North York Moors & Whitby

Full Day Tour
Departure Point:
Duncombe Place, York
Adult Price:
from £65.00
Runs throughout the year

24-hour cancellation policy 

City Centre pick-up

Minimum age: Travelers need to be at least 5 years-old

Includes a ride on the North York Moors Railway 

Discover the beautiful wilderness of the North York Moors on this tour, enjoy the spectacular landscape that makes this such a unique place to visit. Enjoy a ride along the North York Moors Railway to the famous coastal town of Whitby. Have some free time to discover this historic town, enjoy some fish and chips whilst looking out to sea. This tour is a wonderful way of exploring such a special National Park. 



Summer 2024

23rd March 2024 - 29th October 2024

Adult Senior Student Child
£65 £63 £63 £56

Tour Days

Summer 2024

23rd March 2024-29th October 2024

Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun


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.



Group Size

16 passengers


  • Transport in a 16-Seater mini-bus;
  • Knowledgeable & friendly driver-guide
  • On-board commentary in English
  • Ride on The North York Moors 

Main Departure point

Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF

How to find us

Pickup Service

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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 minute walk from York Railway Station.

After departing York you'll take a short drive northward which brings us to one of Yorkshires finest ruins. Byland Abbey which stands just inside the boundary of the North York Moors National Park. One of over 70 Monastic ruins in Yorkshire, it helps to put Yorkshires incredible history into perspective. You will get a 10-minute look around and your guide will help you take souvenir photo.

From Byland we head through the ancient forests surrounding Wass and climb up Wass Bank and onward to the famous old market town of Helmsley, meaning “Helms” Flowery Meadow. Helmsley has been an important settlement for at least 1500 years. Take a little break from the bus to explore the independent shops, use the facilities and grab some refreshments. Remember your lunch stop is not until 14.00 so please grab some food, your driver will not mind If you enjoy a nice slice cake whilst you explore the National Park on the next section of the trip.

Your tour will leave Helmsley and shortly you will start to ascend higher into the North York Moors National Park. Your guide will explain the regions place in history, including, burial mounds, religion, farming, mining, the industrial revolution and much more. You will be driven to places that many people don’t know of. Truly off the beaten track, down winding country lanes, through deep cut glacial valleys and up high over the brooding windswept heather moorland that covers a third of this breathtaking landscape.

You will then have the chance to join the historic North York Moors Railway for a nostalgic steam journey to the popular seaside town of Whitby.

You will arrive in Whitby at approximately 13.55. Your guide will meet you and give you directions to the many options available, some will be ready for the famed fish and chips in Whitby, your guide will recommend where to go! Others will prefer to learn about Captain Cook who set sail from Whitby on the Bark Endeavor to discover Australia. Perhaps you want to Visit Whitby Abbey, synonymous with Dracula. Whatever you prefer your guide will offer his best advice.

You will have up to 2 hours free time in Whitby before rejoining the bus and heading back across the moors and returning to York.

At Mountain Goat we want to help customers as much as possible, we hope our FAQ page will help Click here to view.

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

For full terms and conditions please see here.


Enjoy a ride on the North York Moors Railway

The Moors - Time to take in the iconic Moorland landscape

Incredible Photo Opportunities

Whitby - explore the historic port and discover its links to Dracula and Captain Cook


  • Goathland
  • North York Moors Railway 
  • Whitby 
  • North York Moors National Park


  • Activity level: You will have the option to walk up to a few hundred metres to take in a view or point of interest.
  • There is space on-board for hand luggage
  • There are plenty of stops for photo opportunities, toilet breaks and refreshments 
  • All passengers must have their own seat
  • We ask all passengers to arrive on time, as we will leave promptly at the displayed time.


  • Transport in 16 seater 
  • Onboard commentary in English 
  • Pick up in city centre 
  • Knowledgeable driver-guide 


  • Entrances unless specified 
  • Food and drink 
  • No dogs 
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