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

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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 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.
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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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 1 week ago
Thanks for the lovely review Anna. Glad you enjoyed your day out with us here in Yorkshire!
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+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 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the 5-star review - glad you enjoyed your day out!
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+13
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 3 weeks ago
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 4 weeks ago
Thank you for this fantastic review... I'm delighted to see how much you enjoyed your day out with Peter.
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Our mixed Social Group of about 10 adults. Age range 55 to 75 years old, were on a Shearings 3 night 4 day weekend staying at The Norbreck Hotel in Scarborough. The weekend we were there, the annual 3 days Wartime Weekend was happening on The North Yorkshire Moors Railway. With
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Response from ChrisofYorkshire, Owner at Steam Trains, Whitby, and the North York Moors Full-Day Tour from York
Responded 4 weeks ago
Great that you enjoyed your day out on the railway... Not sure you were on one of our tours, but glad you've had a fun day out in Yorkshire!
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  • Duration: 9h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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