Private Tours

Private Tours

Private Tours of Yorkshire – discover Yorkshire with a local guide on a private tour with Grand Yorkshire. Our driver-guided private tours offer you the opportunity to explore Yorkshire at leisure, visiting exactly the places you want to visit, going just where you want to go.

Every moment of your holiday is precious. Every day should be treasured. Make the most of your visit to Yorkshire by booking a private tour with Grand Yorkshire.

Enjoy a unique and totally bespoke experience, travelling by executive car to destinations and attractions across the wonderful county of Yorkshire. Your private tour will be enhanced by the knowledge and experience of your informative driver-guide, a Yorkshire native with a passion for the county and years of touring experience.

Choose a full-day tour or half-day trip and explore what you want, when you want with a friendly and knowledgeable driver/guide.

ALTERNATIVELY, WHY NOT CONSIDER BOOKING A TRANSFER TOURcombine your transfer day with a private guided tour and make the most of the sightseeing options available to you between cities.

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To begin planning your private tour of Yorkshire, read some of the itinerary ideas below, or email us with your questions and ideas.

Private Tour Ideas

On the way to Edinburgh – The Castles & Coastline of Northumberland
If you are travelling from York to Edinburgh, why not make the journey as part of a Transfer Tour, visiting the amazing scenery of Northumberland along the way. Discover Bamburgh Castle, travel to Holy Island to visit Lindisfarne, explore Alnwick Castle (famously featured as ‘Hogwarts’ in the Harry Potter films’) and conclude your tour in the pretty town of Berwick upon Tweed, before making the short train journey across the Scottish border to Edinburgh. Click here for full details.

The Amazing Moors
Spend the day exploring the stunning North York Moors, driving across the heart of North Yorkshire’s heathland wilderness and enjoying visits to Hutton-le-Hole, Rosedale Abbey, Whitby, Goathland and Helmsley. You could add a journey by steam train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, visit the famous Lion Inn for a drink overlooking Rosedale & Farndale from Blakey Ridge, see more of the coastline with visits to Sandsend, Robin Hood’s Bay or Staithes…and much more.

Discovering the Dales
Find out why the Yorkshire Dales are adored as you explore the amazing rural towns and villages of ‘Herriot Country’. Discover some of Yorkshire’s most incredible scenery as you drive through this incredible national park, visiting medieval market towns and historic villages. Spend time at the Wensleydale Creamery, explore Richard III’s childhood home with a tour of Middleham Castle, wander through the streets of Askrigg (Darrowby in ‘All Creatures Great and Small’) and possibly visit the UNESCO World Heritage site at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Park.

Great Yorkshire Abbeys
On this inspirational tour you’ll discover some of the fantastic abbeys and monasteries in North Yorkshire. You’ll have chance to explore Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey and take a guided tour of the working monastery at Ampleforth with one of the monks from the order.

The Dales by rail
We’ll take you into the amazing Yorkshire Dales for an unforgettable touring experience, including a wonderful journey on the Wensleydale Railway. You can visit the Wensleydale Creamery, explore the sights of Swaledale and Wensleydale, walk around the Aysgarth Falls and visit “Herriot Country’.

Haworth & the Bronte Parsonage
This half-day tour to the beautiful town of Haworth allows you the opportunity to explore this truly charming town and to visit the Bronte Parsonage, the beloved childhood home of the Bronte sisters and now a superb museum dedicated to the girls and their literary works.

A day at Chatsworth
Let us take you for a day out at Chatsworth from York. Travel to the amazing Chatsworth Estate, less than two hours from York by car. Take an extended tour of the house and grounds at one of the UK’s best-loved country estates, famously featured as ‘Pemberley’ in Pride & Prejudice and the seat of the Duke of Devonshire. Explore the house and the local area, including the charming towns of Bakewell and Buxton. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
You could plan this for your journey between York and London by booking a Transfer Tour – click here for details

Hadrian’s Wall
Take a trip to the northern frontier of the Roman Empire and discover the amazing forts, milecastles and excavations along Hadrian’s Wall. You’ll have chance to learn about the origins of the Wall at the Roman Army Museum, see live excavations at Vindolanda and can take an exhilirating walk along the most dramatic section of Hadrian’s Wall from Steel Rigg to Housesteads – passing the iconic Sycamore Gap on the way.
You could plan this for your journey between York and the Lake District or between York and Scotland by booking a Transfer Tour – click here for details


Email us your questions and ideas to start creating your perfect Private Tour in Yorkshire on

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