Christmas Narrowboat – Festive Sail with Santa

Treat yourself to some early Christmas celebrations on our special festive-themed getaway, where we enjoy a leisurely narrowboat cruise along the historic Leeds & Liverpool Canal with Santa himself! Sit back and relax as we take in the stunning Yorkshire countryside with mulled wine and mince pies, and join in with some much-loved carols on the wharf. We combine this lovely event with a visit to Skipton's atmospheric Christmas Market as well as Christkindelmarkt, Leeds’ annual German Christmas Market. Start your Christmas shopping or simply enjoy the fabulous festive atmosphere, with the aroma of sweet spices filling the air and the twinkling lights and colourful Carousel illuminating Millennium Square.

Travel Options

Holiday Highlights

  • Return coach travel
  • Overnight stay at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel in Yorkshire with dinner & breakfast
  • Narrowboat cruise on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal including mulled wine, mince pies, carol singers, and a visit & gift from Santa
  • Visit to Skipton Christmas Market
  • En-route visit to Leeds Christmas Market

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Selected Hotel

We’ll stay at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel in Yorkshire. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.

Hotel accessibility information: Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

Day 1: From a pickup in your local area, our coach takes us to Leeds. Upon arrival in the afternoon, we have free time to enjoy the city’s traditional German Market and soak up the wonderful festive atmosphere. Millennium Square is transformed each year into a scenic winter village, offering charming wooden chalet stalls packed with a variety of gifts, crafts and seasonal  goodies. Later, we rejoin the coach and head for our hotel, arriving in time for dinner and to enjoy a relaxing overnight stay.

Day 2: We head to the historic market town of Skipton and spend some time at the annual Christmas Market. Packed with a range of festive stalls and unique street acts, the streets of this beautiful town burst with a seasonal atmosphere. Then before we set sail on our cruise, we’re greeted by carol singers who perform a medley of Christmas carol favourites on the wharf. Afterwards we board our narrowboat and enjoy a cruise along the picturesque Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Britain’s longest canal, taking in the glorious Yorkshire scenery. This promises to be a delightful journey, complete with mulled wine and mince pies, as well as a visit and gift from Santa! We're greeted by the carol singers on our return before we rejoin the coach for our journey home.

Please note: itinerary order subject to change.