This brand new tour for 2018 takes us to delightful Yorkshire as we learn the history of the area. This five day holiday includes visits to Castle Howard and Harewood House, as well as a tour of historic York.
Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa is just a stone's throw from the best Leeds has to offer close to Harrogate, York and of course The Dales. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities and each has a modern bathroom plus a hairdryer and fluffy bathrobes. A lift serves all floors.
Sunday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive north. Making use of the motorways we arrive at the Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa with plenty of time to settle in before dinner.
Monday After a leisurely full English breakfast we travel to York where we meet our guide. Rich in ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is also renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minister and wealth of visitor attractions. Feeling knowledgeable we return to the hotel this afternoon.
Tuesday After breakfast we visit Castle Howard. Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th Century residence set within 1,000 acres of breath-taking landscape on the Howardian Hills, and Area of Outstanding Beauty in the heart of North Yorskhire. We continue our journey to the coast and the seaside town of Whitby. We have free time here before returning to the hotel late afternoon.
Wednesday This morning we travel to nearby Harewood House. Explore the house before strolling around the Capability Brown gardens. After our visit we travel to Harrogate where we have time to explore. Harrogate’s elegance and style draws form its 18th Century history when it became the spa town of choice for its wealthy visitors. A spot of shopping, a leisurely lunch and a wander through the gardens will leave you feeling refreshed before we continue back to the hotel for dinner.
Thursday We bid farewell to our hosts at the Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa as we travel home. We arrive in our home areas late afternoon to be greeted by our waiting taxis.
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