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

From US$55.87
  • 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
Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York
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Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York
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 market towns, such as Helmsley, plus 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.
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, past the limestone village of Hutton-le-Hole. 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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1 - 5 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wonderful Day Tour

We thoroughly enjoyed our day tour. The pick up point was ideal, just across from York Minster. We enjoyed being a part of a small group (16) on a comfortable mini bus, although I think the people in the back row were a little cramped....More

Thank BarbVictoriaBCCanada
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Beautiful English countryside

We road in a sixteen passenger van to the wind swept North York Moors. This day trip from York featured a photo op on the moors, two hours in the scenic town of Whitby, and 45 minute ride on a steam train. In Whitney we...More

Thank Reader2059
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent day out

If you are in the Whitby or Pickering area a trip on this vintage line is a must. We did the round trip from Pickering to Whitby and return. Our train was steam hauled which made it all the more exciting and nostalgic but the...More

Thank citizencvw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent informative guide but the train trip was a little disappointing

The guide for this trip was Matt and he was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the area. In fact he must of had a sore throat at the end of the trip as he almost talked throughout! The bus driver was also friendly. The disappointing...More

4  Thank NigelVaughan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What ever you do visiting Whitby , you have got to go on this steam train ride from Whitby to Pickering , its incredable , one of the best steam train rides in the country , and if your a Heartbeat or Harry Potter fan...More

2  Thank Nicky A
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Valerie H
August 29, 2018|
Response from Nicky A | Reviewed this property |
Hi , no you do not hve to pre book , but its bst to gt the first stam train from Whitby , as it gives you time to get off at the station used for the Itv Heartbear Series and visit the village , and then o on to Pickering... More
August 4, 2018|
Response from NigelVaughan | Reviewed this property |
Between 5 and 6 depending on the traffic.
Chris F
July 24, 2018|
Response from Nicky A | Reviewed this property |
yes saw lots of dogs