Full-Day Whitby and The North York Moors Private Tour from York

16 Ratings
  • Day Trip
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 8.3 hr

For group sizes of up to 4, 8 or 15 passengers, this Private Day Trip from York, just for your party, provides the opportunity to spend three hours enjoying Whitby, as well as exploring the scenic and picturesque North York Moors National Park. You will have a full three hours of free time in the fishing port of Whitby on this trip, to see Whitby Abbey (inspiration for the Dracula books), visit the Captain Cook Attractions, shop for some Whitby Jet or Gothic Fashion, sample Fish & Chips from the famous Magpie Café or just enjoy the bustling port and waterfront – the choice is yours! As well as photo stops on the moors, you will also stop at the famous Kilburn White Horse, the market town of Helmsley (with its quaint cafes, shops and medieval castle) and the beautiful, traditional English villages of Goathland (Heartbeat and Harry Potter filming location) and Lealholm (with its stepping stones across the River Esk).

Itinerary Details

Operated by: BOBH - Day Tours of Yorkshire

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: White Horse of Kilburn

Our first stop is ​at the Kilburn White Horse hill figure on the boundary of the North York Moors National Park, where your guide will tell you the story of how it was carved into the hillside in 1857.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Helmsley Castle

We then stop in the picturesque market town of Helmsley where you can view the medieval castle, explore the quaint shops or just have a leisurely Yorkshire Brew in one of the cafes – the choice is yours!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Farndale (North York Moors National Park)

After Helmsley, we head off through Hutton-le-Hole into the heart of the North York Moors National Park for some photo stops, passing the 16th century Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge (the highest point on the Moors) and Ralph’s Cross, then stop in the quaint and picturesque Yorkshire village of Lealholm to see the stepping stones over the River Esk – a great photo opportunity! It is then just a short journey into Whitby, whilst hearing stories about the seaside town’s history from your guide who will also tell you about the main places of interest that you may want to visit.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Whitby Harbour

As you arrive in Whitby, there will be a brief stop at the Captain Cook Statue and Whalebone Arch on the West Cliff then alternative drop-offs at the Harbour or Whitby Abbey, if you want to start your visit there to avoid having to climb the 199 steps! You will have three hours free time in Whitby, with options to visit Whitby’s newest attraction, The Endeavour Experience (one of only two full-size​ replicas of the HM Bark Endeavour in existence), the Captain Cook Museum, take the Bark Endeavour scale replica boat trip around the harbour, view Whitby Abbey (inspiration for the Dracula Books) or just explore the shops and market of the seaside town and experience Fish & Chips from the famous Magpie Café – the choice is yours!

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Goathland Station

You will arrive in the picture-postcard​ village of Goathland (filming location for “Aidensfield” in the Heartbeat television series and “Hogsmeade” in the Harry Potter Movies) where you can explore the filming locations, or maybe just grab an ice cream from the village store – the choice is yours!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Hole of Horcum

We leave Goathland for our final stop to enjoy the stunning views at the Hole of Horcum before heading back to York.

Duration: 5 minutes
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