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Durham Christmas Market & Alnwick Light Trail

Durham Christmas Market & Alnwick Light Trail

Get set for Christmas and soak up the festive atmosphere on this tour to the North East of England. We have some free time at Durham, Newcastle and York Christmas Markets, as well as included admission to the Beamish Museum and Alnwick Gardens Christmas lights trail.

Get yourself into a Christmas feeling as we soak up the festive atmosphere on this tour to the North East of England. Take a stroll around the beautiful wooden chalets packed full of unique Christmas gifts and delicious festive foods as we visit Durham, Newcastle and York Christmas Markets. Included is a visit the Beamish Museum where we will discover the sights, sounds and tastes of traditional festivities in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s as well as vvisiting Alnwick Gardens and their popular Christmas lights trail.


A modern four star hotel located next to the Stadium of Light, just a short distance from Sunderland city centre. All bedrooms are all air-conditioned and feature television, telephone, Wi-Fi, iron / ironing board / hairdryer, safe and tea/coffee making facilities. Other facilities at the hotel include restaurant, bar, plus a fitness centre. Lift to all floors.


  • Accommodation with dinner & breakfast

  • Admission to Alnwick Christmas Lights Trail

  • Admission to Beamish Museum

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point

Day One

Once you have boarded our luxury coach at your selected pick up point we travel to we travel north to Newcastle Explore the city sights and the fabulous International Christmas Market, which injects a blaze of colour, festive aromas and seasonal sounds into the city centre. Following some free time in Newcastle we continue to Sunderland and check in to the Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland where we stay for the next three nights.


Day Two

This morning we head to the city of Durham and visit their award-winning Christmas Market in and around the World Heritage Site of the Cathedral and Castle. Grab a cup of mulled wine or a continental beer and take a stroll around the beautiful wooden chalets packed full of unique Christmas gifts and delicious festive foods. This afternoon we visit the famous Beamish Open Air Museum that features costumed characters that actively relive everyday life. See the towns and pit village take on a festive feel with period decorations, discover the sights, sounds and tastes of traditional festivities in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.

B, D

Day Three

We head to the charming town of Alnwick where there will be some free time to explore this beautiful market town before making our way to Alnwick Gardens this afternoon. Discover acres of fascinating plants, water sculptures and the world's largest wooden tree house! As the dark falls the light display will be switched on where you will be able to immerse yourself in a glittering carnival of light and sound.

B, D

Day Four

After breakfast we check out of the hotel and travel to York for one of their most popular evens of the year, the St Nicholas Fayre. Bursting with medieval character, the city really comes to life at this time of year with unique stalls selling all types of festive decorations, gifts and locally produced food and drinks. Stroll around the old cobbled streets with their half timbered houses, marvel at the Gothic York Minster and perhaps explore the excellent museums. We depart late afternoon to commence our homeward journey.


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.

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
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
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llandygai Llandygai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
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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