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      Pennine Explorer - Rail & Sail
Pennine Explorer - Rail & Sail Two very different journeys through the hills and moors

This adventure packed itinerary offer two very different journeys through hills and moors. Sit back and relax and watch the dramatic landscape unfold from the comfort of a steam train, canal barge or your reserved coach seat. A ride on the Keighley & Worth Valley railway as featured in the famous film ' The Railway Children' through the heart of Bronte Country and a Pennine boat cruise aboard an authentic canal narrow boat coupled with visits and excursions through the wonderful Yorkshire Dales make this one not to be missed.


• Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast & dinner

• 2 nights in house entertainment

• Porterage included
• Grassinton, Skipton & Pennine Boat Cruise

• Haworth & Train journey

• Full day Pendle Witch Tour with local guide


The Great Victoria Hotel
This hotel is steeped in history, offering superb rooms in Bradford City Centre. Comfortable Double Beds, tea/coffee making facilities TV, spacious bathroom, 24 Hour Room Service, Bar & Restaurant. High Speed Internet Access. Lift to most floors, Hair dryers & toiletries. 


Day 1 - From your chosen joining point our feeder vehicle will take you to our designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, heading northwards with suitable stops for lunch and refreshments. We arrive at the hotel late afternoon, in good time to freshen up before dinner. Dinner and breakfast included.

Days 2 to 4 - At leisure with three included excursions:

Skipton, Pennine Boat Cruise & Grassington
After a leisurely breakfast a journey to Skipton, dubbed "The Gateway to the Dales". This wonderful historic market town is situated in the heart of the beautiful Pennines with its superbly preserved 900 year old medieval Castle. From here you join the Pennine boat cruise travelling on board a beautiful, traditional, canal narrow boat. During the hour long trip the skipper unravels the captivating tale of the canal while passing through the varied scenery, mill buildings and the many bridges. Your final stop today is the popular main village, Grassington with its cobbled Market Square, home to several inns, shops and to the Upper Wharfdale Museum (entrance not included).

Haworth, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway or Embsay Steam Railway
Visit Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters, where you will have free time for shopping and sightseeing. This afternoon we journey on the railway from Keighley to Oxenhope. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is an authentic steam railway which runs through the heart of West Yorkshire's Brontë Country. Lovingly preserved, the line was used in the film "The Railway Children" and countless other TV and cinema period dramas. We have free time in Oxenhope where you may like to visit the museum. NB: Some early and late departures may be on the Embsay to Bolton Abbey Steam Railway instead due to the non operation of the KWV Railway.

Pendle Witch Country & Forest of Bowland Guided Tour
Very popular with our passengers this full day guided tour of Pendle Witch Country and the Forest of Bowland includes a visit to the Barrowford Visitor Centre. This day also takes in award winning villages and the opportunity of an afternoon tea (not included) in the Forest of Bowland.

Day 5 - After breakfast, returning homewards, arriving back at your local joining points early to mid evening.

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