garden with its wonderful views, cascades, follies and statues, and a medieval deer park.

The afternoon is spent at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Set in a valley, this innovative garden has a wide variety of growing landscapes ranging from woodland to wildflower meadows that all blend into the Yorkshire countryside. We enjoy a guided tour which gives us a fascinating overview of the history of the garden and its main highlights including the alpine zone, the colourful main borders and the streamside and scented gardens.

Please note: This tour involves a fair amount of walking around gardens and landscapes on sometimes uneven ground and is therefore unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

Self Drive Itinerary

Excursion One - York, York Minster & Treasurer’s House
We make our way to historic York. The city’s story spans the centuries, from its founding by the Romans in 71AD to its wealth as a medieval wool trading centre and there is plenty of evidence of this fascinating past left to admire, from the narrow medieval lanes known as the Shambles to the ancient city walls.

We enjoy a guided tour of the iconic York Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in northern Europe and home to some of the most stunning stained glass windows that have led to the Minster being described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of England’.

Later, we visit Treasurer’s House in the heart of the city. The house has a 2,000-year-old history and was the first house given complete with its contents to the National Trust in 1930. This is thanks to Frank Green, a wealthy industrialist who not only restored this magnificent house but used it to stage his remarkable collection of antique furniture, art and textiles.

Excursion Two - Castle Howard & Malton
Designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, Castle Howard has twice appeared as Brideshead in film and television adaptations of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel. Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, this magnificent 18th-century residence offers world-renowned collections and stunning architecture, all set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking scenery with idyllic gardens, woodland and lakeside walks.


We return to our hotel via Malton, one of Yorkshire’s most renowned foodie destinations, set on the edge of the North York Moors. This pretty market town is famed for its food festivals, local produce, restaurants, cafés and food market.  

Excursion Three - Fountains Abbey & RHS Garden Harlow Carr
We start the day with a guided walk at the largest monastic ruin in Britain, Fountains Abbey. Nestling in the Skell Valley, the ruin is surrounded by some 800 acres of gorgeous countryside, including the Georgian Studley Royal Water Garden with its wonderful views, cascades, follies and statues, and a medieval deer park.

The afternoon is spent at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Set in a valley, this innovative garden has a wide variety of growing landscapes ranging from woodland to wildflower meadows that all blend into the Yorkshire countryside. We enjoy a guided tour which gives us a fascinating overview of the history of the garden and its main highlights including the alpine zone, the colourful main borders and the streamside and scented gardens.

Please note: This tour involves a fair amount of walking around gardens and landscapes on sometimes uneven ground and is therefore unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

Coach Bullets

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Best Western Plus Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate
  • Porterage
  • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotel
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to York, York Minster, Treasurer’s House, Castle Howard, Malton, Fountains Abbey & RHS Garden Harlow Carr
  • Guided tours of York Minster & RHS Garden Harlow Carr
  • Guided walk at Fountains Abbey
  • Services of a Tour Manager

Self Drive Bullets

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Best Western Plus Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate
  • Porterage
  • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotel
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to York, York Minster, Treasurer’s House, Castle Howard, Malton, Fountains Abbey & RHS Garden Harlow Carr
  • Guided tours of York Minster & RHS Garden Harlow Carr
  • Guided walk at Fountains Abbey
  • Services of a Tour Manager

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  • Visits to York, York Minster, Treasurer’s House, Castle Howard, Malton...
  • Services of a Tour Manager

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Club Class

Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £99 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 miles£99
151 - 200£170
201 - 250£195
251 - 300£220
301 - 350£250
351 - 400£280
400 +Call for a quote
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%

Club Class

Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £99 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 miles£99
151 - 200£170
201 - 250£195
251 - 300£220
301 - 350£250
351 - 400£280
400 +Call for a quote
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%

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