Northumbrian Journey of Discovery

Northumbrian Journey of Discovery

Discover the history and outstanding natural beauty of England’s northernmost region via land, rail and sea on this delightful new tour. This holiday celebrates the county’s illustrious heritage with included visits to the award-winning Beamish Museum and the National Railway Museum, two vintage train rides, plus a superb River Tyne cruise.

Discover the history and outstanding natural beauty of England’s northernmost region. Northumbria is a wonderfully diverse area with stunning countryside, mighty castles, quaint market towns and bustling cities. This holiday includes visits to the award-winning Beamish Museum and the National Railway Museum, two vintage train rides, plus a River Tyne cruise.



The four star Hilton is in an outstanding riverside location with fantastic views of the Tyne and Quayside. Facilities include a restaurant & bar, plus swimming pool, sauna and gym. All bedrooms are air-conditioned with satellite TV, telephone, hair dryer, iron & board, safe and tea / coffee tray. Lift to all floors.



Day One: We travel north to Gateshead for a steam train ride on the Tanfield Railway, the oldest in the world dating back to 1725. Our visit will also feature a guided tour of the operating line which includes the oldest railway bridge in the world – the Causey Arch. We then continue to the Hilton Hotel in Newcastle.


Day Two: Today we step back in time at the Beamish Open Air Museum, an award-winning attraction which vividly recreates life in the North from the early 1800s to the 1940s. This unique museum features a variety of recreated towns and villages where people dressed in costume actively relive the story of everyday life in the area.


Day Three: We embark on an afternoon Tyne cruise and sail under the Millennium Bridge to see a number of sights including Tynemouth Castle, the beautiful beaches of South Shields and maybe even spot some dolphins.


Day Four: This morning we travel to The National Railway Museum at Shildon which documents over 300 years of fascinating history. Marvel at iconic locomotives and browse over a million wonderful objects. We then visit the city of Durham with its iconic cathedral and impressive castle.


Day Five: We head to Alston then board the South Tynedale Heritage Railway for a journey through the beautiful unspoilt landscape of the North Pennines. Catch sight of deer and soaring birds of prey as we travel on a vintage locomotive to Lintley Halt.


Price Includes

  • Four nights’ accommodation with dinner and breakfast.

  • Two railway journeys.

  • A river cruise.

  • Admission to Beamish and The National Railway Museum.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Deganwy Deganwy, Railway Station Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Halkyn Halkyn, Outside Billy Jeans
(Springfield Hotel Return Drop Off Point)
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. New Road Llandudno Junction, New Road Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Old Colwyn Old Colwyn, Church Walks Bus Stop
Opposite The Plough Inn
Penmaenmawr Penmaenmawr, Llys Clwyd Bus Stop (Opposite Spar)
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham, Northbound Wrexham, Taxi Stand King Street
(Taxi Feeder Service)
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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