WRA 2020 Application Supporting  Evidence 



Question 1 - Your Top Qualities

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Yorkshire feature Institute of Tour Guid

Question 2 - Develop & Improve

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Testimonial highlights 2019

Visit to The North

We are a Belgian group of eight people and made a week-trip to north England We visited cities such as York, Lincoln, Durham , Harrogate and other picturesque quaint villages . We enjoyed the marvellous sceneries of Durham Dales, Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District . We visited impressive cathedrals, castles, historic buildings , ruins and walls . Luckily, we got an extremely good guide Nick Smith from YorTours. He has an extraordinary knowledge of the area and guided in a very pleasant and entertaining way, moreover he has an excellent sense of humour. We have to say " a great recommendation!! !

Louis Heylen, Belgium. June 2019


Excellent day of touring East Yorkshire with Nick

I began arranging our day with Nick a few months in advance. He answered my emails quickly put together a day of touring the Yorkshire Wolds in the East Riding, as it related to tracing our family history.
Overall the day was excellent, and the highlight of our ten days in Europe. Nick allowed us to quietly explore churches and cemeteries but was always ready to help us understand local history and geography Thank you, Nick for a perfect day of exploring! We only wished we had booked Nick for another day. Next time for certain. 

Todd McIntosh, Toronto, Canada


Far Beyond our Expectations

Although this was our 5th trip to the U.K., there are some areas in the Northern part of England, including the Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Northumbria that my wife and I have never been to. From the first moment YorTours and Nick Smith proved himself willing to do whatever was needed. Incidentally, our itinerary included the Holy Island at Lindisfarne, which can be tricky, Nick was brilliant in getting this planned out for us as well. From our pickup at Manchester airport (picked up in a meticulously kept Mercedes that included bottled water, cell phone chargers and a lovely gift pack for us) and 4 full days of travel with overnight stays, with Edinburgh as our final drop off point. 
Nick is the consummate professional, incredibly well organized, very knowledgeable of the areas he showed us, and is an outstanding driver. Above all else, Nick is a truly good and kind person with a tremendous amount of integrity. I recommend YorTours without hesitation to anyone seeking a private, bespoke tour of this particular area of the U.K.

Scott, Orlando, Florida 



We used Nick to take us on a multi-day tour of the Lake District and Yorkshire. His knowledge of the areas was impressive and the way he imparted it very engaging. He was personable and professional, anticipated our every need, and was a pleasure to spend time with. He showed us not only major sites but also found ones off the beaten path that gave us a much better sense of the culture and beauty of the areas we visited. We couldn’t have had the wonderful experience we did without Nick’s expert guidance. 

Elizabeth, London. 

Donation of VIP complimentary tour vouch
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WRA VIP walking voucher YorTours Q2 link
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Chelsea Hospital letter of thanks VE 75t
VE 75th anniversary Lucky wooden pennies

Question 3 - Results (Three successes)

Jamie Merritt for BBC1 documentary YorTo
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BBC1 documentary YorTours A Matter of Li
Nick Smith YorTours live filming Q3 link
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inside Vanillis cafe Harrogate Stewart &
Private Guided Tours from Grantley Hall

Question 4 - Future Plans

Lockdown learing CPD programme Q4 link 9
Lockdown learing CPD programme Q4 link 9
Yorkshire Guide in Oxford Guided to Grow
Yorkshire taken to Oxford Guided to Grow