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Back in February, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, set out his "Roadmap to Recovery" for the UK, in response to the current situation with COVID-19. So, what did that mean for a local, family-owned Tour Operator specialising in Day Tours of Yorkshire, stuck in lockdown and well and truly furloughed, and how is it panning out now?

Were Good To Go

Late last summer, we geared ourselves up to operate our Tours on a "COVID-secure" basis in accordance with the "We're Good to Go" industry standard. Sadly, we didn't get many opportunities to practice our procedures last year, due to further lockdowns, but we were satisfied that they would keep everyone safe and we were ready to operate as soon as the rules permitted. We had two different types of tour to consider, Private Group Tours and Public Day Trips from York, so, having studied the rules/guidance, we came up with our own "Roadmap to Recovery" in 2021.

BOBH Bus in Dales 2019

We restarted on the 12th April, initially just offering our SMALL Private Group Tours for families/social bubbles who wanted to get out and enjoy the countryside from York, Leeds or Harrogate. We decided to let things settle down a bit before mixing separate households on public tours, following the Step Three date, and scheduled our regular, Day Trips from York to operate from the 1st June – things are currently looking good so that start date is now confirmed. We will initially be limiting numbers to maximum 10 guests per tour through June, to ensure social distancing, and our precautions will initially include everyone wearing a face covering, whilst inside the vehicle. We are receiving a steady flow of bookings, with one date in June fully booked already, so are now advising people to book early to avoid disappointment. Our Day Trips from York can be booked online on our website and there are four options:

Whitby & The North York Moors

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Haworth & Yorkshire Dales

Moors, Whitby & The Yorkshire Steam Railway

The last year has not been a complete waste of our time - we have developed a lot more Private Tour options for our guests, small/medium/large groups and full/half days, as well as a completely new "All Creatures Great & Small" Yorkshire Dales tour! See all our Dog-Friendly Private Tour options here on our website.

Private Group Tours
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We are really looking forward to being able to operate both our regular Day Trips from York and Private Tours through the summer, for both visitors to the city and locals, and are keeping our fingers crossed that it will just be onwards and upwards this time!

Promotional Blog written by BOBH - Day Tours of Yorkshire

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