Create your own bespoke Yorkshire tour


If you really want to discover the county in all its glory, create your own bespoke Yorkshire tour with expert Blue Badge guide Tim Barber.

Tim’s been fully trained in the history and fine details of Yorkshire’s history and heritage, and offers personalised tours either in his private tour car, on foot or a mixture of the two.

The Blue Badge qualification is a renowned seal of approval for tour guides and recipients have to pass exacting criteria in order to qualify.

For your tour, you can leave all the hard work and planning to Tim, who will match the right tour to your needs and interests.

Guided tours, family tours, days out and bespoke tours can be tailor-made to your needs and interests.

All promise a flavour of the region and can include visits to stately homes, Yorkshire’s coast, cultural sites, ancient ruins, The Yorkshire Dales, TV and film locations, and more. Tim can also offer tours that will fit in elements of your family’s Yorkshire history.

Among popular current tours and ones to Haworth that allow people to learn more about the Brontes, journeys on the Tour De France Grand Depart route and coastal visits to Captain Cook Country around Whitby.

Real Yorkshire Tours offers something for every visitor to Yorkshire. Tell Tim what you want and let him plan the perfect tour for you. Packed lunches can be provided on request.

Tim or one of his associate guides can pick you up from your hotel, train station or any other point to start the tour.

Get in touch with him to design a personalised tour to suit your wants and needs, rather than jumping on something that’s been pre-packaged for a mass market.

If you’re a bit of a foodie and don’t fancy a tour, you can also try your hand at a curry masterclass held in an informal atmosphere in the home of a Gujurati chef or in the kitchen of a local Indian restaurant.

What our editor says:

We loved Tim’s spirit from the first moment we met up with him. He’s got a fabulous knowledge of Yorkshire and its history – and pitches delivery of his tours to a level to suite you. Trust us – none of what he says will go over your head and leave you wondering later why you’d not asked for more detail once the tour is over.

The fact the tours are bespoke is an added bonus. Tell Tim how much time you have, what your interests are and some ideas on the things you’d like to see, and he’ll work out an itinerary to suit.

We had a three-hour slot to visit Malham Cove with him and he timed everything to the minute to create a perfect afternoon out for us.

Tucking into tasty sandwiches while looking over the superb Yorkshire countryside from the top of Malham Cove has been one of the highlights of our experiences since the launch of Live Every Minute.

Best for:

Those who want a tour that is totally unique to them – and are willing to spend that little bit extra for a personalised service.

top tip:

Looking to trace your family history in Yorkshire? Tim is your man. Give him some pointers as to where your relatives were born or lived, and he’ll take you to see those special locations and fill you in on both the history and the context behind your family’s life.



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