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York Christmas Market, Harrogate and Cream Tea

York Christmas Market, Harrogate and Cream Tea

This tour takes us to North Yorkshire

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This tour takes us to North Yorkshire to enjoy the dales, with time in Harrogate & York, quaint towns and market day in Skipton. We end the week on a sweet note with a Cream Tea.

Day 1

Today we depart from home and travel to Harrogate, arriving late afternoon at the Old Swan Hotel. For our 4 night dinner, bed & breakfast stay.


Day 2

This morning we take a short drive to the spa and market town of Knaresborough for a stop to enjoy the scenery and high street. The town hosts many cafes and tearooms, perfect for warming up, or you may enjoy a wander along the riverside. After we return to Harrogate, the rest of the day is free for you to explore at leisure. Enjoy a lovely stroll through beautiful Valley Gardens, explore the delightful Victoria arcades for some retail therapy. Have a relaxing lunch in one of the many restaurants, cafes and bars - maybe even visit the famous 'Betty's Tearooms'.

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Day 3

Our day takes us into the Yorkshire Dales, passing through the pretty village of Pateley Bridge, travelling over the moorland until we arrive at Grassington. We have a chance to enjoy a stop here to enjoy the quaint cobbled market town and perhaps have a hot drink.
Afterwards, we head to the market town of Skipton, known as the 'Gateway to the Dales'. The High Street leads up to the church, behind which you see the impressive 900-year-old castle and Skipton Woods. Today is also market day* so you have a chance to grab a bargain or some local goods.

B, D

Day 4

Our day takes us to the historic cathedral city of York, make the most of the city and enjoy the atmosphere of the Christmas Markets. You can wander past the old shops of the Shambles, a medieval shopping complex or enjoy the shops of Parliament Street. Later this afternoon, we will return to the hotel to enjoy a Cream Tea at the hotel with Tea, Scones, Clotted Cream & Jam - end your week on a sweet note.

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Day 5

After a leisurely breakfast we head for home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

The Old Swan Hotel stands in the centre of the lovely town of Harrogate, in Yorkshire, and is famed as being Agatha Christie’s hiding place during her disappearance in 1926. Bedrooms are stylishly furnished and the public areas include the Library restaurant, the Wedgwood Room and the lounge bar. All bedrooms are en suite and have satellite television telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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