Day 4: Lake District – Yorkshire Dales – Northallerton
We leave the Lake District and soon enter the third of this tour’s National Parks, the Yorkshire
Dales. This morning we drive to Hawes to learn about the making of Wensleydale Cheese, which is enjoying somewhat of a revival since Wallace & Gromit declared it their favourite! We then continue exploring the quaint villages and wonderful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales before stopping in Richmond, a vibrant market town filled with Norman, medieval and Georgian architecture, picturesque ruins and a fascinating history. Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner together in our Georgian country house hotel in Northallerton. (B, D) Overnight: Solberge Hall (or similar)
Day 5: Northallerton – Whitby – York
This morning we make our way to Whitby, dipping into the imposing North Yorkshire Moors on the way. After visiting the museum, chronicling a young Captain Cook’s training as a seaman before embarking on his epic voyages of discovery, you have some free time to explore. We highly recommend popping in to the Magpie Cafe to taste their wonderful fish and chips, reputedly the best in Britain. From Whitby we drive to the historic city of York, one of Britain’s true gems!
As historic cities go, York has to be one of the UK’s most beautiful and atmospheric. Narrow lanes house small, interesting shops, a wealth of fascinating visitor attractions and, of course, the amazing York Minster. On arrival in York our tour ends. (B)
- 4 nights’ accommodation
- Driver/tour leader
- Mini-coach transportation
- Full English breakfast daily
- 2 x evening meals
- Whisky tasting
- Lake Windermere crossing
- Wensleydale cheese making experience
- Included Entrances: Royal Yacht Britannia, Birdoswald Roman Fort, Levens Hall, Dove Cottage, Old Grammar School Museum, Hill Top Farm & Captain Cook Museum.
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
The tour commences from The Place, 34-38 York Place Edinburgh, EH1 3HU at 8:30am. Please ensure you are at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure.
Drop-off 5:30pm at The Churchill Hotel, 65 Bootham, York, YO30 7DQ
Please bear in mind that drop-off time is an estimate only – traffic can be unpredictable!
Additional Information We have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours, hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.
Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.
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