Settle to Carlisle and the Best of Yorkshire

Settle to Carlisle and the Best of Yorkshire

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Settle to Carlisle and the Best of Yorkshire

5 Days Starting and ending in United Kingdom

Visiting: Skipton, Embsay, Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway - (Bolton Abbey Station), Ripon, Ripley Castle, Settle–Carlisle line, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway - (Oxenhope,Station), Haworth, Liverpool

Tour operator:

Shearings

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

8-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

UK tours by Coach

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

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! Venture aboard the Embsay & Bolton Abbey, Keighley & Worth Valley, and Settle-Carlisle railways. 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!

Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Start From Skipton

Location: Skipton

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Rendezvous Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

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

Day 2 : Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway, Ripon And Ripley Castle

Location: Embsay, Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway - (Bolton Abbey Station), Ripon, Ripley Castle

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Rendezvous Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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 canalside.


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 Knight's 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.

Day 3 : Settle-Carlisle Railway

Location: Settle–Carlisle line

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Rendezvous Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, we enjoy a return journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway where 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 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.

Day 4 : Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Haworth And The Leeds And Liverpool Canal Cruise

Location: Keighley & Worth Valley Railway - (Oxenhope,Station), Haworth, Liverpool

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Rendezvous Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, we board the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and enjoy a fantastic round trip from the town of Oxenhope. The Keighley & 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 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, where we board a traditional canal boat for our included cruise along the most scenic waterway in Yorkshire, the Leeds and Liverpool canal. There are fascinating stories of how the canal delivered the lifeblood of the industrial revolution through Yorkshire.

Day 5 : Return Home

Location: Skipton

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast you are free to check out of our hotel and make your own way home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

  • Porterage at Hotels

What's Not Included

Accommodation

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


Check out our Q&As

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    You can be assured of a high level of service and reliability from our expert-trained coach crews, who will be on hand to assist and escort you along the way

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 6 years or above

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

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    Shearings requires a minimum deposit of 75 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of shearings charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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