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Jorvik Viking Festival, Harrogate & Skipton

Jorvik Viking Festival, Harrogate & Skipton

Great value themed holiday, with visits to York & Harrogate

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Holiday Highlights


Your Holiday Hotel

  • Mercure Wetherby Hotel 3*

  • The Mercure Wetherby hotel is to be found in a peaceful setting midway between York and Harrogate. This modern hotel with comfortable facilities is just minutes from the market town of Wetherby. All bedrooms are en suite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities. This hotel has a lift.


Your Tour Includes

  • Four Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

  • Royal Pump Rooms Museum Included

  • Daily Excursions


Day 1

Depart from your home area travelling to North Yorkshire, arriving late afternoon at the Mercure Wetherby Hotel. Four nights stay - dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 2

Today we head to York to experience the annual JORVIK Viking Festival - a city-wide celebration of York's rich Norse heritage. Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe, you can enjoy an exciting programme of events, including living history encampments, markets, workshops, talks, tours and dramatic combat performances.

Day 3

Our day begins with a drive to Skipton - 'Gateway to the Dales'. The Attractive High Street leads up to the church, behind which you see the impressive 900-year-old castle and Skipton Woods. Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best-preserved medieval castles in England. The High Street is also home to Skipton's famous market, with many varied stalls. From Skipton we make our way to Haworth, home of the famous Bronte sisters and their notorious brother. Little has changed in the village since they lived at the Parsonage.

Day 4

We start with a visit to the Royal Pump Rooms Museum to find out why Charles Dickens said that 'Harrogate is the queerest place with the strangest people in it, leading the oddest lives'. Afterwards, the day is yours to explore Harrogate at your own pace. With huge open spaces and broad tree-lined boulevards, antique shops and shopping malls, elegant buildings, abundant greenery, flowers and plants, it is little wonder that the town is a frequent winner of Britain in Bloom awards. Harrogate also boasts the world-famous Betty's tearooms.

Day 5

After breakfast we leave and head for home.

*Please note that the Viking Festival dates are subject to change*


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
Aberdeen Park & Ride Aberdeen Airport, Aberdeen Park & Ride
Aberdeen, Skene St Skene St, behind HMT, Aberdeen
Arbroath Burnside Drive Bus stop Burnside Drive near police st,Arbroath
Aviemore, Rail Station Rail Station Bus Stop, Aviemore
Banff, St Marys Car Park Outside St Mary's Car Park, Bus Stop, Banff
Buckie Square Cluny Square, Buckie
Dundee Tesco Retail Park Kingsway Retail Park Bus Stop, (Behind Pizza Hut)
Elgin Old Post Office Outside, Old Post Office, Elgin
Fochabers Square Fochabers Square
Forfar Bus Stop Forfar Bus Stop, Outside RBS
Forres, Tolbooth Outside Tolbooth, Forres
Huntly, Tesco Bus Stop Tesco Bus Stop, Petrol Station, Huntly
Inverness, Tesco Bus Stop Bus Stop Tesco, Inverness, Off A96
Inverurie, Town Hall Town Hall Bus Stop, Inverurie
Nairn, Sainsburys Sainsburys, Bus Stop, Nairn A96
Perth Broxden Services Broxden Services, Perth
Portsoy, Station Hotel Outside Station Hotel, Portsoy
Stonehaven Car Park Stonehaven Beach Road Car Park
Stracathro Services Stracathro Service Areas

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