Costumes, sets and behind-the-scenes secrets
Discover the magic that breathes life into one of Britain's most loved and most enduring TV shows at the brand-new Emmerdale Studio Experience. See full-scale set reconstructions, and hear the truth about past storylines and tales from behind the scenes from your expert Emmerdale Studio Experience guide. You'll also have the chance to visit Leeds Christmas Market on this fascinating tour.
Leaving the local area this morning we'll head to Esholt, the village used as Emmerdale from 1976 until 1998. Stop for a drink at the original Woolpack pub (payable locally), here in the village, before we continue to the hotel with a stop for dinner en route.
After breakfast we'll head to central Leeds for the highlight of your break - a visit to the fascinating, new Emmerdale Studio Experience. Housed in ITV's Burley Road Studios, the Emmerdale Studio Experience offers you the chance to get up close to the sets of Bernice's Salon, Smithy Cottage and the Dingles' living room. See costumes and props from the show, a quarter-size replica of the village, and have your picture taken behind the bar of the Woolpack.
The Experience is divided into a number of interactive zones and as you follow them round you'll discover how sets, storylines and characters are created and brought to life using careful craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology.
After the tour we'll head into Leeds to visit the city's Christkindelmarkt - one of the largest and most established German Christmas Markets in the UK. Traditional wooden stalls offer a wealth of handcrafted goods, gifts and traditional German delicacies. Soak up the festive atmosphere amid the twinkling lights, before we begin our return journey after lunch, arriving back at your original pick-up point in the mid-to-late evening.
Leeds/Bradford Area Hotel
You will be staying at a three-star standard hotel in the Leeds/Bradford area, such as the Campanile, Bradford. All rooms in all hotels have private facilities, TV and telephones, and all hotels have good restaurant and bar facilities.
Depending on the time of your Emmerdale Studio Experience guided tour, you may visit Leeds Christmas market in the morning and Emmerdale Studio Experience in the afternoon.
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.)
Coach seating arrangements
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.
Joining your holiday
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.
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.
There is a steep hill in the village of Esholt between the coach drop-off point and the 'Woolpack'.
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.