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Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York

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    Stop At: Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England

    The Yorkshire Dales are renowned worldwide thanks to James Herriot and the all creatures Great and Small TV show. One of Britain’s most iconic landscapes its 841 sq. miles is covered with dramatic limestone hills and deep cut river valleys. It is lined with miles upon mile of dry stone wall and dotted with remote villages and sheep. This tour takes you into the heart of the Dales through the famous valleys of Wensleydale and Swaledale. It includes stops at Historic ruins such as Bolton Castle and Jervaulx Abbey and popular towns such as Reeth. Hawes or Grassington.
    Our friendly guides will let you know all about the area, from the creation of the landscape and the dramatic history of the people who shaped it. You will travel over remote passes from dale to dale to experience some of the most unique views in England. There will be plenty of stops for photos at various locations to help you record memories including Bolton Castle, Mary Queen of Scots prison home overlooking famous Wensleydale. Lunch will be in Reeth and gives you the chance to sample some local fayre such as Yorkshire pudding or Wensleydale Cheese at a traditional Pub or tearoom. This delightful village is nestled amongst the hills of Swaledale overlooking the dry stone wall line meadows and heath clad hill moors. Relax in our comfortable 16 seat minibuses as your guide safely takes you up hill and down dale.

    Duration: 8 hours 15 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Duncombe Place, Duncombe Pl, York YO1, UK
    Departure Time
    9:15 AM
    8h 15m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transport in a small mini-coach
    • On-board commentary in English
    • Food and drinks
    • Additional Entrance fees (Jervaulx has an optional entrance fee of £3.50)
    • Drivers gratuity (optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Our tours are not suitable for children under 5 years old
    • There will be a designated lunch stop where you’ll be able to purchase lunch
    • There are toilet stops on route
    • Minimal walking is involved
    • Confirmation is received at the time of booking
    • Our vehicles are not currently wheelchair accessible
    • Luggage storage is available at the York train station
    • Seats cannot be reserved
    • Each passenger must have their own seat.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The tour is in stunningly beautiful rural landscape. It was well worth doing. The tour guide (JJ) was knowledgeable about a wide range of history and geology and did so in a very interactive way without relying on a monologue type of presentation.
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    Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York
    Responded 20 Aug 2019
    Hello Robert J Thank you for your review of our Yorkshire Dales tour! We're glad you had such a brilliant time and enjoyed JJ's company! It's great to hear our passengers think so highly of our drivers. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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    Small group size made for an almost intimate guided tour. Our driver / guide (Lee) was a wealth of knowledge and provided a comprehensive commentary throughout the day. Being a smaller group, people felt comfortable asking questions and Lee was able to answer them all ranging
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    Friendly knowledgeable guide, saw everything we wanted to see and more. This is exquisite scenery and worth the money
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    Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York
    Responded 7 Aug 2019
    Hello DOUGLAS M, Thank you for your review, it's great to hear you had a great time out with us in Yorkshire with our driver guide. Hopefully we'll see you again. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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    The reason I booked this tour was because many of the reviews on here mentioned how great it was to have a local driver who could share a wealth of knowledge about the area. As the tour departed the driver informed us he was called in to cover this tour from the Lake District.
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    Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York
    Responded 7 Aug 2019
    Hello Stephanie R, Let me start off by saying we are sorry you felt as though you had such a poor experience with our company. It is our policy that if a tour is booked by even one person, we send it (unless we have absolutely no choice). In response to your comments about your driver, Geoff, we simply cannot believe that "no local info" was shared as not only does Geoff know an awful lot about the Yorkshire Dales from living on the border of the national park, he also regularly drives our Yorkshire Dales tour from Windermere which leaves every Wednesday. Also, had you let us know you would have preferred to take the tour on a different day we would have done everything we could to accommodate you. However, as nothing was brought to either ours or Geoff's attention at the start or during your tour we sadly could do nothing. Our drivers are all notified about road closures and traffic issues by head office, however, as they are constantly evolving due to different areas flooding it is impossible to keep our drivers up to date during their tour. This is because they could be driving and cannot legally or safely check their mobile phones. Having spoken to Geoff he has told us your tour had one necessary diversion which had no drastic effect on the time schedules and you still had plenty of time to stop at different places, including; Ripon Cathedral for 15 minutes, Jervaulx abbey for 30, Reeth for an hour, Castle Bolton for 20, Aysgarth Falls for 15 and Grasington for 30 minutes. He has also said that the majority of his passengers enjoyed the tour, even giving him a round of applause at the end. It is regrettable you feel as though your day panned out differently to your fellow passengers, but as mentioned, without us knowing on the day we cannot attempt to rectify any issues. Best Wishes, Mountain Goat
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    Really thoughtful and knowledgeable driver/guide. Made as many breaks as we required and took us to some really beautiful spots and provided us plenty of interesting information regarding history of York and surroundings. Also took us a back to the city center (not to the
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    Response from Liz C, Marketing Manager at Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York
    Responded 30 Jul 2019
    Hello TravelFrog5, Thank you for your lovely review! We're very happy you enjoyed your day out in the Dales with your driver! It is always brilliant to hear people enjoyed themselves in our beautiful part of the world. Thank you for your recommendation. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
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