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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 Englands northernmost region via land, rail and sea on this delightful tour. Northumbria is a wonderfully diverse area with stunning countryside, mighty castles, quaint market towns and bustling cities. This holiday celebrates the countys 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.
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 feature air conditioning, television, telephone, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, iron / ironing board, safe and tea / coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors.
Three nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast
Single journey on the Tanfield Railway.
Admission to the Railway Museum at Shildon.
Admission to Beamish Museum.
River Tyne cruise.
Single journey on the South Tynedale Railway.
Return Travel by Luxury Coach
Early departure for our journey towards Gateshead and 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.D
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. In the afternoon 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. Set in beautiful countryside, 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.B, D
This morning enjoy some time at leisure in Newcastle before we embark on an afternoon Tyne cruise, departing at mid-day. Sail under the Millennium Bridge, see a number of sights including Tynemouth Castle and the beautiful beaches of South Shields, and maybe even spot some dolphins. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.B, D
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 where there will be a short stop. We then board the coach and commence our journey home to North Wales.B, D
B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|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 |
|Ewloe|| Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel |
|Gaerwen|| Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park |
|Gwalchmai|| Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock |
|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. Station|| Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop |
|Llanfairfechan|| Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop |
|Llanfairpwll|| Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park |
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
|Llanfairpwll Park & Ride|| Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride |
|Llangefni|| Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop |
|Llanrug|| Llanrug, Arvonia Garage |
|Menai Bridge|| Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop |
|Northop|| Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop |
|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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