About Us

“Our focus is on quality, logistics,

comfort, competitive pricing and flexibility.”

About Real Yorkshire DMC

We are proudly a Yorkshire owned and operated company.  We know the ‘real Yorkshire’ like the back of our hands. Tim Barber – a Blue Badge Tourist Guide – is at the forefront of Real Yorkshire DMC.

Tim and his team curate our tours along with our network of Yorkshire Blue Badge Tourist Guides. Tim and the team have a clear and first-person insight into what our clients want to see and experience in Yorkshire. The stories they want to be told and the memories they want to take away.

At Real Yorkshire DMC we pride ourselves on being progressive and innovative. Our tours are carefully created with a focus on unique experiences and special interests and include Yorkshire’s must-visit attractions, icons and places of visit.

Our escorted tours are fun, engaging and informative.

Why choose Real Yorkshire DMC?

Based in Yorkshire


Unrivalled Service


24 hour client contact number


Competitive rates


Totally flexible in today's customised travel environment


Access to a wide range of tried & tested Yorkshire travel product and exclusive-to-us experiences


Fully trained staff with extensive product knowledge



Blue Badge Tourist Guides are the official, professional tourist guides of the United Kingdom. They wear a Blue Badge to indicate their professionalism, have had extensive training and are accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding . They are recognised by local tourist bodies throughout the UK, and by Visit Britain as Britain’s best tourist guides.


Lyndsey Thomas – Co-Director of Real Yorkshire DMC

Lyndsey is a tourism marketing professional with over 15 years experience developing international tourism products and developing and implementing sales and marketing strategy for some of the world’s leading tourism boards to include  ILoveNY, Hawaii Tourism, Ontario Tourism and Yosemite National Park.

Lyndsey brings her tourism expertise and extensive industry contacts to Real Yorkshire DMC.

Lyndsey is also the owner of Leeds-based tourism marketing agency, All About the Story Ltd and the founder of Girl About Yorkshire, a popular Yorkshire travel and lifestyle blog  with a number of contributing writers across the county. 

“My extensive tourism sector experience, specifically in tourism product development, sales and marketing, and Tim’s incredible knowledge of Yorkshire’s history and geography, along with his Blue Badge Guide status is a winning combination” 

Tim Barber – Co-Director of Real Yorkshire DMC

After 25 years running a marketing & project management company Tim wanted a change of direction and trained as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide founding & running the successful Yorkshire driver guiding business Real Yorkshire Tours,

With a Geography degree and a passion for the landscape and local history, Tim has managed to turn his hobby into a job!

He prides himself on pulling together innovative itineraries and his knowledge of Yorkshire’s hidden gems. His extensive connections within the local tourist network means he can often open doors and gain exclusive access to locations and places which are not available to the general public.  Unlike some tour companies our guides have been trained to bring Yorkshire to life in an entertaining way rather than reeling off dull facts and dates!

When not guiding you can find Tim cheering his sports mad children from the touchline or walking his black Labrador Bronte up on Ilkley Moor!