York & Harrogate Christmas Markets

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15 Nov 2019 - 18 Nov 2019
Duration: 4 days
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JOIN IN THE FESTIVE SPIRIT OF YORKSHIRE

Get in to the festive spirit with a wonderful short break to the Christmas markets of York and Harrogate. Renowned for its Gothic cathedral and quaint cobbled streets, York at Christmas is a festive wonderland, with markets and plenty of boutique shops teeming with gift ideas. You’ll also visit the spa town of Harrogate and indulge in a traditional cream tea at Betty’s Café & Tea Room – a Yorkshire institution! This relaxed break is the perfect start to the seasonal celebrations.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Three nights’ half board accommodation in York
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Services of our experienced Tour Manager

    Plus the following excursions:

  • Visit to Betty’s Tea Room in Harrogate for a traditional cream tea hosted in their exclusive Imperial suite
  • Guided walking tour of the spa town of Harrogate
  • Free time to explore the Harrogate Christmas markets
  • Guided walking tour of historic York
  • Free time in York with the chance to visit the National Railway Museum
  • Indulge in some Christmas shopping at the York Christmas markets

Day 1: York

Make your own way to our hotel in the beautiful city of York, where you will be greeted by our Tour Manager, for a relaxing evening and dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Betty’s Tea Room & Harrogate Christmas Markets

After breakfast we travel by train from York to Harrogate, where we take a short walk to the famous Betty’s Café & Tea Room. We’ll be treated to a delicious traditional Yorkshire Cream Tea hosted in the exclusive Imperial suite. Once closed to the public, the Imperial suite features beautiful 1920s detailing and tasteful oak decor. With views of the Stray, 200 acres of grass parkland that gives Harrogate its unique green and spacious feel, we will be dining in style. We walk off our tea with a guided tour of this historic spa town. Our guide will point out the key sights, including the Roman Baths and the beautiful Montpellier Quarter, with its restored 19th century buildings. After our tour there will be some free time for lunch before we head to the Christmas markets. As darkness falls and the markets light up, you are free to enjoy the festivities and indulge in a spot of Christmas shopping, before our return train journey to York and a relaxing evening dinner at our hotel.

Day 3: York Walking Tour & Christmas Markets

This morning our coach transfers us into the centre of York where we’re joined by our guide for a walking tour of this beautiful little city. We’ll pass medieval churches, ancient Roman city walls, the striking York Minster and Clifford’s Tower – all that remains of York Castle, built by William the Conqueror. Our tour ends at the National Railway Museum where you are free to enter. Alternatively you can use your free time to explore York or simply relax in one of the local cafés. This afternoon we visit the Christmas markets, where you’ll have free time to peruse the stalls full of interesting food and unique festive gifts, before our coach transfers us back to our hotel for dinner and a relaxing evening.

Day 4 Home

After breakfast you are free to check out of our hotel and depart at leisure.

HOTEL CHECK-IN TIMES

    Make your own way to and from hotel

      Check in from 15.00
      Check out 10.00

Marriott Hotel, York

Located just outside the city centre of York, this 4* hotel is nestled in a scenic location offering fantastic views over the nearby race course. Within you’ll find standout facilities including a leisure club with indoor pool, full spa service and a gym, plus an outdoor tennis court. There’s also the Cast Iron Bar & Grill where you can enjoy breakfast and dinner. All of the rooms are spacious and modern, and feature a satellite TV, radio, telephone and separate bathroom.