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 here ONLINE, at the VISIT YORK INFORMATION CENTRE, 1 Museum Street, or at CIRCLES CAFE on Lendal Bridge.
MULTI-TRIP OFFER! – 10% Discount if you book more than one of our trips at the same time direct 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 £349 – £495 depending on date. For that option, just email us with the date/pick-up point you require and we will confirm availability and the price for that day – 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 5.15pm.
Yorkshire Dales Day Trip
My friends and I went on the this tour led by Mark. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. My favorite stops were Aysgarth Falls, Bolton Castle, and the Wensleydale Cheese Factory. The drive through the National Park was beautiful. We had enough time at all the stops. Mark was kind enough to take pictures of my, “let’s document EVERYTHING,” sister!! Thank you for a wonderful day!! - Becky N
22 Jul 2018
We took the Yorkshire Dales tour with Chris (who was very nice) and it was the highlight of our trip in the York area for sure. There were two vans doing the trip it was so busy! Our first stop was at the scenic Castle Bolton. They did a quick intro about the Castle and then let us roam around the area for about 45 minutes or so. There was a cafe inside the castle. Our second stop was at Aysgarth Falls which was beautiful but we stopped for only a short period of time on the bridge overlooking the falls. Our third stop was a nice drive through the town of Askrigg where a couple TV shows have been filmed. Our fourth stop was in Hawes at The Wensleydale Creamery. We got to try over 30 types of cheese! There were fruit cheeses, smoked cheeses, and all types of cheddars. We could eat in the cafe there which had a good variety of food to offer. On our way to the fifth stop we stopped at some super majestic scenic overlooks down into the dales, which was amazing! The fifth stop was in Arncliffe. You could stop for a beer and snack at the Falcon Inn. Then Chris took us on a nice tour around the town. The town was small but had an amazing history. Our final stop was in Pateley Bridge at the Oldest Sweet Shop in England. There were tons of candies to choose from. Overall, this tour was amazing and I highly recommend it! - Delaney W
09 Jul 2018
Stunning Dales Trip
As a first time visitor to the Yorkshire Dales, I'm not sure why, but I had the impression it was going to be somewhat tame but beautiful rolling hills and villages. Although there are a number of picturesque villages, it was the steep elevation of the glacially cut remote terrain and multiple rivers and streams that were truly awe inspiring. Chris, our guide, was engaging and had excellent local knowledge. We visited and walked around a number of places, also with some short stops in locations used in TV, books and films such as James Herriot books, Emmerdale, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. Bolton Castle was a highlight for it's history and the view and also for seeing roaming wild boar and piglets. The Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes was also a great stop for cheese tasting and buying, and a break to get some lunch in the small village. The trip did not feel pressured for time at any point and glad Chris was driving when the fog descended on high country roads on our way back to York, also breathtaking. I will definitely recommend and hope to go on another BOBH tours when next in York - OverTheRainbowLondon
07 Jun 2018
Wonderful Tour and Guide
Our trip to the Yorkshire Dales was excellent - the TripAdvisor reviews are spot on! - Stewart T
25 May 2018
Amazing Yorkshire Dales Tour
Could not have asked for a better tour guide -davidglynn
03 May 2018
Time Well Spent
My mom, sister and I took two day trips from York, one to the Moors and the other to the Dales. Mark was our guide for both, we couldn’t have asked for better, he was extremely knowledgeable about Yorkshire and a funny and friendly guy too. He recommended places of interest for us in York also. I can’t wait to go back during the summer months and take those trips again. I fell in love with Yorkshire, what an amazing place, thanks for showing us a beautiful county - aineblue
02 May 2018
Great Day Trip
Our group of four went on both the North York Moors/Whitby day trip and Yorkshire Dales day trip. Mark was an excellent tour guide and driver. He was very friendly and shared lots of great information about all the areas that we visited. We had thought about renting a car and driving ourselves, but this was so much better. We were able to relax and enjoy being driven to all the wonderful sights. I highly recommend both of these trips - Linda T
17 Apr 2018
Yorshire Dales day trip 13 April 2018
The trip was an absolute joy with some of the most beautiful scenery I have seen in a long time. Our guide Mark was excellent, with brilliant knowledge of the area. He is also an excellent, patient and safe driver.The mini touring bus is very comfortable. i am from South Africa and got a very nice introduction to the rural areas of York where tourists seldom visit. One tend to do things around the known landmarks but this trip opened my eyes to the beauty of the surrounding area, little quaint villages and the Yorkshire Dales.
Thank you BOBH - Linda H
13 Apr 2018
This tour is composed of only 16 people max which is why I chose this tour group. Our tour guide Mark is very informative and very helpful. As he is also a frequent traveller himself, he knows very well what we need to know and gives a lot of recommendations during our stops. He shares a lot of interesting things along the way and we also have stops for picture taking which is good as we have enough time to admire the lovely scenery. I really had a great time. This is definitely one of the best tours I had.. Two thumbs up!! - April Rose D
08 Apr 2018
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