Christmas Narrowboat – Festive Sail with Santa

Start the countdown to Christmas with a special festive-themed getaway this December. On this break we enjoy a leisurely narrowboat cruise along the historic Leeds and 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 Christkindelmarkt, Leeds’ annual German Christmas Market. Start your Christmas shopping or simply enjoy the fabulous seasonal atmosphere, with the aroma of sweet spices filling the air and the twinkling lights and colourful Carousel illuminating Millennium Square. This break is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit!


Travel Options


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Holiday Highlights

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

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Departure Date Pickup Points Hotel from Price Single Supplement  
08/12/2019 £149.00 £N/A Book Now
Selected Hotel

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

Single Supplements Apply

Sunday: From a pickup in your local area, our coach takes us to Leeds. Upon arrival in the afternoon, we have free time to enjoy Leeds’ 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.

Monday: We head to the historic market town of Skipton, where a festive treat awaits us. Before we set sail, we’re greeted by carol singers who perform a medley of Christmas carol favourites on the wharf. We then 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 rejoin the coach in the afternoon for our journey home.

Please note: itinerary order subject to change.