North York Moors, Whitby and The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York
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North York Moors, Whitby and The Yorkshire Steam Railway Day Trip from York

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Stop At: Hutton le Hole, Hutton le Hole, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England

You will head off into the Vale of York, learning about life in Yorkshire as you pass through the villages of Strensall, Sheriff Hutton and Hovingham. The first stop is in the traditional National Park village of Hutton-le-Hole, where you can wander amongst the traditional stone-built houses and sheep roaming on the village common land, or just have a leisurely Yorkshire Brew in one of the cafes – the choice is yours!

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: North York Moors National Park, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England

We head off 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 tell you about the main places of interest that you may want to visit.

Stop At: Whitby Harbour, Endeavour Wharf, Whitby YO21 1DN England

You will have two and a half hours free time in Whitby (two hours if taking steam train option), with options to visit Whitby’s newest attraction, The Endeavour Experience (one of only two full-size​ replicas of the HM Bark Endeavour in existence), the Captain Cook Museum, take the Bark Endeavour scale replica boat trip around the harbour, view Whitby Abbey (inspiration for the Dracula Books) or just explore the shops and market of the seaside town and experience Fish & Chips from the famous Magpie Café – the choice is yours!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 12 Park Street Pickering Station, Pickering YO18 7AJ England

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), where you will re-join the Minicoach. This option is paid locally on the day with no need to book ahead. If you have a York & Beyond Explorer Pass, valid and open on the day of your trip, the steam train ride is one of your available inclusions.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Goathland Station, Yo22 5nf, Goathland, North York Moors National Park England

We reach Goathland Station in time to see the other passengers arrive by steam train, then learn about “Hogsmeade”, before exploring the picture postcard fictional village of “Aidensfield” in the Heartbeat television series and maybe grab an ice cream from the village store.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Hole of Horcum, North York Moors National Park England

We leave Goathland and have a couple more photo stops as you learn the history behind the mysterious RAF Fylingdales Pyramid on Snod Hill and the Hole of Horcum.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA England

We head back towards York through the Howardian Hills with panoramic views of Castle Howard.

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  • Relaxed and friendly small-group tour
  • Comfortable 16-Seat Mini-coaches with Air-con & WIFI
  • Driver/guide, who provides live commentary
  • Regular photo, refreshment, and restroom stops
  • Pick up and drop off at centrally located meeting point near York Minster
Not included
  • Entrance fees to optional attractions, including Yorkshire Steam Railway option
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - North Yorkshire Moors Railway
  • 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, by prior arrangement only, 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Service animals are allowed by prior arrangement only
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Karla B
5 | 2019-07-03

Mark and driver Tony gave us an amazing tour. The scenery was fantastic and Mark was extremely knowledgeable. An all around great day!

5 | 2019-07-03

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.

5 | 2018-08-19

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.

Charmaine C
5 | 2017-10-11

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!

Sarah J K
5 | 2017-09-21

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.

ghana a
5 | 2017-09-19

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.

david b
5 | 2017-09-01

Really good day out, fun informative guide, the mores were beautiful, really nice stop in a scenic market village with an old castle, Whitby is really nice lots of shops and places to eat, there is the old side and new side, on the old side you can walk up to the ruined abbey, 109 steps! Beaches and amusements for kids. On the way back option of a short trip on a stream train, beautiful old southern engine on my trip. Only minor points seats on the minibus are a bit small but ok, Whitby has a few cobbled streets and if you go on the train you need to walk up and over a bridge to the other platform! The stop is hog warts

Marla M
5 | 2017-08-24

The trip into the North York Moors was the highlight of my two weeks in the UK. Every view was a picture postcard. It felt like you were on top of the world, looking down into the valleys below. I will visit this beautiful part of England again!

Nurettin A
5 | 2017-08-21

whitby is an interesting place, the air was really windy in the moors, and there is not a really good spot/place in the moors to relax, so dont expect more for the moors, and dont take this tour if you really interested in moors

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