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Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey Private Day Trip from York

Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey Private Day Trip from York - York, United Kingdom

Duration: 8 hours
Location: York, United Kingdom

From USD
$494.90

Discover two of Yorkshire’s finest attractions on this flexible private tour from York. Travel by spacious and comfortable luxury executive car, with pick up from your hotel in York, accompanied by an experienced local driver-guide ... More info ›

Discover two of Yorkshire’s finest attractions on this flexible private tour from York. Travel by spacious and comfortable luxury executive car, with pick up from your hotel in York, accompanied by an experienced local driver-guide. You’ll spend an unforgettable day visiting the amazing Castle Howard estate (made famous as the location of ‘Brideshead Revisited’) before travelling across the rural Yorkshire countryside to Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Park – the UNESCO World Heritage listed Cistercian Monastery and Georgian Water Gardens.

Enjoy the flexibility to set your own timings and to add stops along the way.

On this fully flexible private tour from York you will be taken to two of Yorkshire’s most celebrated destinations in the company of a knowledgeable local driver-guide. You’ll travel from your hotel in York by executive car, exploring the countryside of North Yorkshire on the way to Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey. Please note: No entrance fees are included in the tour.

You’ll pass through quaint villages and see the historic ruins of Sheriff Hutton Castle as you head into the ‘Howardian Hills’ – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which surrounds the world-famous Castle Howard Estate. As you approach Castle Howard you’ll see some of its magnificent monuments, including the impressive Mausoleum, the imposing Gatehouse and the faux medieval walls.

During your visit to Castle Howard you’ll be able access the extensive estate, grounds and gardens. You can discover the magnificent Temple of the Four Winds – Castle Howard’s summer house – which enjoys a fantastic position at the corner of the estate and offers unspoilt views of the surrounding countryside. You will also be able to explore the amazing house itself. Castle Howard has been the home of the Howard family since it was first built in 1706; the ‘castle’ has been one of England’s grandest and best-loved stately homes ever since, welcoming Royalty, dignitaries, heads of state, important politicians and celebrated special guests ever since. The filming of ‘Brideshead Revisited’ – both the TV adaptation and the Hollywood movie – took place on the estate and in many rooms of the house. Your tour of the house will be enhanced by the guides stationed in almost every room of the house.

Leaving Castle Howard at your leisure, you’ll continue towards Fountains Abbey. You could choose to travel via Helmsley, a quaint market town which offers a wealth of lunch options and is a delightful place to explore.

As you approach Fountains Abbey you’ll travel through the small city of Ripon before approaching the expansive estate of Studley Royal Park. This incredible UNESCO World Heritage site is home to a breathtaking combination of attractions, including the amazingly well-preserved ruins of Fountains Abbey, one of the UK’s largest Cistercian monasteries.

During your time at Fountains Abbey you can explore the monastery ruins, the world-renowned Georgian Water Gardens and the wonderful Studley Royal Estate. You can stroll along a riverside path, visit the watermill and enjoy a drink in the beautifully appointed Lakeside Café. Finally, you can arrange to leave Fountains Abbey through the medieval deer park, which is home to herds of deer from three species – Roe, Red and Sika. The ancient deer park offers incredible views from St Mary’s Church on the estate, down to Ripon Cathedral in the centre of Ripon.

At the end of the day you’ll return to your hotel in York to conclude your private tour.

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Private Tour to Whitby and the North York Moors from York

Private Tour to Whitby and the North York Moors from York - York, United Kingdom

Duration: 8 hours
Location: York, United Kingdom

From USD
$494.90

Explore the stunning North York Moors on this tailor-made private full-day tour from York. Drive through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, visit the atmospheric seaside town of Whitby, ride a steam train across the wild North York Moors, and visit the railway station made famous as 'Hogsmeade Station' in the Harry Potter films. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

Your tour begins with a 9am pickup from your hotel, guesthouse, or private residence in York by private vehicle ... More info ›

Explore the stunning North York Moors on this tailor-made private full-day tour from York. Drive through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, visit the atmospheric seaside town of Whitby, ride a steam train across the wild North York Moors, and visit the railway station made famous as 'Hogsmeade Station' in the Harry Potter films. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

Your tour begins with a 9am pickup from your hotel, guesthouse, or private residence in York by private vehicle. Soak up the scenery as you drive through the North York Moors National Park, where you'll have the option to visit different towns and villages, depending on your preferences. Perhaps stop in the quaint market town of Helmsley to admire its medieval castle, historic church and pretty streets, then stroll through the idyllic village of Hutton-le-Hole, one of the prettiest locations in Yorkshire. You can also hop out to take a short walk along the wild Yorkshire moors and pose for photos against a backdrop of dramatic purple heather. 

Next, head to the coast to the seaside town of Whitby, famous for its association with Captain James Cook and featured in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Enjoy ample time to explore the town independently or with your guide, and visit sights such as the clifftop abbey, the Captain James Cook Memorial Museum, or the the Dracula Experience Museum (entrance fees not included). While you're there, perhaps tuck into a delicious fish and chips lunch (own expense) at the famous Magpie Cafe, shop for famous Whitby Jet in the Old Town, or take a boat cruise from the harbour (own expense) to see more of the picturesque coastline. 

After leaving Whitby, travel into 'Heartbeat' country to the village of Goathland, nestled at the bottom of a wide valley and surrounded by the heather and hills of the North York Moors. The village is possibly best known for its role as the fictional village of 'Aidensfield' in Heartbeat, the long-running ITV drama series. Evidence of the TV show are on show throughout the town and you'll have chance to visit the Aidensfield Arms, pop into Aidensfield Stores and Post Office, and to see what's happening at Scripps Garage.

Continue to Goathland station, which was famously seen on screen as 'Hogsmeade Station' in the Harry Potter movies, and board a steam train for a nostalgic journey across the Moors. Snaking through the valleys and heathland of the Moors, you'll get to enjoy the amazing scenery from a different perspective. 

Jump off at the end of the line in the medieval market town of Pickering, where your guide will be waiting to take you back to York. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 5pm.

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Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour

Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour - York, United Kingdom
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: York, United Kingdom

From USD
$93.97

This private 2-hour walking tour is tailored to what you want to see, ensuring you make the most of your time in the beautiful city of York.

A private walking tour is a great way to get an intimate and tailored insight into York, its beautiful university and maze of cobblestoned streets and hidden alleyways. With a private tour, you will be able to completely tailor the experience from meeting and starting points to any particular themes you wish to be covered.

Your guides have a great insight into York and are committed to providing interesting and enjoyable tours of this beautiful city, rather than tours which put people to sleep.

A large portion of the guides have also been involved with York University and have a great insight into how the University works and its incredible history.

This private 2-hour walking tour is tailored to what you want to see, ensuring you make the most of your time in the beautiful city of York.

A private walking tour is a great way to get an intimate and tailored insight into York, its beautiful university and maze of cobblestoned streets and hidden alleyways. With a private tour, you will be able to completely tailor the experience from meeting and starting points to any particular themes you wish to be covered.

Your guides have a great insight into York and are committed to providing interesting and enjoyable tours of this beautiful city, rather than tours which put people to sleep.

A large portion of the guides have also been involved with York University and have a great insight into how the University works and its incredible history.

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York Walls Private Walking Tour

York Walls Private Walking Tour - York, United Kingdom
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Duration: 3 hours
Location: York, United Kingdom

From USD
$56.38

Your own personalized tour guide, taking you on a spectacular trip round the world famous city walls! You are provided a unique guided tour experience - you will be picked up at your hotel, or in town at a place of your choosing, at a time to suit you. You will be taken around the walls, no big groups to tag along with or time schedules to keep, and even arrange coffee/food along the way at some of York's very best food and drink establishments.

The walls of York have a rich and bloodthirsty history stretching back nearly 2000 years ... More info ›

Your own personalized tour guide, taking you on a spectacular trip round the world famous city walls! You are provided a unique guided tour experience - you will be picked up at your hotel, or in town at a place of your choosing, at a time to suit you. You will be taken around the walls, no big groups to tag along with or time schedules to keep, and even arrange coffee/food along the way at some of York's very best food and drink establishments.

The walls of York have a rich and bloodthirsty history stretching back nearly 2000 years. Whilst free to walk on, visitors can often leave the city having missed out on discovering the secrets of the walls, and the city they have protected for so long. These personalised tours provide a totally unique, bespoke and entertaining history of the walls and the city they have protected for so long. Each tour is designed just for you, so please get in touch with the local provider if you have any special interests or needs.

Refreshments can also be arranged along the way with some excellent coffee shops, pubs and restaurants to check out (own expense), and in addition will also tour other parts of the city too (Castle, Minster, Shambles etc) should you require. As local tour guides passionate about the city, they can also handle any restaurant bookings or just general advice about other things to do in York during your stay.

As these are bespoke tours, please contact the local provider as soon as you can in advance so your booking can be guaranteed and the guides have enough time to prepare the tour for your adequately.

Please note that the walls close at dusk, and some parts are occasionally closed if there are icy conditions. Whilst the walls are well designed for tourists, wheelchair access is limited however please contact the local provider if you require disabled access as alternative routes which walk beside the walls, not on them, can be arranged.

Should you require an evening tour, please contact the local provider to discuss your requirements, often the guides focus more on the other areas of York as well as the walls to provide a more atmospheric experience.

Please note that on this tour it will be only yourselves and your tour guide, for a truly personalized experience of the city.

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Private Ghost Tour of York

Private Ghost Tour of York - York, United Kingdom
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: York, United Kingdom

From USD
$56.38

Let your own personalised tour guide take you on a spectacular trip round this world famous city at night. You are provided a unique guided tour experience and picked up at your hotel or elsewhere in town at a place of your choosing, at a time that suits you ... More info ›

Let your own personalised tour guide take you on a spectacular trip round this world famous city at night. You are provided a unique guided tour experience and picked up at your hotel or elsewhere in town at a place of your choosing, at a time that suits you. You will be taken around the major historic points of interest in York, without a big group to tag along with or time schedules to keep, and even arrange coffee or food along the way at some of York's very best food and drink establishments. Private tour means it will be operated with just your guide and you.

York has a rich and bloodthirsty history stretching back nearly 2000 years, and its little surprise that it is widely regarded as the most haunted city in the world. These personalised tours last approx. 2 hours and provide a totally unique, bespoke and entertaining history of Europe's most haunted city. Each tour is designed just for you, and your guides have over 200 ghost stories to tell so please get in touch with the local provider if you have any special interests or needs. You will be taken on an atmospheric trip round our ancient city and shown the fascinating hidden areas most tourists miss.

Refreshments can also be arranged along the way with some excellent coffee shops, pubs and restaurants to check out (own expense), and in addition will also tour other parts of the city too (the Castle, York Minster, Shambles and more) should you require. As your local tour guides are passionate about the city, they can also handle any restaurant bookings or just general advice about other things to do in York during your stay.

As these are bespoke tours, please contact the local provider as soon as you can in advance so your booking can be guaranteed and the guides have enough time to prepare the tour for your adequately.

The flavour of our tours is to tell the stories, but in a verified historic context. Please note your guides are not 'actors' and don't use props or get dressed up in Victorian outfits. What they will do is tell you the truth of the ghost story in that area, as well as backing it up with the history of the area and possible reasons for why that area is haunted.

Please note that on this tour it will be only yourselves and your tour guide, for a truly personalised experience of the city.

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Private Viking Walk of York

Private Viking Walk of York - York, United Kingdom

Duration: 2 hours
Location: York, United Kingdom

From USD
$56.38

Discover the extraordinary Viking history of York, and the incredible tales of the most famous Vikings of them all - Ragnar, Ivar the Boneless, Erik Bloodaxe and Harald Hardrada. Why was York such an important Viking city, and why were so many Viking battles fought here? Find out why in this exclusive, personalized 2-hour walking tour of Viking York

Discover the extraordinary Viking history of York, and the incredible tales of the most famous Vikings of them all - Ragnar, Ivar the Boneless, Erik Bloodaxe and Harald Hardrada. Why was York such an important Viking city, and why were so many Viking battles fought here? Find out why in this exclusive, personalized 2-hour walking tour of Viking York. ... meeting you at a time and location to suit you (for example at your hotel) there are no set times to meet or big groups to join with, this is your own tour which you can take at your own pace. For a small additional fee this can also include a stop off at an authentic Viking Themed Bar in York (great in the cold weather!), located on the same site as the legendary Viking Kings of York!

This is a personalized tour through the Viking Capital of Britain - Jorvik! Discover the fascinating true story behind the Vikings, as well as the legendary tales told in the sagas, many of which are set in our fair city. There are no set times to meet or big groups to join with, this is your own private tour which you can take at your own pace. Hear about the deeds of Ivar the Boneless, Eirik Bloodaxe, and Harald Hardaraada, the story of the Vikings arrival, and their eventual downfall.

Learn how the streets got their names and what they mean, how the pagan Vikings became Christians, and their impact on the world around us today, including laws, language and customs. For a additional small fee, depending on the weather (and with prior arrangement) the tour can include either a stop-off, or to finish, at an authentic Viking themed bar, built right on top of the original feasting hall!

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