North York Moors & Whitby

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I'm starting from: York
I'd like to be picked up from: Duncombe Place, YO1 7EF
  Estimated Pickup Time: 9:15AM
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Please note: We do not allow children under the age of 5

Your tour at a glance

Explore the famous area of the North York Moors National Park. Famed for the largest area of heather Moorland in England, there is much more than meets the eye.

The Moors are one of the most important historical areas in Britain in terms of religion, farming, mining, fishing and smuggling. It has more ancient scheduled monuments than anywhere in the country including, standing stones, stone crosses and burial mounds.

Enjoy unrivalled views for miles across the Yorkshire countryside. 

On a clear day views can exceed 50 miles!

Tour Itinerary

Prices

Summer 2019

04th November 2019 - 27th March 2020

Adult Senior Student Child
£32 £32 £32 £26

Summer 2020

28th March 2020 - 01st November 2020

AdultSeniorStudentChild
£42£40£40£36

Tour Days

Winter 2019/2020

04th November 2019 - 27th March 2020

Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Summer 2020

28th March 2020 - 01st November 2020

MonTuesWedThuFriSatSun

Duration

Full day 09:15 - 17:30

Activity Level

This tour is a guided scenic mini-coach tour, but there are times when you will have the option to walk up to a few hundred metres to take in a view or point of interest.

Language

English

Group Size

16 passengers

Includes

  • Transport in a 16 seater mini-bus;
  • On-board commentary in English.

Main Departure point

Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF

How to find us

Pickup Service

This tour will start opposite Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place next to York Minster, Y01 7EF.

The pick up point is in the heart of city, approximately 10 minutes walk from York Railway Station.

Restrictions

This tour is unsuitable for children under 5.
All passengers must have their own seat.

We have private hire options available for those who have children under 5.

Luggage on board

There is space on-board for hand luggage, for anything larger there is luggage storage at the York train station.

Lunch

Enjoy lunch in the seaside town of Whitby.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel 24 hours prior to departure and receive a full refund. After 24 hours no refund will be issued.

 

Head into the North York Moors National Park where you will explore the beautiful landscapes and historical sites before heading to the coast, this tour is a day to make memories you will never forget.

Our first stop of the tour is Pickering, a ancient market-town on the border of the North York Moors national park. Here you can enjoy tea or coffee while meandering around the quaint town, there will also be an option to visit the church, famous for having the oldest wall paintings in England inside. 

From Pickering we travel into the national park itself, famed for the stunning views of heather moorland which, on a clear day, can extend for 50 miles in every direction. When the heather blooms the landscape is painted deep purple, showcasing the natural beauty of the rolling hills!

We stop next in Goathland, famous for its role in the TV series Heartbeat. Here you will have a brief stop where you can see Goathland Station, which featured in the world renowned Harry Potter movies as Hogsmead.

Next we arrive in Whitby for lunch, a traditional seaside town, where there is a wide choice of places to eat with fish and chips being the local favourite. There are a number of things to see and do such as visiting the dramatic ruins of Whitby Abbey, which was the inspiration for the novel ‘ Dracula’ or even taking a stroll along the harbour with its quaint shops.

After our lunch stop it is time to travel through the heart of the moors, following roads through the stunning expanse of heather moorland you will be treated to the wealth of knowledge our local driver guides possess. 

Learn about the ancient traditions, folklores and legends which have been passed down through generations. Listen to tall tales and stories from the national parks past and learn about the natural history of the beautiful landscapes.

There will be a short stop in Helmsley where you can explore the village and you will have the option to visit castle ruins, an additional £5.80.

We will then make our way back towards York whilst enjoying the views over the Vale of York. Sit back and enjoy more scenic Yorkshire countryside as your memorable tour draws to a close.

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