Set in the heart of Yorkshire, The Harrogate District is one of the most spectacular areas of England with attractive towns and villages, imposing historic houses, castles, abbeys, beautiful countryside and a host of other natural and man made attractions.  Expect exquisite gardens, beautiful parks, handsome tree lined boulevards and a chance to lose yourself in the vibrant charm and elegance of this North Yorkshire destination.  Harrogate itself is a blend of fine historic buildings and buzzy independent shops and restaurants, enveloped in 200 acres of parkland.  Within Harrogate town there is much to enjoy including a spa in the historic Turkish Baths, breakfast at the award winning Betty’s and just a pleasant walk from Harrogate the award winning RHS Harlow Carr Gardens.


23rd – 27th May 2021 4 nights £425pp
1st – 5th August 2021 4 nights £425pp
The Old Swan Hotel

The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate combines Victorian splendour with elegant contemporary style.  The hotel offers a variety of characterful accommodation in the centre of Harrogate, with 136 traditionally styled bedrooms overlooking the town or the peaceful hotel gardens.  Many feature the elegant proportions of this Victorian Hotel.  All rooms are fully en-suite with flat screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, hairdryer and free WiFi.  The hotel is probably the most famous in Harrogate with history dating back around 200 years.  Agatha Christie famously disappeared here in 1926 and could not be traced for 11 days.  A beautiful hotel that exudes class, romance and mystery.


Day 1 – Head to Harrogate with comfort stops en-route.

Day 2 – James Herriot country today as we visit the delightful towns of Ripon & Thirsk, with entry into James Herriot World.

Day 3 – A scenic drive across the stunning Yorkshire Dales, visiting Pateley Bridge, the beautiful village of Grassington then across the Dales to Aysgarth Falls.

Day 4 – Opposite direction today as we have a full day in the historic, medieval city of York, famous for its impressive Minster and a plethora of attractions.

Day 5 – Time to head back home with comfort stops en-route.

York City

No other city in northern England says ‘medieval’ quite like York. A city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth that has lost little of its pre-industrial lustre.  The centre is surrounded by a magnificent circuit of 13th century walls which encloses a medieval spider’s web of narrow streets.  At its heart lies the immense, awe inspiring York Minster, one of the largest and most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world.  York’s long history and rich heritage is woven into virtually every brick and beam, and the modern, tourist oriented city, with its myriad of museums, restaurants, cafes and traditional pubs, is a carefully maintained heir to that heritage.  Like stepping back into the middle ages, the overhanging timber framed houses and traditional shop fronts of The Shambles make it one of the UK’s most historic and picturesque streets.  Quite simply, York is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.


20th – 24th June 2021 4 nights The Queens Hotel £369pp
19th – 23rd Sept 2021 4 nights The Queens Hotel £309pp
15th – 19th Nov 2021 4 nights The Queens Hotel £299pp

Single Supplement £86pp

Superior River View £40pp

Queens Hotel

A warm welcome awaits you at the Queen’s Hotel, which is ideally situated on the banks of the River Ouse, close to all the attractions in the heart of the city.  There are 78 spacious and comfortable rooms with classical decor.  All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with complimentary hand wash and shower/shampoo gel, bath and shower in all bathrooms, individual thermostats for temperature control,hairdryer, refreshment tray, Freeview TV with radio, direct dial telephone and complimentary WiFi.


Excursions Include:-
All Holidays – 4 nights – A full day driving through the Yorkshire Wolds with a visit to the quintessentially English town of Market Weighton and the charming, minster town of Beverley.  A full day visiting  more charming, welcoming small towns of Yorkshire, firstly Thirsk, then onto Ripon before our final stop in Harrogate.  A free day to enjoy the wealth of attractions, the wonderful ambience and the charm of the magnificent city of York.  On our December holiday we are able to experience the St Nicholas Fair, one of the best Christmas Markets in the UK.  Visitors come from far and wide to enjoy the ambience of Christmas in this magical environment.