9.00am: We meet opposite the Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF (near York Minster) 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!
11.15am: 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.
11.30am: 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.
12.00pm: 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!
1.30pm: 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.
2.45pm: We arrive in the stunning setting of the conservation village of Arncliffe and stop at the famous Falcon Inn, the original “Woolpack” in the Emmerdale Farm TV series. You can join your Guide for a walking tour of the village or just stay and enjoy a drink with the locals in the Falcon Inn – whichever you prefer!
3.30pm: 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.
4.15pm: The last stop is in the charming little town of Pateley Bridge, category winner in the Great British High Street Competition in 2016, where you will have the option to visit “The Oldest Sweet Shop in the World” (2014 Guinness Book of Records).
4.45pm: We leave Pateley Bridge and head back to York.
5.45pm: We arrive back at the meeting point in York at around 5:45pm and say our goodbyes.
Please don’t be late arriving at the Departure Point as we are unable to wait beyond 9.00am for latecomers due to parking restrictions!
There are only 16 places available on each tour date so book early to avoid disappointment!
Adult Ticket: £42
Family/Group Ticket (any grouping of 4 people): £145
Child Ticket (Aged 4-15): £35
(Our trips are not suitable for under 4’s)
This tour can be booked direct with us ONLINE, or tickets can be purchased from the YORK VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE – Visit York, 1 Museum Street, York, YO1 7DT
MULTI-TRIP OFFER! – 10% Discount if you book more than one trip with us online – just type multitrip in the Travel Agent Code Box as you book and click Apply
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, please contact us as we may be able to make more spaces available for you.
This trip can also be booked as a PRIVATE GROUP TOUR (from either York, Leeds or Harrogate), for any number of passengers up to 15 on any date, at a lump sum cost ranging from £295 – £495 (depending when you want to do it, not how many of you there are!). For that option, just email us with the date you require and we will confirm availability and the price for that day – email@example.com
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 this trip are closed so we adapt the itinerary and route to stop at alternative locations, also taking account of weather conditions on the day. The Yorkshire Dales are 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 itinerary is particularly important to you, just contact us before booking for this period to check the likelihood of it still being included. The tour is also slightly shorter during this period, arriving back in York around 5.15pm.
This trip is worth the money. Mark was fantastic. Can't wait to come back to York to do another trip - Nicky W
14 Dec 2017
BOBH – Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York
Superb day spent exploring some of the most beautiful spots in the Yorkshire Dales national park. Our driver and guide Mark was superb taking us to some great locations and giving us lots of interesting information about life in the dales. There were plenty of photo stops along the way and free time to explore medieval castles, smart market towns and picturesque villages. Not having my own car this was the perfect way to get around the Dales and the pick up point near York Minster was easy to find and just a few minutes from my hotel - gdamiral
27 Oct 2017
A Highlight of our 2-Week UK Trip
A great day in the Yorkshire Dales with guide Mark and about 8 other guests. The day was relaxed but very informative and since we don't hire a car in our travels, we saw things that we would NEVER have seen in the Dales. It was a wet and windy day but it was still great. Mark was a great guide, with wonderful pacing of information, inside traveler tips. We had to make a diversion of the planned route because of weather but the alternative was just as fabulous. Well worth the cost and time. Highly recommended!! - Sharon R
12 Oct 2017
Great Day in Yorkshire Dales National Park
I had just a very enjoyable day with the trip to and in the Park. Scenery was beautiful. Mark our driver and guide was friendly and knowledge answering all of the questions we had. Stopped at many interesting and some very unique places allowing enough time to explore, take pictures, buy souvenirs or have something to eat and drink - 87romano
11 Oct 2017
Amazing totally rainy day in the Dales
This is a wonderful tour. Guide Mark was very entertaining and very knowledgeable. Villages, walls, sheep, farms, barns, rivers, cheese, pheasants, churches, castle Bolton, wow! Even though it was raining the entire day it was still wonderful. Come prepared for the weather. It’ll most likely be cooler windier and possibly damper than you expect - Ben M
11 Oct 2017
Highly Recommend this Tour
A fantastic day out! - PatBoe
08 Oct 2017
I went on the Yorkshire Dales trip while on a short break in York and it was fantastic! The weather was.....well Yorkshire in nature but that didn't change anything as we traveled through beautiful landscapes as well as some charming villages and towns. Our guide Chris was very knowledgeable and easy going, pointing out highlights and explaining the history of the land. He also fought a great battle against the wind and rain to keep our views clear!!! All in all it proved a wonderful break and good introduction to Yorkshire. I highly recommend use of this service if in York and hope to go on another day trip in the future - Scott C
07 Oct 2017
A wonderful day out in the Yorkshire Dales
We were a couple of ladies in our late sixties (cousins) on a 3 night break in York from Suffolk. I booked the Dales trip online weeks before as I could see it was popular and getting booked up fast. We felt we couldn't go all the way to Yorkshire and not see the Dales! We could not fault the standard of transport and the care and attention offered by the tour company. In particular, our driver and tour guide, Mark, was giving us a running commentary all the time and his knowledge of the area and selected stops, where he walked us around, was outstanding. We really enjoyed the day - Vintagebelle-tripper
24 Sep 2017
Yorkshire Dales Day Trip
It's tricky with this kind of trip to find the right balance between a guide providing sufficient background, history, geology, geography, politics, etc. while allowing adequate quiet time to appreciate and adequate time off the bus with a moderate amount of walking. This company and our guide, Mark, nailed it! The information he shared was appropriate to the local and adequately in depth without being long winded. Mark was personable and made an effort to be welcoming to everybody. He spoke clearly and slowly to be easily understood. The small bus lends to small group size. I didn't expect to be as enamored of the Dales as I became. Mark helped us understand as well how 60,000 people can live in a national park and the conditions of their residence. All in all a day well worth it - Theonlyjonboy
19 Sep 2017
Our Day Trip to the Yorkshire Dales was wonderful. The scenery was fabulous and the quaint little villages we visited were great. Our driver was funny and knowledgeable as well as courteous and very helpful. I would recommend this trip and this company to anyone. - nivek729
17 Sep 2017