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Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from YorkDay Trips

Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York

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Without a hire car, it’s impossible to round up the sights of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in a day from York. This small-group tour delivers: with a minivan drive through Swaledale and Wensleydale, stone-walled hills, winding passes, and villages. See Jervaulx Abbey, waterfalls, and market towns, break for lunch (own expense), and get a full rundown on the area from a guide—something you’d miss if going alone.
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North York Moors and Whitby Day Tour from YorkDay Trips

North York Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York

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Escape the city for the wild landscapes of the Yorkshire moors on this full-day tour from York. Set out on a scenic drive through the North York Moors National Park; visit sites from the 'Harry Potter' movies in Goathland like the location used for Hogsmeade station in the first film. Enjoy free time to explore the seaside town of Whitby, where you can learn the legacy of Dracula and try the town’s famous fish and chips (own expense), before visiting the market town of Helmsley.
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North York Moors, Whitby and The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from YorkDay Trips

North York Moors, Whitby and The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York

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Discover the rugged beauty of rural north England on this 8-hour North York Moors and Whitby day trip from York. Explore Hutton-le-Hole and Goathland, famed filming locations for the Harry Potter movies. Delve into the North York Moors National Park for panoramic views over the rolling countryside. Soak up Whitby’s seaside atmosphere at your leisure, perhaps visiting Whitby Abbey, the port or the Captain Cook Museum. Return via the Hole of Horcum and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
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Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from YorkDay Trips

Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York

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Venture into the wild and windswept lands of the North York Moors on this full-day tour from York. Drive through the countryside to reach North York Moors National Park and enjoy a walk amongst nature. Learn the legacy of Dracula and Captain James Cook in the seaside resort of Whitby. Next, spot filming locations from British TV series 'Heartbeat' and the Harry Potter movies in Goathland, where you board the famous North Yorkshire Moors steam railway for a spectacular ride home.
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  • 9 hours
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Lake District Highlights Day Trip from York with Lake CruiseDay Trips

Lake District Highlights Day Trip from York with Lake Cruise

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Journey to the heart of the Lake District on this full-day tour from York and uncover the charms of England’s oldest national park. Follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter as you visit her home at Hill Top, see William Wordsworth’s former school in Hawkshead and cruise across Windermere, England’s largest lake. Along the way, admire beauty spots like Tarn Hows and explore traditional villages like Skipton and Bowness-on-Windermere.
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Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from YorkDay Trips

Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

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Explore Wensleydale, Littondale and Nidderdale, and discover the delights of the English countryside on this Yorkshire Dales day trip from York. Visit sites of interest including Askrigg and the market town of Hawes before delving deep into the heart of the mighty Yorkshire Dales National Park to enjoy panoramic views over Kilnsey Crag. Travel through Buckden to the picturesque village of Kettlewell, and explore sites made famous in popular British films and television programs. Then, visit the world’s oldest candy shop before returning in comfort to York.
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  • 8 hours 15 minutes
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Haworth and The Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from YorkDay Trips

Haworth and The Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

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Take a break from bustling York on a full-day tour of Haworth and the Yorkshire Dales, and travel across the mountainous region with ease via air-conditioned vehicle. Discover the region’s top attractions, including the home of the Brontë family, Bolton Abbey, and Penistone Hill, and benefit from insights provided by your guide, as well as the more personalized experience of a small-group tour.
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Yorkshire Dales and Fountains Abbey Small-Group Day Trip from YorkDay Trips

Yorkshire Dales and Fountains Abbey Small-Group Day Trip from York

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Delve into the Dales and discover the scenic heart of Yorkshire on this full-day tour from York. Set out on an epic circuit of the Yorkshire Dales, stopping to admire the heather covered moors and peek into traditional Dales villages like Knaresborough, Grassington and Leyburn. Along the way, pass photo-worthy landscapes like Nidderdale, Kilnsey Crag and Aysgarth Falls; discover the Dales’ most famous cheese at the Wenselydale Creamery Visitor and explore the UNESCO-listed Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Park.
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Day Trip to Bronte’s Parsonage from YorkDay Trips

Day Trip to Bronte’s Parsonage from York

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Delve into Yorkshire’s industrial and literary history with this day-long tour from York. You’ll step into a world that existed at the time of the Bronte sisters on a visit to Bolton Abbey and the village of Haworth where the sisters penned their novels. Visit the Salts Mill of UNESCO-listed Saltaire and a model village, which is believed to be the world’s first, then discover the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Door-to-door minibus transport and onboard commentary from a guide complete the experience.
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  • 8 hours
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Ultimate Full Day Lake District Tour by Rail & Minivan: 10 lakes 4 mountain passDay Trips

Ultimate Full Day Lake District Tour by Rail & Minivan: 10 lakes 4 mountain pass

This tour takes you to: • Lake Windermere • Kirkstone Inn • Kirkstone Pass • Brothers Water • Patterdale • Glenridding • Ullswater • Lake Cruise on Ullswater. • Castlerigg stone circle • Lakeside at Keswick • Surprise View • Ashness Bridge • Honister Mine • Honister Pass • Buttermere • Crummock Water  • Moss Force waterfall • Thirlmere • Dunmail Raise • Grasmere • Rydal Water
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  • 8 hours
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Beatrix Potter & Lake District full day, all inclusive tour by rail and minivanDay Trips

Beatrix Potter & Lake District full day, all inclusive tour by rail and minivan

You get to see: • Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home. • Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit. • Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat. • Hawkshead village • Beatrix Potter Gallery to see the original illustrations by Beatrix, including the famous copy she made of the Peter Rabbit letter. • Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District. • Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter. • Armitt Library & Museum to see Beatrix's stunningly detailed mycology illustrations and other artefacts
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Yorkshire Dales & Moors Private Day Trip from YorkDay Trips

Yorkshire Dales & Moors Private Day Trip from York

Travel with your own private driver-guide to explore the amazing highlights of Yorkshire - the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Discover the rolling countryside and dry-stone walls in the Dales and the amazing moorland and dramatic coastline of the Moors.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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The Brontes, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre full day tour by rail and minivanDay Trips

The Brontes, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre full day tour by rail and minivan

Enjoy a comfortable journey by train to Oxenholme on the edge of the Lake District. Traveling by train is much more pleasant than doing this part of the journey by bus! You then meet our guide and step aboard our minivan for the tour. This tour takes you to: • Drive through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside • Visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum & Graveyard • Guided walk around Haworth, unchanged since the Brontes lived there • Visit romantic gothic ruins of Wycoller Hall, “Ferndean Manor” of Jane Eyre
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Whitby and The North York Moors Day Trip from YorkDay Trips

Whitby and The North York Moors Day Trip from York

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Spend three hours enjoying Whitby on our friendly, small-group, Guided Day Trip from York, as well as exploring the scenic and picturesque North York Moors National Park. You will have a full three hours of free time in the fishing port of Whitby on this trip, to see Whitby Abbey (inspiration for the Dracula books), visit the Captain Cook Attractions, shop for some Whitby Jet or Gothic Fashion, sample Fish & Chips from the famous Magpie Café or just enjoy the bustling port and waterfront – the choice is yours! As well as photo stops on the moors, you will also stop at the famous Kilburn White Horse, the market town of Helmsley (with its quaint cafes, shops and medieval castle) and the beautiful, traditional English villages of Goathland (Heartbeat and Harry Potter filming location) and Lealholm (with its stepping stones across the River Esk). Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group mini-coach​ tour, limited to 16 people.
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Private Group Haworth, Bolton Abbey and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from YorkDay Trips

Private Group Haworth, Bolton Abbey and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

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If you’re short on time or trying to fit in a lot during your vacation, one day is all you need to experience the history and wild beauty of Northern England. This private tour of Bronte Country and the Yorkshire Dales National Park from York encompasses top attractions such as Bolton Abbey, Bingley Five Rise Locks, and breathtaking moors. Plus, you’ll also discover quaint cobbled streets and traditional tea shops in Haworth.
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  • 8 hours 15 minutes
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Private Group Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from YorkDay Trips

Private Group Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

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This is the ultimate Yorkshire Dales adventure! Enjoy the luxury of having round-trip door-to-door transport included, as well as private guide to entertain you with stories along the way. Save time by seeing many highlights of the Yorkshire Dales in a day, including Bolton Castle, Askrigg, Grassington, Pateley Bridge, Hawes, and more. You’ll also visit the award-winning Wensleydale Creamery, where the delicious Wensleydale cheese is produced.
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Robin Hood Bay, Whitby and the North York Moors Day Trip from YorkDay Trips

Robin Hood Bay, Whitby and the North York Moors Day Trip from York

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Explore the North York Moors National Park on a full-day trip from York, without having to organize trains, buses, or a hire car. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan with a driver-guide, absorb the scenery, historical towns, and villages; and visit Pickering, Whitby, the smugglers’ village of Robin Hood's Bay, and more, to explore independently. Along the way, hear tales of the ancient landscapes—background you may miss if exploring alone.
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Full-Day Heartbeat Locations Tour from YorkDay Trips

Full-Day Heartbeat Locations Tour from York

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Uncover the charms of 1960s Yorkshire on a full-day tour from York, visiting film locations from classic British TV show Heartbeat. Admire the rugged scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors, get a taste of local life in villages like Pickering and Goathland, and visit the seaside resort of Whitby, also famous for its Dracula connections. Along the way, visit Heartbeat locations like Aidensfield Station, Bernie Scripps Garage and Funeral Parlour; stop for a drink at the Aidensfield Arms pub (own expense) and tuck into traditional fish and chips (own expense).
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  • 7 hours
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Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth Full Day All-inclusive Tour by Rail and MinivanDay Trips

Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth Full Day All-inclusive Tour by Rail and Minivan

You get to see: • Hawkshead Grammar School where Wordsworth went to school and carved his name on his desk (only on a friday) • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where the Victorian cook Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread in 1854 • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshiped and whose interior William was so fond of • Wordsworth Family Graves nestled beneath the yew tree that Wordsworth planted himself • Dove Cottage the first family home of Wordsworth and where he wrote some of his best poetry • The Wordsworth House where William Wordsworth was born (not on fridays) • Rydal Mount & Garden was Wordsworth's best loved family home for the greater part of his life from 1813 to his death in 1850 at the age of 80
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York & Yorkshire in a Day Small-Group TourDay Trips

York & Yorkshire in a Day Small-Group Tour

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York and its surrounding countryside are home to natural attractions and ancient treasures dating back centuries, but organizing transportation to explore independently cuts into valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, follow your guide on a walking tour of York and delve into the Yorkshire countryside by air-conditioned vehicle. Discover sites of interest like Rievaulx Abbey and the North York Moors, and explore both city and countryside in a day.
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Private Group Whitby and The North York Moors Day Trip from YorkDay Trips

Private Group Whitby and The North York Moors Day Trip from York

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The North York Moors National Park and Whitby make ideal day trips from bustling York, but organizing your itinerary and travel arrangements independently can be time-consuming. On this private tour, reach both sites with ease by air-conditioned minibus from your York hotel. Discover top attractions including 7th-century Whitby Abbey, and see the best of England’s beautiful north east in a comfortable maximum group size of 15.
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  • 8 hours 15 minutes
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York Breweries Bus ToursDay Trips

York Breweries Bus Tours

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Go on a tasting tour of York—and venture behind-the-scenes at the city’s top breweries—on this lively, small-group tour. Following pickup from a central meeting point, you’ll travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus to three local breweries. At each stop, meet the brewers, learn more about how beer is made, and enjoy a variety of brews at each stop. Snacks and bottled water are also provided.
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