Destination Yorkshire understand that with so many places to visit and so much to see and do in Yorkshire, it is not always easy to know how to make the best use of your available time.

To provide some initial ideas and inspiration we have put together a selection of sample itineraries including some of our most popular sightseeing tours, day excursions (including themed and special interest tours), weekend escapes and short breaks planned around a two to four night stay.

Remember that this is just a small selection of what is possible and our sample itineraries can be tailored exactly to individual specification: customised to your own preferred activity level and particular interests, conveniently arranged around your personal departure and return point and with timings to suit your schedule.

yt300x200trans-26Sightseeing Tours

Our sighteeing programme presents an ideal way to see the main sights and attractions of some of Yorkshire’s most important cities and historic towns. Tours can be plannned around varying durations depending on your available time and also include themed commentaries tailored to your own particular interests. Destinations include the historic city of York with its majestic Minster, Leeds with its iconic Victorian architecture, Sheffield and its rich industrial heritage, the maritime city of Hull and the romantic spa town of Harrogate.


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Our day excursions are designed for visitors who want to experience a real taste of Yorkshire and combine breathtaking scenery with world famous attractions and iconic sights with hidden treasures. Favourite itineraries include the stunning landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales national park, the charming coastal town of Whitby and the North York Moors, the quaint cobbled streets of Haworth and Bronte Country, Harrogate and the World Heritage site at Fountains Abbey and York and the magnificent stately home of Castle Howard.



Weekend Escapes

Our collection of weekend escapes offer the chance to explore and relax or even a combination of the two. Enjoy a well deserved stay in one of Yorkshires luxury idyllic hotels or if it’s pure relaxation that you are looking for then what about a relaxing spa break in Harrogate? You may prefer a Leeds shopping extravaganza browsing historic arcades and modern shopping centres or a maybe golfing weekend at a number of Yorkshire’s 196 courses. And for the more adventurous, we also offer outdoor activity weekends packed with fun, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.


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Our short break programme is planned around a two-four night stay with itineraies carefully designed to enable you to get to know Yorkshire in real detail. You may choose our Best of Yorkshire explorer tour or perhaps one of a number of themed or special interest itineraries including Heritage Railways and Houses and Gardens. Or maybe even a walking holiday with carefully planned itineraries graded to suit all abilities and interests.



yt300x200-22Grand Tour of Yorkshire

The Grand Tour of Yorkshire is our blue ribbon tour providing the opportunity to see all of Yorkshires’ evocative sights in one tour. Combine a stay in some of Yorkshire’s most charismatic hotels and charming locations with an itinerary that includes the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and dramatic North York Moors national parks, World Heritage Sites at Fountains Abbey and Saltaire, Scarborough and the stunning Yorkshire coast as well as some of the county’s most iconic landmarks including York Minster, Ilkley Moor and the magnificent Castle Howard.