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North York Moors & Whitby Day Trip from York

by BOBH – Day Trips from York
per adult Price is $57
Duration: {0} Duration: 8h 15m Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

A journey to explore the idyllic English national park

Free time to see the sights in the seaside town of Whitby

Roam with the sheep on the village green in Goathland

Insight from an informative, friendly & professional guide

Opportunity to ride a NY Moors Railway train to Goathland

Highlights

A journey to explore the idyllic English national park

Free time to see the sights in the seaside town of Whitby

Roam with the sheep on the village green in Goathland

Insight from an informative, friendly & professional guide

Opportunity to ride a NY Moors Railway train to Goathland

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9:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 8h 15m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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North York Moors & Whitby Day Trip from York

Activity Location

North York Moors National Park

North Yorkshire

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Opposite Dean Court Hotel

    Duncombe Place

    York YO1 7EF


Description

The tour departs from opposite the Dean Court Hotel (near York Minster) at 9.00am and heads off into the Vale of York, where you will pass by and learn the history of the famous Kilburn White Horse hill figure on the boundary of the National Park.

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 in one of the cafes!

You then 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 villages that lead down into Whitby. As you arrive in Whitby, you will learn 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, 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, 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) to rejoin the Minicoach. (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 and reaches Goathland 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 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 should arrive back at the meeting point at around 5:15pm, but don't book onward travel too soon after just in case of traffic problems.


Inclusions

  • Guided small-group tour of the North York Moors and Whitby

  • Transport via comfortable air-conditioned minibus

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Entrance Fees to Attractions (all optional)

  • Food and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are not allowed.

  • Maximum group size is 16 people.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible provided you have a collapsible wheelchair.

  • A paying adult must accompany you for assistance with the wheelchair.

  • Some visitor attractions, including the NY Moors Railway are closed between November and March. The tour will be approximately one hour shorter during this period, so the steam train option is not available then.

  • Tours route may vary dependant on weather conditions.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Tour departs at 9 AM prompt and cannot wait for latecomers.


North York Moors & Whitby Day Trip from York ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

4/5 Jul 19, 2019

The tour itself was ok however I did not like that you had only 30 minutes to tour a place - not enough time. This was the theme of the day, always having to run like the Dickens to see a village in the allotted time. The train was very much over rated and I thought I would see some more countryside - mostly we saw trainyards.

5/5 May 22, 2019

From start to finish the day trip was a joy. The guide talked us through the scenery with great knowledge and made us feel very comfortable. The stops along the route gave us a great opportunity to take photos and learn more about the areas we were visiting. The train journey was brilliant as was the stop in Whitby. The whole day was amazing value for money.

Judith W

United Kingdom