The town became known as ‘The English Spa’in the Georgian era, after its waters were discovered in the 16th Century.  Now, Harrogate is noted for its famous flower show and is the perfect town to explore superb houses and gardens that are treasured in Yorkshire.


1st – 5th July 2019 4 nights Deluxe Tour £449pp
6th – 10th 2019 4 nights Deluxe Tour £449pp
The Old Swan Hotel

The Old Swan is one of the most famous hotels in Harrogate, with a history going back nearly 200 years.  Surrounded by picturesque lawns and gardens, and just a short walk from the town centre and the Harrogate International Centre, The Old Swan combines Victorian splendour with contemporary luxury.  From its revolving doors to its famous glass-ceiling Wedgwood Restaurant, the hotel exudes romance and mystery.It was to this tranquil haven that the mistress of crime-writing, Agatha Christie, famously disappeared in 1926, resulting in a public furore over the 11 days that she could not be traced!  The hotel boasts 136 contemporary-styled bedrooms, and a newly refurbished Swan Lounge and Bar.


EXCURSIONS INCLUDE – Full day Skipton and Yorkshire Dales.  Full day to Thirsk & James Herriott World.  Half day Knaresborough.



York City

York is a flourishing city rich in ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is the perfect holiday destination.  Renowned for its exquisite architecture, quaint cobbled streets, the iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions including many museums and historic buildings.  Take in a relaxing river cruise along the river, or simply watch the world go by in some of the many riverside bars and restaurants.


21st – 25th April 2019 4 nights The Queens Hotel £299pp
30th June – 4th July 2019 4 nights The Queens Hote £345pp
15th – 19th September 2019 4 nights The Queens Hotel £345pp
25th – 29th November 2019 4 nights The Queens Hote £299pp

Single Supplement £84pp

Superior River View £40pp

Queens Hotel

The Queens Hotel is ideally located on the banks of the River Ouse, in the heart of the city.  Step out of the hotel into a world of history and explore the many dimensions York has to offer, from medieval times to modern day.  All 78 bedrooms are spacious and pleasantly decorated in a classical style, well equipped and fully en-suite.


Day 1 – We head north to our destination with a stop at Grantham’s Boundary Mills, arriving at our hotel in the afternoon.
Day 2 – This morning we stop at Pickering, which sits at the foot of the North Yorkshire Moors.  This historic market town is well worth a meander.  Later we head onto the moors and make a visit to Goathland, made famous by the TV series Heartbeat before rounding off the day in Whitby, famed for its association with author Bram Stokers Count Dracula.
Day 3 – After a hearty breakfast, we travel to one of Yorkshire’s gems, the city of Leeds.  Firstly we visit the Royal Armouries Museum, where you can explore arms and armour from across the world and through time over five floors of stunning displays.  We then visit the superb city centre, a world class shopping area which includes the famous Kirkgate Centre, one of the largest markets in Europe, part of a Grade 1 listed building, just one of the many varieties of shops and historic buildings Leeds has to offer.
Day 4 – Spend a day at your leisure in York the city with Roman roots and a Viking past.  Our hotel is very central for York Minster, The Jorvic Centre and The National Railway Museum which is still free to enter.  Why not take a boat trip along the River Ouse or perhaps a sightseeing tour on an open top bus to see and hear all the history inside and outside of the famous walls.
Day 5 – Sadly it’s time to head home with a stop in Stamford en route.