All aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™! Join us for a magnificent holiday incorporating a train ride on the Wensleydale Railway, a wonderful experience for all to enjoy.
Detailed Overview

Price Includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • Full Cooked Breakfast

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at Wensleydale Railway

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We make our way to our hotel in Harrogate, with time to check in before dinner is served.

Day 2

A day at leisure in Harrogate
Have a day at leisure to enjoy the beautiful spa town of Harrogate with its acres of immaculate gardens featuring an array of winter colours. Admire the dignified Victorian buildings with canopies which hide a wonderful array of quality shops and tea rooms, including the famous Betty's which offers over 300 breads, cakes and chocolates as well as 50 different teas and coffees.

Day 3

A day at leisure in York
This morning drive to the historic city of York - a delightful place to visit at any time of year. Take the chance to explore the city's myriad of narrow streets and alleys enjoy a stroll along the City Walls or along the banks of the River Ouse. Also, no visit to York is complete without seeing the magnificent York Minster.

Day 4

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at Wensleydale Railway
Your journey begins just like the 2004 motion picture when THE POLAR EXPRESS™ will pick you up at Leeming Bar station to take you to the North Pole. You will get to meet the characters from the film including the conductor, the singing chefs, the hobo and of course the main man himself Father Christmas. You will experience a fun filled theatrical adventure as you make your way to the North Pole. Throughout your journey, you may tangle with the caribou and other magical happenings, as you have the original story of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ told to you by the singing Chefs. Don't forget to have a bite of your cookie and authentic hot chocolate before arriving at the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Santa will join you on board and, if you are on the nice list, hand you your first gift of Christmas, a Silver Sleigh Bell just as in the motion picture we all love. You will get to speak with Santa, and he may even sign you THE POLAR EXPRESS™ book which is available to purchase with your THE POLAR EXPRESS™ tickets.

Once you arrive back at the station your journey is not at its end. Next you can write a letter to Santa, check if you are on the naughty and nice list and buy a little souvenir of your experience.

Day 5

We enjoy our last fully cooked breakfast at the hotel and make our way back home.

Other Information

Hotel

4* Crowne Plaza Harrogate

Just a short walk from Harrogate town centre, the Crown Plaza was completely refurbished in 2017 and offers high levels of service and comfort. En-suite bedrooms include a TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities and Wi-Fi. There is a fitness centre and gym. The hotel also has a lift.

• Lift • TV • Hairdryer • Tea/coffee making facilities • Wi-Fi • Fitness Centre with Gym/workout Room •

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