Walk on the wild North York Moors, marvel at the grandeur of Castle Howard, and choose to visit the medieval ruins of Rievaulx Abbey on this 8-hour small-group tour from York. Along the way, you'll visit the market town of Helmsley, stop at Duncombe Park, and see the ruins of Byland Abbey and the enormous White Horse of Kilburn.
- Excursão para pequenos grupos em micro-ônibus
- Conduzida por um guia local
- Guia profissional informativo e acessível
- Excursão totalmente narrada
You'll meet your group and your friendly, Yorkshire-born driver/guide in the center of York at 8:45am for the scenic 50-minute drive to the medieval market town of Helmsley on the edge of the North York Moors. Along the way, you'll pass the ruins of Byland Abbey and the White Horse of Kilburn, a giant chalk figure carved out of the hillside, as well as countless pretty pubs and villages.
After a quick photo stop at Duncombe Park, a stately home on the outskirts of Helmsley, you’ll have 90 minutes to explore Helmsley at leisure. Visit some of the town’s many independent shops, enjoy an early lunch in a quaint tearoom, pub, or cafe, or take in sights including the stunning church and medieval Helmsley Castle (own expense).
Alternatively, take the optional trip to Rievaulx Abbey (own expense), only a few minutes’ drive from Helmsley. The well-preserved ruins of this once wealthy and powerful Cistercian abbey are a truly remarkable sight – and you'll still have a few minutes to enjoy Helmsley after you've finished exploring.
Then it's back on the minibus to drive through the idyllic village of Hutton-le-Hole and out onto the wild and rugged Moors. You’ll spend at least an hour on the Moors, walking across the heather as you learn about the history and wildlife of the region and how it has changed dramatically over the centuries.
It's about a half hour drive through the countryside and quaint villages of North Yorkshire to Castle Howard, Yorkshire's grandest and most famous stately home. You may well recognize it from the TV and film versions of Brideshead Revisited. Set on 9,000 acres (3600 hectares), Castle Howard offers manicured gardens, expansive grounds and woodland, the wonderfully appointed Temple of the Four Winds, and of course the stately home itself.
You’ll spend three hours here, exploring at your leisure: your tour includes a discount on your House & Gardens entrance ticket, saving up to £7.50 per person. Learn about the building of Castle Howard and the Howard estate, the many films and TV programs it has featured in, and the Howard family themselves from the expert guides dotted around the house.
Finally, hop back on the minibus for the 30-minute trip to York city center: you should arrive around 4:45pm. If your hotel is on the way, feel free to ask your driver if they can drop you off.
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- Driver/local guide
- Live commentary on board
- Photo opportunities and regular stops
- Small-group tour
- Pickup and drop-off to centrally located meeting point
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees - discounted entry available for Castle Howard
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
Política de cancelamento
Se cancelar entre 3 e 6 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 50 por cento.
Se cancelar no prazo de 2 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 100 por cento.