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Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York
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Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York

By Mountain Goat Tours
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Ages 5-59, max of 16 per group
Duration: 8h 15m
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Live guide: English
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  • Transport in a small mini-coach
  • On-board commentary in English
  • Entry/Admission - Hawes
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Additional Entrance fees (Bolton Castle)
  • Drivers gratuity (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Bolton Castle


Start:
  • Duncombe Place, Duncombe Pl, York YO1, UK
    Departure Point: Tour departs from Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF Address: Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF Directions: Tour departs from Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 21942P14

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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.
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      Duncombe Place
      Duncombe Pl, York YO1, UK
      Departure Point: Tour departs from Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF Address: Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF Directions: Tour departs from Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      York Minster
    • 1
      Bolton Castle
      Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
      See details
    • 2
      Aysgarth Falls
      Stop: 10 minutes
      See details
    • 3
      Wensleydale Creamery
      Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
      See details
      Pass by
      Yorkshire Dales National Park
      York Minster
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Mountain Goat Tours
      424
      United Kingdom
      Joined in February 2015
    • Wander28938327045
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Breathtaking views of the Yorkshire moors!
      Our guide, John, was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us an in-depth tour of the abbeys and towns we drove to. The stops we made allowed us plenty of time for photographs and for touring. I would highly recommend taking this tour. It was the highlight of our trip to England.
      Written 1 March 2024
    • D5321ZTjennar
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Day Trip from York
      This entire tour was truly amazing. John S. is without a doubt one of the best tour guides we’ve ever had. He was extremely knowledge, friendly, and accommodating. He provided interesting facts throughout the drive and wonderful recommendations at each place we stopped. I truly can’t recommend him or this tour enough.
      Written 21 February 2024
    • ATLtraveler25
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day trip from York
      We had a superb day seeing the area north of York and learned so much from John. I was concerned about spending too much time in the van, but John’s informative yet light commentary and the constantly changing scenery made it all a breeze. The stops were all enjoyable, and the whole day was smoothly paced. We had ample time to enjoy lunch and walking around Whitby. I’d highly recommend this outing.
      Written 20 February 2024
    • 371marenc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely trip along the moors
      This was a lovely tour. John, our guide, was knowledgeable and passionate about his home county. He had plenty of stories and insights and a wonderful of telling it. Whitby is a lovely seaside town, and the views over the Moors were fantastic. We had ample time whenever we stopped, and John was very accommodating. Would absolutely recommend, though apparently it's even prettier when the heather blooms.
      Written 14 February 2024
    • Kath L
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      must try :)
      As first-time travelers to York, we added this Yorkshire tour so we can maximize our holiday. It did not disappoint us, we were able to reach scenic and historic towns. John, our tour guide (a native of York), was friendly, fun, and quite knowledgeable. 😄 Favorite part of the trip was Whitby and Goathland (for Harry Potter fans 😍) I just wished we went on a different timing: during heather flower season and when the steam train is running. Overall, definitely a must try activity on your holiday on York.
      Written 13 February 2024
    • E6371KSmalcolmw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very interesting tour to Whitby
      Thoroughly enjoyed a very interesting day. Ben, our driver & tour guide did a wonderful job & told us many interesting details an anecdotes during our trip.
      Written 2 February 2024
    • SalCle
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Informative and thoughtful
      We had a fantastic day on the Mountain Goat Tours bus from York to Whitby via the Moors. Our guide, Ben made the day with his informative and thoughtful commentary on everything from the sights, the history, the geography, the nature and even letting us know that when he is quiet, he is concentrating on the traffic. Great communication. Ben is a treasure as a guide and reminds us why we much prefer a ‘real’ person over a recorded dialogue. And hats off to Mountain Goat Tours for still running a tour with only 6 paying customers!!
      Written 27 January 2024
    • H6081XWjohnw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Loved this tour! Ben was a superb guide. Expertly paced, it offered a little of everything the area had to offer.
      Loved this tour! Ben was a superb guide throughout the day. Expertly paced, it offered a little of everything the area had to offer. Ben went out of his way to offer hidden places and unexpected views whihc were always appreciated. First tour with Mountan Goat Tours but will not be the last. Shared the day with travellers heading north to Inverness, good company and we do hope you all made it through the approaching weather front! Thank you, Ben for allowing us to have a day as a family that we will not forget. Recommend without any hesitation. John, Amanda and Saoirse.
      Written 19 January 2024
    • Expedition735325
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      It was simply superb
      It was an excellent trip . Ben, our guide cum driver was superb with his knowledge of history and local small towns and villages we stopped/ passed by , witty anecdotes and helpful nature. I shall certainly recommend the trip particularly Ben as guide to my friends and relatives
      Written 7 January 2024
    • surbhit900
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely amazing experience
      Absolutely amazing experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire day and would definitely recommend to take this tour when visiting York. John was super informative and he was continuously narrating the details and stories of all the landmarks we passed by or stopped. He recommended us beautiful spots to eat and to take pictures all along the way. He also made us play a quiz on what he told throughout the day on the way back, it was real fun 😀
      Written 28 December 2023
    • Virginie M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Moor please!
      Amazing tour guide! I learned so much about the history through amazing storytelling. Took the back roads and had wonderful views.
      Written 28 November 2023
    • NatashaTV43
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience full of so many interesting facts
      We did this tour in late November. Ben was our driver and he was incredible. It was a smaller group of us, which made for a more intimate experience. Ben was extremely knowledgeable about all the locations, he was very helpful directing us to certain must-see spots. I highly recommend this tour, you won’t be disappointed. This is a well planned tour experience. Yorkshire is beautiful country.
      Written 26 November 2023
    • lindalL2396DV
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Yorkshire Dales
      Great day seeing the beautiful scenic Yorkshire dales John our guide was extremely knowledgeable on the history of the Yorkshire Dales
      Written 25 November 2023
    • Go62815927475
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly enjoyable
      The tour was amazing, and very scenic. Our tour guide and driver John was very informative and told us a lot of information about Yorkshire, as well as making it very fun and enjoyable. Highly recommended
      Written 20 November 2023
    • TNCatLady_1
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      John is the Best Tour Guide for Mountain Goat Tours!
      We did a private, custom tour via Audley Travel, who hired Mountain Goat Tours. This tour was better than awesome, as it was geared exactly to our wishes! There were five of us in the family (all adults) and that was it on the bus!! It was so great; words can hardly describe it! First of all, our tour guide was John, who we absolutely LOVED! He is a retired Lawyer and is using his gifts for history and people in his retirement. He is a York native, and we loved talking with him and hearing his interesting facts about the gorgeous Yorkshire countryside. John was our driver and guide for our full day private tour of the area around York, as well as Helmsley, Rievaulx Abbey and Castle Howard. He showed us so many amazing things, and was so patient and accommodating in making sure that he was showing us exactly what we wanted to see. The day we toured was a very unseasonably warm day, so it was great that the bus we were on was air-conditioned with COLD air - AWESOME for us Americans used to AC! We would absolutely tour again with this company - especially if John were our tour guide!!
      Written 14 November 2023
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    Wendy C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Couples
    Excellent trip through the Dales with Matt. He was very knowledgeable about the geography, culture and history of the area, all presented in an entertaining way. If he didn't know an answer, he'd look it up at the next stop. He gave great overview to start us off so we knew what to expect. We saw lots of beautiful scenery and visited a cool abbey ruin and several quaint towns.
    Written 22 July 2022
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    Tracy
    Boston, MA138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    Matt was our wonderful guide on our Yorkshire Dales tour. We loved hearing his stories about travel, the area and his focus on sustainable travel. He went out of his way to make sure that when he found out people were interested in something, to go a bit out of the way to see it.

    He was also a great driver - and the roads and going over the mountains was not easy! The tour was appropriately paced and we didn't feel rushed.
    Written 6 August 2022
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    Hi Tracy, We're extremely pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour and had a great experience with our driver, Matt. Thank you for leaving us such a great review. Best wishes, Mountain Goat
    Written 5 January 2023
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    terri
    Richmond, TX9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved this tour. We saw dales, sheep, barns, a castle, the town where All things was being set up for filming, and so much more. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area, history, agriculture and off the wall tidbits. He talked most of the trip which was great. We learned many things we didn’t know. Pace was good. We stopped several times to eat/ drink/ shop. It was a long day but I’d go again. My only complaint and reason for a 4 instead of 5 is that it was very hot on the van. I’m sure the Europeans were fine but the fluffy American was not! I’d recommend sitting close to front and bringing a battery operated fan if not. That part was pretty miserable.
    Written 13 June 2023
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    Cindy B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    What really made this trip was the lovely friendly funny driver John. Yorkshire is stunning, and to have someone like John share their experience of it made it special. Great attention to detail very good value I cannot recommend it highly enough.
    Written 18 September 2023
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    Thank you for this review. We always love to hear how our tour guides and customers feel about the tour. We are glad that John made the experience even better and he will love to hear it. Best Wishes, Mountain Goat.
    Written 19 September 2023
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    Stalkingcat
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I can’t rate this tour highly enough. A very professionally run operation I would have no problem recommending Mountain Goat tours for visitors from abroad to yorkshire folk like my friend and myself.Our guide Lee was excellent and a mine of information, he was able to trot out facts and figures that even an enthusiastic youngster on the front row couldn’t catch him out on.
    Brilliant day out!!
    Written 18 August 2023
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    Hello! It is so nice to hear that you had a great time with Lee on our Yorkshire Dales Tour, there is so much history and information surrounding the Yorkshire Dales National Park, there is so much to see and explore, which i am sure you already know! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed and thank you for the review. We hope you can join us for another Tour soon. Best Wishes Mountain Goat
    Written 20 August 2023
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    AlisonJoan_C
    Atlanta, Georgia35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really enjoyed our tour of the Yorkshire Dales - we learned a lot and the scenery is exceptional. There were 6 of us in the tour, one couple, two solos and myself and my adult daughter. We fell in love with Yorkshire after watching All Creatures Great & Small and Geoff made a point of showing us filming locations because we had mentioned that we were interested.
    Written 21 May 2022
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    Hi Alison, Thanks for your 5* review of our Dales tour with driver guide Geoff, We are pleased you had a wonderful time and we hope to see you again soon Best wishes Mountain Goat
    Written 15 June 2022
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    Maple W
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Friends
    John was an excellent guide: navigating the tricky roads, running commentary with historical tidbits, providing lots of options and toilet breaks, and he knew exactly where to stop for great photos! Loved the end of day quiz to consolidate what we learned and the Beatles sing-along!
    We covered so much in one day and will treasure these lovely memories. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting York!
    Written 13 November 2023
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    Hi 172maplew, What a lovely review! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5* review. So glad you enjoyed exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the Beatles sing a long! All the best Mountain Goat
    Written 22 December 2023
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    Ken C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022
    My wife and I were part of a tour group of 12. Trevor was an exceptionally knowledgeable man who knew the Yorkshire Dales like the back of his hand,
    We had a truly wonderful day with him.
    We loved it and the meal we had in the Wensleydale Creamery was super {at extra cost of course}.
    Just a superb day and highly recommended.
    Written 22 March 2022
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    Thank you for your lovely review! We are ecstatic to hear that your wife and yourself had a wonderful day with our driver guide Trevor on our Yorkshire Dales from York tour. We hope to see you again Best wishes Mountain Goat
    Written 27 March 2022
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    fionarogers63
    Sunshine Coast, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Solo
    Everything about this tour was excellent and exceeded my expectations. John was our driver and guide. He is clearly passionate about the dales and his job and was full of great information, I learnt so much today!
    I especially loved the stops at Jerveaux Abbey, Bolton Castle and the Wendsleydale Creamery .
    There is plenty of time to see the glorious countryside and John gave excellent descriptions of the history for each area.
    Highly recommend this tour to see the real dales, travelling along winding roads through many little villages.
    We were also lucky to have one of the other guides, Ben, onboard as he was learning this route and also added lots of interesting info to the day.
    Thank you both for a wonderful experience!
    Written 6 February 2024
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    Julie F
    48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very efficient service, luxury 16 seater mini bus. Matt was our guide for the day.he was very knowledgeable and greatly improved our understanding of history of Britain and geology of the area . All the stops were well planned and very interesting.we would recommend this trip to anyone visiting the area.
    Written 1 May 2023
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