With its beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, mighty castles and powerful cities, Northumbria is one of our most interesting destinations. On this tour we enjoy a visit to Alnwick Castle, which has featured in the Harry Potter films and Downton Abbey and also visit Alnwick Garden, where the notorious Poison Garden is one of the main attractions. We will travel through Catherine Cookson Country as we head for the coast and also tides permitting travel across the causeway to Holy Island, with the fortress-style Lindisfarne Castle perched high above the sea.
Boasting one of the finest locations in Newcastle, the Millennium Copthorne Hotel is our base for this tour. Situated on the banks of the River Tyne and just a short stroll from the city centre, the hotel has all the amenities you would expect in a modern hotel. The en-suite bedrooms are all river facing and have lovely views and are served by a lift.
Sunday: Travel to Newcastle arriving at the hotel late afternoon.
Monday: Bamburgh and the mysterious Holy Island are our destinations today. Depending on tides, we will cross the causeway to Holy Island and then return to Bamburgh with its mighty castle and spectacular beachfront location.
Tuesday: Enjoy a free morning in Newcastle, before taking an interesting cruise on the River Tyne.
Wednesday: Today we travel north as we head for Alnwick and its famous castle and garden, where we spend the day.
Thursday: We travel into Catherine Cookson Country this morning as we visit South Shields and the coast, before returning to spend the afternoon at leisure in Newcastle.
Friday: After breakfast, it is time to begin our journey home with a stop at Durham on the way.
Cost shown is per person for half board sharing a double or twin room
Single room supplement £75
Admission to Alnwick Castle and Garden and River Tyne cruise are included.