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Bridge and Rail in the Yorkshire Dales

Bridge and Rail in the Yorkshire Dales Join us for our return visit to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales on another Bridge & Rail UK holiday.  In addition to playing  duplicate bridge every evening and one afternoon, we take you across the classic countryside by steam and on iconic train journeys on two different days; visit the Wensleydale Creamery, take a scenic coach trip through the Dales and enjoy  a leisurely cruise on one of the most scenic waterways in Yorkshire - it’s a winning combination!

Your Tour Includes

  • Bridge directed by Andrew Kambites and hosted by John Barker & Sarah Marriott
  • 5 nights at the Rendezvous Hotel half board
  • Cruise along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal one of the most scenic watrways in Yorkshire
  • Enjoy a fantastic rail journey from Keighley to Haworth via Oxenhope
  • Take a return journey on the Settle Carlisle Railway
  • Explore the picturesque market town of Hawes stop at the Wensleydale Creamery to see how the famous cheese and butter is made
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Itinerary

Overview

Make your own way to the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton and meet our bridge director and host before dining and evening bridge.  There will be a short session of afternoon bridge for those who arrive in time.

Overview

We board a traditional canal boat for our included cruise along one of the most scenic waterways in Yorkshire, the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. There are fascinating stories of how the canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire. You will also have free time to spend in delightful Skipton on its bustling market day before returning to our hotel and joining an afternoon bridge seminar with Andrew Kambites.

Overview

This morning we board the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and enjoy a fantastic trip from Keighley to Haworth via Oxenhope. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a 5-mile-Long Branch line that served mills and villages in the Worth Valley and is now a heritage railway line that has been delightfully restored.  We travel to the delightful quaint town of Haworth, which was home to the famous Bronte Sisters. You have time to explore the historic, cobbled Main Street or visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum (entrance not included).  We return to our hotel for an afternoon seminar, dinner and evening bridge.

Overview

Today we enjoy a return journey on the Settle Carlisle Railway so you can sit back and admire the scenery from both directions. The line pays testament to the ingenuity of 19th century railway engineers as it travels through the North Pennines, Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales, crossing 19 viaducts and passing through 14 tunnels. The Ribblehead viaduct is a particular highlight with 24 arches and a highest point of 32 metres. We travel on part of the routing from Skipton to the picturesque town of Appleby where you will have a couple of hours at leisure to explore this pretty market town on the loop of the River Eden and overlooked by the mighty Pennine range.

Overview

Today we take a leisurely coach drive through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales from Skipton to the picturesque market town of Hawes via Ingleton. We stop at the Wensleydale Creamery to see how the famous cheese and butter is made - and have the opportunity to sample some of the 20 different varieties of cheese on offer. Afterwards we travel on to the pretty cobbled village of Grassington, one of the top tourist spots in the Dales.

Overview

After breakfast you are free to check out our hotel and depart at leisure. *Please note we cannot guarantee all our rail journeys will be steam hauled, and sometimes it is necessary to amend rail itineraries if there are unforeseen timetable changes. If we operate two coaches then days 4 and 5 may be taken in reverse order.*

Accommodation

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination. Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from

Meet us at the ship

Meet us at the ship

For complete flexibility, make your own transport arrangements to and from the ship. We will provide you with times and locations as well as some useful information for you to make your own arrangements to join your cruise.

If you require any further information to assist with your travel plans, please contact our Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help.

Meet your Coach at Dover

Meet your Coach at Dover

Travel down to Dover and jump onboard your coach for your ferry crossing.

Alternatively, travel the day before your departure and enjoy an overnight stay, with complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise, before being collected after breakfast the following morning.

Travel by Eurostar

Travel by Eurostar

Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. You can even upgrade your reserved seat to Standard Premier – speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information. On arrival in Paris, Lille or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Travel by Air

Travel by Air

Return flights from London Heathrow with transfers to and from the ship are included in our package on our specific arrival and departure dates. We also include one item of checked in luggage per person.

If our included flights are not suitable, alternative flights may also be available from other airports on our arrival and departure dates. These may have an additional supplement and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

More flexible travel options

Travelling by Eurostar?

Travelling by Eurostar?

Why not stay overnight in London?

For those travelling from further afield, you can also book overnight accommodation in London, before and after your holiday. Speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information.

Travelling by Eurostar?

Stay overnight near the port

For an even more relaxed start to your European holiday, why not stay overnight in Dover or nearby Ashford the night before your cruise from only £65pp? All our quoted prices include car parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise and cooked breakfast the following morning. Our coach will collect you and return you to the hotel on its way to/from the port of Dover. And if you don’t want that holiday feeling to end, why not do the same on your return journey?