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 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.
11.45am: We spend one and a half hours in Hawes, the highest Market Town in England, where you can maybe grab some lunch and sample the complimentary handcrafted cheeses 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!
1.15pm: We leave Hawes and travel into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park for some photo stops as we pass through the picturesque Dales villages along the meandering route of the River Wharfe.
2.15pm: We arrive in the traditional Dales village of Kettlewell, made internationally famous in 2003 as the main filming location for the Calendar Girls movie. You can explore the village and learn more about the true story behind the movie, or just enjoy a beer or coffee with the locals in one of the pubs and cafes – whatever you prefer!
3.00pm: We continue our journey through the beautiful countryside of the National Park, passing Kilnsey Crag and the village of Grassington as we head through the rolling hills of Nidderdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
3.40pm: Finally, there will be a short stop in the charming little town of Pateley Bridge, category winner in the Great British High Street Competition in 2016, where you have the option to visit “The Oldest Sweet Shop in the World” (2014 Guinness Book of Records).
4.00pm: We leave Pateley Bridge and head back to York.
5.15pm: We arrive back at the meeting point in York at around 5:15pm 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 12 places available on each tour date so book early to avoid disappointment!
Adult Ticket: £47.70
Child Ticket (Aged 4-15): £38.16
(Our trips are not suitable for under 4’s)
This tour can be booked direct with us here ONLINE or at the VISIT YORK INFORMATION CENTRE, 1 Museum Street.
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!
Fantastic trip with amazing guide
What an absolutely incredible day trip! The beauty of the towns and the national park was unparalleled. The pace and schedule were ideal and Mark is a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide. This tour really added something very special to our York trip - lauramooki
24 Nov 2021
Fab day out. Highly recommended
Wonderful day out in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Mark was friendly, helpful and an excellent guide who shared his knowledge of the area and made our first visit to this part of the UK very memorable. We appreciated the stops for photos along the way and would highly recommend this day tour as a great way to explore the National Park. Thank you - Bromley98
15 Oct 2021
Fab day out
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend this tour - Jazz
23 Sep 2021
Best Day Out in UK
We really loved this day out, Mark was friendly and knowledgeable about the Yorkshire Dales - Cathryn
13 Sep 2021
Great trip around the Yorkshire Dales with BOBH
My teenage boys thought it was our best tour ever! - Stephen S
12 Aug 2021
Our second trip with BOBH and another fantastic day out. Amazing value for money - Tracey
08 Jul 2021
Yorkshire Dales Trip
Although a rainy start in York, Mark our driver with great knowledge of the area, the history and how life in the Yorkshire Dales unfolds through the year was friendly and could tell us of the best places to get the perfect photo, the choices of places to eat and drink and places to go. This is the fourth trip I have taken with BOB Holidays and cannot recommend them enough. You are comfortably transported in a 16 seater mini bus and given information along the way about the area you are visiting, with regular stops along the way. Despite the rain, it was a really lovely trip - Cath N
25 Jun 2021
A wonderful day travelling around the Yorkshire Dales with Mark our driver and guide and four others. This was the second day running that I had joined Mark on a tour. Mark has so much knowledge and gave us loads of info about the areas we visited and the facilities available. He is also a great driver and will help you with other things. The tour itself takes you around the Dales stopping at towns, and beautiful photo stops.You get enough for an early morning cup of tea and plenty of time for lunch. Mark is a good photographer, so just pass him your gear and he will take some lovely photos of you to add to your own photos. A truly great day out. I will take it again when I visit York. Very recommended - Phillip
20 Mar 2020
My friend and I had an excellent day exploring the Yorkshire Dales with Mark, our excellent driver and host - jonnydeppfan
12 Dec 2019
Well Worth the Money!
Great trip today! Gorgeous scenery and Chris was a wonderful driver and knowledgeable guide - Lowell O
24 May 2019