Kingdom of Northumbrias Castles and Coastline

Tour Details

Explore spectacular Northumbria in England’s northeast – home to many of the country’s finest castles and wonderful coastlines. Visit medieval Alnwick Castle – home of the current Duke of Northumberland – and journey along the coast to Bamburgh and a visit to the holy island of Lindisfarne. No visit to this region would be complete without free time in Newcastle.

 

Departing 4th July 2021

From £419 per person sharing

 

Price includes:

  • Luxury coach travel from Coleraine, Ballymoney, Cloughmills, Ballymena, Dunsilly, Belfast and Belfast Stena Line Port
  • Return ferry crossings with Stena Line – Belfast/Cairnryan
  • 4 nights accommodation at the 3* Caledonian Hotel, Newcastle
  • Breakfast and evening meals
  • Visit to Hexham
  • Entrance to Alnwick Castle and Gardens
  • Free time in Newcastle with a 1hr river cruise
  • Coastal tour of Northumbria including Seahouses, Bamburgh and Holy Island of Lindisfarne
  • Free time at Gretna Green Outlet Village
  • Services of an experienced Travel Solutions tour manager

 

Optional extra:

  • Single room supplement – £100 per person

Accommodation

3* Caledonian Hotel

 

With a stylish bistro and sun terrace, Caledonian Hotel offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel is in the cosmopolitan Jesmond area, just a mile from Newcastle city centre.

Set in a Georgian building, the bright rooms have colourful decor and a luxury private bathroom. All rooms feature a satellite TV and tea/coffee facilities



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Itinerary

Day 1

Meet your coach at your selected pick-up point and travel to join the early morning ferry crossing. On arrival in Scotland, we continue our journey towards Newcastle with a stop at the Gretna Green Outlet Village for some free time before arriving at your hotel late afternoon.

 

Day 2:

This morning after breakfast, we depart to visit Hexham, was voted best market town in UK with its striking Cathedral.  Afterwards we cross Hadrians Wall, spend the afternoon at 700-year-old Alnwick Castle.  See the lavish State rooms, drawing room, dining room and the 400-year-old library with 16,000 books. Later you will meet your coach for the journey back to your hotel.

 

Day 3:

After breakfast, depart to travel the short distance into Newcastle to enjoy some free time to explore.  After lunch meet your tour manager to join a 1-hour cruise with commentary viewing the city’s famous landmarks including the Tyne Gorge and all Seven Bridges.  Later you will meet your coach for the journey back to your hotel.

 

Day 4:

This morning after breakfast, we depart for a coastal tour.  The kingdom of Northumbria is a country that lies within its own borders – a unique and beautiful place within its cuisine, tradition and lilting tonque.  The 30-mile coastal trail takes in the popular fishing village of Seahouses.  Here fish stalls sell the best fresh seafood.  Then Bamburgh, dominated by its mighty castle perched on a rocky crag.  Along the coastline with mile upon mile of golden beaches we reach tidal Holy Island of Lindisfarne – the cradle of Christianity.  Cross the 2-mile causeway (tides permitting) and explore this incredible island.  See the Priory, the distinctive castle, sample Lindisfarne Mead or enjoy a drink in one of the village pubs before travelling back to your hotel.

 

Day 5:

This morning after breakfast and checking out, we make our way back to Cairnryan with a comfort stop en-route to join the afternoon ferry crossing to Belfast.

 



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Departing 4 Jul 2021

Adult prices from £419