Yorkshire's warmest welcome awaits you in Scarborough, which has been welcoming visitors for nearly 400 years. Its two large bays, historic charm and elegant promenade running along the cliffs provide a lovely setting for some festive celebrations. Discover the pretty market town of Beverley with its impressive minster and enjoy a day out in York where perhaps some Christmas shopping may be on the cards!
Turkey & Tinsel on the Yorkshire Coast
Day 1 After joining your holiday coach, head to the North Yorkshire coast with refreshment stops en-route to your festively decorated hotel for a few days of pre-Christmas cheer. 4 nights with dinner, bed and breakfast. Entertainment on some evenings, a traditional Christmas dinner (Wed), a festive gift and mince pies / tea / coffee one afternoon
Day 2 - 4 At leisure in Scarborough with 2 included excursions and one optional excursion. The North Bay and South Bay are separated by the headland on which stands the town's medieval castle. Safe beaches, cliff tops and a busy shopping centre stand only yards apart.
Magnificent York is a beautiful, compact riverside city famous for its Roman, Viking and Medieval heritage dating back 2000 years. Within the ancient walls and twisting atmospheric streets you will find an array of sights to discover such as the 'Shambles', iconic York Minster with its world-famous stained glass windows, Jorvik Viking Centre and a host of museums, shops, charming tea rooms and traditional pubs. There may be an opportunity for an optional guided city tour
Head through the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds to East Riding's most attractive town, Beverley, a bustling market town (market day on Wednesdays) which is full of Georgian character, charming streets and courtyards. Enjoy an included guided visit to the landmark Gothic Beverley Minster famous for its 13th century stone carvings and stained glass.
Whitby - Half Day
Visit the much loved fishing town of Whitby, dominated by its cliff-top Abbey, with its quaint cobbled streets and picturesque houses standing on the steep slopes of the River Esk. The narrow streets and alleys winding down to the quays of this seafaring town still bustle as they have done for centuries. For the energetic, climb the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey and explore the beautiful ruins which tower over the town. Well known as the home port of the legendary seafarer Captain Cook, it also draws Dracula fans with its many connections to Bram Stoker. Don't forget to sample the world-beating fish and chips, fresh from the harbour
Day 5 After breakfast travel homewards arriving early/mid evening
Red Lea Hotel, Scarborough
The popular, family-run 3* Red Lea Hotel is situated in an elegant Victorian mid-terrace on Scarborough's historic South Cliff close to the Esplanade.
The 66 comfortable guestrooms feature wooden furnishings and are equipped with TV and tea / coffee making facilities. Sea-view rooms are subject to availability and supplement - please enquire.
The on-site restaurant serves tasty home-cooked meals and there is a renovated bar area.
The hotel also offers a small indoor swimming pool, hot tub and gym. There is a lift