Return coach travel
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Mulled wine and canapés at the hotel on arrival
4‐course Christmas Day lunch & buffet dinner
Gala dinner followed by a disco on boxing day (or 1 night)
Excursions to York, Richmond, Ripon & Knaresborough Free time in Harrogate
Optional excursion to the pantomime in York (please enquire at time of booking)
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – We travel to the boutique spa town of Harrogate, one of Yorkshire’s most elegant destinations, and to our hotel The Crown Hotel. Centrally located, after our driver has dropped you off enjoy free time in Harrogate. Home to handsome historic buildings; enjoy the magical and festive atmosphere as Christmas lights sparkle under the trees along the Stray and in the centre of town. Later, there will be mulled wine and canapés available before our evening meal.
Day 2 – We travel to the beautiful city of York for a little free time. 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. Later, this afternoon you may choose to join us as we visit the local pantomime (Oh yes we do)!
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 along with a selection of festive games.
Day 4 – Our first stop today is the traditional 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 fine medieval streets. This evening we will sit down to enjoy a special Gala dinner at the hotel, followed by a disco.
Day 5 – After breakfast we travel to Knaresborough, a 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.