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Settle to Carlisle and The Best of Yorkshire

We challenge you to find a more beautiful way to take in the classic countryside of Yorkshire than by steam train. Think rolling country meadows effortlessly blended with a timeless mode of transport – it’s a winning combination! You’ll have plenty of free time to explore your surroundings and lovely excursions to fill your days; we promise it’s one to remember!

5 days from £625pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights’ half-board accommodation at the Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Explore Ripon with free time
  • 3 railway journeys
  • Services of our experienced Tour Manager

Itinerary

Overview

Make your own way to our hotel in Skipton, where you meet our Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Overview

This morning, we enjoy a ride on the charming Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway.  The preserved railway was part of the former Midland Railway route from Skipton to Ilkley. On arrival at Bolton Abbey station, our coach picks us up and takes us to the city of Ripon. You’ll have free time to wander around the many fascinating museums and bustling market square or take a walk along the canal-side. We continue to Ripley Castle, a Grade I listed 14th-century country house.  Here we include a guided tour of some of the castle rooms which include the Library, Drawing rooms, Tower room and Knights Chamber. After the tour, there’s time to explore the magnificent Walled gardens and grounds where a collection of specimen trees from around the world can be found.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Ripley Castle

Overview

Today we enjoy a return journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway so you can sit back and admire the scenery from both directions. This line pays testament to the ingenuity of 19th-century railway engineers as it travels over 72 miles 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.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Settle Carlisle Railway

Overview

This morning, we board the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and enjoy a fantastic round trip from the town of 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. Afterwards, we travel to the delightful quaint town of Haworth, which was home to the famous Brontë Sisters.   You have time to explore the historic cobbled Main Street or visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum (entrance not included). Our next stop is Skipton, here we board a traditional canal boat for our included cruise along the most scenic waterways in Yorkshire, the Leeds and Liverpool canal. There’s fascinating stories of how the canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Howorth Village

Overview

After breakfast you are free to check out of our hotel and depart at leisure. *Please note: We cannot guarantee that all our rail journeys will be steam hauled and the running order of the itinerary may change depending on availability. The final itinerary will be confirmed in your final Travel Documents.*

Includes Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £160.00 (5 days).

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton.


Hotel Rendezvous

The 3-star family run Rendezvous Hotel is beautifully situated overlooking the canal and conveniently located close to the town of Skipton, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. The hotel facilities include a bar, restaurant, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Complimentary car parking is available on site, and Skipton railway station is just less than 2 miles from the hotel.

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool (Seasonal)
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Shower and Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
Accessibility
  • Lift
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available