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Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York

York, United Kingdom
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9 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Venture into the wild and windswept lands of the North York Moors on this full-day tour from York. Visit the lively market town of Helmsley; enjoy a brisk walk across the moors; and learn the legacy of Dracula and Captain James Cook in the seaside resort of Whitby. Next, spot filming locations from British TV series Heartbeat and the Harry Potter movies in Goathland, where you’ll board the famous North Yorkshire Moors steam railway for a spectacular ride home.
  • Comprehensive introduction to the Yorkshire Moors for first-time visitors
  • Explore North Yorkshire towns like Helmsley and Goathland
  • Full-day tour of the North York Moors and Whitby from York
  • Hear tales of ghosts, Dracula and Captain Cook in beautiful Whitby
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalised tour
  • Take an unforgettable ride on the North Yorkshire Moors steam railway
  • Travel by comfortable air-conditioned minibus


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Great Day Away Trip From York
Elizabeth M
, Jul 2019
Someone recommended that I take a day trip to Whitby and when I was looking to get there by public transit was not going to be possible in the time that I had So when I stumbled on this tour I booked. Am I ever glad that I did! There was a small group of us [just 8] so our tour guide Matt was able to keep track of us all very easily. We had a great day stopping in Helmsley for about 45 minutes just long enough to wander through this beautiful little market town then we went on to Whitby arriving a little earlier than normal which was great for us so we had almost a full three hours there. Matt and our bus driver [Brian I believe] drove us through Whitby and pointing out various points of interest and then they drove us right up to the Abbey so we did not have to walk up the steps. The Abbey, a ruin, is beautiful and the views from the top of the harbour and the town and out to the sea are stunning. Whitby it’s self is beautiful as well. So after spending some time at the Abbey I wander down the 190 or so odd steps and walk through old cobblestone streets twisty Windee and I bought myself the pre-requisite fish and chip lunch, and sat out in the harbour watching people come and go. When we left Whitby we went to Goathland Where we caught the steam train to Peterborough. Our bus met us there and we wandered back to York. We did take a small side trip to another Abbey which I unfortunately can’t recall the name. A beautiful little ruin right on the edge of a river. We were delivered back to Wiard drop off point in the shadow of York minster. All in all a fantastic day and Matt regaled us with tidbits of history and lore. If you are considering taking this trip, then do it!
Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thanks for this great, comprehensive review. I'm delighted to read how you enjoyed every part of the day. The last abbey was Kirkham Priory... It's a lovely place for a final stop in the countryside before returning to York.
Top tour
, Jun 2019
One of the best tours we have taken in the UK - full of interest for all ages -driver went out of his way to ensure we see as much as possible without being rushed. Would recommend to anyone couples &,families.
Yorkshire by a local
Donald G
, May 2019
We had Chris as our guide. He grewup in the area and had lots of facts and stories to add to the trip. The moors heater was not in bloom, but Chris knew all the small local roads and villagaes, Whitby is a beautiful city, the sea port was busy and lovely. Dracula's Whitby Abbey is outsting. Chris made sure we got a ride on the Steam train from Goatland to Pickering. All in all it was a great day our. Do get some fish and chips in Whitby.
Day tour Whitby and train
, Jul 2018
A FULL DAY tour. The tour guide Matt was very good, knowledgeable and organized. The driver was cordial and safe. Overall would recommend this tour. Train journey was nostalgia for days gone by.
This was an amazing day. The guide...
Catherine L
, Oct 2017
This was an amazing day. The guide Pete was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would thoroughly recommend this trip.
Guide Peter was excellent...
, Oct 2017
Guide Peter was excellent, knowledgeable and friendly. All in all a great day out.
Really nice tour if you want to see...
, Oct 2017
Really nice tour if you want to see how the Yorkshire countryside is like. Whitby is beautiful as well.
This is an excellent tour and to be...
patricia b
, Oct 2017
This is an excellent tour and to be recommended. Tour guides, Chris and Pete, couldn't have been more accommodating and were both informative and entertaining throughout the day. Plenty time for photo opportunities, exploration, refreshments and breathing in the fresh Yorkshire air. Loved it!
Really enjoyed the day and the tour...
jp p
, Oct 2017
Really enjoyed the day and the tour guide Peter was a really nice fellow. Good value, well ran and I would happily use Grand Yorkshire again without hesitation.
Lovely day trip. The only thing...
, Sep 2017
Lovely day trip. The only thing disappointing was we didn't have much time in Aidensfield. we would have liked to look around there a bit more and bought a few more things. Really enjoyed Whitby!

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