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Private Day Trip to Whitby and the North York Moors from York

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York, United Kingdom

From $554.58 per group (up to 8)

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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The North Yorkshire Moors National Park is one of England’s most enchanting destinations, but it can be hard to get around without your own transport. This private full-day tour from York includes a visit to the seaside town of Whitby, a steam train ride across the wild Yorkshire Moors, and stops in traditional market towns such as Pickering and Helmsley.
  • Full-day private tour of Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors from York
  • Explore the famous seaside town of Whitby on England’s northeast coast
  • Soak up the scenery with a ride on the North York Moors steam railway
  • Visit picturesque Yorkshire towns such as Helmsley, Pickering, and Hutton-le-Hole
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup and entrance fees
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
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Private driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private transport by executive/luxury vehicle
Live commentary on board
Private tour
Entrance fees to optional attractions in Whitby & Helmsley
Steam train ride on the North York Moors Railway

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM
After being picked up from your York hotel at 9am, jump aboard your private vehicle and set out on a scenic drive through the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Your private tour can be customized to your preferences, so you can choose to stop at the market town of Helmsley, visit the pretty village of Hutton-le-Hole, or take a walk across the heather blanketed moors. After around an hour drive, arrive in Whitby, one of England’s most popular seaside resorts, where you’ll have plenty of time to explore both with and without your guide.

Perhaps visit the Captain James Cook Memorial Museum or the Dracula Experience Museum (entrance fees not included); take a boat cruise from the harbor (own expense); or tuck into a delicious fish and chips lunch (own expense) at the famous Magpie Café.

Continue to the moorland town of Goathland, famous as the filming location for popular British TV series ‘Heartbeat’. The town’s other claim to fame is its train station, better known as 'Hogsmeade Station' from the Harry Potter movies. It’s here that you’ll bid your guide farewell and board the North York Moors steam railway for a thrilling ride across the moors.

Your guide will be waiting for you on arrival in Pickering to take you back to York. You will be dropped off at your hotel around 5pm.
Stop At:  
North York Moors National Park
Your guide will take you on an amazing journey through the beautiful and spectacular North York Moors. You'll learn about the history of the area, its geography and geology, wildlife, farming and local culture. You'll also enjoy some incredible photo stops and chance to explore the Moors on foot.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
You'll have time to discover the quaint market town of Helmsley, a beautiful, picturesque town on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Enjoy a stroll through the narrow streets, visit some of the independent shops, have a cup of tea or coffee in a local cafe or tea room. You can also visit the historic Helmsley Castle (entrance fee payable locally).
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Spend time in the charming fishing town of Whitby on the spectacular Yorkshire coast. You can learn about the town's connection with Dracula and it's history as the place where Captain James Cook learned to sail. Enjoy fish and chips for lunch, take a scenic boat trip from Whitby harbour to see the town's amazing setting, or simply stroll out on the harbour wall and through the narrow cobbled street's of Whitby's Old Town.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • The itinerary on this private tour can be customised to your preferences
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Grand Yorkshire Limited

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

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What is the maximum group size during Private Day Trip to Whitby and the North York Moors from York?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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A good trip
, Aug 2020
The trip to the Moors was very dizzying so I suggest to bring anti-sickness and essential oils to help. Our driver Pete was very knowledgable. I just hope so we spent more time in Whitby, really lovely coastal city.

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