Newcastle – Quayside, Castles & Coast

Our fantastic north east tour features great attractions around this beautiful coastal area, including Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle, a river cruise along the Tyne and a visit to Holy Island.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Alnwick Castle & Gardens
Today we make our way to the medieval market town of Alnwick which still retains many of its cobbled streets, narrow alleys and fine stone buildings. We visit Alnwick Castle, one of the finest medieval castles in England which famously features as ‘Hogwarts’ in the Harry Potter films.

Day 3 Newcastle
This morning we have free time in Newcastle to explore the city’s many attractions. At midday we meet at the Quayside to embark on a 2 hour cruise, sailing to Ryton Willows Nature Reserve and Newburn Countryside Park, travelling under eleven of the Tyne’s bridges. Please note, day of cruise is subject to 2019 timetable.

Day 4 Holy Island & Bamburgh Castle
After breakfast we take a drive along the scenic heritage coastline and cross the tidal causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, home to Lindisfarne Castle. We have time at leisure to explore and enjoy lunch before we visit Bamburgh Castle. Perched on rocks at the edge of the sea, the castle boasts magnificent views of the Farne Islands. We call at the
pretty fishing village of Seahouses en route back to our hotel. Please note, today is subject to tidal times.

Day 5 Departure
Today, we make our way home.

Copthorne Hotel Newcastle

AAAA Located in the City Centre
Located in the heart of the city, the contemporary Copthorne Newcastle offers views of the River Tyne and its bridges, and with easy access to all road links it is the perfect location from which to explore. The bedrooms offer comfortable, modern furnishings with views over the river and include TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Meals are served in the light and airy Quay 7 restaurant, which offers tasty meals and a perfect space in which to enjoy a drink, either inside or outside, to make the most of the riverside location. Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge.

Holiday Inn Newcastle Gosforth Park

Seaton Burn, Tyne & Wear
AAA+ Double for Single Occupancy Great Touring Location
This modern 3 star hotel is located just to the north of Newcastle, with good access available to the A1 for touring Northumbria. All 151 bedrooms are of a good size with hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Relax in the large, newly refurbished Mercury Bar and lounge area before your dinner in the stylish Blagdon Brasserie. The hotel also has leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, spa bath and sauna. Coach parking is on-site and free of charge.

Copthorne Hotel Newcastle

4 Nights Half Board
Apr, May & Oct 2019 Twin from £209pp
Jun, Jul & Sept 2019 Twin from £219pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £100
Selected Dates Only

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner

Holiday Inn Newcastle Gosforth Park

Seaton Burn, Tyne & Wear
4 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £189pp
May, Jun & Sept 2019 Twin from £195pp
Jul & Aug 2019 Twin from £199pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £94

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee & biscuits
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
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£189 for 5 days

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