London & North Yorkshire Explorer
- Duration6 Nights
- StylePrivate Tour
- When to GoApr - Oct
- Price GuideFrom $2,997 Per Person
At a Glance
- Arrival into London & transfer to hotel
- The Best of London Tour in your own iconic black cab
- Ride the London Eye
- Transfer to Kings Cross Station
- Train from Kings Cross Station to York Station
- Day of Leisure with York Pass
- Tour of the North Yorkshire Moors & Whitby
- Tour of the Yorkshire Dales
- Transfer to Manchester Airport
Meet Our Expert
Hailing from America with Irish roots, I’ve spent most of my life exploring and embracing the best of the UK. In recent years, I’ve expanded my expert knowledge, now confidently selling Ireland, Scotland, England, France, and Switzerland.
- 6 nights in 4 or 5-star accommodation
- Daily breakfast at all hotels
- Private arrival and departure airport transfers
- All mentioned airport transfers and road transport on a private basis in Air Conditioned minivans
- All mentioned tours and sightseeing on a private basis with private driver and English-speaking local guides
- Entrance fees for any mentioned sightseeing, permits, local taxes, etc
- 24/7 support from our dedicated staff
- Flexible, personalized itinerary based on your interests
What's not Included
- International flights from your country of origin
- Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, hotel staff
- Any meals, tours, or activities other than those specifically mentioned in itinerary
- Incidental local expenses - souvenirs, laundry, taxis, etc
- Visas for the United Kingdom. Your consultant will advise of any required visas and how to obtain them.
- Travel insurance - we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as you have booked your trip.
Day by Day Itinerary
- DAY 1
Begin your trip with arrival into London with a warm welcome from your private driver who will provide a transfer to your hotel in the city. Unlike any other, it has a wide range of famous attractions, a long and dramatic history, outstanding shopping opportunities, and many beautiful green spaces, and hosts some of the world’s top museums. After getting settled into your accommodation, you’ll have the rest of the day to yourself, perhaps resting and relaxing or getting out to do a little exploring. Numerous sights will be revealed on your tour tomorrow so you might head to Trafalgar Square to unwind while people-watching.
- DAY 2
London: Ultimate London Tour
Today you are going to discover the heart of London with our private guide, visiting some of the city’s iconic sights. You will get the opportunity to marvel at the exteriors of Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and St James’s Park. You will get to see the Queens guards, hear the band, and enjoy stunning views over Buckingham Palace. Next stop will be the a chance to take in St. Paul’s Cathedral, Christopher Wren’s masterpiece that took 40 years to build. You’ll stroll over Millennium Bridge (the Harry Potter/wibbly wobbly bridge) to take in Shakespeare’s Globe and the stunning views from the South Bank. You will also get a chance to sample food at one of London’s oldest and best food markets before finishing with an amazing view of London and Tower Bridge.
- DAY 3
York: London Eye & York Transfer
While you’ll say farewell to London today, enjoy a grand goodbye with a ride on the London Eye. We’ve included fast-track tickets which means no wait in line for a ride that will bring you 443 feet above ground for a bird’s-eye view over the city.
Afterward, your private driver will transfer you to Kings Cross Station to catch your train to the ancient walled city of York, known as the “Great City in the North.” After checking into your hotel, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. York has a fascinating 2,000-year history with a historic site or picturesque view found along nearly every street and alleyway.
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- DAY 4
York: Day of Leisure with York Pass
You’ll have a full day to take in the sights you’d most like to experience in York and we’ve even provided you with a York Pass to enjoy them. It includes free entry to world-class attractions in the city like Clifford’s Tower, a ruined Norman keep at the center of York Castle which offers spectacular panoramas over the city from a hilltop perch. At the Jorvik Viking Centre, delve into York’s Scandinavian past, and at the city walls that have stood since Roman times, visit Mickelgate Bar, one of the city’s historic gateways, to hear 2,000-year-old stories involving battles and imprisonment.
- DAY 5
York: The North Yorkshire Moors & Whitby
Yesterday was filled with historic sites and impressive views in the city of York. Today you’ll go beyond to discover the natural beauty of Yorkshire in addition to the area’s ancient past. A guided tour brings you into North York Moors National Park, famous as England’s largest area of heather moorland that serves as an important habitat for many birds and other wildlife. It’s one of the most important historical areas in Britain too, with more ancient monuments than anywhere else, including burial mounds and standing stones. If you’re here on a clear day, you’ll enjoy a view that stretches for 50 miles or more.
- DAY 6
York: Yorkshire Dales
Explore more of England’s dazzling beauty at the Yorkshire Dales, one of the country’s most famous and largest national parks. A full-day tour brings you through its classic scenery, including five of the most famous dales (valleys), like Swaledale with tranquil pools and lush meadows. You’ll stop at Masham, a small market town on the western banks of the River Ure, and enjoy lunch at Reeth village in Swaledale. As you travel through some of England’s most spectacular countryside there will be several stops made to enjoy the views, including Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in the 16th century.
- DAY 7
Manchester Airport Departure
After a week in London and York, your trip comes to an end this morning. Your private driver will meet you at your hotel upon checkout for transfer to Manchester Airport to begin your journey back home or head out on further travels. Should you wish to combine this itinerary with another, our travel experts will be happy to help. Otherwise, we hope to host you on another trip in the future and wish you safe travels wherever you might go.
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