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  • North York Moors and Whitby Tour from York

    1. North York Moors and Whitby Tour from York

    See the best of Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors on this fascinating and exciting full-day tour to one of Britain's most scenic areas. See the charming market town of Pickering before heading off the beaten track into the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, where there will be plenty of chances throughout your day to capture memorable photos and time to enjoy the picturesque scenery. Visit the scenic moorland village of Goathland and see the station turned into ‘Hogsmeade’ for 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone'. Discover the traditional seaside town of Whitby, enjoying a lunch of fish and chips and then taking a stroll along the harbor or visiting the dramatic ruins of Whitby Abbey, which was the inspiration for the novel ‘Dracula’. Drive through more classic Yorkshire countryside as you make your way through Egton and Egton Bridge towards Glaisdale. This peaceful villag...

    It was amazing! We learned alot about Yorkshire and the moorlands. Lee had a ton of trivia to keep us informed and entertained throughout the drive. And the moorlands are breathtaking! The towns of Helmsley and Pickering were absolutely gorgeous and are must see places when you visit Yorkshire. Whitby was a bit of a let down due to the number of tourists there -- it was chaotic. But the fish and chips shops kind of make the visit there, worth it.

  • The Yorkshire Dales Tour from York

    2. The Yorkshire Dales Tour from York

    Escape the crowded streets of York for a full-day sightseeing tour of the Yorkshire Dales, and discover one of England’s most dramatic landscapes. Depart York at 09:30, and travel through Boroughbridge en route to Ripon. See the city’s imposing stone cathedral and the bustling market square, site of the Ripon obelisk. Continue to Masham in Lower Wensleydale. Famous for its family-run breweries, steam engines, and annual sheep fair, it’s thriving market (Wednesdays and Saturdays) is still going strong 762 years since the 1st charter. Continue towards Middleham, nestled between 2 rivers. Pause to look at its magnificent castle with the largest castle keep in the North of England. Next, go to the gateway town of Leyburn ("A Town for all Seasons"), and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Stop for lunch in Reeth, and admire the natural amphitheater surrounded by spectacula...

    A great day out with a very knowledgeable driver. Visited places we would not have found on our own. Lovely trip

  • From York: Day Trip to Whitby and The North York Moors

    3. From York: Day Trip to Whitby and The North York Moors

    The tour heads out of the hustle and bustle of the city for a scenic drive through the Vale of York. The first stop is at the Kilburn White Horse hill figure on the boundary of the North York Moors National Park, where your guide will tell you the story of how it was carved into the hillside in 1857. The next stop is in the picturesque market town of Helmsley, where you can view the medieval castle, explore the quaint shops, or just have a leisurely Yorkshire brew in one of the cafés. After Helmsley, you will head off through Hutton-le-Hole into the heart of the scenic North York Moors National Park for some photo stops, passing the 16th century Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge (the highest point on the Moors) and Ralph’s Cross.   Then, stop in the quaint and picturesque Yorkshire village of Lealholm to see the stepping-stones over the River Esk — a great photo opportunity. It is then just a ...

    First-rate,knowledgeable,guide with very clear delivery, and considerate attention to detail. He made the trip most enjoyable and refreshing. The small group of ten was perfect and the bus clean and comfortable. Would certainly recommend the trip to anyone wanting an insight into Yorkshire.

  • From York: Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour

    4. From York: Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour

    Leave York at 9:00 AM to explore the stunning landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Stop at the 14th-century Bolton Castle, former home of Mary Queen of Scots, to enjoy the magnificent views over Wensleydale. Next, enjoy some free time in Hawes. Sample the cheeses at the world famous Wensleydale Creamery, visit the Dales Countryside Museum, or explore the quaint shops and cafes. Move on to the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Pass through the picturesque villages on the way to Kettlewell, the main filming location for the Calendar Girls movie. Explore the village, learn more about the true story behind the movie, or relax with the locals in one of the pubs and cafes. Finally, stop in the charming town of Pateley Bridge, winner in the Great British High Street Competition in 2016. Visit the oldest sweet shop in the world before heading back to York, arriving at aro...

    A wonderful places defo will go again and will recommend it to friends and families, the guide was so informative and helpful and stopped along many places for scenic photos

  • From York: Haworth and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip

    5. From York: Haworth and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip

    Start your tour from York city center. Stop at the Bingley Five Rise Locks, a spectacular feat of engineering constructed in 1774. Move on to Haworth, where the Bronte family lived from 1820. Visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum and the Bronte Memorial Chapel in the nearby church, or explore the quaint shops on the main street and have a leisurely lunch in one of the traditional English cafes. Head up Penistone Hill to admire the moorland views towards Top Withens, where the Brontes walked to gain inspiration, before heading north for your afternoon in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Arrive in the traditional Dales village of Linton to explore Linton Falls, before continuing through the National Park. Stop at Bolton Abbey to explore the Priory Church and ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian Priory in its beautiful riverside setting, or take the stepping stones challenge if you are fee...

    Most of all, the guide, Mark, was so friendly and warm, so it was easy to enjoy the trip. We visited several lovely small towns and beautiful natural sites. I loved the picturesque background of the Bolton Abby, and Haworth was lovely and meaningful because of its literary value.

  • From York: Moors, Whitby, and the Yorkshire Steam Railway

    6. From York: Moors, Whitby, and the Yorkshire Steam Railway

    Leave the city and travel through the Vale of York, learning about life in Yorkshire as you head for the first stop in the traditional National Park village of Hutton-le-Hole. Pass the 16th-century Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge at the highest point of the moors. See some of the pretty villages on the way to Whitby and hear stories from the seaside town’s history. Choose how you want to spend your two and a half hours in Whitby. See the Abbey, visit the Captain Cook attractions, shop for gothic fashion or enjoy a fish and chips lunch, the choice is yours. Opt to spend less time in Whitby and climb aboard a steam train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at a special discounted rate, paid locally on the day. See Hogsmeade Station from the Harry Potter movies and more. Alternatively, journey to Goathland by minibus in time see the other passengers arrive by steam train. Explore the fictional ...

    Picked up on time, excellent presentation of the days activities and it all went as per the outline. A very good safe drive stopping at places to view areas of importance to the tour. Very good knowledge and explanations by the Driver/Guide. would definitely recommend this tour to others.

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It was amazing! We learned alot about Yorkshire and the moorlands. Lee had a ton of trivia to keep us informed and entertained throughout the drive. And the moorlands are breathtaking! The towns of Helmsley and Pickering were absolutely gorgeous and are must see places when you visit Yorkshire. Whitby was a bit of a let down due to the number of tourists there -- it was chaotic. But the fish and chips shops kind of make the visit there, worth it.

First-rate,knowledgeable,guide with very clear delivery, and considerate attention to detail. He made the trip most enjoyable and refreshing. The small group of ten was perfect and the bus clean and comfortable. Would certainly recommend the trip to anyone wanting an insight into Yorkshire.

Pretty villages and breathtaking view of moor, lovely view of Whitby etc…I really enjoyed them. In addition to this, driver/guide was really kind and helpful. Although English is not my first language, I felt at ease about joining this tour. Thank you so much for lovely trip.

A great day out with a very knowledgeable driver. Visited places we would not have found on our own. Lovely trip

The trip was awesome and the coach was very experienced and humble