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Yorkshire Dales and Moors

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5 days From £795 £745 per person
4.1 stars(37 reviews)

Experience the charm and beauty of Yorkshire with picturesque towns, regional flavours, and the stunning North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

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2024 Tour code: YSS24

About the tour

Relax in 'God's Own Country', exploring Yorkshire from our elegant 19th-century mansion house hotel. Discover the charms of the Yorkshire Moors and picturesque Robin Hood's Bay, sample local cuisine and journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Wensleydale Railway.

Unforgettable experiences

Gisborough Hall
Gisborough Hall
Stay in the grand, 19th century Gisborough Hall, an illustrious Grade II listed mansion house.
Robin Hood's Bay
Robin Hood's Bay
Enjoy an insightful guided tour of Robin Hood's Bay – a fishing village famous for smuggling - and visit the seaside town of Whitby.
Wensleydale Railway
Wensleydale Railway
Journey through colourful moorland and charming villages aboard the Wensleydale Railway and North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
Castle Howard
Castle Howard
Enjoy exclusive access to one of England's best-loved stately homes on a private guided tour of Castle Howard.
Flavours of Yorkshire
Flavours of Yorkshire
Savour the flavours of Yorkshire with an afternoon tea in Hawes, a food tour of Malton and a Yorkshire pudding masterclass.

What’s included


Day 1 – Guisborough

Our holiday begins in Guisborough, a market town with beautiful surrounding landscapes, including the distinctive Roseberry Topping hill. We're greeted by our Tour Manager at our hotel and after checking in, there's time to discover the town at leisure before dinner this evening. Along with its picturesque scenery, Guisborough also has an interesting historical heritage. You could seek out the ruins of its ancient priory near the vibrant high street where you'll find traditional shops, cosy cafes, and a warm community spirit.

  • Dinner
Day 2 – The coastal charm of Whitby and the delightful North Yorkshire Moors Railway

We travel along the coast, pausing at Goathland, familiar to viewers of 'Heartbeat' as 'Aidensfield', before arriving in quaint Robin Hood's Bay. With its jumble of historic cottages nestled on the side of a cliff, this is one of the most scenic spots on the Yorkshire coast. We enjoy an insight into the village's smuggling history on a guided tour with the 'Whitby Storyteller', before continuing to Whitby. There's some time before lunch to explore the iconic seaside town at your own pace. From views of its dramatic clifftop abbey to its charming cobbled streets and sandy beach, Whitby is a delight to wander around.

For lunch, we visit an award-winning fish and chip restaurant and then you're at leisure to discover more of the town before our coach takes us to the village of Grosmont, where we join the scenic North Yorkshire Moors Railway. With its steam engines and beautifully restored carriages, this heritage railway curves through stunning countryside, ancient woodlands, and heather-covered moors as we take in the stunning natural beauty of Yorkshire. We leave the train in Pickering and drive back to our hotel in time for dinner.

Trains are steam-hauled where possible, however due to timetable changes or weather conditions, heritage diesel locomotives may be running instead.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 – Elegant Castle Howard and a taste of Yorkshire in popular Malton

After breakfast this morning, our coach takes us to Castle Howard, one of the country's grandest stately homes. Set in the Howardian Hills 'Area of Natural Beauty', the house is breathtaking, with a symmetrical Baroque design crowned by a central dome. We have exclusive access to the house, enjoying a private tour before it opens to the public. We visit the Walled Garden - a paradise with fragrant roses and an ornamental vegetable patch - the intricate Atlas Fountain and Temple of the Four Winds.

Once we've explored the house and gardens, we continue to the market town of Malton. Known as 'the food capital of Yorkshire', the charming town proudly showcases the region's finest culinary offerings. We experience this with a Yorkshire Pudding masterclass, learning the secrets to this iconic Yorkshire staple, followed by a walking tour through the town's gastropubs and independent eateries, stopping along the way for tastings.

After the tour, there's time at leisure to discover the streets at your own pace. You could take the chance to buy some of the wonderful local produce we tried during our tour or sample more of the town's delights. Our coach takes us back to our hotel later this afternoon, with some time to relax before dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 – Lovely Hawes and the picturesque Wensleydale Railway

This morning, we visit the Wensleydale Creamery, home of the iconic Yorkshire cheese. After exploring the museum, with live cheese making demonstrations and sampling opportunities, we enjoy an exclusive afternoon tea at Laburnum House in Hawes. The Laburnum House Afternoon Tea celebrates the best Yorkshire provides sourcing ingredients from Wensleydale, The Dales, and Yorkshire, supporting British Farming and Yorkshire Artisan food producers.

This afternoon, we head to Leyburn where we board the heritage Wensleydale Railway. The scenic journey rolls through the idyllic beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, with verdant fields, rippling hills, and quaint villages passing by. Leaving the train in Bedale, we join our coach and head back to our hotel in time for dinner this evening.

Trains are steam-hauled where possible, however due to timetable changes or weather conditions, heritage diesel locomotives may be running instead.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 – Homeward bound

After breakfast this morning, it's time to say goodbye to new friends and fellow travellers. Our holiday comes to an end and you can head home with memories of beautiful Yorkshire. Or, you could continue exploring the county's stunning countryside, historic towns, and peaceful villages on your own.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Gisborough Hall

Gisborough Hall, Guisborough

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Wensleydale Railway

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4.1 stars4.1 / 5 · 37 reviews

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Richard Castle

4 stars

Submitted 26/Jun

Great holiday but a little tiring

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5 stars

Submitted 21/Jun

Good food; excellent tour manager and coach driver. Would have appreciated some free time in Hawes.

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Thomas Fielder

4 stars

Submitted 20/Jun

Very good holiday, but a quite exhausting set of tours from early mornings to late afternoons. As the holidays target the older clients I feel there could have been more free time.

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Peter Gear

4 stars

Submitted 23/May

Not well organised, brochure did not indicate early starts nor some locations may not be client friendly. Otherwise hotel good and tour manager did her job well.

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Hilary Stracey

4 stars

Submitted 12 Oct 2023

The rearrangement of the itinerary was not ideal. It would have been much better to go to Malton on the last day, as planned. This would have enabled us to buy fresh produce.

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MichAEL Arnold

4 stars

Submitted 12 Oct 2023

Great hotel and location for the trip. Good food and company. Nice excursions but unfortunately changed itinerary. Weather bad but a nice holiday altogether.

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