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Private Tours

Make the most of your visit to Yorkshire by booking a private tour.

Bespoke, tailor-made tours of Yorkshire – just for you!

Enjoy a unique, bespoke touring experience, travelling to destinations and attractions across the wonderful county of Yorkshire on a Private Tour with Grand Yorkshire. Let us take you on your own personalised tour, enhanced by the knowledge and experience of your informative driver-guide, a Yorkshire native with a passion for the area and years of touring experience.

Let us help you plan the perfect itinerary just for you, allowing your private tour of Yorkshire to visit the places that you want to visit, make the stops that you want to make and see the sights that you’ve always wanted to see. We can plan every part of the day in advance, suggest some superb options to enhance the experience, or simply let you direct the tour as the day unfolds. We have some superb private tour ideas with suggested itineraries and plenty of options to consider, but our private tours are completely bespoke to you – so don’t feel obliged to follow our proposed routes or stop at the places we’ve included in the itinerary.

Scenery & Sights, Towns & Villages, Castles & Abbeys, History & Culture, Food & Drink

There is so much you can include on a Private Tour of Yorkshire that you really are spoiled for choice. We are here to help you at every step of the way, from creating the basic outline of the day, all the way through to recommendations for lunch and suggesting somewhere to go for a pint of Yorkshire beer to round of the tour. Once the tour starts, your driver-guide on the day has all of the local knowledge you need to get the most out of every aspect of your Private Tour.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off in York (or wherever you are staying)

Your Private Tour of Yorkshire starts with collection from your accommodation in York – at a time that suits you. We might suggest an early start to beat the traffic, or a later start if opening times of attractions impact the tour, but you will always have the final say. Whether you are up at the crack of dawn or prefer a long, leisurely breakfast, we can create the perfect private tour for you.

Moving on to a new destination? Have you considered a Transfer Tour?

Our “Transfer Tours” are a great way to explore the sights and scenery as you travel from one hotel to the next, one city to the next. Whether you are travelling to York or leaving for the next stop on your holiday itinerary, we can arrange a full-day sightseeing tour that starts in one city and ends at your next destination. We’ve got a range of transfer tour itineraries for journeys between York and Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, London…wherever you are going.

Turn your ‘transfer day’ into a full day sightseeing tour and make the most of each precious day of your holiday. Click here for more information about our transfer tours!


Private Tour Ideas

To begin planning your private tour of Yorkshire, why not read some of the itinerary ideas below, email us with your questions and ideas, or complete the enquiry form below. 

You can plan your day around a visit to an attraction such as Castle Howard or Fountains Abbey, spend time in a hot-spot like Whitby or Haworth as the centrepiece of the day, or simply tell us you want to see the best of the Yorkshire countryside in the Yorkshire Dales or North York Moors.

Once you have an idea of where and when you’d like to take a private tour from York, send us an enquiry using the enquiry form and we can start helping you create the perfect day out.

The Amazing Moors

Enjoy an unforgettable day exploring the stunning North York Moors, travelling through wild moorland and picturesque dales in this truly spectacular National Park.

Whitby is the perfect place to spend time on the Yorkshire coast, with both Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes only minutes away.

Ride a steam train from Goathland (the railway station featured as ‘Hogsmeade’ in Harry Potter), explore the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, enjoy a walk across the moors and dales…and much more.

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Discovering the Dales

Explore the landscape of All Creatures Great & Small on a private tour of the Yorkshire Dales, visiting the amazing rural towns and villages in ‘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.

Bring history to life at historic castles and ancient abbeys, wander through the streets of Grassington (Darrowby) and see England’s most famous countryside scenery in Wharfedale, Wensleydale and Swaledale.

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Castles & Coastline of Northumberland

This private tour from York to Northumberland takes you to some of the fascinating locations in the North of England.

Discover Alnwick Castle, walk on the beach in front of Bamburgh Castle, cross the causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and even walk along a stretch of Hadrian’s Wall as part of an unforgettable private tour from York.

Castles & Coastline of Northumberland can be booked as a private tour returning to York or as a ‘transfer tour’ on the way to Edinburgh.

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Haworth & the Brontë Parsonage

Discover the beautiful town of Haworth, birthplace of the Brontë sisters, and the surrounding moorland scenery of the Worth Valley on this fascinating private tour from York.

Discover the landscape that helped inspire Wuthering Heights and spend time in the Bronte Parsonagë, the beloved childhood home of the Bronte sisters and now a superb museum dedicated to the girls and their literary works.

You can combine your visit to Haworth with a scenic tour of the Yorkshire Dales, a visit to Skipton or time at Bolton Abbey.

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.

This private tour from York to Hadrian’s Wall gives you chance to learn about the origins of the Wall at the Roman Army Museum, see live excavations at Vindolanda and can take an exhilarating walk along the most dramatic section of Hadrian’s Wall from Steel Rigg to Housesteads – passing the iconic Sycamore Gap on the way.

Great Yorkshire Abbeys

On this inspirational private tour from you’ll discover some of the fantastic abbeys and monasteries in Yorkshire.

You’ll have chance to explore Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey and could even include visit to the working monastery at Ampleforth.

Combine this with a scenic tour of the North York Moors or a visit to Castle Howard for the perfect bespoke tour of Yorkshire.

A Day at Chatsworth

Let us organise take you for a day out at the amazing Chatsworth Estate, only 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.

Spend the whole day at Chatsworth or include a tour into the Peak District National Park as part of this excellent private tour from York.

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Learn about our Transfer Tours

Combine your transfer day with a private guided tour and make the most of the sightseeing options available to you between cities.