Duration: 5 days
Tour Type: Bus/Coach
Start City: Edinburgh
End City: Edinburgh
Time Region Location Full Address
9:00AM Edinburgh Waterloo Place 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh
DEPARTURE PLEASE ASK
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.
Alnwick Castle – York
Summary of The Day: Our tour starts by hugging the magnificent East Lothian coastline as we travel towards the walled border town of Berwick Upon Tweed.
After stopping to admire the fortifications we continue to Alnwick Castle, home of the Earls and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309. This magnificent Castle and it’s gardens have appeared in many films and television programmes.
Leaving Alnwick behind we travel towards the City of York on the Great North Road, a route that has carried countless Roman Legions between the remote Northern outposts and the more populous settlements of Roman Britannia. We arrive in York your base for the next two nights in the late afternoon.
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Alnwick Castle Alnwick Castle
York – Whitby – Robin Hood’s Bay – York
Summary of The Day: Is a leisurely day that gives you the flexibility to spend time exploring the medieval heart of York, a city whose rich history goes back to the time of the Roman’s, Vikings and the Normans and then join our excursion to the North Sea coast of Yorkshire.
Our journey begins in the late morning when we head for the magnificent North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Lunch will be in Whitby, a bustling fishing port and the inspiration for the fertile imagination of author Bram Stoker, who stayed in the Royal Hotel on the western side of Whitby while writing his famous novel Dracula.
After lunch and free time in Whitby, we travel to the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay*; a perfectly preserved conservation village of winding lanes and narrow alleys before returning towards York.
Tips: * Robin Hood’s Bay – The minicoach cannot access the main village because of local restrictions. The coach will drop you at the top of the village and you must walk down (and back up!) a steep hill to reach the old village centre.
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Yorkshire Dales National Park – Keswick
Summary of The Day: You will be collected from your accommodation and head west into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Established in 1954, the Yorkshire Dales National Park has outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage. It’s a special place – a fantastic outdoor arena for recreation and peaceful relaxation and a haven for wildlife.
Continuing West our route takes us through the Northern Dales, an area of outstanding natural beauty that is the centre of the Dales cattle trade.
Our final leg of today’s journey takes us high up into the remote hills of the Yorkshire Dales before descending into the lively market town of Keswick where you will be dropped off at your accommodation and are then free to explore this charming town.
Tips: During July this tour may stay in Windermere instea