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York & The Yorkshire Dales Explorer

York & The Yorkshire Dales Explorer

Join us on this midweek break as we explorer York & the Yorkshire Dales. The picturesque city of York is nestled on either side of the River Ouse, and is rich in ancient history, exquisite architecture and has an array of top-rated visitor attractions. We also embark on a wonderful journey by mini-coach into the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park on a full day excursion.

A visit to York with its thriving cultural scene and wealth of world-class visitor attractions ticks all the boxes for a short break. This immensely picturesque city nestled on either side of the River Ouse is rich in ancient history, exquisite architecture, fun activities and an array of top-rated visitor attractions, firmly cementing its place as one of the UK’s most popular destinations. We’ll have plenty of time at leisure to explore this magnificent city in addition to embarking on a wonderful journey by mini-coach into the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park on a full day excursion. 



The popular Queens Hotel is ideally situated in the centre of the city on the banks of the River Ouse. Facilities include the Royal Brasserie Restaurant and Riverside bar. All bedrooms feature freeview TV, free wi-fi, telephone, tea/coffee facilities and hairdryer. Lift to all floors.


  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Mountain Goat Excursion

  • Return Travel by Luxury Coach

Day One

We travel across the Pennines into Yorkshire and on to the medieval city of York where we check in to the Queens Hotel. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to commence exploring the city.


Day Two

A full day in the city to discover the plethora of attractions. Perhaps take a sightseeing tour on an open top bus or a boat trip on the River Ouse, visit the world famous York Minster, take a walk on the mighty city walls and explore the Shambles with its ancient leaning buildings - one of Europe’s best preserved medieval streets. Be sure to see the excellent Castle Museum with its Victorian street and the superb Jorvik Museum, one of York's top attractions depicting Viking life in the city.

B, D

Day Three

Following breakfast we board the award-winning Mountain Goat mini-coaches for a fantastic journey through the renowned beauty and dramatic landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales, one of England’s largest and most famous National Parks. The mini-coaches will take us where large coaches cannot go, offering an opportunity to venture deep into the Dales. Travelling through some of the best countryside in England, the tour passes through five of the famous Dales including Wensleydale, Swaledale and Wharfedale, and takes in some of the area’s most popular sights and hidden gems including Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned shortly after her forced abdication from the Throne of Scotland.

B, D

Day Four

A further morning at leisure in York, we depart in the early afternoon and commence our homeward journey.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham, Northbound Wrexham, Taxi Stand King Street
(Taxi Feeder Service)
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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