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Beamish & Whitby

4 Days From £279*
Departing 2017
* Price shown: 21 Apr 2017 - BOA
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1940s Farm, Beamish

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England's nostalgic North East

Discover a region of stunning scenery and fascinating history. On this wonderful, great-value weekend break you'll visit Whitby, step back in time at Beamish Open Air Museum, and ride the steam-hauled North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Coach travel throughout
  • Three nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at the St George's Hotel, Darlington (or similar)
  • Entry to the Beamish Open Air Museum
  • A ride on the North Yorks Moor Railway
  • Visits to Whitby, Harrogate and Richmond
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area in the early morning, we head to Harrogate. Discover the graceful architecture, colourful gardens and shopping of this vibrant town, which also boasts a thriving cafe culture.

Don't miss world-famous Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms, which offers a staggering choice of breads, cakes and chocolates as well as 50 different teas and coffees. In the late afternoon we'll continue to our hotel, arriving in good time for dinner.

Day Two

This morning we head to Grosmont for a journey on one of the longest preserved lines in the UK - the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. We'll ride through farmland, forests and heather-clad moors, and past pretty villages, following George Stephenson's original 1836 route to Pickering.

We will spend the afternoon in the seaside town of Whitby. Explore the bustling lanes leading down to the harbourside, visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum or simply enjoy the views. The really energetic may like to climb the 199 steps to the abbey ruins and St Mary's Church, which is said to have inspired Bram Stoker to write "Dracula".

Day Three

After a full English breakfast, we'll head to Beamish Open Air Museum. Set in 300 acres of beautiful countryside, this award-winning museum vividly recreates life in the North in the early 1800s and 1900s.

Spend a fascinating day strolling the cobbled streets of the market town (complete with shops, school, sweet factory and dentist), discovering early 19th-century rural life at Pockerley Manor and the full-size, working replicas of a 'lost locomotive' and Stephenson's Locomotive No 1 at the 1825 Pockerley Waggonway. Visit the Colliery Village drift mine, and see a working pre-WW1 farm at Home Farm.

Day Four

Today we'll visit the historic market town of Richmond, with its Norman castle, Georgian architecture and large cobbled market place. After time to explore, shop and perhaps have lunch we'll begin the journey home, arriving in the mid to late evening.

Prices

Departure DatePrice From
 Fri 21 Apr 2017£279.00
 Fri 19 May 2017£279.00
 Fri 26 May 2017£279.00
 Fri 09 Jun 2017£279.00
 Fri 23 Jun 2017£279.00
 Fri 30 Jun 2017£279.00
 Fri 21 Jul 2017£279.00
 Fri 15 Sep 2017£279.00
 Fri 22 Sep 2017£279.00
 Fri 06 Oct 2017£279.00

St George's Hotel

Darlington

You will be staying in the comfortable St George's Hotel, Darlington.

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Further Information

Changes to your itinerary

In the unlikely event of a steam locomotive breaking down on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, we reserve the right to substitute the engine with a diesel locomotive. Occasionally we may also have to swap Days Two and Three around.

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Beamish, Whitby and the North York Moors Railway Reviews collected by Reevoo

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Beamish & WhitbyScores 8.5 out of 10 based on 339 reviews
(7 out of 10)

Gordon

Colchester Couple
A little disappointed in the hotel, right out in the middle of no where but I suppose it served its purpose as a sleeping place.
Confirmed traveller: 31 October 2016
Published on: 16 November 2016
(10 out of 10)

David

bedford Couple
thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, everything was just perfect.
Confirmed traveller: 31 October 2016
Published on: 14 November 2016
(10 out of 10)

LYNNE

Northampton Couple
Very interesting break, hotel was really good with excellent accommodation and very nice food.
Confirmed traveller: 31 October 2016
Published on: 13 November 2016
(5 out of 10)

D

Gorleston-on-Sea Couple
Our hotel bedroom was dirty and the paper was peeling from the wall
The staff were good
The Tour Guide was a total waste of time, gave us very little information either about where we were going, how long it would take etc
The day of the train trip we had no break for lunch, my husband is insulin dependent diabetic and needs to eat regularly which was very difficult on this tourAt the suggestion of Steve our driver, the feeder coach picked us up from Cambridge then drove us to Fakenham before travelling to Norwich, Yarmouth and Lowestoft then drove himself back to Hunstanton resulting in us getting home to Yarmouth an hour later than we should have. Will not travel with Newmarket again, the journey is too long
Confirmed traveller: 31 October 2016
Published on: 13 November 2016