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Castle Howard At Christmas

A Festival Bonanza Of Christmas Markets Awaits You On This Five Day Festive Fizz Break.


A Festival Bonanza Of Christmas Markets Awaits You On This Five Day Festive Fizz Break.

A festival bonanza of Christmas markets awaits you on this five day festive, fizz break where you will visit Grassington Dickensian, York, Leeds, Castle Howard and Harrogate. Even Scrooge couldn’t fail to be impressed with this holiday!


The Cairn Hotel, Harrogate ****

The Cairn Hotel is a grand Victorian hotel in the stunning spa town of Harrogate. Built during Harrogate’s period as a Spa Town when people came from far and wide to take the waters, today it has been carefully modernised, with grand original features welcoming you to this charming Victorian hotel.


Located only a short 5 minute walk from the centre of town, The Cairn Hotel is a perfect choice for your stay in Harrogate.


All guestrooms include an ensuite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, direct dial telephone, wide screen television, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, desk and chair, ironing board and iron available on request.


There are many dining options at the Cairn Hotel. From the beautiful Windsor Restaurant dining room to the grand bar and lounge area, there is plenty to choose from.


Price includes:

  • 4 night stay at The Cairn Hotel, Harrogate

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast

  • Mini afternoon tea with festive fizz

  • Drinks reception

  • Entertainment each evening

  • All excursions and entrance tickets

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Services of an experienced tour driver


Following a morning departure from the local area we journey to Grassington Dickensian Market. This is truly a fabulous day out nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the picturesque village of Grassington is transported back to the time of Dickens, with shopkeepers, villagers and visitors dressed in Victorian costume. Just imagine soaking up the festive atmosphere of the cobbled streets, with a warming mulled wine or hot chocolate, next to the festive glow of an open brazier. Grassington offers a fantastic festive shopping experience, with a traditional Christmas Market in the village square and all the shops brimming with stunning Christmas gift ideas. Later this afternoon we rejoin the coach and travel to Harrogate where we check into our hotel and enjoy a mulled wine drinks reception, followed by dinner and live entertainment.


After a hearty Yorkshire breakfast, we will travel to York to experience St Nicholas Festival. The annual Christmas fayre, set in the historic square, has continued since medieval times. The city comes alive with Victorian costumed traders, carol singers and delicious smells of the roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate laced with brandy. We will return to our hotel in time for a three course carvery-style dinner and yet another evening of great live entertainment.


Today following breakfast spend today at your leisure and enjoy the stunning town of Harrogate with its boutique shops to hand However, be sure to be back at the hotel in the afternoon to rest your tired feet and take stock of all your shopping, when we will then spoil you with a sumptuous 'festive-themed' mini afternoon tea and a glass of festive fizz. This evening following dinner will again be live entertainment.


After a delicious full English breakfast, we travel to the famous Christkindlmarket in Leeds where over 40 traders from Frankfurt set up stalls at one of the UK's most established German markets. Unique gifts, hand-crafted jewellery and toys and traditional German delicacies including stolen, bratwurst, gingerbread and gluhwein are available. We will return to the hotel in time for more live entertainment following your tasty evening meal.


A tasty farewell breakfast will see you fit and ready for the road home but not before we head to Castle Howard. Created by Charles Howard in 1669, the house is beautifully decorated during the festive season and features live music, Christmas market stalls and audiences with Father Christmas - all making for a truly magical experience. Following free time at Castle Howard we continue our journey back home to Cumbria.

Monday 7th December 2020

5 days

Price per adult twin or double: £359.00

Child price available on request

Single supplement: £50.00 (single room for sole occupancy)

Deposit £40.00 payable on acceptamce of booking. All sums quoted include taxes where applicable.


Balance due 8 weeks prior to departure




Important information

Please advise us on booking of any mobility needs.

Where tourist services are provided orally this will be done in English.

The size of the tour will not exceed 61 and in the majority of cases will be less than this.

The minimum number of persons required for the holiday to take place will be notified to you at least 20 days before the commencement date.


This package is organised by Reays Coaches.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Aspatria 1 Bus Stop outside Library Car Park
Market Square, Aspatria CA7 3HB
Barrow Ramsden Square Ramsden Square (Stop K), LA14 1XL
Barrow Walney Promenade The King Alfred, Ocean Rd, LA14 1HA
Barrow, The Strawberry 228 Abbey Road, LA14 5LD
Bigrigg Bus Stop Opposite The Old Captains House
Springfield Road, Bigrigg CA22 2TT
Carlisle Devonshire St 11-13 Devonshire Street
Carlisle CA3 8LG
Cockermouth, Aldi Aldi Cockermouth, Low Road,
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 4HH
Dalton, Tudor Square Outside The Golden Ball Pub, Dalton-in-Furness
LA15 8RJ
Egremont Market Place bus stop, opposite Heron Foods,
Egremont CA22 2AA
Flimby, Railway Station Bus Stop outside Railway Station
Flimby, CA15 8QN
Grange-over-Sands Lindale Bus Stop, outside Hadwins Garage, Lindale
Grange-over-Sands LA11 6LJ
Harrington GallopingHorse Galloping Horse Inn, 95 Main Road
High Harrington, Workington CA14 4NQ
Keswick Booth's Store, Bus Station
Tithebarn Street, Keswick CA12 5EA
Maryport, Curzon Street Co-op Store, Curzon Street
Maryport CA15 6DA
Newby Bridge On the A590, Near Swan Hotel, Ulverston LA12 8NA
Penrith Castle Gates bus stop / opposite Penrith Train Sta
Ullswater Road, Penrith CA11 7JQ
Thursby Bus Stop, Village Green
Thursby, CA5 6PE
Ulverston Greenodd Greenodd bus stop, Ulverston, LA12 7RG
On the A5092, near end of Main Street
Ulverston, The Kiosk The Kiosk, Victoria Road, Ulverston, LA12 0BY
Whitehaven Bus Stop on Lowther Street (by Wilkinsons)
Whitehaven, CA28 7DG
Wigton Bus Station, King Street
Wigton CA7 9EP
Wigton Depot Reays Coaches Depot, Strawberry Fields, Syke Park
Wigton CA7 9NE
Workington Seaton Bus Stop (opposite M&S Car Park)
Workington CA14 3AB

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Reays Coaches Ltd, Strawberry Fields,

Syke Park, Wigton, CA7 9NE

Tel: 016973 49999


Company No: 3910309

VAT No: 843 1444 43

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