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Whitby, Goathland, and the North York Moors Small-Group Day Trip from York

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    What to Expect
    This exclusive small-group tour has only 8 passengers per group, so you'll be guaranteed a truly personalised tour of Yorkshire with a native, born and bred Yorkshireman. You'll meet your Yorkshire guide at 8:45am in the heart of York, close to York Minster, and hop into your climate-controlled minivan for the day's excursion across the North Yorkshire countryside.

    The tour begins with a drive to the market town of Helmsley, pausing on the way to admire the ruins of Byland Abbey. In Helmsley you can enjoy 45 minutes to explore at leisure, taking the chance to wander through the charming streets or to enjoy tea or coffee in a local cafe or tearoom. The tour then continues up to the idyllic stone village of Hutton-le-Hole, where you'll have time for a short stroll across the village before travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park, learning about the amazing history, wildlife and culture of the region and enjoying a scenic photo stop along the way.

    Your destination on the far side of the Moors is the seaside town of Whitby, where you'll have two hours at leisure to explore at your own pace. You can discover the famous cliff-top Abbey, enjoy a fish-and-chips lunch, explore the cobbled streets, historic cottages, and beautiful beach, or shop for Whitby jet.

    From Whitby, you'll return through the North York Moors as you travel through Sleights and onto the village of Goathland, nestled at the bottom of a wide valley surrounded by the heather-clad hills of the North York Moors. Fans of Heartbeat, the long-running ITV drama series, will recognize this as Aidensfield: you'll have chance to visit the Aidensfield Arms, pop into Aidensfield Stores and Post Office, and see what's happening at Scripps Garage. Love Harry Potter? Don't miss the chance to capture pictures at Goathland station, which did duty as Hogsmeade Station for the filming of the Harry Potter movies.

    The return journey to York offers the chance to see the ancient wall paintings in Pickering's Church of St Peter & St Paul. The tour concludes back in York city centre, in time to attend Evensong at York Minster.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Central York
    Departure Time
    8:45 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Driver/guide - a born & bred Yorkshireman
    • Live commentary on board
    • Exclusive Small-group tour - just 8 per tour
    • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
    • Entrance fees to optional attractions in Whitby
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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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    We had a great day. Chris was our tour guide for the day and he is so full of knowledge about everything that we saw along the way. Also quite a funny guy and kept us laughing all day. The tour itself, absolutely great. So much history and beauty to be seen. Very happy
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    Response from Chris M, Owner at Whitby, Goathland, and the North York Moors Small-Group Day Trip from York
    Responded 10 Oct 2019
    Hi Daryl & Annette - thank you for this fantastic review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and really grateful to you for taking the time to post a review.
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    Very enjoyable and interesting day trip. Chris our guide had such extensive knowledge of the areas we visited and really made the day interesting. Thoroughly recommend this trip to everyone
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    I had a wonderful trip yesterday. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, I learnt lots of new things, very punctual and polite. I would definitely recommend this trip for a day out with a difference.
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    Response from Chris M, Owner at Whitby, Goathland, and the North York Moors Small-Group Day Trip from York
    Responded 9 Jul 2019
    Thanks for the great review and your recommendation!
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    We had an all day tour across the moors from York to Whitby including a steam train trip from Goathland. Pete was a great guide and shared so much information about the moors, and the villages we visited. He was humorous and helpful and made our trip truly lovely!
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    Response from Chris M, Owner at Whitby, Goathland, and the North York Moors Small-Group Day Trip from York
    Responded 9 Jul 2019
    Thanks Dana - that's a great review! It's really nice to see how much you've enjoyed the tour and that you had such a great time with Pete. I'll make sure he reads it!
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    Read the trip advisor before booking everything was excellent from start to finish.Chris our guide did an excellent job with information plenty of laughter and banter we had a great time and really did experience far more then we could have achieved by ourselves.The route was
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    Response from Chris M, Owner at Whitby, Goathland, and the North York Moors Small-Group Day Trip from York
    Responded 9 Jul 2019
    "One of the best guided tours ever!!" - that is a fantastic summary of the tour! Thanks for the brilliant 5-star review. It was a pleasure to show you around my home region and to give you some unexpected surprises! We really appreciate your recommendation. Thank you.
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    About the operator
    By: Grand Yorkshire
    447 reviews
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    M H
    Great Fun
    My 11 year old daughter and I loved this experience and had a fantastic day out. We travelled standard class
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    Stayed for 1 Night as a Birthday Treat . This is a Beautiful Hotel with excellent professional friendly, and
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    Bangor, Maine
    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
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    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Fantastic chauffeured trip
    Fantastic day with our wonderful driver Peter. He was so informative, polite and friendly. Fantastic value would
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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
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    Anna W
    St. Albans, United Kingdom
    An excellent day out with a friendly knowledgable guide. We would definitely recommend this tour. Good Value for
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    County Laois, Ireland
    Fabulous day out
    Fantastic day out in the Yorkshire Moors, Helmsley, Whitby and ‘Aidansfield’! An excellent day and a brilliant
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    Sajid B
    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
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    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Very relaxing and friendly
    The North Moor Tour was very relaxing and comfortable. Some beautiful scenic spots and traditional Yorkshire
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    Hamilton, Canada
    Grand Yorkshire tours
    Great tour company for sight-seeing outside of York. Guides are excellent and the stops are very interesting.
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    Melbourne, Australia
    A full day of sights and delights.
    Brilliant day on this North York Moors tour. First stop, the very cute village of Helmsley. Then on through the
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    Debra S
    Teddington, United Kingdom
    Grand Yorkshire
    A great tour, only six of us but it was all so friendly. Will definitely come back to York and GY. **
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    Hagley, United Kingdom
    Excellent, enjoyable, recommended
    Local lad Peter welcomed us to one of the firm's 8-seater comfortable buses conveniently outside York Minster and,
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    Leyland, United Kingdom
    North Yorkshire Moors Railway
    Our mixed Social Group of about 10 adults. Age range 55 to 75 years old, were on a Shearings 3 night 4 day weekend
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    London, United Kingdom
    A fantastic tour
    Went on the steam, Moors and Whitby tour which was brilliant. Our tour guide Chris was very engaging and
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