For those who yearn for an era of leisurely pace, of times gone by, dramatic, romantic landscapes broken by the familiar sound of a steam train making its way through a backdrop of rolling countryside, this is a tour not to be missed.
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course dinner, 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Skipton Canal Cruise

  • Single journey on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

  • Single journey on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

  • Single journey on the Settle to Carlisle Railway

  • Single journey on the Wensleydale Railways

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We travel to Yorkshire, arriving in time for dinner.

Day 2

Skipton Canal Cruise & Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Visit the delightful market town of Skipton with its picturesque quay and canal where we'll be enjoying a cruise. We then make our way to Bolton Abbey Station where we take our railway journey on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. We have some free time to explore the station before we board the train and steam through the 4 miles of countryside to Embsay. Our journeys through Yorkshire ends with a scenic coach drive, stopping at some of the villages on route back to the hotel for our last night.

Day 3

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
We make our way to Haworth, where we board our train on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Opened in 1867 the line was funded by local wealthy mill owners until it became part of the Midland Railway. When British Railways closed the Worth Valley line in 1962, local people and railway enthusiasts joined forces to try and save it and in a short time they did! The line reopened in 1968 and the trains have been running in the valleys ever since. Its popularity soared in 1970 when the drama film The Railway Children used the line, stations and surrounding villages. 2020 celebrates the films 50th anniversary so don't forget to wave as you pass the children watching the trains from the field.

Day 4

Settle to Carlisle Railway & Wensleydale Railways
Today we enjoy a spectacular return journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway, one of the most scenic and impressive railways in the UK. Settle down and enjoy a journey which carves its way through the magnificent landscape of the Yorkshire Dales and then descends to Cumbria's lush green Eden Valley with views of the Pennines and Lakeland Fells. We travel through 72 miles of unspoilt countryside, travelling through 14 tunnels and over 20 viaducts, including the famous, Ribblehead Viaduct. We make a lunch time stop in Dent before we board the coach and travel to Leeming Bar and the Wensleydale railway to meet our train on the Herriot country line. Its original use to transport farming produce and quarried materials means that it travels through market towns, small villages, woodland and farmland, offering a great view of one of England's most beautiful countryside's.

Day 5

We leave Yorkshire and begin our journey home.

Other Information

Hotel

4* Clarion Cedar Court Hotel, Leeds Bradford

Experience a true Yorkshire welcome at Cedar Court Hotel located on the outskirts of Bradford. The hotel has so much to offer besides a great modern accommodation, outdoor spaces and terraces, it boasts also a spacious Health Club with gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam room amongst others.

• Restaurant • Bar • Coffee shop • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool •  Spa •  Steam Room •  Sauna •  Fitness Centre • Tea/coffee in room • Television • Telephone • Free Wi-Fi • Safe • Iron and ironing board  • Writing desk and chair • Hairdryer • There is a lift at this hotel •

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