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

Venture into the wild and windswept lands of the North York Moors on this full-day tour from York. Visit the lively market town of Helmsley; enjoy a brisk walk across the moors; and 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’ll board the famous North Yorkshire Moors steam railway for a spectacular ride home.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Private Tour to Whitby and the North York Moors from York

The North Yorkshire Moors National Park is one of England’s most enchanting destinations, but it can be hard to get around without your own transport. This private full-day tour from York includes a visit to the seaside town of Whitby, a steam train ride across the wild Yorkshire Moors, and stops in traditional market towns such as Pickering and Helmsley.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour, York City Highlights and York Minster

Join us for this half day walking tour of York, which gives you a great overview of this beautiful city in Yorkshire. This walled city has so much to offer, from Roman history, through the Vikings, to the Chocolate merchants and Harry Potter.  Maybe you’re passing through the area, but if not it’s just a 2 hour train ride from London, it’s easily reachable for a day trip.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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North York Moors and Whitby Day Trip from York

Discover the rugged beauty of rural north England on this 8-hour North York Moors and Whitby day trip from York. Explore the medieval town of Helmsley, home to quaint shops and a medieval castle. 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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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York

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 and snap photos of landmarks like Beggar’s Bridge, Hutton-le-Hole and Rosedale Abbey. Enjoy free time to explore the seaside resort 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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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

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 30 minutes
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Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York

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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  • 8 hours 15 minutes
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Yorkshire Dales and Fountains Abbey Exclusive Small-Group Tour from York

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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  • 9 hours
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Haworth and The Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

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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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Bronte’s Parsonage

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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  • 8 hours
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The Yorkshire Dales Tour from Windermere

Discover the dramatic limestone valleys and emerald countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on an 8-hour tour from Windermere. Travel with ease from the Lake District and visit the quaint towns of Hardraw and Wensleydale, famed for its cheese, and Bolton Castle, in which Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. See, too, Aysgarth Falls and the lovely English village of Dent.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Robin Hood Bay, Whitby and the North York Moors

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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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Private Group Haworth, Bolton Abbey and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from Leeds

Venture to some of Yorkshire’s most picturesque corners on this seamless, private tour. Your guide will meet you directly at your Leeds accommodation; board a comfortable minibus with your group and head into the countryside. During this full-day tour, you’ll follow in the steps of the Bronte sisters when you visit the village of Haworth, will discover the beauty of Yorkshire Dales National Park, will visit the ruins of the 12th-century Bolton Abbey, and otherwise immerse yourself in the region’s bucolic scenery.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

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

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
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  • 8 hours

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Full-Day Heartbeat Locations Tour from York

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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  • 7 hours
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York & Yorkshire in a day

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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  • 11 hours
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Leeds Breweries Bus Tours

Make the most of your time in Leeds by going on a Leeds Breweries Bus Tour. You’ll save time researching where to find the best beer, and instead be taken to three breweries in a day. Avoid the stress of transport planning by having a driver to take you between breweries. You’ll meet the brewers, heard about their techniques, and it’ll be a hassle-free trip as all beer tastings are included.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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York Breweries Bus Tours

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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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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City Tours

Durham City Half Day Tour

Delving into Durham’s sights without a guide may leave you scratching the surface of their history, and missing important detail. Make the most of Durham’s UNESCO-protected riches and dive deeper into their past on this half-day guided tour. Explore Durham Castle, view 11th-century Durham Cathedral and its Open Treasure exhibition; and learn historical stories you’d likely never hear if sightseeing alone. A choice of departures gives useful flexibility.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private Group North York Moors and Whitby Day Trip from Harrogate

Take a day out from Harrogate on your own private tour to explore the North York Moors National Park and Whitby, passing by the famous Kilburn White Horse hill figure and visiting the market town of Helmsley, the village of Goathland (Heartbeat and Harry Potter filming location) and the fishing port of Whitby. See Whitby Abbey (inspiration for the Dracula books), visit the Captain Cook Museum, shop for some Whitby Jet or Gothic Fashion or sample Fish 'n' Chips from the famous Magpie Cafe. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this private minicoach tour, for any group size up to a maximum of 15.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Private Group Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

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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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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An Afternoon & Evening in the Moors

This comprehensive day tour will help you save time and see many Yorkshire highlights in a day. Take the stress out of navigating by having a driver for the day to take you between dispersed sites in a comfortable vehicle. You’ll travel in a small group, which means better access to your guide for questions. See Rievaulx Abbey, the stone village of Hutton-le-Hole, the North York Moors National Park, the seaside town of Whitby, and the village of Goathland, which was a filming location from Harry Potter.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Private Group Haworth, Bolton Abbey and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from Harrogate

This Private Day Trip from Harrogate provides the opportunity to explore Bronte Country and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, including the West Yorkshire Pennine Village of Haworth (made famous by the Bronte sisters and home to the Bronte Parsonage Museum), Bingley Five Rise Locks (the most spectacular feature of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal), the traditional Yorkshire Dales village of Linton (with its stone bridges and limestone falls), Bolton Abbey (where you will see the stunning setting of the ruins of the 12th Century Augustinian Monastery); and learn about the history of the area from your guide as you enjoy the spectacular scenery of the National Park.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

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Historic Yorkshire Tour

Explore the rich history of North Yorkshire and visit the famous North York Moors National Park. Visit historical landmarks and watch as history comes to life at the Ryedale Folk Museum.The Historical Yorkshire tour will take you ove the rolling hills of the North York Moors which is home to the largest area of heather moorland in the England. The Moors are one of the most important historical areas in Britain in terms of religion, farming, mining, fishing and smuggling.It has more ancient scheduled monuments than anywhere in the country including, standing stones, stone crosses and burial mounds.Explore an open-air history museum, coastal towns and historic sites such as Rievaulx Terrace, all the while enjoying unrivalled views along the Yorkshire coast and for miles across the Yorkshire
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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