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Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York provided by Grand Yorkshire

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Overview
See North Yorkshire’s countryside and coast on a day trip from York. An in-depth overview of the northern county’s delights, this day trip takes you to more sites than you’d manage to see alone. Explore North York Moors National Park, Whitby, and filming locations in Goathland—a treat for 'Heartbeat' and Harry Potter fans alike. Finally, finish with a steam train ride across the moors.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    YO1 7EF
    York YO1 7EF, UK
    Opposite 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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    Helmsley
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 2
    North York Moors National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Whitby Harbour
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 4
    Goathland Station
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Pickering)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
    YO1 7EF
    York YO1 7EF, UK
    Opposite 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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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 (own expense). 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
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!
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Linda M wrote a review Mar 2020
Bridlington, United Kingdom10 contributions5 helpful votes
When I didn't live in Bridlington as l do now l practically l took every opportunity to holiday when I could to be always around these beautiful steam trains. I regularly stayed if not in Goathland, but at Grosmont and with all that moorland facing me l use to walk my self
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Date of experience: October 2019
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M H wrote a review Dec 2019
25 contributions3 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: November 2019
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Anna W wrote a review Nov 2019
St. Albans, United Kingdom1 contribution
An excellent day out with a friendly knowledgable guide. We would definitely recommend this tour. Good Value for money.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from ChrisofYorkshire, Owner at Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York
Responded Nov 5, 2019
Thanks for the lovely review Anna. Glad you enjoyed your day out with us here in Yorkshire!
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KarlRaine wrote a review Oct 2019
York, United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
+7
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 21, 2019
Thanks for the 5-star review - glad you enjoyed your day out!
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Tracey H wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia35 contributions34 helpful votes
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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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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from ChrisofYorkshire, Owner at Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York
Responded Oct 21, 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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maggieo635
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Wowser
Spent about six hours walking around the ruins and then Studley park. Stunning place in a gorgeous setting along th
CarolineS901
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Magnificent
We spent around 3 hours walking round the abbey and gardens, but could have spent much longer. The ruins are vast
Phil C
Phil C
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Lived in Yorkshire for 40 years and finally went here
We were blown away by the castle - what a great place - fantastic main hall - beautiful gardens great for photogra
iancU4527CJ
iancU4527CJ
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a great place to meet people
studley royal deer park is next to fountains abbey great for wild birds roe deer and is the place for all the famil
oscarhuddart
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David
Stayed for 1 Night as a Birthday Treat . This is a Beautiful Hotel with excellent professional friendly, and helpfu
zupare
zupare
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Fun Day!
This was a great way to see parts of the area we would not have seen. Peter picked us up at our hotel, mapped out t
Sue123646
Sue123646
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Fantastic chauffeured trip
Fantastic day with our wonderful driver Peter. He was so informative, polite and friendly. Fantastic value would re
texag1989
texag1989
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Fountain Abbey & Yorkshire Dales - Fantastic!
We had a great time with our friendly and knowledgeable guide Peter who led us on this tour. The van was just the
mray14
mray14
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Fabulous day out
Fantastic day out in the Yorkshire Moors, Helmsley, Whitby and ‘Aidansfield’! An excellent day and a brilliant guid
Sajid B
Sajid B
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York and Yorkshire in a day
The tour was excellent and well organised. Peter is a brilliant guide and went an extra mile to entertain
carolgapstow
carolgapstow
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Grand Yorkshire tours
Great tour company for sight-seeing outside of York. Guides are excellent and the stops are very interesting. Highl
Debra S
Debra S
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Grand Yorkshire
A great tour, only six of us but it was all so friendly. Will definitely come back to York and GY. **
gigi1322017
gigi1322017
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A fantastic tour
Went on the steam, Moors and Whitby tour which was brilliant. Our tour guide Chris was very engaging and knowlegabl
DarylA111
DarylA111
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Awesome!
We had a great day. Chris was our tour guide for the day and he is so full of knowledge about everything that we sa
F1659YWBianca
F1659YWBianca
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Atmospheric weather and informative tour guide
Started out with a beautiful sky but most of the day was overcast and rained many times when we left the vehicle. P
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