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Travel in luxury
Travel in luxury
Muker village, Yorkshire Dales
Muker village, Yorkshire Dales
Changing The Guard Windsor Castle
Changing The Guard Windsor Castle
Wharfedale Valley, Yorkshire
Wharfedale Valley, Yorkshire
The Langdales, Lake District
The Langdales, Lake District

A flavour of our bespoke tours


If you have the task of organising a holiday for yourself, family or friends, look no further for a tailor-made experience.  

With our qualified Blue Badge Tour Guide, you will discover truly immersive experiences.

Please contact me for your own unique tour itinerary, based on: the time you have available; which part of Britain you envisage starting (and concluding); the type of accommodation you prefer - which we will then recommend for you; and your culinary wishes including any allergies.  You may have other special requests - this too will be catered for.

And it's not just the Yorkshire pudding that's famous in God's Own Country!  Yorkshire now has more Michelin starred restaurants outside London than any other county in Britain.

We can take you to...

  • Discover castles, palaces, gardens and more with Windsor Castle, St George’s Chapel, Eton, Windsor town, Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall, Bolsover Castle, Sir Isaac Newton’s House (and a famous apple tree too!) 

  • Experience the diversity of Yorkshire - old stone walls and Roman lead mines carrying your eyes across breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales, Bronte country, and the North York Moor; stunning coastline around Whitby; and the wonderful, gritty industrial heritage of Yorkshire's cities and iconic railway heritage.

  • Historic York - it can only impress, with almost 2000 years of living history. See York Minster, medieval streets and taste food for every palate.

  • The Lake District – from some of Britain’s most dramatic peaks to lakes, Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth a magical landscape rich in wildlife, waterlife and natural beauty.

  • The 'Castle Coastline' of Northumberland - an unmissable area including Holy Island with its dramatic causeway and Lindisfarne Priory and on to Hadrian's Wall, the most northern frontier of the Roman Empire. Dramatic landscape and walks to match. 

  • And now, with worldwide prominence following the Da Vinci Code, the Rosslyn Chapel  and Royal Yacht Britannia, outside Edinburgh. 

Don't let this incredible variety faze you, let us help you find a bespoke tour experience.


Hidden gems... Extremely knowledgeable -

Alison, London

This was our second private tour with Nick (our first was a walking tour of York), and we thoroughly enjoyed both. Today's was a full day including the wonderful Fountains Abbey and the Yorkshire Dales. We went off the beaten track to discover hidden gems and wonderful views. Nick is extremely knowledgeable (a Blue Badge Guide holder), he is also friendly and kind (providing a step for getting in and out of his comfortable car and walking at a slow pace without ever making me feel a nuisance!)

Highly recommended.

Visit to The North -

Louis Heylen, Belgium


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!


Beyond our expectations -

Becky L, Illinois

Nick is amazingly knowledgeable and considerate, filled with wonderful suggestions for touring the Yorkshire area. We were there to attend a wedding and he met us at the airport with smiles and goodie bags. Much of the four days were spent seeing the countryside, Bronte Museum, and much more. When he dropped us on Monday at our hotel in London, we felt like we were leaving a dear friend. Our memories of England (Yorkshire in particular) will forever be pleasant due to this wonderful, professional man. We highly recommend him.