Day trip

From Manchester: Yorkshire Sightseeing Day Trip

4.8 / 5

5 reviews

Activity provider: BusyBus

From Manchester: Yorkshire Sightseeing Day Trip

Activity provider: BusyBus

From US$ 72.87 per person

Find out more about Yorkshire's culture on a full-day guided adventure. Get off the beaten track and navigate down windy roads. Enjoy pleasant towns and natural beautyas you get a feel for the county.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore some of Yorkshire's highlights on a full-day guided tour
  • Visit picturesque towns like Hawes and Haworth, the home of the Bronte sisters
  • Admire Malham Cove and the Ribblehead Viaduct
  • Discover the highest single-drop waterfall in the UK, Hardraw Force.
  • Taste some of the area's famous Wensleydale cheeses
Full description
Get a taste of Yorkshire on a full-day minibus tour from Manchester. Explore the county's history and cuisine, admire feats of Victorian engineering, and see the picturesque Hardraw Force waterfall. Make your way to the National Express Coach Station near Manchester Airport Railway Station to meet your driver for the day. Then, board your minibus and travel along roads inaccessible to normal buses throughout the day. After a partially-narrated 2-hour journey, arrive in Haworth to discover the stories of the Bronte Sisters — Anne, Charlotte, and Emily. From there, head to the stunning limestone feature of Malham Cove, formed by melt-water from glaciers over 12,000 years ago. See the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct, a masterpiece of 19th-century engineering, and take a stroll to get a closer look at its 1.5 million bricks. A stop at the must-visit Wensleydale Creamery follows. Sample some of its famous cheeses, made originally by Cistercian Monks. Next, visit the pretty village of Hawes, a honeypot boasting shops, cafes, pubs, and locals sipping John Smith's while munching a Yorkshire Pudding. Once you have explored Hawes, head to Hardraw Force, the UK's highest single-drop waterfall (30 meters/100 feet). Enjoy the splash pool and the breathtaking natural “amphitheater” before beginning your journey back to Manchester. Please note that the Hardraw Force entrance fee is not included in the tour price, but is available as an optional add-on for £2.50.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Driver/guide
  • Map
  • Guide handout
  • Hardraw waterfall entrance fee (£4.50)

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When arriving at Manchester Airport's Bus/Coach/Train station, head to the doors that passengers exit the building to board buses and coaches. BusyBus tours depart from Bay A of Manchester Airport's Bus/Coach/Rail station. Please arrive in time for a prompt departure. BusyBus guides will greet you at Bay A for the start of your Adventure for the day.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before departure
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5

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Really thorough view of the Lake District, excellent hike in the National Park, perfectly organized and executed. It was a super crowded weekend so traffic allowing things down made each stop in the towns seem too short. Would have liked more time to longer a bit and not feel rushed. Thought the guide's comments could have been more high level about the history of the area - kind of pitched to the lowest common denominator. Would have liked more info and less jokes. He was very personable and I think despite the many foreign visitors he could have gone deeper.

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August 27, 2019

It is a long day activity. Beautiful sights. Great guide. Quick visit to six sites.

July 10, 2022

May 8, 2022

Product ID: 271352