Travel through the best of Northern England on this tour to York, Chatsworth House, The Peak District, and more.
Castleton - This beautiful village shelters in the shadow of the scenic Shivering Mountain.
Monsal Headstone Viaduct - A landmark viaduct and walking route that spans the serene Monsal Dale
Bakewell - The attractive stone buildings and courtyards attract artists and photographers from around the world.
Chatsworth House - The magnificent grand house of the Devonshire family lies in a stunning estate. You can decide whether you get lost in the luxurious rooms or its famous maze.
York and the Dales - North England’s remote sheep-rearing valleys lay beside the bustling, history-rich city of York.
Goathland Village - The rugged moorland setting of this handsome village have shaped its architecture and outlook
York Minster - Majestic Gothic spires reach up into the York sky, a focal point for dramatic events throughout English history.
Robin Hood's Bay - This beautifully preserved fishing village offers a stunning contrast between its dainty cottages and rugged cliffs.
Peak District National Park - Broadleaved woodlands give way to sheltered deep valleys in this geological wonderland.
Friendly, gorgeous, and fun: North England’s charms are irresistible.
The Vikings loved it so much they decided to settle and shape the culture. Nature enthusiasts found the rolling hills so dazzling they created five national parks here. And pioneers discovered such fertile fields that they established this area as the home of the Industrial Revolution.
So, on this tour, you find out what’s so special about the North.
You travel to York and learn about an ancient Viking city. You try out Britain’s most famous cakes and cheeses. You venture through the legends of Robin Hood. And you roll over the green and scenic valleys of the Peak District.
So, join this tour and explore the best of North England.
And maybe by the end of this trip, you’ll have plans to settle here too.
Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old).
It’s time to leave the big city behind and travel to the Peak District.
In the late morning, you arrive in Castleton. This quaint old town attracts travellers from all over the world for its quintessential English charm. Nearby, there are caves, a beautiful view up a valley, and an insightful information centre.
You then venture to another beautiful valley at Monsal Head. There’s an old rail line viaduct that emerges from the green hills. It’s a gorgeous structure with an impressive history.
If you’re hungry, then you’re in luck, because you’re stopping for lunch in Bakewell. Not only is this town delicious to look at, but it’s also the home of one of England’s most famous desserts, the Bakewell Pudding.
You should ensure you’ve cleaned up the crumbs, because now you’re heading to Chatsworth House. This luxurious stately home is incredible; you can admire architecture, get lost in a massive maze, or praise precious art.
You head off in the early evening to your overnight stop in York.
You have the choice to spend your whole day in York or come with us on a day trip around the nearby sights.
If you choose to stay in York, you can visit a chocolate museum, find out about the Vikings, or stroll around the ancient walls.
Alternatively, you may head out with us to Goathland in the morning. This town was used in the Harry Potter movies and is situated in one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. Your next stop on the day trip is Whitby. This is the type of town everyone dreams of retiring in. There’s a beautifully located, ruined abbey; old stone steps curving around viewpoints; and a lovely little beach to play about on. After exploring all the nooks and crannies of Whitby, you travel to Robin Hood’s Bay. They doubt if the real Robin Hood ever came here, but there are still plenty of smugglers tales dotted around this remarkable harbour village.
You arrive back in York mid-afternoon with time to admire the famous cathedral.
It’s time to say goodbye to York, England’s capital of Vikings and chocolate.
And although it’s your last day, there’s still plenty more to see. You first take the road to Fountains Abbey. This is one of the largest ruined abbeys in England and part of an important UNESCO Heritage site.
You then find yourself surrounded by some of England’s most lovely waterfalls at Aysgarth.
Now, there’s a delicious lunch for you, because you’re travelling around Wensleydale, home of England’s most famous cheese. Just make sure you have some crackers so you can eat it the authentic way.
You travel past the epic Ribblehead railway viaduct before having a short snoop around the old castle-topped town of Clitheroe.
You arrive in Manchester in the evening.
You are able to pre-purchase entrance tickets to the following attractions at the time of booking:
Other attractions may be booked and paid locally during the tour.
You stay two nights in the medieval city of York.
Accommodation is not included in the price of your tour. To book accommodation, there are two options: either Rabbie’s Tours can book it for you, or you can book your own. For information on how to do this, please see the ‘Accommodation’ tab on FAQ page HERE.
Alternatively, please email us your questions at email@example.com or call us on +44(0)131 226 3133.
Information you can find on the FAQ page, under the ‘Accommodation’ tab: types of accommodation, room types, the booking process, getting to and from your accommodation, and cancellation terms.
We book accommodation with third-party providers on your behalf and each property sets their own rates. Rates vary considerably depending on the accommodation standard, facilities, location, and local demand. We therefore can’t tell you exactly how much your accommodation will cost until your request has been allocated to a specific property.
As a guide, you can expect to pay the following prices, per person per night:
Approximate prices, per person per night
(1 person per room)
(2+ people per room)
£80 - £120
£60 - £80
UK & Northern Ireland
€80 - €120
€60 - €80
£100 - £145
£55 - £95
UK & Northern Ireland
€100 - €145
€55 - €100
£110 - £190
£75 - £145
UK & Northern Ireland
€130 - €235
€75 - €150
NOTE: Prices quoted are for guidance only and may be higher on some occasions, especially for last-minute bookings and when demand is high (E.g. peak season, weekends, holidays, special events etc)
Breakfast will be included unless otherwise noted. The type of breakfast provided will vary from place to place so you may receive either a full cooked breakfast, a continental style breakfast (E.g., toast, fruit, cereal), or a packed breakfast bag or tray (E.g., porridge pot, fruit, granola bar).
The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.
We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.
Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.
If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies. 100% charges are applicable, and you will not be entitled to a refund or alternative.
We have a cancellation period of 48 hours for our one day tours, 15 days for two to nine day tours, and 21 days for 10+ day tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.
Your tour will always follow the itinerary as closely as possible. Your driver-guide will keep you up to date on the road, and we'll try to get in touch about any large changes prior to your departure.
Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.
Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.
We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.
We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.
You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.
We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.
We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.
You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.
Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.
We advise you take out travel insurance.
You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.