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  • Leeds: 2-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

    1. Leeds: 2-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

    Meet your Blue Badge-certified guide in the heart of the city. Whether a tourist or a long-time local, let your guide lead you on a fascinating journey through the history of Leeds. Discover how it has come to be the city known and loved today.  Learn the story of wool, how it made the city rich, and how the industry paved the way for some great engineers. See what must be the most beautiful factory in the world, made out of local materials. The two-hour walk will take you to some hidden corners, as well as past art galleries, arcades, markets, trading places, and pocket gardens. Pick up some quirky facts along the way. Finish back at City Square with the history of the city brought to life and lots of tour tips for making the most out of the rest of your stay.

    Easy pace trip, friendly guide. No pressure to go inside a couple of public buildings if you didn't want too, although would make sure you have your mask with you in the present circumstances as the insides are definitely worth seeing.

  • Leeds: Heritage Pub and Beer Tour

    2. Leeds: Heritage Pub and Beer Tour

    Begin your tour at The Tetley, which was the Headquarters for Leeds' most famous brewery, Joshua Tetley and Sons. Here, learn about the history of the brewery and take a look around the site. Then, make your way to The Adelphi, Tetley Brewery's flagship pub built in the late Victorian period. Learn about the history of the pub, other old breweries in the city, and how it compares to the modern brewing scene. From here, make your way to the Duck & Drake via other sites of historical interest. These include the location where one of the first-ever moving pictures was recorded by Louis Le Prince at Leeds Bridge, and Leeds Minster church. Find out why the railway embankment is covered in gravestones. Stop at the Duck & Drake on Kirkgate, Leeds' oldest street. Learn about the dark past of this pub as well as Kirkgate's reputation. Continue towards the fourth stop, the Pack Horse on Briggate...

    A very enjoyable afternoon. Although it is 3 hours there is not too much walking which was great. With good stops along the way and suitable for all. Very informative and knowledgable guide. With interesting interactions along the way. I have lived in Leeds all my life but learnt so much about the city and the brewing history. A very worth while trip. So glad I booked it. 5 stars.

  • Self-Guided Food Tour of Leeds

    3. Self-Guided Food Tour of Leeds

    You will need to collect your self-guided tour pack from the secret location, which will be sent to you when booking. The pack must be collected between opening hours (Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm) but you may start your tour at any time. Inside your tour pack you'll find instructions, a map, information cards and tokens. Simply follow the map and hand your tokens in at each stop in return for a delicious dish. You'll visit six street food vendors (all inside and with seating), from tap rooms with a pop-up kitchen to a cool basement dedicated to independent street food.

  • Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale Locations Bus Tour from Leeds

    4. Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale Locations Bus Tour from Leeds

    Although the current Emmerdale TV soap is now filmed on a closed set this tour will take you to the original locations dotted around West Yorkshire. You will visit the market town of Otley and the beautiful village of Esholt in West Yorkshire, used as Hotton and Emmerdale Village in the long-running TV show. Here, you can have a drink at the inn that was once used as the fabled Woolpack, site of many of the popular TV series most memorable scenes. You’ll also drive past the farm near Leathley where Emmerdale farm was originally shot. During the tour take the opportunity to get off the bus at several occasions. Stretch your legs, take pictures of the recognizable buildings and landmarks, and see the locations from one of Britain's longest-running TV soaps.

    This was a Christmas gift for my Brother who loves Emmerdale. I was never a fan but after Bev talked us through the locations, even I have started to watch it again after a 25 year break. Bev was full of amazing facts, she was absolutely lovely and appeared to enjoy the tour as much as we did. Thank you so much. XxXx

  • Private Transfer Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds City

    5. Private Transfer Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds City

    Travel in comfort and style between Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds City Centre on your very own private, chauffeur-driven transfer that is both easy and stress-free. · Having cleared customs, you will be greeted by your driver, holding a sign displaying your name at the Arrivals Halls. In case of uninformed delays, the driver will wait for 45-minutes from the time of landing after which time your transfer voucher will no longer be valid. You will be escorted to your chauffeur-driven car, and your luggage taken care of and loaded into the vehicle. Then you will drive safely and in comfort to your chosen destination. On arrival, your driver will unload your luggage. Rest assured all flights are tracked therefore we will accommodate for any flight delays and flights set for early arrival.

  • Leeds: Guided Craft Beer Tour

    6. Leeds: Guided Craft Beer Tour

    Meet your guide at the Nomadic Beers in Leeds, a leading microbrewery specializing in craft beer inspired by traditional styles. See the brew kit, learn about the brewing process and sample some of Nomadic's brews right at the source.

     

    Continue your tour as you make your way to The Turk's Head, the craft beer sister bar of 300-year-old Whitelock's Ale House. Learn about the history of both pubs and try a selection of pioneering craft beer styles.

     

    Finally, head to North Brewing Co. Leeds City Tap, one of the city's most famous breweries and producers of some of the very best craft beers in Leeds. Learn about the brewing company's history and sample some of their fantastic ales.

  • Leeds: Local Food Tour

    7. Leeds: Local Food Tour

    Guests will meet near Leeds train station for a short introduction to the tour and each other, before setting off to the first stop, which is one of the oldest pubs in Leeds dating back to 1715. It's a short walk, stopping a couple of times for some historical facts.  After enjoying your first dish, guests will continue via Briggate to Leeds Kirkgate Market to meet some of the suppliers to the venues visited. There will then be another five stops with food included at each, and plenty more foodie facts and history. The tour will finish in close proximity to the train station, and guests will have the chance to ask the guide any questions they have or for recommendations of where else to eat and drink in Leeds.

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What people are saying about Leeds

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 114 reviews

Found this activity on Google to do something different in Leeds. I don't particularly like beer but it was more for my husband. Well! I enjoyed the different beers, the pubs were really Victoriana and had wonderful history. The whole experience was very enjoyable, Mike, the tour guide was very knowledgeable and made it a fun afternoon. I ended the tour a little tipsy so make sure you have a bite to eat beforehand (but saying that,I am a lightweight when it comes to alcohol!) Thoroughly recommend this event - all Covid safe as well. Thanks Mike for an enjoyable afternoon and Frank and Sharon who were also on our tour.

A very enjoyable afternoon. Although it is 3 hours there is not too much walking which was great. With good stops along the way and suitable for all. Very informative and knowledgable guide. With interesting interactions along the way. I have lived in Leeds all my life but learnt so much about the city and the brewing history. A very worth while trip. So glad I booked it. 5 stars.

This was a Christmas gift for my Brother who loves Emmerdale. I was never a fan but after Bev talked us through the locations, even I have started to watch it again after a 25 year break. Bev was full of amazing facts, she was absolutely lovely and appeared to enjoy the tour as much as we did. Thank you so much. XxXx

Easy pace trip, friendly guide. No pressure to go inside a couple of public buildings if you didn't want too, although would make sure you have your mask with you in the present circumstances as the insides are definitely worth seeing.

The most important points of the city center are visited, very interesting and recommended!