Welcome to Harrogate

Join us for a spring sojourn to the heart of Yorkshire. Harrogate, formerly known as ‘’The English spa,’’ is awash with both culture and culinary treats. Breathe in the soothing sulphurous waters to cleanse the soul before turning your back on healthy living and embracing arguably Yorkshire’s greatest asset – the quite rightfully renowned Betty’s café and tea rooms. From Betty’s saunter around the Montpellier quarter, surrounding you are refurbished 19th century buildings containing fine art, antiques, boutiques and more cake! Escape the town centre to greener pastures – the valley gardens and stunning Harlow Carr. The RHS flagship overloads the senses with the smells and bursting colours of this botanical paradise. We also include one more treat, a day trip and guided tour to York. We will explore the equally atmospheric cobbled streets of The Shambles and the architectural splendour of the Minster. Polish off your break with an afternoon at York’s Chocolate Story, the icing on top of your decadent delicacy-devouring tour of Yorkshire.

Tour Highlights

  • Stroll the stylish streets of Harrogate with a local expert
  • Indulge in Betty’s private Imperial meeting room
  • Rejuvenate in Harrogate’s sulphurous spa water.
  • Explore York’s atmospheric shambles and winding snickelways
  • Complete your sweet-treat-sampling getaway inside York’s chocolate story
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  • Dates & Prices

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    March 18 - March 22, 2019 (5 days)


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    Discounted Sighted Price: £229 Contact us for availability

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    The exterior of the famous Betty's tearooms
  • Close view of the exquisite architecture on the exterior of York Cathedral

    What's Included

    • All meals
    • 4 nights accommodation at Cairn Hotel in Harrogate
    • All excursions listed
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Harrogate walking tour
    • RHS Harlow Carr visit
    • Betty’s Tea and Scone
    • York’s Chocolate Story
    • Walking tour of York
    • Harrogate Turkish baths (optional £18)
    The exterior of the Royal Baths surrounded by wild flowers

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Monday 18th  March

Meet at our central Harrogate hotel in the afternoon, check in is from 3pm. Before dinner we will have a welcome briefing before dining together at the hotel.

Dinner Included. Overnight in Harrogate.

Tuesday 19th March

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel we will meet with our local tour guide. Our tour will include the Crescent Gardens and the Royal Pump Room Museum to discover the history behind Harrogate’s cleansing sulphur spa water. We will then parade around the Montpellier quarter amid art galleries, antique shops, boutique clothes shops and 19th century architecture. Our tour continues through the spectacular Valley Gardens, where we shall stop to enjoy lunch. We finish our tour at the botanical paradise of RHS Harlow Carr. A botany induced sensory overload ensues from the smells and vibrant colours of this bodacious garden.

Following our visit to RHS Harlow Carr, the rest of the afternoon will be yours to enjoy at leisure before we rendezvous back at the hotel for dinner this evening.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Overnight in Harrogate.

 

Wednesday 20th March

We have breakfast at the hotel before enjoying a free morning to explore Harrogate under your own steam. You may wish to visit Harrogate’s famous Turkish baths. Here, you can cleanse and rejuvenate the soul in this historical and stunning Victorian establishment.

We shall meet again at the hotel for our lunch. Afterwards enjoy more time to explore the Montpellier quarter and its boutique shopping, whether it be fine art or the fine linens of Woods. We then congregate and enter the hallowed café and tearooms of Betty’s. We will first be escorted past the queues and into our private room. Betty’s tea is renowned for its soothing yet strong flavours and the sumptuous scones, accompanied with jam and clotted cream, are a memorable delight. We will provide you with a scone and a pot of tea but if you can manage it then why not also try the Yorkshire Fat Rascal – treat yourself to some gluttonous gastronomy with this unique local delicacy, its toothy almond grin and enticing cherry eyes are considered a Yorkshire institution.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Overnight in Harrogate.

Thursday 21st March

Today we hop on the train and journey through the jaw-dropping countryside before arriving in York. As soon as you step off the train you can feel the rich history of York coursing through each and every street. Our historic walking tour will take you down the cobbled streets of The Shambles. Enclosed on each side by charming wattle and daub shops. The city opens out and provides more high street shops intertwined with history behind every corner, from the modest Clifford’s Tower to the decadent splendour of the Minster. After our packed lunch we will head to York’s Chocolate Story for one final culinary treat. We travel through the history of York’s rich and prosperous chocolate-making past. This will be followed by feeling and tasting raw cocoa beans, crafting our own chocolate lollypop and then sampling tantalising truffles prepared right in front of you. With our sweet tooth’s satiated we will return to Harrogate where dinner will be served at the hotel.

Friday 22nd March

This morning we will have breakfast at the hotel before check out at 11am. Feel free to spend more leisure time in Harrogate before preparing for the journey home suitably stuffed by sweet treats and Yorkshire’s finest cultural delicacies.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Single Supplement – £100

Optional excursions

– Please note, optional excursions are subject to minimum participation and should be booked 12 weeks prior to departure.