Destination Yorkshire provides a range of tour planning and ground handling services tailored to tour operators, cruise companies and group travel organisers from the arrangement of full tour packages to the provision of specific components.

Destination Services

Destination Yorkshire appreciates the many complexities involved in the organisation of a travel itinerary and understands that it can be both time consuming and complicated to source all the required components. With our expert local knowledge and extensive directory of carefully selected contacts, our experienced team are on hand to provide assistance with the planning of your tour itinerary, organising reservations for local excursions, and the subsequent full operational management of all ground handling services.


We constantly review the best hotels in Yorkshire so we are confident when recommending suitable options depending on the nature of your itinerary, your budget and your group size. Our accommodation options range from well-appointed city style hotels through to quaint bed and breakfast houses and all are carefully selected for their convenient locations, traditional charm and friendly hospitality. We can also organise something special and a little more unusual, from a characteristic inn hidden away in the Yorkshire Dales to a stay in a historic castle.

Guide Services

We believe that the best way to truly experience Yorkshire is in the company of a professional with first-hand knowledge. Our team includes multi-lingual Yorkshire Blue Badge guides and experienced tour managers who are all hand-picked not just for their expertise of Yorkshire, but in equal measure for their friendly and personable manner. Our guides are available for a variety of different guiding assignments including tour management, sightseeing tours, ‘meet and greet’ services and airport transfers.


We know that when it comes to transportation, safety, punctuality and reliability are of the utmost importance. We manage transport arrangements for groups of all sizes including coach hire for city sightseeing tours, day excursions, airport transfers and conference shuttles. We can even arrange all types of transportation depending on the requirement, including vintage coaches, heritage trains and traditional canal boats.

Cruise Management

Destination Yorkshire have considerable experience in managing large group itineraries and understand that planning, organisation and timing are imperative when managing time critical assignments. We provide a full range of individual ground handling services through to the full management of a shore excursion programme. We can help organise itineraries designed around the length of your stay, coordinate coach transportation, organise the allocation of guides and manage venue reservations to ensure that all runs smoothly.