Pennine Explorer

Pennine Explorer

Discover the Yorkshire - Lancashire border with a relaxing cruise onalong the Leeds - Liverpool canaland a wonderful train journey on the keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Sunday 5th - Thursday 9th August 2018


£359 per person


Price Includes:  4 night’s Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at the 4 star Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate plus daily excursions as detailed.  The hotel does not have any ground floor rooms but does have a lift to all floors.


There will be no single room supplement for the first 7 guests to book,.  Additional single rooms can be requested and will be subject to a supplement as they will be twin / double rooms for sole occupancy.


We depart Plymouth at 7am making a coffee stop along the way. We then continue our journey northwards, making a longer stop for lunch. We aim to arrive at our hotel late afternoon giving you time to freshen up before your first evening meal.



This morning you will have free time to discover the spa town of Harrogate renowned for its floral beauty, its Pump Room, Royal Baths and curiosity shops. This afternoon we will experience a classic journey on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a 5-mile-long branch line that served mills and villages in the Worth Valley and is now a heritage railway line in West Yorkshire. You will travel from Oxenhope to Keighley a journey that will last about 25 minutes.

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You will enjoy a relaxing 1 hour cruise along the Leeds – Liverpool canal this morning. This afternoon we continue onto Skipton The name Skipton means ‘sheep’farm’ a northern dialect from Shipton. The name is recorded in the Domesday book of 1088. You can walk along the high street which is close to the town’s medieval castle.

B, D


Today we head to the classic seaside resort of Southport, with it’s traditional promenade and panoramic views across the North Wales coastline. With one of the oldest piers in the UK stretching proudly across Southport beach, a walk to the end has views that will take your breath away.

B, D


Sadly we must head home today, we will make regular comfort stops and a longer stop for lunch along the way. We aim to arrive back into Plymouth mid evening.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

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
Derrys Cross Roundabout Derrys Cross Roundabout
Bottom of Royal Parade
Exeter Exeter
Exeter Services, M5, J30
Ivybridge Ivybridge
Town Hall bus bay
Milehouse Milehouse
Bus stop opposite Bus Depot
Plympton Plympton
Harewood House bus stop
Plymstock Broadway Plymstock Broadway
Outside Lidls
Saltash Saltash
Fore Street opposite the Co-op
St Budeaux St Budeaux
Bus stop facing City Centre
Wolseley Road Wolseley Road
Bus stop opposite The Co-op
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