Tours and excursions
If you're looking for someone else to do the hard work for you, there are a number of coach operators who organise day trips, short breaks and longer tours to the North York Moors, all offering good value for money.
- BOBH - Day Trips from York
North York Moors and Whitby tour runs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, taking in Kilburn White Horse, Helmsley, Whitby, Goathland, North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Howardian Hills.
The Captain Cook Experience - follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook, marking the 250th anniversary of his first voyage of discovery (private group tour from York, Leeds or Harrogate on any date)
- Coastal & Country Coaches
Based in Whitby operating the popular yellow Open Top Tour Bus around the town, daily from March to November.
- Coatham Coaches
This Guisborough based company offers a variety of day excursions, including to different parts of the North York Moors, such as Helmlsey, Hutton le Hole and Whitby.
- David Urquhart Travel
Various short breaks and weekend trips to Scarborough, York and Whitby, including stops in Goathland and Pickering.
- Durham City Coaches
With pickups from Durham and across the north east, choose from a variety of trips including Heartbeat themed, Eden Camp, Helmsley and Whitby.
- East Yorkshire Coaches
East Yorkshire Coaches operate a number of day excursions, including trips to Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Flamingo Land.
- Grand UK Holidays
Handpicked coach holidays; options include Yorkshire Coast & Country with stops in Thornton le Dale and Goathland plus optional rides on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway or Dales & Moors, with a day in the National Park.
- Grand Yorkshire
Private tours, excursions and trips to the North York Moors throughout the year, including the following starting from York:
Steam Trains, Whitby & the Moors available most days of the week, including a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (April-October, check website for dates)
York & Yorkshire in a day (Mondays and Fridays) - a small group walking and driving tour with highlights including Rievaulx Abbey and Staithes
An Afternoon & Evening in the Moors (Mondays and Fridays)
Whitby, Goathland and the Moors every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday (November to March only)
- Kee Travel
West Yorkshire based company offering day tours to a variety of destinations in the North York Moors, including Whitby, Helmsley, Goathland, Hutton le Hole, Robin Hood's Bay and Sutton Bank National Park Centre
- Mountain Goat
Day tours from York taking in many National Park highlights, including Goathland and Helmlsey as well as a stop in Whitby.
- Priory Coaches
North east based company offering wide range of scenic tours across the North York Moors, and seaside trips to Scarborough and Whitby.
- Shearings Holidays
Organises short breaks and coach holidays to the North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast, based from hotels in Whitby and Scarborough, departing from many locations around England. See their website for further details.
If you are a Coach or Tour Operator who already operate regular excursions to the North York Moors and you are not listed here, please get in contact and let us know where and when you go.