Steam Trains, Whitby, And The North York Moors Full-Day Tour From York

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:45 AM
  • Departure Details :
    York YO1 7EF, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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.


Rail Tour

Small-group tour

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: North York Moors National Park.

Stop in the market town of Helmsley - chance to explore the town and see its attractions.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: North York Moors National Park

Scenic drive with photo stops and opportunity to get out and enjoy the views and scenery.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Goathland Station, Goathland, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England

Visit the station which featured as Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter films.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Whitby Harbour, Whitby, Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, England

2 hours at leisure in the fishing town of Whitby - chance to enjoy lunch and to discover the many attractions in Whitby.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Pickering)

Journey from Goathland to Pickering on the heritage steam railway.

Duration: 1 hour



Live commentary on board

Local guide

Transport by climate-controlled minivan

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point


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


Food and drinks, unless specified

Entry/Admission - North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Pickering)

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!

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  • 07-Oct-2019

    Great day out .got to see many parts of Yorkshire .with the highlight being the moors and a ride on a steam train .peter the guide was top draw explaining the whole day and telling us the times and places we had to be to pick up the mini bus .lovely day out cheers Pete

  • 02-Sep-2019

    For Californians, this was a great way to experience the best of the North York Moors in early August. Wish we could remember the name of the young man who guided us through the moors, even jumping out of the van to show us how quick and low flying the grouse are presenting a challenge for the shooters who would be stalking them during the next weeks. He was extremely knowledgable and friendly even adding one last stop at St. Peter and St. Paul in Pickering, home of the famous medieval frescoes! We had picture perfect weather for walking the grounds of the beautiful remains of Whitby Abbey on the North Sea as well as a stroll through the colorful town of Whitby. The steam train ride on the North Yorkshire Moors RR gave us a view of a wooded section of the moor. It was a grand day!

  • 21-Aug-2019

    We had a great day despite the rain, we all got dropped off at the Abbey then walked down the 199 steps into the town. Had fish and chips gluten free for lunch so good to be able to do, so thank you Magpie Cafe. Then we went to Goathland for our steam train trip. Along the way to Whitby we went through the moors and learnt about them , and through quaint villages . Great knowledgeable guide. Fun day

  • 19-Aug-2019

    Chris, our tour guide was very knowledgeable. It was a very small group, our family of 4 and another family of 3, so it was like a personal tour. The towns we visited were beautiful, could have spent days in them, and the drive, countryside, and moors were breathtaking. It was an all day tour, but could be even longer As there was so much to see.

  • 15-Aug-2019

    It was awesome. The guides are really friendly, inormative and original. They were always on top of everything. Thank you!

  • 01-Aug-2019

    I did this trip at the start if the summer holidays. It was a busy day. Enjoyed the stop at Whitby and could of stayed there longer. The steam train was also good and just the right amount of time.
    Lots of great views of Yorkshire from the mini bus and train as well as walking around at the stops. Great day out.

  • 15-Jul-2019

    Someone recommended that I take a day trip to Whitby and when I was looking to get there by public transit was not going to be possible in the time that I had So when I stumbled on this tour I booked. Am I ever glad that I did! There was a small group of us [just 8] so our tour guide Matt was able to keep track of us all very easily. We had a great day stopping in Helmsley for about 45 minutes just long enough to wander through this beautiful little market town then we went on to Whitby arriving a little earlier than normal which was great for us so we had almost a full three hours there. Matt and our bus driver [Brian I believe] drove us through Whitby and pointing out various points of interest and then they drove us right up to the Abbey so we did not have to walk up the steps. The Abbey, a ruin, is beautiful and the views from the top of the harbour and the town and out to the sea are stunning.

    Whitby it’s self is beautiful as well. So after spending some time at the Abbey I wander down the 190 or so odd steps and walk through old cobblestone streets twisty Windee and I bought myself the pre-requisite fish and chip lunch, and sat out in the harbour watching people come and go. When we left Whitby we went to Goathland Where we caught the steam train to Peterborough. Our bus met us there and we wandered back to York. We did take a small side trip to another Abbey which I unfortunately can’t recall the name. A beautiful little ruin right on the edge of a river.

    We were delivered back to Wiard drop off point in the shadow of York minster. All in all a fantastic day and Matt regaled us with tidbits of history and lore.

    If you are considering taking this trip, then do it!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    One of the best tours we have taken in the UK - full of interest for all ages -driver went out of his way to ensure we see as much as possible without being rushed. Would recommend to anyone couples and ,families.

  • 08-May-2019

    We had Chris as our guide. He grewup in the area and had lots of facts and stories to add to the trip. The moors heater was not in bloom, but Chris knew all the small local roads and villagaes, Whitby is a beautiful city, the sea port was busy and lovely. Dracula's Whitby Abbey is outsting. Chris made sure we got a ride on the Steam train from Goatland to Pickering. All in all it was a great day our. Do get some fish and chips in Whitby.

  • 16-Jul-2018

    A FULL DAY tour. The tour guide Matt was very good, knowledgeable and organized. The driver was
    cordial and safe. Overall would recommend this tour. Train journey was nostalgia for days gone by.

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