Coach holiday to Skipton
Skipton is best known as The Gateway to the Dales. The town is rich with history as well as lovely and unusual shops. You are based in a hotel running directly along the canal, many with canal view rooms. First featured in our 2014 brochure and with rave reviews, The Rendezvous hotel provides great service, comfortable rooms and a scenic location. No trip to Skipton would be complete without a canal cruise! We have also included some exciting new excursions as well as a visit to Newby Hall and Gardens along with free time in this fascinating town.
Depart Lincolnshire ready to head to your accommodation in Skipton, there will be comfort stops taken enroute.
Today we have organised a tour around the national park, with your first port of call at the small market town of Settle. Then travel north to the historic town of Kirkby Lonsdale. Once an ancient settlement, a host of 17th and 18th century buildings now accommodate inns, restaurants and shops. This afternoon free time will be spend in Kendal- famous for its delicious mint cake, before heading back to your hotel.
A visit to Newby Hall and Gardens is on the cards today. Built by Sir Christopher Wren, Newby Hall epitomises the Georgian Act of Elegance, with Robert Adams beautiful interiors. Enjoy the 25 acres of gardens, created in the early 1920's, winning the prestigious 2011 Yorkshire in Bloom competition 2011. Time permitting, this afternoon there will be free time in Ripon.
Today we have included a trip along the canal, take in the sights whilst listening to a witty commentary. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure in the town of Skipton. The broad and attractive high street leads up to the church, behind which you will see the impressive front of the 900 year old castle and Skipton woods.
After a relaxing tour, board the coach and head back to Lincolnshire, with a stop at the historic city of York on the way back.
Boasting 80 well appointed rooms, a canal side location and the Bay Swan restaurant serving classic British cuisine the hotel provides an ideal location for our tour. They have a fantastic gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and 1 mile walk on the towpath of the beautiful Leeds-Liverpool canal into the delightful Dales market town of Skipton.
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