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North York Moors and Whitby Day Trip from York

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York, United Kingdom
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8 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English
Discover the rugged beauty of rural north England on this 8-hour North York Moors and Whitby day trip from York. Explore the medieval town of Helmsley, home to quaint shops and a medieval castle. Delve... More
Discover the rugged beauty of rural north England on this 8-hour North York Moors and Whitby day trip from York. Explore the medieval town of Helmsley, home to quaint shops and a medieval castle. Delve into the North York Moors National Park for panoramic views over the rolling countryside. Soak up Whitby’s seaside atmosphere at your leisure, perhaps... More
Discover the rugged beauty of rural north England on this 8-hour North York Moors and Whitby day trip from York. Explore the medieval town of Helmsley, home to quaint shops and a medieval castle. Delve into the North York Moors National Park for panoramic views over the rolling countryside. Soak up Whitby’s seaside atmosphere at your leisure, perhaps visiting Whitby Abbey, the port or the Captain Cook Museum. Return via the Hole of Horcum and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.

Highlights

  • Admire the natural beauty of North York Moors and picturesque seaside town of Whitby on this day trip from York
  • Depart from central York and travel in comfort of an air-conditioned mini coach
  • Enjoy free
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  • Admire the natural beauty of North York Moors and picturesque seaside town of Whitby on this day trip from York
  • Depart from central York and travel in comfort of an air-conditioned mini coach
  • Enjoy free time in Whitby to view Whitby Abbey, visit the Captain Cook Museum or grab traditional Fish 'n' Chips at a charming waterfront cafe (own expense)
  • Opt
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  • Admire the natural beauty of North York Moors and picturesque seaside town of Whitby on this day trip from York
  • Depart from central York and travel in comfort of an air-conditioned mini coach
  • Enjoy free time in Whitby to view Whitby Abbey, visit the Captain Cook Museum or grab traditional Fish 'n' Chips at a charming waterfront cafe (own expense)
  • Opt for an optional steam train ride on the North York Moors Railway or see Goathland Station, the filming location for Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter movies

What To Expect

Starting in the morning from York, this guided day trip provides the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to explore the North York Moors National Park and the fishing port of... More
Starting in the morning from York, this guided day trip provides the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to explore the North York Moors National Park and the fishing port of Whitby.

The tour departs from opposite the Dean Court Hotel in York city centre (near York Minster) at 9.00am and heads off into the Vale of York,
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Starting in the morning from York, this guided day trip provides the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to explore the North York Moors National Park and the fishing port of Whitby.

The tour departs from opposite the Dean Court Hotel in York city centre (near York Minster) at 9.00am and heads off into the Vale of York, passing by the famous Kilburn White Horse hill figure on the boundary of the North York Moors National Park, which your guide will tell you the history of, before heading for Helmsley.

The first stop is in the traditional market town of Helmsley where you can view the medieval castle, explore the quaint shops or just have a leisurely Yorkshire Brew - the choice is yours.

You leave Helmsley and head off through Hutton-le-Hole and up over the North York Moors for some photo stops, passing the 16th century Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge (the highest point on the moors) and Ralph's Cross, then through the quaint and picturesque Yorkshire villages that lead down into Whitby. As you arrive in Whitby, you will hear stories about the seaside town's history and your guide will point out the main places of interest that you may want to visit.

The tour stops in Whitby for more than two hours free time over lunchtime with options to view Whitby Abbey (inspiration for the Dracula books), visit the Captain Cook Museum, shop for some Whitby Jet or Gothic fashion, sample the famous Fish 'n' Chips at the Magpie Cafe or just enjoy the beach and waterfront - the choice is yours!

If you prefer to spend a little less time in Whitby and take the opportunity of travelling by steam train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at our special discounted rate (Adult £10/Child £5), you have the option of boarding the 2.00pm train from Whitby for the 45-minute moorland rail journey through Grosmont to Goathland (Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter movies) where you will be met by the guide. (This option is available mid-March through to October and is paid locally on the day with no need to book ahead).

The Minicoach leaves Whitby at 2.15pm with passengers not taking the train option for the equally scenic road journey to Goathland and aims to reach Goathland Station in time to see the other passengers arrive by steam train.

You will then have about 45 minutes in Goathland to learn about "Hogsmeade" Station and explore the fictional village of "Aidensfield" in the Heartbeat TV series.

After leaving Goathland, there will be a couple more photo stops as you learn the history behind the mysterious RAF Fylingdales Pyramid on Snod Hill and see the Hole of Horcum, before heading back towards York through the Howardian Hills with panoramic views of Castle Howard.

You will arrive back at the meeting point in York at around 5:15pm but should not book onward travel too close to the arrival time just in case of traffic problems.

What's Included

Relaxed and friendly small-group tour
Driver/guide, who provides live commentary
Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned mini coach
Regular photo, refreshment, and restroom stops
Entrance fees to optional attractions
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Duncombe Place, Duncombe Pl, York YO1, UK

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Children under 4 years can be accepted on the strict condition that the customer brings
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Children under 4 years can be accepted on the strict condition that the customer brings a suitable Child Car Seat with them and purchases a ticket for the child
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Children under 4 years can be accepted on the strict condition that the customer brings a suitable Child Car Seat with them and purchases a ticket for the child
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Some visitor attractions in Whitby close November through mid-March and the optional train ride is not available between those dates

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Well planned and well executed.
Alice R
, Jun 2019
A great day trip from bustling York. Beautiful and tranquil countryside. Excellent guide and driver. Highly recommended.
Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thanks for the great review Alice and really pleased to hear that you enjoyed our North York Moors & Whitby trip - we hope to see you again sometime!
Lovely, well planned
Alice R
, Jun 2019
A lovely and well planned excursion. All the stops were interesting and scenic. Whitby was very beautiful. The driver and guide were excellent. A wonderful and relaxing break from the bustle of York.
Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thanks for the great review Alice and really pleased to hear that you enjoyed our North York Moors & Whitby tour - we hope to see you again sometime!
Awesome day in the dales!
Escape66612761505
, May 2019
Mark and driver Tony gave us an amazing tour. The scenery was fantastic and Mark was extremely knowledgeable. An all around great day!
Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thanks for the great review and really pleased to hear that you enjoyed our North York Moors & Whitby trip - we hope to see you again sometime!
A wonderful day
Barbara T
, Sep 2018
Really enjoyed our day with Chris. Wonderful views and commentary though out the entire day. We enjoyed the steam train from Whitby very much. Highly recommend this tour.
The Moors and Whitby
Nancy L
, Aug 2018
Our driver Chris was so knowledgeable about history, local custom, geology, farming. He seemed to have a command of eveey subject. He was also a great driver. His navigation of tight areas was amazing. Would not hesitate to take another tour with him.
This tour is just brilliant. OMG the...
kim t
, Aug 2018
This tour is just brilliant. OMG the scenery is awesome. Our guide Mark was super. So much to see and do. Whitby is stunning and we opted for the steam train ride to Goathland which I highly recommend. Definitely would do this again if we went back.
Had a wonderful day - Whitby...
Charmaine C
, Oct 2017
Had a wonderful day - Whitby especially was spectacular! Even when overrun with tourists, this seaside town is full of atmosphere. Walking up the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey and admiring the views of the town below, listening to the seagulls and the wind gently blowing. Loved it!
Superlative. Our tour guide was the...
Sharon S
, Oct 2017
Superlative. Our tour guide was the best--funny, informative and well organized! Just spent 17 days in the UK visiting Wales and the Yorkshire area. The trip to Whitby was the highlight of the trip! Our guide graciously asked the bus driver to drop several of us at the Abbey and let us walk down. It was fabulous. We got to see the Abbey and still had plenty of time to see the town of Whitby. Highly recommend this tour.
This tour was exactly as described...
Sarah J K
, Sep 2017
This tour was exactly as described on the website. The tour guide, Mark, was excellent and provided interesting demographics about each town we traveled through.
First visit to this part of England...
ghana a
, Sep 2017
First visit to this part of England. Beautiful scenery . Our driver and guide Chris was excellent . The Steam train was a bonus the children loved it.

Product code: 7217P1

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