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Real Yorkshire Travel & Tours

Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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About Real Yorkshire Travel & Tours
Offering personal bespoke driver guided day tours of Yorkshire for small groups or couples. Helping visitors make the most of their stay with interesting private tours, showing them the “Real Yorkshire” with the best photo locations, refreshment stops, history & landscape explanations and hidden gems. I am a Yorkshire Blue Badge qualified guide with private hire licensed vehicle.
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Megan A wrote a review Apr 2021
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I have done four tours with Tim - one in person back in 2017, and three virtual during the covid pandemic. Each one has been superb. Tim is extremely informed and goes out of his way to give you a great tour. We learned so much during each one of our tours and he really gave us a feel of the area, even though we were on Zoom for three of them! For two of the Zoom tours, Tim took my mother (who was near her end of life due to a battle with cancer) and me to York and through the Yorkshire dales. The scenery was beautiful and we learned so much. It was such a happy and enjoyable thing for my mother to do during a horrible time, and created a lovely memory for me with her. Most recently, I hired Tim to virtually take an elderly friend and me on a tour of York. Again, a lovely tour and Tim was so kind to take us a bit off the scheduled tour to show my friend a site that she had researched. Truly a stellar tour guide who loves what he does! I can’t wait until we can travel to England again and I can hire Tim for an in person tour. There are so many wonderful places to be seen in Yorkshire.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Breige wrote a review Nov 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom5 contributions
Booked Tim as a surprise day out for my husbands 40th birthday. This was plan C after other plans had to be cancelled but it turned to be a fantastic day. Tim recommended a great place to stay the night before, and picked us up in the morning. He had asked all about my husbands interests and planned a bespoke day around TV, film and music locations. We even got to spent some joyous time in a couple of great record shops along the way. The lunch stop had the best soup I've had in ages. The effort Tim went to to make sure we had a special day wont be forgotten and we left feeling like we had made a new friend. Highly highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sarah A wrote a review Sep 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom11 contributions9 helpful votes
Having had all our lovely plans to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary completely ruined by Covid, we were determined to do something nice on 11th September! Someone had mentioned how good Tim Barber at Real Yorkshire Tours was, so my husband rang him. Tim suggested a Swaledale and Wensleydale Tour as they are not areas we know particularly well. It was SUPERB! Tim’s knowledge surrounding the history of the beautiful villages and landscapes we visited is phenomenal. He delivers his stories and information in such an entertaining way, with a wealth of quirky, interesting anecdotes. Highly recommend this company and Tim Barber, our wonderful Guide.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from TimB5936, Owner at Real Yorkshire Travel & Tours
Responded Sep 15, 2020
Thanks so much for your kind comments - it was a pleasure showing you around the Yorkshire Dales and Herriot County, showing you wonderful scenery and explaining the fantastic heritage of the area.
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halfandhawf wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom32 contributions21 helpful votes
I only like walking 4-5 miles... my husband likes longer. Hiring Tim to walk with him for a day was fabulous. A long walk with all the history and knowledge on hand. I got all the stories relayed to me later over wine. Perfect.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from TimB5936, Owner at Real Yorkshire Travel & Tours
Responded Sep 13, 2020
Thank you for your kind review - it was a pleasure taking Chris on a 9 mile hike to Top Withens past the Bronte Bridge over the wild Pennine moorland. He seemed to enjoy the sloe gin and tiffin half way around! Tim
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Clay wrote a review Feb 2020
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My wife and I were staying in York for a couple of days and decided at the last minute to arrange a private afternoon tour of the Yorkshire countryside. Our hotel (Gray’s Court Inn) lined up Tim, and we could not have been happier. We visited the area around Castle Howard, drove through the smaller villages, had a beer in a wonderful old pub in Helmsley and visited the ruins of an old monastery (destroyed during the reformation). Tim was extremely knowledgeable of all areas and history and brought the tour to life. I look forward to returning to the area and an expanded tour with Tim.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TimB5936, Owner at Real Yorkshire Travel & Tours
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Thank you for your kind review - it was a pleasure to take you out and show you a bit of Yorkshire. The Feathers in Helmsley with its roaring fire and Mouseman furniture and bar is one of my favourite pubs, so glad you liked it and seeing Byland Abbey lit up in the dark is was a treat for me too! Hope to see you again next time you are in the UK. Tim
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