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York's Chocolate Story & the Yorkshire Dales

4 days from £279*
Departing: June - October 2018
* Price shown: 14 September 2018 from -

Canals, countryside and confectionery

Discover how York became the centre of UK chocolate-making as we head to the historic city and visit York's Chocolate Story. This wonderful weekend break also includes time to explore York, Skipton, Grassington and Harrogate, and to cruise through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A guided tour and chocolate-making demonstration at York's Chocolate Story
  • A one-hour cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal through the Yorkshire Dales
  • Visits to York, Skipton, Grassington and Harrogate
  • A short coach tour of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Three nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation in a three-star standard hotel in the Leeds/Bradford area
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

York's Chocolate Story Coach Trip Itinerary

Day One: Coach travel to Yorkshire

Leaving your coach pick up, this morning, we'll travel to Yorkshire and head to our weekend hotel. Once there, you'll have time to settle in and relax before dinner is served.

Day Two: Included Yorkshire Dales canal cruise

After breakfast we'll head to Skipton. Known as the Gateway to the Dales, this historic market town was granted its charter by King John over 800 years ago, and was voted the best place to live in Britain in 2014. Stroll down the award-winning high street, and perhaps visit the medieval castle, before we board our canal boat and embark on an hour-long cruise to soak up the spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Dales while enjoying complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits and the lively on-board commentary.

Back on land, we'll have time for lunch (payable locally) before we re-board the coach for a short tour through the Yorkshire Dales, stopping in the lovely Wharfedale village of Grassington before heading back to the hotel.

Day Three: Included day trip to York

Today we travel to York. Here you'll have time to visit the beautiful Minster or the famous Shambles, stroll round the city walls, cruise along the River Ouse, or explore the Jorvik Centre or the National Railway Museum.

The highlight of the day, though, is sure to be our trip to York's Chocolate Story. From the late 19th Century York was home to two of the great British chocolate manufacturers - Terry's and Rowntree - and their stories will be revealed on a fascinating guided tour. Watch the on-site chocolatier making chocolates by hand, enjoy some samples and make your own Belgian chocolate lolly, before we return to the hotel for dinner.

Day Four: Coach trip to Harrogate and home

This morning we'll begin our journey home via Harrogate. Explore this elegant town of graceful houses and colourful gardens, and perhaps stop for a bite to eat at the original Bettys Cafe tea room on Parliament Street, before we continue our journey back to your original pick-up point, arriving in the mid-to-late evening.
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Meet At Port
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Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Windsor, Wokingham
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Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
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Derbyshire Ashbourne, Derby, Glossop, Ilkeston
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Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Sussex
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Gwynedd Bangor
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Lincolnshire Boston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding, Stamford
London Camberwell, Ealing, Eltham, Lewisham, Streatham, Wimbledon, Woolwich
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens
Mid Glamorgan
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Middlesex Enfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge, Wembley
Norfolk Dereham, Downham Market, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Nottinghamshire Hucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Sutton In Ashfield
Oxfordshire Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
Shropshire Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Telford
Somerset Bath, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Services M5, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
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West Midlands
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West Sussex
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Warwickshire Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick, Warwick Services M40
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
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Date Price From
22 June 2018
22 June 2018 £279
06 July 2018
06 July 2018 £279
24 August 2018
24 August 2018 £279
07 September 2018
07 September 2018 £279
14 September 2018
14 September 2018 £279
28 September 2018
28 September 2018 £279
05 October 2018
05 October 2018 £279

Further Information

Changes to your itinerary

Please note that in certain circumstances it may be necessary to change the order in which the itinerary is operated.

Coach seating arrangements

Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and 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.

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.

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.

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.

York’s Chocolate Story & the Yorkshire Dales reviews verified by reevooReevoo

York’s Chocolate Story & the Yorkshire DalesScores 6.3 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
(5 out of 10)


Sudbury Couple
This tour needs a bit of tweaking. Skipton canal trip barely left the backwater before heading back so needs to be longer. Nothing to do in Grassington so a boring stop unless you are a hiker. Not for the less mobile as a very hilly area to tour.
Confirmed traveller: 30 April 2018
Published on: 12 May 2018

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(7 out of 10)


essex Family
great area to visit unfortunately the hotel left a lot to be desired
the trip could have left out grassington and had more time in york
Confirmed traveller: 30 April 2018
Published on: 10 May 2018
(7 out of 10)


Cambridge Family
A pleasant weekend. York & Skipton were excellent, but not long enough spent there, instead too long was spent at Grassington and Harrogate, where there was very little to do.
Unfortunately the coach broke down, causing problems for the driver & tour manager, but they dealt with it well. The hotel was disappointing, with several problems that were avoidable, including the lift being out of order on Saturday and again on Monday.
Confirmed traveller: 30 April 2018
Published on: 10 May 2018

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.