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Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York

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Explore the stunning North York Moors by road and steam train on this wonderful small-group day trip from York. Travel through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and visit the fabulous seaside town of Whitby, famous for its association with Captain James Cook and featured in Bram Stoker's Dracula, before boarding a steam train for a journey across the majestic North York Moors. You'll see the best of the Moors, spend time by the seaside and visit the charming railway station made famous as 'Hogsmeade Station' in the Harry Potter films.
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You'll start at
YO1 7EF
York YO1 7EF, UKOpposite the Dean Court Hotel, Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF. You can wait on the benches across the road from the Dean Court Hotel, only a few steps from York Minster in the very heart of York city centre
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    North York Moors National Park.
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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    North York Moors National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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    Goathland Station
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Whitby Harbour
    Stop: 2 hours -
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    North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Pickering)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Travel around North Yorkshire in comfort by climate-controlled minivan
  • Hear the history of the region from an onboard guide as you travel 
  • Start and finish at a convenient location in the center of York city
  • Discover filming sites from Harry Potter with the help of your guide
What to Expect
Leave York and travel into the North Yorkshire countryside to the pretty market town of Helmsley. Stretch your legs on a walk through the center, before continuing high into the hills. Then, arrive in North York Moors National Park for a stroll across its heather-filled moorland, learning about Yorkshire’s mining and farming heritage. Venture onward to coastal Whitby for some free time to explore the harbor, or perhaps treat yourself to an English seaside classic of fish 'n' chips. Later, travel to Goathland, aka Aidensfield in the UK Heartbeat series, to see filming locations aplenty. Harry Potter fans are also in for a treat—the railway site doubled as Hogsmeade Station in the films. Finish on a high note, traveling via steam train across the moors to Pickering. From here, it’s back on the coach to York.
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Important Information
Departure Point
York YO1 7EF, UK
Departure Time
8:45 AM
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Transport by climate-controlled minivan
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to optional attractions in Whitby and Helmsley
  • Ticket for the steam train journey - your guide will organise tickets for the steam train and take payment (£10 - £12) during the tour
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Pickering)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We guarantee you the chance to ride across the moors by steam train, or we will pay for your ticket. If necessary, we will adjust the order of the day's itinerary to ensure we can ride on a steam train. On the incredibly rare occasions that we are not able to travel by steam train (due to a breakdown) the rail journey may be operated by a heritage diesel train. If this happens, we will pay for your train ticket!
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My 11 year old daughter and I loved this experience and had a fantastic day out. We travelled standard class there which was OK - amazing views etc. but the highlight was the journey back when we travelled in the first class carriage. Harry Potter style compartments!!! We
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An excellent day out with a friendly knowledgable guide. We would definitely recommend this tour. Good Value for money.
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Response from ChrisofYorkshire, Owner at Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York
Responded Nov 4, 2019
Thanks for the lovely review Anna. Glad you enjoyed your day out with us here in Yorkshire!
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The North Moor Tour was very relaxing and comfortable. Some beautiful scenic spots and traditional Yorkshire towns. The highlight for an extra 10 pounds is the steam train which shouldn't be missed.
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Response from ChrisofYorkshire, Owner at Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York
Responded Oct 20, 2019
Thanks for the 5-star review - glad you enjoyed your day out!
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Brilliant day on this North York Moors tour. First stop, the very cute village of Helmsley. Then on through the misty moors, with a covey of grouse risking life and feather to fly in front of us. You then emerge into the picture postcard English seaside town of Whitby, with an
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Response from ChrisofYorkshire, Owner at Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York
Responded Oct 20, 2019
Thank you for this wonderful and evocative review. Great to see that you had such a good day with Pete!
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Local lad Peter welcomed us to one of the firm's 8-seater comfortable buses conveniently outside York Minster and, despite the rain, got us off to a great, positive start. He clearly cares deeply about his home county so that enthusiasm and local in-depth knowledge made all the
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Response from ChrisofYorkshire, Owner at Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York
Responded Oct 16, 2019
Thank you for this fantastic review... I'm delighted to see how much you enjoyed your day out with Peter.
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