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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Beamish & Whitby

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW11502

Holiday Summary

  • Excursions: 5

3 nights. September - October 2018. From £289.00.

Explore England's north east

This varied weekend gives you the chance to explore Beamish, 'The Living Museum of the North', a wonderful re-creation of North-East life in 1825 and 1913, to enjoy some sea air in the delightful resort of Whitby with its many attractions, and to journey through some stunning scenery on the steam-hauled North York Moors Railway.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

Ride on the North York Moors Railway from Pickering to Grosmont
Entrance to Beamish, the Living Museum of the North
Visit to Harrogate
Visit to Whitby
Three nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at the St George's Hotel, Darlington (or similar)
Coach travel throughout
The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

PRICE FROM ? £289 per person
Plan My Trip

Your Itinerary

Day One

Leave your local area by coach, in the early morning, and head to your weekend hotel, arriving in time for dinner.

Day Two

This morning we head to Pickering for a journey on one of the longest preserved lines in the UK - the North York Moors Railway. We'll ride through farmland, forests and heatherclad moors, and past pretty villages, following George Stephenson's original 1836 route to Grosmont.

We will spend the afternoon in the seaside town of Whitby, with its bustling lanes and harbourside. Visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum or, if you're feeling energetic, climb the 199 steps to the abbey ruins and St Mary's Church.

Day Three

Today we head to Beamish Open Air Museum. Set in 300 acres of beautiful countryside, this award-winning museum vividly recreates life in the North in the early 1800s and 1900s.

Stroll the cobbled streets of the market town (complete with shops, a school, a sweet factory and a dentist), and discover early 19th-century rural life at Pockerley Manor and the full size, working replicas of a 'lost locomotive' and Stephenson's Locomotive No 1 at the 1825 Pockerley Waggonway. Visit the Colliery Village drift mine, and see a working pre-WW1 farm at Home Farm.

Day Four

Heading home, this morning you'll stop in Harrogate. Discover the graceful architecture, colourful gardens and shopping of this vibrant town, which also boasts a thriving cafe culture. Don't miss world-famous Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms.

We should arrive back in your local area in the mid-to-late evening.

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Accommodation

St George's Hotel

You will be staying in the comfortable St George's Hotel, Darlington.

The hotel has good restaurant and bar facilities.

All the bedrooms offer private facilities, telephones, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

St George's Hotel

You will be staying in the comfortable St George's Hotel, Darlington.

The hotel has good restaurant and bar facilities.

All the bedrooms offer private facilities, telephones, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

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Further Information

Changes to your itinerary

In the unlikely event of a steam locomotive breaking down on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, we reserve the right to substitute the engine with a diesel locomotive. Occasionally we may also have to swap Days Two and Three around.

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

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