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!
11.30am: 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!
Adult Ticket: £42
Family/Group Ticket (any grouping of 4 people): £135
Child Ticket (Aged 4-15): £34
(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
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.
This trip can also be booked as a PRIVATE GROUP TOUR (from either York or Leeds) for up to 15 Passengers on any date at a lump sum cost ranging from £395 – £495. For that option, please call or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 5.30/5.45pm.
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
Wonderful Day Trip to Yorkshire Dales
We had a fabulous custom day trip to the Yorkshire Dales. The whole extended family loved the beautiful scenery, our fabulous lunch at the Falcon Inn, and the cute towns we visited. Bolton Abbey was a real highlight! Mark was a fantastic driver and tour guide, and Keith went above and beyond to arrange the trip for us! Many thanks! - Clarity801
12 Aug 2017
Yorkshire Dales (with Mark)
We were picked up at 9am by Mark in a suitable area of York City, meaning there was no stress finding the bus or rushing to get on board. We have had a BRILLIANT day, start to finish. The bus was clean and comfy. Mark was the perfect guide. His diverse range of knowledge was impressive and his delivery and passion shines through. Mark took time to look out for everyone and the day went very smoothly. We liked all the stops and tales of the Dales :) Very memorable trip. Thank you so much! - Sarah B
09 Aug 2017
Our trip with BOBH to the Yorkshire Dales was great. Our tour guide, Mark, was very funny and informative at the same time. He was also very accommodating, by stopping for a few minutes, so we could photograph the building used in All Creatures Great and Small. The sites that we went to were very quaint and picturesque. All in all, it was a fantastic time! - Elizabeth D
06 Aug 2017
Brilliant in every way. What a fabulous trip - Suzannah H
27 Jul 2017
The best way to see the Yorkshire Dales
The design of the tour was perfect, the places of interest, the photo stops, the rest and refreshment stops, etc all very well planned out. The guide, Mark, was very knowledgeable with a very easy manner of sharing the information. Just the right mix of humor, historical, geographic, and quirky information, and times for quiet reflection just looking at the beautiful countryside - sbronos
24 Jul 2017
Yorkshire Dales Day Tour with MARK
This was one of the best tours we have ever been on - due to one of the most informative tour guides, namely MARK. From start to finish he was so knowledgeable about everything on each 'stop' we made. Whilst travelling between the villages his 'stories' and sense of humour kept us thoroughly amused. The 16 tourists came from America, Northern Ireland, China, Australia, England and Scotland and all said they had thoroughly enjoyed the experience - Katherine and Hugh
22 Jul 2017
It was my favourite thing we've done on our three week tour of the UK - TripAdvisor Member
10 Jul 2017