Harrogate, Skipton & The Dales - Mon 17th June 2024

From GBP £515.00
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Location: Harrogate
  • Product code: PZVKZ2

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The Victorian Spa town of Harrogate in Yorkshire is a delightful destination for a holiday and has proved to be very popular with our. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and charming historic towns, villages and attractions it is not hard to see why the town has been voted ‘the happiest in Britain’.

With graceful Victorian architecture and beautiful floral public gardens around the town, Harrogate is a great destination for a holiday with a cosmopolitan feel. Dotted with pavement cafes, bars, tearooms (including the famous Betty’s) and fashionable boutiques there is plenty to enjoy during your stay. If you have time, head for the Turkish Baths & Health Spa to enjoy a tour or maybe a treatment in this remarkable building.

This hotel has been awarded a Travellers' Choice 2023 Award - meaning they consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor for enjoyment and value for money.

After being collected from your local pick up point around 7.00/8.30am, we shall have a refreshment stop and a stop for lunch before arriving at the hotel late pm.

Enjoy an extensive full breakfast at the hotel before we depart for todays superb excursion. Heading towards the beautiful Dales with our local tour guide, we stop in the historic market town of Skipton - gateway to the Dales! A lovely place to explore with nostalgic cobbled side streets, a magnificent castle, parish church, and traditional high street market place - plenty of independent and boutiques, pubs, cafes and restaurants. We have also included a canal boat trip on the award-winning Skipton Boat Trips for a 1 hour cruise along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal with a fun, informative commentary along the way. In the afternoon we head up in to the glorious  Yorkshire Dales. The scenery up here is absolutely wonderful - passing through towns and villages with commentary from our guide before returning to Harrogate.  

Day at leisure for you to relax, enjoy the central location of the hotel to explore all the many attractions of Harrogate including some great shops, plenty of places for lunch and the beautiful public gardens.

Superb excursion destination today as we head for York. A city where the timeline of history is all around you - once a huge Roman stronghold, York went on to be captured by the Vikings and has been prevalent throughout British history. The city is surrounded by impressive medieval stone walls, just about the best preserved in England and attractions in the city include the magnificent York Minster, National Railway Museum, York Castle Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre and much more. But it is also a great place just to potter about and take it all in. Plenty of pedestrianised cobbled streets lined with shops and a huge choice of restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and bars - there is a real wealth of choice! Don't miss the historic Shambles area - one of the best-preserved medieval shopping streets in Europe with charming overhanging buildings. Once the butchers area of the city now it is home to cafés, quirky shops and chocolate, fudge and sweet shops. 

Head for home today. Leaving the hotel after breakfast with comfort stops during the day before arriving back in the local area around 4.00/5.00pm - returned to your local drop off point.

Meal plan - Dinner Bed & Breakfast

4* Crowne Plaza Harrogate

Superbly situated in the centre of Harrogate with the main shopping area, the historic Pump Rooms and the lovely Valley Gardens public gardens just a few minutes away on foot. 

As you expect from this premium brand, the hotel has a quality, stylish modern decor throughout. From the large reception foyer area, where there are comfy sofas and armchairs, through to the relaxing lounge bar, you can be assured of quality service and facilities. Enjoy an extensive choice of hot and cold options for breakfast in the morning. Dinner is served in the main restaurant and offers a 3 course menu with 3 choices per course plus a vegetarian option - buffet main course.  

This high rise modern hotel has 214 bedrooms with many offering wonderful views over the town and beyond. The bedrooms are spacious and have quality en-suite facilities with shower over bath. Walk in showers are subject to availability in upgraded Club Rooms - supplement applies. Other facilities include large TVs, fridge, tea & coffee making facilities and WiFi. Passenger lifts to all floors. Porterage included.

This hotel has been awarded a Travellers' Choice 2023 Award - meaning they consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor for enjoyment and value for money.