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Whitby and The North York Moors Day Trip from York

BOBH - Day Tours of Yorkshire

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Spend three hours enjoying Whitby on our friendly, small-group, Guided Day Trip from York, as well as exploring the scenic and picturesque North York Moors National Park. You will have a full three hours of free time in the fishing port of Whitby on this trip, to see Whitby Abbey (inspiration for the Dracula books), visit the Captain Cook Attractions, shop for some Whitby Jet or Gothic Fashion, sample Fish & Chips from the famous Magpie Café or just enjoy the bustling port and waterfront – the choice is yours! As well as photo stops on the moors, you will also stop at the famous Kilburn White Horse, the market town of Helmsley (with its quaint cafes, shops and medieval castle) and the beautiful, traditional English villages of Goathland (Heartbeat and Harry Potter filming location) and Lealholm (with its stepping stones across the River Esk). Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group mini-coach​ tour, limited to 16 people.

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Stop At: White Horse of Kilburn, Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Thirsk YO7 2EY England

​Our first stop is ​at the Kilburn White Horse hill figure on the boundary of the North York Moors National Park, where your guide will tell you the story of how it was carved into the hillside in 1857.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Helmsley Castle Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB England

We then stop in the picturesque 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 – the choice is yours!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Farndale (North York Moors National Park), Hutton-Le-Hole, High Bentham England

After Helmsley, we head off through Hutton-le-Hole into the heart of the North York Moors National Park for some photo stops, passing the 16th century Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge (the highest point on the Moors) and Ralph’s Cross, then stop in the quaint and picturesque Yorkshire village of Lealholm to see the stepping stones over the River Esk – a great photo opportunity! It is then just a short journey into Whitby, whilst hearing stories about the seaside town’s history from your guide who will also tell you about the main places of interest that you may want to visit.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

As you arrive in Whitby, there will be a brief stop at the Captain Cook Statue and Whalebone Arch on the West Cliff then alternative drop-offs at the Harbour or Whitby Abbey, if you want to start your visit there to avoid having to climb the 199 steps! You will have three hours free time in Whitby, 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: 3 hours

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

You will arrive in the picture-postcard​ village of Goathland (filming location for “Aidensfield” in the Heartbeat television series and “Hogsmeade” in the Harry Potter Movies) where you can explore the filming locations, or maybe just grab an ice cream from the village store – the choice is yours!

Duration: 30 minutes

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

We leave Goathland for our final stop to enjoy the stunning views at the Hole of Horcum before heading back to York.

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals are allowed by prior arrangement only
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Our tours are COVID-secure, in accordance with the "We're Good to Go" Industry Standard.
  • Relaxed and friendly small-group tour
  • Driver/guide, who provides live commentary
  • Comfortable 16-Seat Mini-coaches with Air-con & WIFI
  • Pick up and drop off at centrally located meeting point near York Minster
  • Regular photo, refreshment, and restroom stops

  • Entrance fees to optional attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Helmsley Castle

Departure Point
Duncombe Place, Duncombe Pl, York YO1, UK

Departure Time
9:00 AM

8 hours 15 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.