Immerse yourself in the bucolic splendor of rural England. Yorkshire provides a timeless journey through quaint traditions and gloriously green landscapes, taking you from Victorian market towns to Roman cities, stately homes to colorful fishing villages. For these nine days, you enter an iconic canvas, lost amidst a land where almost everything feels frozen in time. On this Yorkshire tour, expect to see an unseen side of England, one that fulfills many of its rustic and charming preconceptions.
York – A Traditional Dinner in the Roman City
York offers an enticing welcome to Yorkshire, carrying its two millennia of history with considerable pride. After landing at Manchester Airport, it's a 90-minute transfer by road to the historic city. You cross the Pennines, the great spine of hills that runs through Northern England, before roaming across bucolic farming pastures towards York. For an introduction to Yorkshire, there's no better way than a traditional pub, a roaring log fire, and a roast dinner with Yorkshire puddings. Other than fish and chips, this is England's most iconic meal, one that used to be reserved for Sunday afternoons after church. A giant bowl of baked batter is the centerpiece (the Yorkshire pudding), filled with a supply of roasted organic vegetables and a freshly carved lamb joint. While you can eat Yorkshire puddings all over the country, few can rival the place where it all began. After all, the locals don't like to share their ancient recipes.
York – Exploring the Splendor of Ancient York
York – A Day Trip Through the Industrial Revolution
Castle Howard to Robin Hood's Bay – The Postcard Perfection of Yorkshire's Coast
Robin Hood's Bay – Serenity Along the Rugged Cliffs
Harrogate to Skipton to North Yorkshire Moors – Victorian Village Life and Medieval Musing
Helmsley – Mile after Mile of the Beautiful North Yorkshire Moors
Grassington – Market Towns and Famous Cheese
Grassington to Manchester – Departure
- Explore the quaint market towns of rural England, many of them unchanged since medieval or Victorian times
- Immerse yourself in England's finest landscapes, from rolling sheep-dappled hills to rugged cliffs that reveal tiny untouched beaches
- Discover England's oldest city, York, by walking along the famous Shambles and admiring the 7th-century York Minster
- Savor all the subtle flavors of Yorkshire, such as their famous Yorkshire puddings and the soft, creamy cheese from Wensleydale
- Enjoy leisurely days relaxing amongst the North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales, two of England's most picturesque rural destinations
- Journey through the ages with crumbling medieval castles, elaborate stately homes, and nine-century-old abbeys
- Admire the gargantuan scale of Britain's Industrial Revolution by visiting the stone mills of Bradford, including the World Heritage complex of Saltaire
$4,090 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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