9.00am: We meet outside the Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF (near York Minster) and head off for a day exploring Herriot Country in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
10.00am: The first stop is at the traditional market town of Masham in Lower Wensleydale, which gained its market charter over 700 years ago in 1251. Here you can learn some of the Town’s history from your guide and see the remains of an Anglo-Saxon cross shaft, thought to be around 1300 years old, at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, explore the quaint shops or just enjoy a leisurely Yorkshire brew and some cake in one of the cafes on the square – the choice is yours!
10:45am: We depart Masham and head out across Masham Moor where the sheep roam freely amongst the Heather and vast open landscape on our way over the tops to Nidderdale. The fantastic views and scenery over Gouthwaite Reservoir and miles of drystone walls make it perfect for some great photo stops.
12:15pm: We arrive at the picturesque town of Grassington, famous for its role as the fictional town of ‘Darrowby’ in the new ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ television series, first aired in 2020. Here you will have 1.5 hours free time to explore the shops, Cafes and filming locations or even pop into the Devonshire Arms pub (The Drovers in All Creatures Great and Small) for a drink with the locals!
1:45pm: We depart Grassington and make our way to the beautiful Linton Falls. It is only a very short drive away so, if you prefer, you have the option to take the short walk from the Visitor Centre car park down the old stone path to the falls at Linton and meet your guide on the bridge over the river Wharfe.
2:10pm: We depart Linton Falls and follow the meandering route of the River Wharfe to Bolton Abbey, passing through the village of Burnsall and stopping at the historical ruin of Barden Tower, a 12th Century hunting lodge, once the seat of administration for Barden hunting forest and the residence of Henry Clifford, the Shepherd Lord.
2:45pm: We arrive at Bolton Abbey home to the 12th Century ruins of Bolton Priory an Augustinian Monastery founded in 1154 and destroyed in 1539 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the reign of King Henry VIII.
Today it looks extremely picturesque situated on the edge of the river Wharfe and for those of you feeling brave enough you can attempt to cross the river on the famous stepping stones…just don’t fall in!
3:30pm: We depart Bolton Abbey and make our way back to York
5:00pm: We arrive back at the meeting point in York 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: £58.30
Child Ticket (Aged 5-15): £48.76
(Our trips are not suitable for under 5’s)
This tour can be booked direct with us here ONLINE or at the VISIT YORK INFORMATION CENTRE, 21 Parliament Street, York YO1 8SG
GROUP/FAMILY TICKETS – 10% Discount for any grouping of FOUR or more people on one trip – just type grouprate in the Travel Agent Code Box as you book.
MULTI-TRIP OFFER! – 10% Discount off your full booking if you book two or more different trips with us at the same time – just type multitrip in the Travel Agent Code Box as you book each trip.
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).
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, we may have to adapt the itinerary and route due to weather conditions on the day. The Yorkshire Dales are still well worth visiting in winter, very different to summer but equally magnificent!
Nice friendly unrushed tour
The tour was very enjoyable visiting firstly Bingley Five Rise Locks then a 2 hour stop at Haworth and then on to Burnsall Bridge before a final stop at Bolton Abbey. There were also photo stops en route. The air conditioned coach was very comfortable and our driver Mark was knowledgeable and gave an interesting and informative commentary. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and will definitely do the others available in the future - David P
23 Sep 2021
Lovely Dales Drive and Visits to Haworth/Bolton Abbey
An excellent-value-for-money excursion with amazing scenery and interesting stops - Martin
12 Jul 2021
Great tour of beautiful countryside
Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this tour - emmablackwell00
05 Oct 2020
Full-Day Private Tour of Haworth & The Yorkshire Dales
I booked the full-day Private Tour of Haworth & the Yorkshire Dales, and I was lucky to have Mark as the tour guide. He was professional, knowledgeable and he would make sure you have the best experience and that you enjoy the trip. I never felt rushed or that I am missing on something. I applause BOBH for the measures they took to be COVID secure; I never felt that I was risking my health or being unsafe. I highly recommend booking with them, and I am sure you would have a great experience as did I - Kholoud
30 Sep 2020
Excellent and Highly Recommended
I highly recommend this tour. I found this tour really incredibly good, it was totally fun. We not only visited the locations listed, but also saw a lot of Yorkshire itself. Our tour guide Chris was super friendly and helpful. He answered each of our questions and really told a lot of interesting things. He also stopped with us at various points while driving through the Yorkshire Dales to explain us a little more and so that we could also take pictures of the Yorkshire Dale's. I really felt very comfortable and I'm really glad I did this tour. Even though I traveled alone, I didn't feel alone during the tour. All other tour participants were also very nice and our tour guide was so friendly that you really felt comfortable. I would always like to repeat this tour. Thank you for my great day - bekka98
20 Mar 2020
Yorkshire Dales, Bronte Parsonage and Lots of Sheep!
Our driver for the private tour was Chris - so knowledgeable about the area - extremely well versed in all things from the history that goes back centuries to little known facts about the Bronte family. We never felt rushed and thoroughly enjoyed the entire day as we were driven along narrow country lanes, the rolling countryside and lovely villages. Highly recommend!! - Patricia T
26 Oct 2019
Wonderful Day Trip
We took a tour through the Yorkshire Dales with Chris, and it was wonderful! - Judy M
22 Oct 2019
Wonderful Day Trip
This was a very enjoyable day trip. I booked it primarily as a way to get out to Haworth, as I am very interested in the Brontes. While I liked touring the Bronte Parsonage Museum, I found, much to my delight, that all of the stops we made were just as enjoyable. I especially liked the Bolton Abbey ruins, and the brief stop we had in the picturesque village of Linton. There was ample time spent at every stop, including Haworth. I never felt rushed the entire day. Our driver Chris was friendly and very knowledgeable, as well as being considerate of his passengers. (I am a museum docent, and know it takes a lot of skill to keep a group engaged for as many hours as Chris did. He is a pro at his job) The small bus used on the tour was very clean, with comfortable seats and big windows. It made the "ride" as enjoyable as the stops. This turned out to be the best of all the days I spent in York. If you are looking for a day trip with a smaller sized group, I highly recommend BOBH Tours, and the Haworth Yorkshire Dales tour especially - Lucy R
16 Oct 2019
Very Excellent Day Trip
Chris, our driver and guide has a fun personality. He was full of interesting information throughout the entire trip. The landscape is so beautiful and varied through the small towns and the countryside dales. One highlight was the Bronte Parsonage and Museum. It is not to be missed. It is full of information about the Bronte sisters and their family. It is fascinating history. Chris, our driver, made it especially exciting and memorable because he also drove us to the moors near the Bronte house, where the sisters used to walk. We walked through the moors and he gave a short reading from Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. How appropriate! There was plenty of time for our stop at Haworth and our lunch break. Along the way we had sufficient time for getting out of the bus at various scenic spots along the way. We totally recommend the tour - JohnandKathyR
26 Sep 2019
Definitely one of our best land tours!!!
Chris is not only extremely knowledgeable but also friendly and helpful - Mary K
31 Aug 2019