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North York Moors and Whitby Day Trip from York

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 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)
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North York Moors and Whitby Day Trip from York
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North York Moors and Whitby Day Trip from York
USD 58.49
Overview
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.
What to Expect
Starting in the morning from York, this guided day trip provides the perfect 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 a special discounted rate, you will 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 the 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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome !!!

The day tour was awesome. Our guide Mark was highly knowleagable. We highly recommend this tour. The lanscape of the national park was worth visiting. The train journey from Witbey to Gothland is scenic and one can not afford to miss it.

Thank Dipak T
Keith C, Owner at BOBH - Day Trips from York, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review Dipak and I love your photos - we hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile
Great tour with an excellent host (Mark)

It initially felt that a full day trip might be stretching the chewy just a little and I might be displeased with my partner of 30 years for dragging me along on her York Dale's and Moors excursion. Well pilgrims, it was quite the eye...More

Thank Robert K
Keith C, Owner at BOBH - Day Trips from York, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Thanks for the great review Robert and pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Day Trip with us - we hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile
Pleasant, relaxing day out

We were staying in town so meeting the tour from the pickup centre at 9am on the Saturday was convenient for us. A cheery Mark greeted us and announced that he would be our driver & tour guide today. He went on to explain that...More

2  Thank Mikaere
Keith C, Owner at BOBH - Day Trips from York, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Thanks for the detailed review Mikaere and really pleased to hear that you enjoyed our North York Moors & Whitby trip - we hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Definitely one of the best

If there was an award for a tour guide, Mark would be a strong contender to win it. We did the Dales trip with this company a couple of years ago and it was brilliant. We travelled to York from Surrey via London with the...More

Thank Couple-Tadworth
Keith C, Owner at BOBH - Day Trips from York, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thanks for the great review and really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day out with us again - you will have to try the Haworth, Bolton Abbey & Steam Trains one next time!

Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile
Excellent trip!

Really friendly, great tour, well organised! My mom and I really enjoyed the tour! We would definitely want to book a trip with them again :)

Thank megxnnnn
Keith C, Owner at BOBH - Day Trips from York, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thanks for the great review Megan and pleased to hear that you and your mum enjoyed your tour with us - we look forward to seeing you again sometime!

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