Return coach travel
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Mulled wine & mince pies on arrival
4-course Christmas Day lunch & buffet dinner
Gala dinner followed by a disco on 1 night
Excursions to York, Richmond, Ripon & Knaresborough
Free time in Harrogate; Optional excursion to the local pantomime*
(*Optional excursion, please enquire at time of booking)
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – We travel to the beautiful city of York for a little free time before arriving at the hotel. Enjoy a wander along the cobbled streets, perhaps visit York’s Chocolate Story and pick up some of York’s most famous chocolate – a great stocking filler! Or, head to the magnificent York Minster. On arrival at our hotel we will have a selection of mulled wine and mince pies.
Day 2 – Enjoy a day at leisure in the boutique spa town of Harrogate, with its handsome historic buildings, it is one of Yorkshire’s most elegant destinations. Today, enjoy the truly magical and festive feel as Christmas lights sparkle in the trees along the Stray and shine in the town centre. This afternoon, you may choose to join us as we visit the local pantomime in Harrogate (Oh yes we do!) before returning to the hotel*.
Day 3 – Spend Christmas day in the comfort of the hotel with friends and loved-ones, joyous festivities will follow breakfast. The Queen’s Speech will be playing, and throughout the day we will also enjoy a 4-course traditional Christmas Day lunch and a buffet dinner and a selection of festive games.
Day 4 – Our first stop today is at the beautiful market town of Richmond. Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it is a town of breathtaking beauty home to a Norman castle, Georgian architecture and a large cobbled market place. Later, we visit Ripon where we will spend the remainder of the day. Founded 1300 years ago, Ripon is home to a magnificent 17th century Cathedral and boasts a wealth of cultural heritage and fine Medieval streets. Tonight at the hotel, we will enjoy a gala dinner followed by a disco for dancing.
Day 5 – After breakfast we travel to Knaresborough, an historic market and spa town in the borough of Harrogate. Perched on the cliffs above the River Nidd, Knaresborough provides a warren of streets and stone staircases home to Medieval buildings and fabulous independent shops. We continue our journey back to the East Midlands this afternoon.