9.00am: We meet opposite the Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF (near York Minster) and head off into the Vale of York, passing by the famous Kilburn White Horse hill figure on the boundary of the North York Moors National Park and learning about its history, before heading for Helmsley.
10.00am: We stop 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 cafes – the choice is yours!
10.45am: We head off through Kirkbymoorside and up over the North York Moors for some picture stops, passing the 16th century Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge (the highest point on the Moors) and Ralph’s Cross, then through the quaint and picturesque Yorkshire villages that lead to Whitby.
12.00pm: As you arrive in Whitby, you will hear stories about the seaside town’s history and your Guide will point out the main places of interest that you may want to visit.
12.15pm: You will have three hours free time in Whitby, with options to climb the 199 steps to view Whitby Abbey (inspiration for the Dracula books), visit the Captain Cook Museum, enjoy the Beach, Waterfront and Fishing Port, go shopping for some Whitby Jet or Gothic Fashion at the Market or just sample the famous Fish ‘n’ Chips at the Magpie Cafe – the choice is yours!
3.15pm: We leave Whitby to head back onto the North York Moors and stop at Grosmont to explore the historic station and drop off passengers who want to take the opportunity of an optional short steam train ride on the NY Moors Railway at our special discounted rate of £5.50 (paid locally on the day and no need to pre-book) before rejoining us at Goathland. (We cannot guarantee that it will always be a steam train – we are in the hands of the NY Moors Railway for this!)
4.00pm: We arrive in Goathland to explore the fictional village of Aidensfield in the Heartbeat television series, then meet up again with the other passengers as they arrive by steam train at Goathland Station (the filming location for Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter movies).
4.50pm: We leave Goathland and you will learn the history behind the mysterious RAF Fylingdales Pyramid on Snod Hill as we pass close by, then see the Hole of Horcum before heading through Pickering back towards York.
6.15pm: We arrive back at the meeting point in York at approximately 6.15pm.
9.00am: We meet up again at the same place and head off for the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
10.30am: We arrive at Wensleydale’s most famous landmark, the 14th century Bolton Castle which once housed Mary Queen of Scots, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy and photograph the magnificent views over Wensleydale, learn a bit about the history of the area from your Guide, or just have a leisurely Yorkshire Brew in the medieval castle’s Tea Room – the choice is yours!
11.30am: We make the short journey to Aysgarth, where you will have the opportunity to see and photograph the major falls which were a filming location for Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves.
11.45am: We then take the scenic route towards Hawes, passing through Askrigg, the fictional village of Darrowby in the James Herriot All Creatures Great and Small TV series.
12.15pm: We spend one and a half hours in Hawes, the highest Market Town in England, where you can maybe grab some lunch and see how cheese is made at the world famous Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre, visit The Dales Countryside Museum, or just explore the quaint shops and cafes of the town itself – the choice is yours!
1.45pm: We leave Hawes and travel into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park for some photo stops as we pass through the picturesque traditional Dales villages along the meandering route of the River Wharfe.
3.00pm: We arrive in the stunning setting of the conservation village of Arncliffe where you will see the famous Falcon Inn, the original “Woolpack” in the Emmerdale Farm TV series. You can either join your Guide for a walking tour of the village or just enjoy refreshments with the locals in the Falcon Inn – the choice is yours!
4.00pm: We continue our journey through the beautiful countryside of the National Park, passing Kilnsey Crag and the village of Grassington as we head into the rolling hills of Nidderdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
4.45pm: We arrive in Pateley Bridge with the option to visit “The Oldest Sweet Shop in The World” (2014 Guinness Book of Records).
5.15pm: We leave Pateley Bridge and head back to York.
6.15pm: We arrive back at the meeting point in York at around 6:15pm and say our goodbyes.
There are only 16 places available on each tour date so book early to avoid disappointment!
Combined Adult Ticket: £75
Combined Family/Group Ticket (any grouping of 4 people): £240
Combined Child Ticket (Aged 4-15): £61
(Our trips are not suitable for under 4’s)
This Two Day Special can only be booked direct with us ONLINE or, if you prefer to book and pay by telephone, just give us a call and we will process it for you – 01609 779933 (+44 1609 779933 if dialing from overseas).
If there is limited online availability on the date you have selected, you may see the message “Please contact us to check availability for that date“. If that happens, do please contact us as we may well be able to make more spaces available for you.
For the avoidance of any doubt, this offer is just for the two standard Day Trips on consecutive days and does NOT include overnight accommodation – we have been asked!
All timings are approximate (except the start time!) and you should not book onward travel arrangements too close to the time of our arrival back in York in case we have traffic problems. If you do have onward travel arrangements that evening, mention it to our Tour Guide in the morning and we will do our best to help.
We are very flexible and do everything we can to ensure that ALL our passengers have a great day out with us by providing options and choices. This could mean that we adjust the itinerary to accommodate special requests from the group, or to make the best we can of the day if the weather is unfavourable.
November – March – Please note that, between around the end of October and Mid-March, a few of the places we normally visit on these trips are closed so we adapt the itineraries and routes to stop at alternative locations, also taking account of weather conditions on the day. The North York Moors, Whitby and the Yorkshire Dales are all still well worth visiting in Winter, very different to summer but equally magnificent, and we think you will like our alternative locations! If, however, something specific in the itineraries is particularly important to you, just contact us before booking for this period to check the likelihood of it still being included. The trips are also slightly shorter during this period, arriving back in York around 5.00pm on Day One and around 5.30/5.45pm on Day Two.
Seeing Yorkshire Without A Car
We decided to travel through England and Scotland for a couple of weeks without a car. When we arrived in York we were unsure how we could see both the Yorkshire moors and the coast and also see the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. The answer was Mark at BOBH. He combined a wealth of knowledge with many opportunities to just enjoy the extraordinary sights we traveled through. And even though these were day trips, he created a friendly camaraderie with all of us on board. For any of you traveling in this area, I'd encourage you to do both trips. The dales and the moors/Whitby are such wonderful and different experiences. BOBH is a small business and they gave us prompt and terrific service.
Thanks, you guys!!
21 Sep 2017
Great day trips out of York
Just spent two great days touring through the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors with guides Mark and Chris. The 16 seater bus was ideal for the day trips allowing for lots of easy stops for photos, getting into those smaller spots with great views. It also allowed for friendly interaction with the guides. Also lots of time at key stops to allow for exploring or just relaxing. Both guides had a great knowledge of the areas driven through and York history in general - Jean M
27 Aug 2017
Moors and Dales
We decided to opt for the 2 day package as it provided the opportunity to see the area extensively. Chris and Mark were excellent guides and well informed. Their enthusiasm for the area was ever evident and gave us the feeling that they were enjoying their days out as much as us. Very pleasant and well informed. Our days were varied with memorable stops along the way. Thanks. Alan and Una - ALAN083
27 Jul 2017
Three Wonderful Days!
My sister and I were recently in York for 6 days and spent three of those days touring with BOBH. I have to say it was three days of bliss! Mark is one of the best tour guides ever, keeping us entertained while he educated us about the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. The small bus was comfortable and clean, on time every time. I will do these tours again if I ever get back to Yorkshire and I highly recommend them - Kathy T
07 Jul 2017
Moors, Whitby and the Yorkshire Dales Two-Day Midweek
We had a great time. The 16 passenger bus is clean and comfortable. The scenery and sites were beautiful and everything we expected. But the best thing about the tour was the guide, Mark. He's very knowledgeable and easygoing and entertaining with a great sense of humor. I would definitely recommend this tour - DOGStreet
07 Jun 2017
There is simply nothing to fault, every little detail has been considered and honed to perfection - anonymousM3071LZ
29 May 2017
Moors & Dales
We took the 2 day tour with Mark who was very engaging & knowledgeable & made the trip very enjoyable taking in the different landscapes of both areas. So many visitors would be aware of the Dales from TV shows like All Creatures Great & Small so it has been great to finally see where this was made. Unless you had your own car one wouldn't be able to see as much as we did accompanied by informative commentary. Worth doing! - Greg S
22 May 2017
Lovely Day Trips
Mark at BOBH took us on two minibus tours in Yorkshire. While there is never enough time to see everything, we had a number of very pleasant stops for a photograph or for an hour or more. Mark's commentary was interesting and informative. All in all a great way to see the countryside and small towns and villages without a car. - Rossbay
22 May 2017
Great Experience with BOBH!
Thank you so much for your services and great two day tours from York to Whitby and Yorkshire Dales - Raid A
23 Apr 2017
In April 2017 we booked both the Whitby and Yorkshire dales trips. We would highly recommend both days out, as both have their own unique points of interest and history. Your tour guide and driver (Mark) is highly informative and encourages interaction and questions. Nothing is too much trouble for him and he will put you at your ease, to sit back,relax and enjoy the experiences. If you like history and a bit of exploration then these days are definitely for you. Just like Harry Potter, Mark will produce the magic! Enjoy - marktY372KR
09 Apr 2017