Begin the day by meeting your group in the city center. Climb aboard a comfortable, climate-controlled minivan for an 8-hour day tour of the scenic Yorkshire Dales. Your group is limited to 16 people or fewer to ensure an intimate atmosphere and personal attention from your guide.
Drive through Ripon, famous for its cathedral, before stopping at Masham. Stroll through the charming town at your own pace, getting lost in the streets or seeking out a local market.
Back on the van, continue to Middleham Castle, famous for being Richard III's childhood home. On a brief stop, listen to your guide's commentary about the 'Windsor of the North' as you snap photos of the imposing structure.
After travel through rolling countryside with bucolic vistas, arrive at Reeth for lunch (own expense). Your guide will be happy to recommend one of the village's tea rooms or pubs.
Continue to Bolton Castle, the site of Mary Queen of Scots' imprisonment. Admire the crumbling face of the castle before voyaging on to your next stops, Aysgarth Falls and the Ure River waterfalls. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere and breathe in the misty air. Your next waterfall stop is at the West Burton Cauldron Falls, featured in a J.M.W Turner painting.
Drive through Kettlewell and Buckden on the way to view the impressive limestone cliffs at Klinsey Crag. Make a stop in Grassington, where you can peruse the charming market selling local goods.
At the conclusion of your 8-hour tour, return to York for drop-off at your hotel or in the city center.