The North York Moors and Whitby from York
Day trips & excursions

The North York Moors and Whitby from York

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Please check the calendar for availability
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Do this because
  • Enjoy unrivaled views for miles across the Yorkshire countryside
  • Explore a selection of moorland villages and market towns
  • Potter around the seaside town of Whitby for lunch and enjoy the fresh air
What to expect

Make your way from York and travel up to the North York National Park. The first stop is Pickering, an ancient market town on the border of the North York National Park. Visit the church with the oldest wall paintings in England.

From Pickering, you'll then make your way into the National Park where you can enjoy the spectacular landscape and have many opportunities to take wonderful pictures.

You'll then continue your tour to Goathland, a scenic moorland village. Here, you can visit Goathland Station, which was the set for ‘Hogsmeade’ in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Stop to enjoy lunch in Whitby, a traditional seaside town. Choose from pubs, restaurants, or even try the local 'fish and chips'. You can also visit the spooky ruins of Whitby Abbey which inspired the 'Dracula' novels, and take a peaceful stroll along the harbor.

After lunch, you'll travel through the heart of the moors, learning about the ancient traditions, folklore and legends that your tour guide will treat you with. There'll be a quick stop in Helmsley, a small market town, before you make your way back to York.

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What's included
  • Transport in a 16 seater Mercedes Minibus
  • English tour guide
  • Onboard commentary
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
Reduced price
  • Children (5-16 years): reduced

Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF

Meeting point:

Your tour will start opposite Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place next to York Minster.

What to remember
  • Please be punctual as the tour will not accommodate latecomers
  • Comfortable footwear is recommended and it is advised to bring a light raincoat
  • You will have several opportunities to walk a few hundred meters to take in a view or a point of interest
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5
  • There is space on board the minibus for hand luggage, for anything larger there is luggage storage at York train station
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  • Please check the calendar for availability
  • Tour start time: 9.15am
  • Tour finish time: 5.30pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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