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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Wensleydale, Whitby & Yorkshire Rails

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW11500

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 nights. October 2018. From £279.00.

Cheese, trains, bracing sea air and scenic beauty!

Combining two railway journeys through some of Yorkshire's most stunning countryside, an afternoon exploring delightful Whitby and a fascinating cheese-making demonstration at the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre, this weekend has something for everyone.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

Entrance to the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre and cheesemaking demonstration
A journey on the Wensleydale Railway
A journey on the Esk Valley Railway
Time to explore Whitby
Three nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at the St George Hotel, Darlington (or similar)
Coach travel throughout
The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

PRICE FROM ? £279 per person
Plan My Trip

Your Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area this morning, we head to the Teesside area and our weekend hotel. Breaking the journey en route, we should arrive in plenty of time to settle in before dinner is served.

Day Two

This morning we travel on the Esk Valley Railway which runs between Middlesbrough and the historic seaside resort of Whitby. The 90-minute, 35-mile-long journey takes you through quaint little villages and some of Yorkshire's most spectacular scenery.

There are 16 stations along the valley including Lealholm, acclaimed as the 'prettiest village in Yorkshire'. You'll arrive in Whitby in time for lunch - the town boasts some of the best fish and chips around - before having the afternoon to enjoy at leisure. Explore the bustling lanes, the quaint shops and the harbourside, visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum or climb up to the abbey ruins and St Mary's Church, which is said to inspired Bram Stoker to write his novel "Dracula".

Day Three

It's all aboard the Wensleydale Heritage Railway today. Look out for deer, rabbits, hares and pheasants and Finghall station - the buildings were used in the filming of the All Creatures Great and Small TV series. The most magnificent scenery is between Leyburn and Redmire when the full splendour of mid-Wensleydale can be seen.

There will be time to explore the thriving market town of Hawes and have some lunch, before visiting the Wensleydale Creamery, where a cheesemaking demonstration will give you a fascinating insight into the 1000-year history of Yorkshire Wensledale. Watch 500 grams of cheese being made from eight pints of milk in about 40 minutes as you learn about the process from experience cheesemakers.

Day Four

Sadly we head home this morning, stopping en route in Harrogate with its stylish shops, tea rooms and wonderful gardens. We should be back in the local area by 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

Replacement locomotives

In the event that a steam locomotive is unavailable, The Wensleydale Railway reserves the right to substitute the engine with a diesel locomotive.

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.

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