9.00am: We meet opposite the Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF (near York Minster) and head off into the Vale of York, passing the famous Kilburn White Horse hill figure on the boundary of the North York Moors National Park, which your guide will tell you the history of as we enter the National Park.
10.00am: We 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!
10.45am: We head off through Hutton-le-Hole and 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.
12.00pm: The tour stops for free time in Whitby, with options to view Whitby Abbey (inspiration for the Dracula books), visit the Captain Cook Museum, go shopping for some Whitby Jet or Gothic Fashion at the Market, sample the famous Fish ‘n’ Chips at the Magpie Café or just enjoy the Beach, Waterfront and Fishing Port – the choice is yours!
(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 of £10.00 for Adults/£5.00 for Children (4-15), 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 be met by our guide. This option is available from 24th March through to October and is paid locally on the day with no need to book ahead).
2.15pm: We leave Whitby with the passengers not taking the train option for the equally scenic road journey to Goathland.
2.45pm: 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.
3.30pm: 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 before we head back towards York through the Howardian Hills with panoramic views of Castle Howard.
5.15pm: We arrive back at the meeting point in York at approximately 5:15pm and say our goodbyes.
Please don’t be late arriving at the Departure Point as we are unable to wait beyond 9.00am for latecomers due to parking restrictions!
There are only 16 places available on each tour date so book early to avoid disappointment!
Adult Ticket: £42
Family/Group Ticket (any grouping of 4 people): £145
Child Ticket (Aged 4-15): £35
(Our trips are not suitable for under 4’s)
This tour can be booked direct with us ONLINE, or tickets can be purchased from the YORK VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE – Visit York, 1 Museum Street, York, YO1 7DT
MULTI-TRIP OFFER! – 10% Discount if you book more than one trip direct with us online – just type multitrip in the Travel Agent Code Box as you book and click Apply
If you prefer to book and pay by telephone, just give us a call and we will process it for you – 01609 779933 (+44 1609 779933 if dialing from overseas).
If there is limited online availability on the date you have selected, please contact us as we may be able to make more spaces available for you.
This trip can also be booked as a PRIVATE GROUP TOUR (from either York, Leeds or Harrogate), for any number of passengers up to 15 on any date, at a lump sum cost of £295 (November – February), £395 (March) or £495 (April – October). For that option, just email us with the date/pick-up point you require and we will confirm availability and the price for that day – email@example.com
All timings are approximate (except the start time!) and you should not book onward travel arrangements too close to the time of our arrival back in York in case we have traffic problems. If you do have onward travel arrangements that evening, mention it to our Tour Guide in the morning and we will do our best to help.
We are very flexible and do everything we can to ensure that ALL our passengers have a great day out with us by providing options and choices. This could mean that we adjust the itinerary to accommodate special requests from the group, or to make the best we can of the day if the weather is unfavourable.
November – March – Please note that, between around the end of October and Mid-March, a few of the places we normally visit on this trip are closed (including the NYMR and Captain Cook Museum) so we adapt the itinerary and route, also taking account of weather conditions on the day. The North York Moors & Whitby are still well worth visiting in Winter and not as busy, very different to summer but equally magnificent! If, however, something specific in the itinerary is particularly important to you, just contact us before booking for this period to check the likelihood of it still being included. The tour is also slightly shorter during this period, arriving back in York around 5.00pm.
Whitby and Yorkshire Moors
I booked and paid for this trip 18 months ago, unfortunately on the day before the trip I was taken ill and had to cancel. It was not until now that I have managed to do the tour again and Keith honoured the trip after all this time. This professionalism was only carried through on the tour itself. We had Mark as a driver/guide and was a great host and gave some great talks about the local way of life and history. My sole purpose of this trip was to see the Heartbeat set, but really enjoyed the stop over in Whitby that was part of the package. Since doing the tour it was evident that I could have just driven to Goathland (Aidensfield) and seen what I wanted but given the choice again I would go with the tour every time. Great value for money, great staff and nice comfortable minibuses, which are equipped with Wi-fi. We didn’t do the additional steam train ride but other guests in our tour did, and thoroughly enjoyed it. My advice, if your thinking about this trip just book it, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks Keith and Mark for a great day out - Ian C
14 Apr 2018
Brilliant Day Trip
Extremely enjoyable and good value for money - highly recommended -Sally H
11 Apr 2018
Enjoyed the Trip
I took the North York Moors & Whitby trip and I enjoyed it very much - I went with my partner and my parents who love nature and sightseeing and they enjoyed it as well. The views of the Moors are breathtaking and our guide Mark was very knowledgeable, full of interesting stories and considerate and kind towards the entire group - andrejanagy
08 Apr 2018
Gorgeous Day on the Moors
This is a great excursion from York, leaving from the centre of the city at 9 a.m. and returning about 5:30 p.m. We had a wonderful driver and host, Mark, who took us to the North Yorkshire moors national park and across to the seaside town of Whitby, on the North Sea. For some -- this is an optional addition -- the day included a ride on a heritage railway with a steam locomotive. Numerous stops along the way in olde worlde market towns, on the moors themselves, and of course Whitby itself, where we had a good long time to wander and explore. Mark was knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly -- the perfect guide. Highly recommended - LLeith
06 Apr 2018
Wonderful Day Around the National Park
A perfect day out when you're in York for several days and I'm convinced the two other trips are also fabulous. Mark was a great host, helpful, pleasant and told us a lot of very interesting things about places and people. Whitby is a beautiful little town with plenty of antique shops, famous for fish and chips; Whitby Abbey and Captain Cook's museum are the references. We visited also little market towns like Helmsley and the typical railway station of Goathland! Don't hesitate ! Many best advices are given during all the trip. I'll do the others next time - Jean-Philippe L
06 Mar 2018
My fiance surprised me with this trip whilst we were already in York and it was incredible. Whitby is such a beautiful place too. - bethanmunday
06 Jan 2018
A full day out: fun, interesting and good value
A full day visiting the North York Moors, with varied terrain and activities. Our 10 year old particularly enjoyed the visit to Goathland Station and its historic railway. We had plenty of time in Whitby, the jewel in the crown of the day. Our driver and guide, Mark, was friendly and competent and made good suggestions as to how we should use our time away from the minibus - B5513ERstephenl
29 Oct 2017
Yorkshire Moors and Whitby
This was a lovely day trip from York. It allowed me to explore new areas at an affordable price. My trip was a very quiet day with only a couple of us on the tour. This made me anxious at first as I am a very shy person however Mark was extremely professional and made me feel at ease by having friendly conversation but also giving lots of time to simply enjoy the views from the window. Mark was incredibly professional, had a wealth of knowledge and great anecdotes and recommendations for each area. I will definitely be using this company again - tessm342
29 Oct 2017
Excellent Tour with Excellent Guide Mark
Meet very near York Minster, comfortable mini bus, experienced guide Mark who has loads of knowledge and personality and off you go on a great stress free and well paced day. Enjoyed all the stops especially Whitby where you have an ample 3 hours to explore the 'Dracula' abbey and town. Cannot fault the tour, the guide or the price. Ten out of ten - a0mcc
08 Oct 2017
Excellent Day Trip with BOBH
This day trip was well organised, friendly and with a knowledgeable tour guide. We were picked up on time and returned on time and all the stops were just the right length to get a feel for the places the visited. I would not hesitate to use this company again - Japet
18 Sep 2017