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Northumbria

5 days from £319 per person*

*based on sharing on a twin/double basis and a minimum of 40 paying passengers

  • Beamish Open Air Museum

Overview

A warm welcome, scenic countryside and amazing heritage awaits us in Northumbria.  As well as the contrasting cities of Newcastle and Durham, there are an array of castles, gardens and historic homes.  A highlight of our suggested itinerary is Beamish Open Air Museum, which tells the story of life in the north of England in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.

Itinerary

Day 1 – We depart our local area for the journey to Northumbria and our hotel. Comfort stops can be made along the way, or possibly a visit a National Trust property or town of interest (dependent on route). Dinner will be served at our hotel this evening.

Day 2 – After breakfast we make our way to Beamish Open Air Museum, for a full day exploring the extensive site which is set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside. The Town, Pit Village, Home Farm and Pockerley Old Hall are brought to life by costumed folk and the buildings are not replicas, but have been brought, brick by brick, from around the region and reconstructed. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 3 – This morning we travel into Newcastle and Gateshead. Newcastle, located on the north bank of the River Tyne and Gateshead on the south bank are connected by seven bridges across a spectacular river landscape to form a diverse and extremely vibrant visitor destination. From the elegant sweeping streets designed in the 1830’s, the Victorian Grainger Market and world class heritage and cultural attractions, there’s something to suit all tastes. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 4 – Today will be spent at leisure in and around the beautiful city of Durham. You may wish to visit Durham Cathedral, one of the greatest Norman buildings in England. Next to the Cathedral is Durham Castle, and together this UNESCO World Heritage Site forms a stunning city panorama. The city’s historic streets contain a selection of independent boutiques and quirky craft shops. Return to hotel. Dinner at hotel.

Day 5 – Checking out of our hotel we commence our homeward journey, with an appropriate stop or visit en-route.

The exact order of excursions may be subject to change

Hotel

Holiday Inn Gosforth Park

The Holiday Inn Gosforth Park occupies a rural setting surrounded by 16 acres of countryside, located 6 miles from Newcastle and this is the main base of our tour. Bedrooms are spacious and equipped with TV, free WiFi, hairdryer, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom. The hotel has a heated indoor swimming pool, relaxing newly refurbished lounge, plus a bar and restaurant.

A selection of alternative hotels are available in the area.

Inclusions

What’s included
• Executive touring coach throughout
• 4 nights half board accommodation
• Itinerary as detailed

What’s not included
• Single supplement
• Travel insurance
•  Admission fee to NT properties for non NT members

To Book

Any of our tours can be tailored to suit your particular groups requirements.

For further details please contact one of the team on 01225 764205 or sales@successtours.com