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.
Don’t worry about getting lost in the winding streets of medieval York during this introductory tour of the city, ideal for first-time visitors and those with limited time in the region. See several York highlights—including St Mary’s Abbey, York Minster, and The Shambles—without worrying about directions, while benefiting from the insight of your guide throughout.
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.
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.
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.
To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's first Voyage of Discovery, this day trip provides the opportunity for your own private group of up to 15 people to follow in his footsteps through Captain Cook Country to the seaside town of Whitby. Visit the village of Marton where James Cook was born then learn about his formative years in Great Ayton before seeing the picturesque fishing village of Staithes, where the young Cook first experienced local seafaring and smuggling traditions. Enjoy free time in Whitby, where Captain Cook trained in the merchant navy, with options to visit Whitby's newest attraction, The Endeavour Experience (one of only two full size replicas of the HM Bark Endeavour in existence), The Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby Abbey, take a short trip out to sea on the Bark Endeavour scale replica of Cook's famous vessel, or just explore the port and experience English Fish & Chips!
History-steeped Durham sits just north of York, and offers up cobbled streets crowned by UNESCO-protected Durham Cathedral and Castle. Getting there by yourself means a hire car or train— both leaving you without a guide to help you fully appreciate the old city’s sights. This private tour closes all the gaps: providing easy transport, a time-efficient itinerary that covers the must-sees, and a guide for important context and insight.
Famed for its historical landmarks, seaside vistas, and literary lore, Whitby is one of Yorkshire’s highlight towns—and this full-day, private tour makes planning a trip seamless. Following morning pickup from your York hotel, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle, and admire the scenery of the North York Moors as you go. Upon arrival in Whitby, discover Captain Cook’s former house, visit the ruined Whitby Abbey (which inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula), and try the local fish and chips (own expense).
Why follow the crowds? Explore York at your own pace in the company of one of our expert, fully qualified and licensed guides. Delve deep into the medieval maze and discover secret corners few other visitors get to see. This is an entirely personal service - once you have made your booking we will get in touch to arrange where to come and meet you (such as any city centre landmark or hotel). We will ensure you don't miss any of the highlights - including the world-famous Minster*, medieval city walls and Shambles - but if you have any particular areas of interest, please get in touch. It's your tour and we want you to see York your way! *We are accredited Minster guides and can include a tour of the interior of the cathedral if required - though please note this will be subject to the Minster's opening hours and separate admission fee.
York is at its most magical around sundown. The tourist crowds have departed, the streets are empty. Enjoy a one-hour evening stroll which includes all the major sights of York - including the Minster, walls and world-famous Shambles - but will also take you deep into the medieval labyrinth of secret passages and short-cuts known as 'Snickelways'. There are plenty of ghost tour options in York - but why listen to stories when the truth is far more surprising? The early evening start time is perfect for working up an appetite. Informal, entertaining and 100% phantom-free.
Join for a discovery walking tour of York, which gives you a fantastic overview of this beautiful city. Understand the history of this great walled city (and walk on the walls), from Roman history, through the Vikings all the way to chocolate.
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.
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.
With rich Roman and Viking history, and beautiful architecture, York is widely considered among England’s must-see cities—but exploring independently means you may miss its hidden secrets. On this tour, follow your private guide through historic York and find out what makes the city special. Explore top attractions like Clifford's Tower, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the Roman walls, and St Mary’s Abbey, and enjoy sweeping views along the River Ouse.