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The Polar Express & Festive York

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2T15767

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

2 days

Festive UK 2024 - 2 Days

Climb aboard for a truly magical Christmas experience on The Polar Express; a festive adventure on the Wensleydale Railway for the whole family to enjoy! Sit back, relax and indulge in some delicious treats and hot chocolate as you sing along to Christmas carols. As if the journey wasn’t cosy enough, all passengers are invited to wear pyjamas on the train to make the experience even more special!

During our break away we also visit the wonderful city of York, all decked out for the season with glittering festive lights and the perfect chance for some Christmas shopping.

PRICE FROM ? £179 per person
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What's Included


  • Return coach travel
  • Overnight stay at a selected hotel (JG3 or JG4 rating) with dinner & breakfast
  • Journey aboard The Polar Express on the Wensleydale Railway (including cookies, hot chocolate and a gift from Santa)
  • Included visit to York



Day 1

From a morning pickup in your local area, we travel by coach to York to enjoy a few hours exploring the famous city. One of Europe's most popular cities, renowned for its Roman, Viking and medieval heritage, with lots of attractions for visitors to enjoy. The streets are full of historic buildings, traditional shops and cafés, and several museums and art galleries. Later, we re-join the coach and continue to our hotel for dinner and our overnight stay.

Day 2

After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and travel to the train station to board the Wensleydale Railway for our festive adventure. Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot chocolate as you sing along to Christmas carols and soak up the festive magic. We also have time to visit the gift shop afterwards before we re-join the coach for our journey home.

Polar Express (Wensleydale Railway) carousel

The Polar Express

The Polar Express

All aboard The Polar Express! Join us for a fabulously festive train ride on the Wensleydale Railway, a wonderful experience for the family to enjoy together. Sing along to some classic carols and listen to the story of The Polar Express while keeping an eye out for Santa Claus himself as he makes his exciting appearance on board! Each child will receive their very own Christmas gift, a silver bell from his sleigh!

All Standard Class ticket holders will also receive a freshly baked cookie and mug of hot chocolate.



Book your next trip to York, one of Europe's most popular historic cities, renowned for its Roman, Viking and Medieval heritage with lots of attractions for visitors to enjoy. The streets are full of historic buildings, traditional shops and cafés, and a number of museums and art galleries.

The city’s historic sites are impressive, contained within the city walls which date back to Roman times and are themselves an integral part of York’s unique character.

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Selected Hotel

JG3 or JG4 rating

We’ll stay at a well-appointed hotel. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.

Hotel accessibility information

Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

Hotel Ratings

JG3 rating

Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, or are very-welcoming family-owned properties. Generally, they offer a greater range of facilities and services, and bedrooms tend to be a little more spacious with additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or waiter service.

JG4 rating

Accommodation in our JG4 category is of an even higher standard, typically offering a wide range of facilities and services. Bedrooms are designed to make your stay the most comfortable possible and the staff provide a service that reflects the detail and quality. You can also expect higher standards of food and beverages.

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