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Private Day Tour in Yorkshire Dales, Fell, Valley and Castle
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Private Day Tour in Yorkshire Dales, Fell, Valley and Castle

By Expedition Yorkshire
About
Our Tours are the only way to see Yorkshire and its beauty in a single day with complete privacy, security and comfort onboard the magnificent Mercedes Benz V Class accompanied by Andrew the guide. Andrew always places your enjoyment of the day before everything else. No other Tour in the glorious north of England focuses so much on the overall quality of each and every guests experience. We believe that your vacation is the most valuable part of your year. We respect every minute of your vacation time, our philosophy is to make every moment of your time on vacation worthwhile. Before founding our company Andrew led a tour in another part of the UK that was ranked by TripAdvisor Travellers choice as the best tour in England and tenth best tour in the world. Lastly and most importantly every tour guarantees the sighting of at least a couple of very woolly Sheep!
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$1,170.24
per group (up to 7)
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 8–9 hours
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Non-alcoholic drinks onboard. Crisps, sweets and chocolates of the highest quality.
  • Highly experienced guide
  • Private transportation
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Castle entry fee of £12.50 for adults and £9 pound
  • Entry/Admission - Bolton Castle


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Near public transportation
        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 352631P2

        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 352631P2

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        • Expedition Yorkshire
          37
          United Kingdom
          Joined in July 2022
        • joyhL1698UP
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          Couldn’t have asked for a better experience
          Couldn’t have asked for more knowledgable and entertaining guide during our time in the UK. Andrew helped us with transportation from Edinburgh to Yorkshire and other transport to Oxford. He has a deep love of Yorkshire and was constantly attentive to our needs. We would recommend him without doubt.
          Written July 21, 2024
        • U6996XTkathyh
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          Five-star experience!!
          We just got back from touring with Andrew for 4 days and wholeheartedly recommend Expedition Yorkshire for a fantastic experience!! We did the Moor, Coast & Cliff and ACG&S tours, as well as transfer tours from Edinburgh-York and York-Oxford. Andrew is knowledgeable, thoughtful, and funny. He knows the backroads and best spots, and he is clearly passionate about the beautiful area, as well as its people and history. We had a mixed family group (including 9 year old boys), and we also were dealing with some rainy weather and unexpected health issues. Andrew was unflappable – he tailored our trips based on our interests and needs, and helped us all make the best of our vacation. The touring van (as shown on the website) is very comfortable and well-maintained, and fit our group perfectly. We would happily book again with Expedition Yorkshire and highly recommend for an amazing bespoke experience!
          Written July 20, 2024
        • Yesod
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          Highly recommended for touring Yorkshire and beyond
          We just completed two exceptional tours with Expedition Yorkshire. The first was the Moor, Coast, and Cliff tour, where we visited the amazing scenic countryside north and east of York where we were staying. We had also booked a “transfer tour” from York to our next destination in Edinburgh. This was a great way to move on to our next locale without “wasting” a day, as we traveled from site to site along the way. Andrew and company tailored the tours to our specific interests - history and photography - ensuring rich and memorable experiences for both of us. We highly recommend Expedition Yorkshire if you plan on visiting the region.
          Written June 14, 2024
        • 837bp
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          Excellent tour!
          Wonderful experience! Andrew was patient and very knowledgeable. Went way beyond our expectations. Accommodating to what and how we wanted to sightsee. Beautiful countryside.
          Written June 2, 2024
        • Marg_and_Stew
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          Memories to treasure
          On September 10, 2023, Expedition Yorkshire organized a fun and interesting day for three of us that met our objectives perfectly. Their company profile posted on the Yorkshire Business website fits exactly with the day we enjoyed. Andrew met us with his luxury vehicle at our lodgings. There was water and snacks in the car for us. Conversation was easy and varied including historical bits, current topics of interest, information re the locations we were seeing, etc. He was a competent and careful driver throughout. Our priority was to visit a tiny village outside the walls of York where records indicate our 3G grandfather and his brother were baptized over 200 years ago. We walked the grounds of the beautifully restored ancient church, enjoyed the artifacts and information displayed inside and drove through the picturesque well preserved village. After a pleasant coffee break further on at a village pub, we noticed a model train club down the street with members at work on their miniature railway installation. Andrew recognized we were intrigued, made an impromptu stop for 15 minutes and shared the chance to chat with the club members. In the North York Moors National Park. Andrew gave a simple yet unforgettable explanation of how Rievaulx Abbey came to be a spectacular ruin. Lunch in Whitby overlooking the oceanfront was delightful. It was a great day. We had a fabulous time and came home with wonderful memories to treasure. Thank you Andrew!
          Written March 21, 2024
        • elizabethbJ6550NS
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          What a wonderful day we had with Expedition Yorkshire!
          Our tour of Bronte Country with Expedition Yorkshire was the highlight of our week-long stay in York. Our guide, Andrew, begins each tour by asking about the specific interests of his visitors. Concern for their comfort and safety is always paramount. 

 Nowhere else in England have we seen the kind of beauty we saw that day. The setting was enhanced by Andrew’s love of the terrain and broad knowledge of the history. When we visited Haworth, the village home of the Brontes, the novels by Emily and Charlotte came to life. We stepped back in time while Andrew told stories about the Bronte family and described their lives. Our day-long tour was spiced with lively conversation with Andrew, along with a good dash of English humor.

 Too many visitors to England miss the unique character of Yorkshire and we’re so glad that we had this experience. Without reservation, we recommend Expedition Yorkshire for your next trip to England.
          Written November 17, 2023
        • BethJ136
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          Wonderful Yorkshire!
          We had an absolutely lovely trip through the Yorkshire dales up to Edinburgh. The scenery was unbelievably beautiful and the stops along the way were well chosen. Our guide, Andrew, was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. A bonus (in my book) was the comfort of the van and the safe and moderate pace of the driving. At no point was I quietly praying for my life! We definitely recommend this tour company. 5 stars plus!
          Written October 14, 2023
        • 477chandras
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful trip to James Herriot country
          We had a wonderful trip to the Yorkshire Dales. Andrew is a terrific guide. He has great knowledge about the history, geography, and culture of the region. Thanks to his expert guidance, we were able to see some amazing sights while avoiding the tourist traps. Each little bridge or piece of crumbling wall has its own fascinating bit of history, as Andrew explained to us. We felt that we were living in one of Herriot's novels! Andrew is very flexible in the itineraries he proposes, and has something for everyone's taste. His tours are strongly recommended!
          Written September 22, 2023
        • sewsassy2072
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          Amazing Yorkshire Experience
          We spent an amazing day with Andew, the best day of our trip to the UK. Andrew has a warm, engaging personality which quickly makes you feel comfortable. He readily shares his comprehensive knowledge of the area, taking lesser known roads that lead to interesting sites that no guide book will ever include and most others would bypass. He took us through small towns, regaling us with their history and interesting stories. He knows the best cafes and restaurants in which to get refreshed. He was always willing to stop so that we could take in the views or capture images. We never felt rushed at any point; it was like taking a journey with a good friend. We would highly recommend Expedition Yorkshire tours to anyone.
          Written September 21, 2023
        • 483BillM
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          Unforgettable!!
          Want to thank Andrew Ward and Expedition Yorkshire for the superb tour through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside! Andrew put together an outstanding tour including everything on our "must see" list and so much more. From the charming little villages and ancient ruins to the breathtaking scenery in the Dales and Moors, treating us to his vast knowledge of the geography, the history and all that is "Yorkshire"!
          Written September 7, 2023
        • N9775CVclareh
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          Wonderful day tour for the whole family
          Three generations of my family (aged from 11 to 82) took a wonderful full day tour last month with Expedition Yorkshire, which included the Yorkshire moors, Staithes, Whitby, Goathland, and so many more places. Andrew was friendly, considerate, and extremely knowledgeable. He listened to our requests and planned a tour for us that included all the places where we wanted to go, but then added so many extra stops along the way, showing us beautiful places we would never have thought of visiting, or been able to get to by ourselves. It really was the highlight of our visit, and I highly recommend this company.
          Written August 12, 2023
        • Q2681UGivank
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          An amazing day!
          Our family day tour to North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby with Andrew was excellent! Very knowleadgeable guide, friendly and all the places we visited were amazing. Super recommended!
          Written August 6, 2023
        • jlamb_10
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          Great trip!
          Andrew, our driver and guide was excellent, very accommodating and informative, couldn’t ask for any better. Very good with an 8 year old!
          Written August 2, 2023
        • sarah1132
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          Excellent personal service from booking to trip.
          I booked this trip for my mother and her sisters and they all thoroughly enjoyed it. They loved the way the trip was tailored around their preferences and especially enjoyed visiting unique places that wouldn’t be possible on a larger group tour. The guide was friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. Would recommend.
          Written July 27, 2023
        • jskilli
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          Personalized tour by Andrew Ward of Go Cotswolds for genealogy and touring
          Can't make a higher recommendation for anyone than I would give Andrew for our fantastic four days with Andrew. We learned so much as he was filled with information that was interesting and important. Andrew met four of us at Bradford airport and we proceeded to the train to take us to Hayworth to see the Bronte church and parsonage as well as cemetery. He recommended lunch which was perfect in town. Then on to Bradford where he had us for two days on my family genealogy tour. He arranged for genealogist to help me discover another generation before we went and then to meet with her and see the documents. The next day he had the president of Undercliffe Cemetery take us on a tour of the amazing Victorian cemetery filled with history and to see the tombstone of my great great grandparents. The next day he took us to Saltaire, a woolmaking factory that included housing and health care away from the pollution of Bradford, now shops and site of David Hockney art work. Then a full day to the North Sea and Whitby along the Yorkshire Moors. He told us to look for a perfect view of Whitby as we came into town and wandered the cemetery and ruined abbey. He gave our daughter and granddaughter time to walk the pier to the end to stand right at the North Sea. The following day he drove us to the Cotswolds where the rest of the family met under the able planning by our next guide, Tom Benjamin from Go Cotswolds. If you want personalized tours, I can only give highest ratings to Andrew Ward of ExpeditionYorkshire and Tom Benjamin from Go Cotswolds. Our days in England were so enhanced by their care, concern, knowledge and superb suggestions of what to see and do.
          Written July 19, 2023
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        Mottsy X
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        Andrew is amazing. We had a great day covering everything we asked for and more. He is knowledgeable, engaging and easy to be with for a whole day. His vehicle is immaculate and very comfortable we were a party of 5 Aussie women and everyone had a great time. We left with an appreciation of the Yorkshire Dales and a heap of great photos. Would thoroughly recommend.
        Written June 18, 2024
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        Pam Breaux
        Washington DC, DC1 contribution
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        Dec 2023 • Couples
        What a splendid day we spent with Andrew Ward of Expedition Yorkshire! We couldn't have asked for a finer customized tour that was so beautifully curated by someone with a clear, deep love and affection for this very special part of the world.

        Andrew is incredibly engaging, and our day-long tour felt like a rolling conversation between friends. He is also a gracious host and was kindly attentive to our needs and desires.

        We learned so much on this tour. We began the day as fans of James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small," and ended our extraordinary day as fans of the Yorkshire Dales and Andrew Ward.

        This was an experience we'll hold close to our hearts as one of our loveliest travel memories. We'd love to see Andrew again for another tour engagement. We recommend him highly.

        Pam and Frank

        Written December 12, 2023
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        Dear Pam & Frank It was a pleasure welcoming you and Frank aboard and we thank you for crafting such a beautifully worded review, we particularly appreciate that you drew attention to the style of our tours, we NEVER script our tours and we always aim for a rolling conversation between friends, this means that every tour that goes out is unique , we also really love the way you detailed how the tour is about James Herriot but if there are groups with mixed interests it doesn't matter because its also a tour that shows some of the most beautiful parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Thank you again for being such generous and lovely guests and finding so much enjoyment in the tours we offer. Andrew
        Written December 31, 2023
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        Martha F
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        Andrew gave us the most amazing tour around Yorkshire today! I heartily recommend the All Creatures Great & Small tour or any offering by Expedition Yorkshire. Andrew was extremely knowledgeable and so kind. It was a delightful way to spend the day!
        Written July 15, 2023
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        Dear Martha Andrew told us what a pleasure it was having you and your group aboard. It is always special having the chance to take guests into the heart o James Herriot country with its stunning nature and sublime beauty no matter the day or season. Huge thanks for writing such a lovely review and telling others how special this part of the world is! Expedition Yorkshire is here to show the very best of Yorkshire, the north of England and beyond to discerning guests from around the world.
        Written September 11, 2023
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        Molly N
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        Jul 2023 • Family
        A tour unlike any other. Andrew is an exceptional guide (and driver); incredibly knowledgeable and affable. The views were beyond beautiful and amazingly unique. Everything we could’ve hoped for!
        Written July 3, 2023
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        Thank you for writing such a lovely review, it was absolutely lovely to be able to welcome you and Your group aboard Expedition Yorkshires tour to The World Famous and internationally renowned Yorkshire Dales National Park. We always try to make sure every single guest has a fulfilling, meaningful and wonderful experience that will be remembered fondly for years to come!
        Written September 11, 2023
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        Lindsay294
        Austin, TX87 contributions
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        We just finished a wonderful tour into the Yorkshire Dales with my parents. Andrew, the owner and guide of Expedition Yorkshire, was wonderful to work with. I first learned of Andrew’s company through our hotel we were staying at, The Grand, in York. After reviewing the website we decided that this was the tour for us. The small group (6 max) allows you to really have a great experience, and Andrew was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable, and showed us so much of beautiful Yorkshire. We really felt that we got a full experience. He especially was helpful in accommodating our request to see som places from the show All Creatures Great and Small.

        We cannot say thank you enough to Andrew and Expedition Yorkshire for showing us so much of this great county and helping to make this trip with my parents extra memorable.
        Written June 21, 2023
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        Dear Lindsay It was an huge pleasure and honour to show you and your parents the Yorkshire Dales National Park and all the Incredible sight from the magnificent new All Creatures Great & Small sereis showing on PBS. When your making a special trip thousands of miles from home a private tour with Expedition Yorkshire ensures that you make the very best use of your sacred time. Thank you again for taking the time to write this reveiw, I hope you had a magnificent rest of summer 2023. Andrew
        Written September 11, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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