Yorkshire Gems, Steam & Christmas
2020 - Dubrovnik - 5 Days (OM5502)
Fabulous new festive tour PACKED with great Yorkshire excursions
We stay in the great city of Bradford for Christmas this year, a town which offers fabulous shopping, bars and restaurants and perhaps, more importantly, is an ideal base for the touring itinerary that we have organised for you. This includes enjoying the Christmas experience at Harewood House and taking a ride on the Keighly & Worth Valley Railway on Christmas Eve. On Boxing Day we will then take you out to visit the bustling city of Leeds.
Your fabulous Christmas package hotel includes a welcome reception with mince pies, a buffet dinner on Christmas Day, Christmas Day Lunch with all the trimmings & two nights of great festive entertainment.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Britannia Hotel Leeds Bradford
The Britannia Leeds Bradford Bramhope Hotel is a modern hotel, set in 3 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, offering panoramic views of the surrounding area, including the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Guests can enjoy the Spindles Health Club, with a hot tub, indoor swimming pool and sauna (small extra charge applies daily). There is also a modern fitness centre, solarium, sun terrace, and poolside café.
After joining the coach at one of our convenient local pick up points, we head across the country towards Yorkshire making sure that we have refreshment stops along the way. We expect to arrive at the lovely Leeds Bradford Hotel during the late afternoon where we check-in, settle in and get ready for dinner this evening. Let the festivities begin!
Days 2 - 4
Enjoy hearty traditional English breakfasts every day along with free time to explore Bradford on your own. Make sure you join us for our fabulous programme of authentic Yorkshire Experiences. These are made up of a visit to Harewood House and a ride on the Keighley & Worth Steam Railway on Christmas Eve along with a visit to Leeds on Boxing Day. Return to the hotel every evening for more great festive food and entertainment.
After a final tasty breakfast, we bid a fond farewell to our hosts as we check-out and re-join the coach to start our homebound journey. We expect to arrive back during the late afternoon/early evening.
Christmas at Harewood House
It’s ‘after hours’, the doors are closed and it’s the moment when Harewood House really comes alive. The statues are singing, the paintings are gossiping and there’s hustle and bustle both above and below stairs, with the anticipation of an important guest in the run up to a truly festive Christmas. Open the doors, look under the stairs, listen out for chatter and gossip and follow the music as Yorkshire’s most exciting country house presents its interpretation of Christmas. With workshops, festive-themed music, events, market weekends, cooking demonstrations and, of course, an opportunity to meet with Father & Mrs Christmas, there’s much to explore during the festive season at Harewood.
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Step back in time on The Railway Children’s Railway in the heart of Brontë Country and enjoy a steam filled action packed day out! Keighley & Worth Valley Railway runs like a ribbon though Brontë Country, where you can expect to take in some of the most breathtaking and famous landscapes in the world. A windswept land of heather and wild moors - it is hardly surprising that this area became the inspiration for the classic works of the Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne.
The Railway has appeared in many TV and film productions including Sherlock Holmes, Peaky Blinders, Disney’s 2019 remake of Dumbo and many more. Perhaps most famously, the Railway, and in particular the charming station at Oakworth, were used as the location for the classic 1970 film The Railway Children. Step back in time and relive this well-loved tale as you watch the vintage steam trains puff their way in and out of the valley.
Set on the south bank of the River Aire, Leeds is famous for many things including its football team but the most popular attraction for many visitors is the Royal Armouries, which houses the national collection of arms and artillery. Across the river, the redeveloped industrial area around Call Lane is famed for bars and live music venues under converted railway arches. For those looking for a bargain or to pick up some traditional local Yorkshire fayre, then Leeds Kirkgate Market could be for you, featuring hundreds of indoor and outdoor stalls. Whatever your interest, though, Leeds will provide you with a fascinating experience that will live long in the memory.
- Reserved coach travel throughout
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- Porterage at the hotel
- Fabulous Christmas package including welcome reception with mince pies, a buffet dinner on Christmas Day, Christmas Day Lunch with all the trimmings & two nights of great festive entertainment
- Excursion to Harewood House at Christmas and a ride on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
- Visit to Leeds
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Swansea Central
- Port Talbot
- Cardiff West
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff Gate
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.
Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.
Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps.
Limited number of singles without supplement - Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room.
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