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From Manchester: Derbyshire and Peak District Day Trip

1. From Manchester: Derbyshire and Peak District Day Trip

Departing from Manchester in the morning, set off on a day trip to Derbyshire's Peak District. The first stop is in Castleton, a quaint old town that attracts visitors from all over the world for its quintessential English charm. Wander the streets, enjoy a beautiful view up a valley, and learn about the history at the fascinating information center. Proceed then to Monsal Head, a scenic viewpoint. Hear about the impressive history of the famous viaduct that emerges from green hills to create a unique view. Stop for lunch in Bakewell next. Not only is this town exciting to look at, it's also the birthplace of one of England's most famous desserts, Bakewell pudding.  Continue to Poole's Cavern. Opt for a visit to this enormous limestone cave system that has been described as one of the wonders of the Peak District. This series of caves has welcomed Mary Queen of Scots and countless other visitors, all who have marveled at its many chambers, stalagmites, and stalactites. Travel back to Manchester, arriving in the late afternoon.

3-day Yorkshire Dales and Peak District Tour from Manchester

2. 3-day Yorkshire Dales and Peak District Tour from Manchester

Day 1: Travel to the Peak District. In the late morning, you will arrive in Castleton. This quaint old town attracts travelers from all over the world for its quintessential English charm. Nearby, there are caves, a beautiful view up a valley, and an insightful information center. Venture to the beautiful valley at Monsal Head. There’s an old rail line viaduct that emerges from the green hills. It’s a gorgeous structure with an impressive history. If you’re hungry, then you’re in luck, because you’re stopping for lunch in Bakewell. Not only is this town delicious to look at, but it’s also the home of one of England’s most famous desserts, the Bakewell Pudding. After savoring every last crumb, head over to Chatsworth House. This luxurious stately home is incredible; you can admire the architecture, get lost in a massive maze, or praise precious art. Finally, head off in the early evening to your overnight stop in York. Day 2: Full-day Tour of York Spend your morning in York. Visit a chocolate museum, find out about the Vikings, or just stroll around the ancient walls. Around midday, leave York and head to Goathland. This town was used in the Harry Potter movies and is situated in one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. Your next stop is Whitby. This is the type of town everyone dreams of retiring in. There’s a beautifully-located, ruined abbey; old stone steps curving around viewpoints; and a lovely little beach to play about on. After exploring all the nooks and crannies of Whitby, travel to Robin Hood’s Bay. They doubt if the real Robin Hood ever came here, but there are still plenty of smugglers tales dotted around this remarkable harbor village. Finally, arrive back in York in the early evening. Day 3: Touring, Lunch, and Returning to Manchester Take the road to Fountains Abbey. This is one of the largest ruined abbeys in England and part of an important UNESCO Heritage site. Then find yourself surrounded by some of England’s most lovely waterfalls at AysgarthEnjoy a delicious lunch of Wensleydale's famous cheese and crackers. After lunch, travel past the epic Ribblehead railway viaduct before having a short snoop around the old castle-topped town of Clitheroe. In the evening, arrive in Manchester.

Sheffield: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

3. Sheffield: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

Embark on a self-guided treasure hunt for a fun and unique way to explore Sheffield. Captain Bess will send messages to your phone. She’s a snarky pirate who’s testing out new recruits to join her ship. She’ll direct you on a carefully designed route through the city. Follow the treasure maps to get to the right place, then try to decipher the clue. Search high and low for the answer. You’ll spot things you’d never normally notice. Don’t worry, if you get stuck you can ask for a hint to help you on your way. Start at Tudor Square and stroll along the peaceful canal, the Georgian Jewelry Quarter, and the Grand Business district. Learn interesting facts and stories along the way about the things you’re spotting and dive into the history of Sheffield.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 26 reviews

I wish to give a big thank you to Clive our driver who was so knowledgeable of the areas we visited and a great sense of humour ,making the trip so enjoyable I also wish to thank Fabio although new to the business was such a gentleman adding his own input into the trip. Even at the end we went through Manchester'with Clive telling us stories of the city. I would recommend this trip we thoughly enjoyed every minute .

Very good experience, we were three friends! It was a spectacular day for us! Highly recommended! It is true that it is in English and if you do not have a good level of English, you may not understand everything, but the guide tries to slow down and makes it very enjoyable!

Hi, it was my/our 1st trip with getyour guide. We arrived to Manchester for visiting a very good friend of ours, and wanted to have clever programs besides. We have nice experiences - punctuality, professionalism and kindness. The landscape was nice, the bus comfortable.

Fabulous trip, need a good level of mobility as there's lots packed into a short time. Driver/guide was excellent, lots of stories to tell to keep us entertained. Accomodation provided was amazing, lovely BB. Highly recommended.

Small bus tour with very knowledgeable guide. We had lots of free time with many choices of acti v items. I would absolutely use Rabbie's Tours again.