1. Day 1 The Yorkshire Dales, York City and York Minster

    From Manchester travel north into the Yorkshire Dales and setting of James Herriot's All Creature Great and Small. On route to York you may choose to stop in quaint market towns such as Skipton and Harrogate or at the stunning UNESCO heritage site at Fountains Abbey and Gardens. Spend the afternoon exploring the magnificent city of York where you can discover Roman and Viking heritage, medieval cobbled streets and city walls, Georgian architecture and the centerpiece of York Minster.

    Overnight: York

    Journey details: 80 miles / 130 km, 1 hour 45 minutes (approx.), if starting at Manchester Airport*

  2. Day 2 Castle Howard, Whitby Abbey and Durham Cathedral

    Departing York, pass in to the wild landscapes of the Yorkshire Moors inspiration for Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Enjoy a stop at Castle Howard or the tiny village of Goathland whose train station you may recognize as Hogsmeade from the Harry Potter movies. Reaching the windswept north east coast enjoy the cobbled harbor town of Whitby and the stunning Whitby Abbey. Continue north to the University City of Durham to explore the stunning World Heritage Site at Durham Cathedral and Castle.

    Overnight: Durham

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 70 miles / 115 km, 1 hour 25 minutes (approx.)*

  3. Day 3 Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle Castle and Wordsworth's House

    Continue north to visit Hadrian's Wall, once the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, stop at one or more of the preserved stretches still preserved today such as at Chester's Roman Fort. Travelling west along the line of the wall you may choose to stop at the town of Carlisle and Carlisle Castle before heading south into the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Lake District and a stop at Wordsworth's House in quaint village Cockermouth.

    Overnight: The Lake District

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 90 miles / 145 km, 2 hours (approx.)*

  4. Day 4 The Lake District National Park

    Spend today exploring a magnificent corner of England and some of the country's most spectacular natural beauty including the lakes and their surrounding fells, woodlands, stone walls and quaint villages. This region is ideal for walking, hiking, tranquil boat trips or lazy drives soaking up the scenery. Possible cultural visits include Wordsworth's Rydal Mount and Beatrix Potter's Hilltop not to mention dozens of tiny Lakeland villages.

    Overnight: The Lake District

    Meals: Breakfast included

  5. Day 5 Lancaster Castle, Liverpool and Beatles Heritage

    Pass south to visit the magnificent city of Liverpool which was designated as European City of Culture in 2008. The city is home to two cathedrals, dozens of listed buildings, the famous Albert Docks and a wealth of Beatles Heritage including Matthews Street, the Cavern Club, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and the Beatles Story Exhibition.

    Overnight: Liverpool or Chester

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 90 miles / 140 km, 1 hour 40 minutes (approx.)*

  6. Day 6 Roman City of Chester and Manchester

    Today enjoy the Roman city of Chester, home to Roman City walls and gate towers, the stunning excavated Roman Amphitheatre, an impressive cathedral and the unique Tudor Facaded "Rows". From here return East to Manchester and time-permitting you may choose to venture in to the cosmopolitan city of Manchester, perhaps to visit Old Trafford, the stadium of world famous soccer team Manchester United.

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 35 miles / 55 km, 1 hour (approx.), based on a route to Manchester Airport*

*Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation (suggested accommodations listed below).
  • Full cooked regional breakfast each morning.
  • 6 days car rental inclusive of all mandatory taxes, insurances and charges.
  • adeo Travel suggested driving itinerary and travel documents pack.
  • Toll-free calls to your Britain vacation specialist whilst planning your trip .
  • Expert assistance during the planning of your trip and local number for advice during travel.

Suggested accommodations

  • Monkbar Hotel, York x 1 night
  • Redworth Hall Hotel, near Durham x 1 night
  • Burnside Hotel, Windermere, Lake District x 2 nights
  • Brook Meadow Hotel, near Liverpool and Chester x 1 night

As our self-drive tours are fully customizable we can tailor the suggested accommodations for your particular quotation based on your preferences, budget etc. Read more about the accommodation we offer by clicking here.

Optional extras

  • Enjoy a City Sightseeing open-top bus tour of York or Chester.
  • Purchase the English Heritage and/or National Trust overseas visitor passes for entry to a number of sites and historic attractions on route.
  • Add pre/post tour accommodation in Manchester before or after your trip.
  • Add rail travel to/from Manchester before or after your tour.

Customize this tour!

  • Add extra nights in any of your destinations to explore further.
  • Cross the border in to Scotland and add a night or two in Edinburgh.
  • Have your very own private driver-guide chauffeur your tour.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other Britain self-tours.
  • Stay in quaint family run B&Bs throughout your tour or on selected nights.
  • Enjoy an upgrade to a luxury castle or manor hotel on one or more nights of your stay.

Departure Dates 2017/18

This self-guided tour is customizable and can be taken at any time throughout the year and starting and ending on any day of the week - simply let us know your preferred dates of travel!

Pricing 2017/18

From GBP £479 per person (based on two people travelling).

Representative pricing above based on travel in shoulder season (May/September) with two people sharing a twin/double room, staying in sample accommodations as listed and sharing a compact automatic vehicle. For a direct quote for your preferred dates of travel please contact us.

Pricing Notes

  • As this tour can be taken at any time pricing will vary dependent on departure day, date of travel, selected accommodations etc.
  • Your quotation will be based on the suggested accommodations listed however please note that we may tailor your specific quote to accommodate your budget and preferences. Please indicate these when you contact us.
  • Prices are calculated as per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room and one vehicle.
  • Prices are for land only travel and do not include flights.
  • Prices are in GBP£ currency, for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.
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