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What to expect

Visit Historic Harrogate

Stroll through this charming Victorian town

Christmas Markets

Visit Harrogate's enchanting festive markets

Leisure Time

A range of shops, bars & restaurants to explore

About the trip

Come and explore the town of Harrogate with your Tour Leader and ready-made group of solo travellers this December. We’ll be based in the heart of Harrogate, a Victorian spa town resplendent with famous tearooms, Turkish baths, antique shops and plenty of historical charm. In addition, at this time of the year there is also the hugely popular Christmas Market experience. What better way to enjoy this enchanting town and its festivities than in the company of your fellow Solos guests!

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What's Included

  • Single room with private facilities
  • Half Board; Breakfast & dinner daily - ½ bottle of wine with each dinner
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Guided walk of Harrogate
  • Evening Quiz
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially protected


  • Arrive at the Old Swan Hotel
  • Discover Harrogate & the Christmas Market
  • Departure Day


  • Insurance see here

What you'll be doing


Arrive at the Old Swan Hotel

Check-in to your hotel. When evening comes, we can enjoy a welcome drink with other Solos guests before enjoying dinner in the hotel restaurant.

  • Dinner Included

Discover Harrogate & the Christmas Market

After breakfast, we explore the town with a guided tour. Look out for the Royal Pump Rooms, the stunning Valley Gardens, and the lovely Betty’s Tea Rooms.

Our afternoon can be enjoyed at leisure to wander around the stalls of the Christmas Market.

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Departure Day

After checking out, you may wish to explore the local area further before heading home.

  • Breakfast Included


Highlights of this hotel include

  • In the heart of historic Harrogate
  • Combines Victorian splendour with elegant contemporary style
  • Dine in the Wedgewood Restaurant

The Old Swan Hotel Four-star

Located just a short walk from the town centre, this lovely Victorian hotel has history dating back nearly 200 years. It caused a stir when Agatha Christie retreated here after famously disappearing for 11 days!

Facilities Include

Have dinner in the elegant Wedgwood Restaurant before relaxing in the Library lounge with a drink.

Room Includes

Our comfortable bedrooms feature Freeview TV and radio, tea/coffee-making facilities and hairdryer.

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Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 6 °C 1 °C
March 9 °C 2 °C
April 11 °C 3 °C
May 15 °C 6 °C
June 18 °C 9 °C
July - August 20 °C 11 °C
September 17 °C 9 °C
October 14 °C 7 °C
November 9 °C 3 °C
December 7 °C 2 °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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