Explore the backroads and unspoilt countryside of the Yorkshire Dales on this exclusive small-group tour from York. Travelling in an intimate small group of no more than 8 people, you'll see the scenery and drive roads inaccessible to other, larger tour groups. Discover the rolling moors and lush valleys of the Yorkshire Dales and the majestic ruins of UNESCO-listed Fountains Abbey on this 9-hour exclusive small-group tour from York. Along the way, you'll visit Aysgarth Falls, drive Buttertubs Pass, discover the best driving road in the Dales, see Wensleydale cheese being made at the Wensleydale Creamery and enjoy photo stops at Middleham Castle and Bolton Castle.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Knaresborough Castle, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, EnglandBrief photo stop at the ruins of Knaresborough Castle, with scenic views of the Nidd Gorge. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon, North Yorkshire, EnglandOpportunity to explore Fountains Abbey, the largest monastic ruin in Europe which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Middleham Castle, Middleham, North Yorkshire, EnglandPhoto stop at Middleham Castle - the Royal Castle of the Yorkshire Dales.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, EnglandLate lunchtime stop at the Wenselydale Creamery - chance to sample an amazing array of local cheeses in the free tasting room and purchase lunch at the cafe.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Buttertubs Pass, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, EnglandUnforgettable scenic drive over the Buttertubs Pass, with stops at the Buttertubs and countless incredible photo opportunities on the single-track lane drive back across from Swaledale. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Aysgarth Falls, Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, EnglandVisit the stunning Aysgarth Falls - a location used in the filming of Robin Hood, Price of Thieves. Take photos of the thundering Upper Falls. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Bolton Castle, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, EnglandFinal photo stop of the tour at Bolton Castle - with amazing views across Wensleydale.Duration: 10 minutes

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