Bridge & Rail in the Yorkshire Dales

Prices from £629

details

16 Aug 2020 - 21 Aug 2020
Duration: 5 nights half board
Ref: 20068
With: Andrew Kambites

Prices

Prices from £629
Single Supplement: £125
Deposit: £150

Book now

Availability: In stock

From: £754.00

To: £1,258.00

Your Total Price: £0.00

* Required Fields

Your Total Price: £0.00

Secure your holiday with a
deposit today?

OR CALL TO BOOK: 01473 660800

BRIDGE & RAIL

As with all of our club standard First for Bridge holidays, this holiday uses duplimated boards during the bridge sessions, awards Masterpoints, provide hand records and are licensed by the English Bridge Union. This holiday is suitable for those who play regularly at club level.

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!

Please see itinerary page for full details of our included excursions

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

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.

DAY 2: SKIPTON ON MARKET DAY, PLUS A SCENIC CANAL BOAT CRUISE

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 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.

Dinner and evening bridge.

DAY 3: KEIGHLEY & WORTH VALLEY RAILWAY AND VISIT TO HAWORTH

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.

DAY 4: SETTLE - CARLISLE RAILWAY

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 route 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.

We return to our hotel for dinner and evening bridge.

DAY 5: SCENIC DRIVE TO HAWE & VISIT TO THE WENSLEYDALE CREAMERY

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.

Dinner and evening bridge.

DAY 6: DEPARTURE

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.

PRICES:

Twin/double share: £629 per person
Single occupancy supplement: £125
Deposit: £150 per person

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Full bridge programme directed by Andrew Kambites and hosted by Rob & Rosa Richardson, with seminars and varied bridge sessions
  • Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 5 nights in good 3* accommodation on a half board basis
  • Coach transfers for our excursions

Plus the following excursions:

  • Scenic drive across the Dales, stopping at Hawes and Grassington
  • Visit the Wensleydale Cheese Factory
  • Enjoy a return journey aboard the Settle-Carlisle Railway from Skipton to Appleby
  • Journey on the Scenic Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
  • Visit the village of Haworth, home of the Bronte Sisters
  • Take a leisurely cruise on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton ★★★

The 3 star family run Rendezvous Hotel is beautifully situated overlooking the canal and conveniently located close to the town of Skipton, (1.3 miles) known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. Many of our guests who stayed this year enjoyed the gentle scenic walk along the canal side into Skipton. 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. It also has a certificate of excellence on Trip Advisor.

GUEST ROOMS:

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Flat screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Free WIFI
  • Iron