Come and experience the stunning beauty of Whitby, Yorkshire's world-famous fishing port. Experience the amazing gothic ambiance that inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula. Discover the story of how the town shaped Captain James Cook and how he became the first European to visit Australia and New Zealand. On the journey, we will take in the iconic Whitby Abbey, the famous 199 steps, Whitby harbor, and a host of delightful highlights of this stunning location. You will hear stories about Dracula, smugglers, monks, ghosts, Charles Dickens, and learn about Whitby Jet, how Arguments Yard got its name, and the unique story of the Huntrodds. Get set for a fabulous, entertaining tour of England's most beautiful coastal town
Take a walk with John through the ancient streets of York. John is a natural storyteller with a wealth of knowledge about the city. He will help you to make a connection with the beautiful city that will stay with you. His passion for his home city of York shines through as he shares his thoughts on the city, its’ history, stories, fascinating characters and quirks. John’s enthusiasm and his ability to entertain and explain will guarantee you a memorable and intimate experience.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Whitby with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Whitby. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
18 June 2021
I don't always get a chance to go on John's tours due to time difference but always enjoy them when I do. Whitby is a charming place and John sure is knowledgeable. This tour is a keeper, John!
18 June 2021
I loved John's tour of Whitby. He very well prepared and had so many stories to tell. We travelled down the 199 steps and up and down the winding roads of Whitby. He told of Dracula, Captain James Cook and many other Whitby tales. I loved the little streets and the many boutiques of Whitby. John made me want to go there to see it in person. I was very glad that he was doing all those steps and not me. Excellent job. i will look for others tours by John
Marion (Toronto, Ont) C.
18 June 2021
John talked so fast that I missed most of what he was saying. He moved the gimble around so fast there was no time for any nice postcards. I actually had a headache and was dizzy from his camera handling. The abbey was quickly glossed over, he said we would have picture opportunities later in the tour. The only pictures were from across the harbour. For a first tour of Whitby, this was very disappointing.
18 June 2021
A very enjoyable tour of a lovely historic town. John certainly knows his history and is able to add interesting anecdotes and trivia along the way. I'd do this one again just to see the sights once more. Thanks!
Julie Scottish Highlands 🏴 W.
17 June 2021
John gave a fantastic tour with lots of great information.