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Essential Whitby: Discover the town's legends on a self-guided audio tour


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It’s not easy journeying to Whitby, so it’s important to make the most of your time here. On this self-guided GPS audio tour, I'll introduce you to major local characters, engrossing legends and hidden treasures in this historic town, over a millennium in the making. Whether this is your first visit or your thirtieth, this tour is certain to make you look at Whitby in a new light. It also provides an ideal introduction to sites like the Whitby Abbey, the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and the Endeavour Experience, which you can return to at the end of the tour.

On this tour, you'll hear about:

• Some of the greatest voyages of exploration of all time
• Why people once thought the town was infested with serpents
• How Whitby jet, a gemstone, inspired the novel Dracula
• An illiterate poet
• Why there’s a polar bear in the town centre
• Why the houses with the best views were some of the cheapest
• The Hand of Glory and where to find it

About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Captain Cook Statue, Cliff Street, Whitby YO21 3HA England

The tour begins next to the Captain Cook Memorial Statue.

Pass By: The Granby, 34 Skinner Street, Whitby YO21 3AJ England

On this tour, you'll briefly stop outside The Granby pub.

Pass By: Pannett Park, Pannet Park, Whitby YO21 1RE England

The tour takes you around Pannett Park

Pass By: Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 41 Brunswick St, Whitby YO21 1BN, UK

The tour takes you passed the Church of Saint John the Evangelist

Pass By: Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, Grape Lane, Whitby YO22 4BA England

The tour passes by the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.

Pass By: Tate Hill Pier, Whitby YO22 4DL, UK

This tour takes you onto the Tate Hill Pier

Pass By: 199 Steps, Henrietta St, Whitby YO22 4DL England

The tour passes the 199 Steps memorial.

Pass By: Church of St Mary, Abbey Plain, Whitby YO22 4JR, UK

The tour takes you around the Church of St Mary.

Pass By: Whitby Abbey, Abbey Lane, Whitby YO22 4JT England

The tour ends outside the Whitby Abbey.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink

Departure Point
Captain Cook Memorial, Whitby YO21 3HA, UK

Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/9/2020 - 6/6/2023
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

60 to 75 minutes

Return Details
Whitby Abbey, Abbey Ln, Whitby YO22 4JT, UK

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the VoiceMap in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

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. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.