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Durham, Whitby & The Market Town Of Barnard Castle

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TGLE9158

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

5 Day Select Holiday

Durham is steeped in a thousand years of history and presents a unique collection of historic landmarks, all bringing the past to life. Our cruise through the city on the meandering River Wear will treat you to the very best views of the Romanesque cathedral, Norman castle and ancient bridges. Afterwards, perhaps visit the Heritage Centre & Museum which is housed in a historic church with relics showcasing local history. Head to the Oriental Museum with its artefacts from ancient Egypt or discover Crook Hall where you’ll find a Jacobean drawing room and a silver garden. We spend a day in Barnard Castle, a market town named after the castle it’s built around. We also visit Whitby where you could follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook at his harbourside house, or view the abbey and church that were the settings for the gothic horror novel Dracula.

PRICE FROM ? £499 per person
Plan My Trip


Select (UK Mainlands)

  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 
  • Door to Door* Service
  • Luxury coach travel throughout
  • Leisurely coffee break with a sweet treat
  • Guided tour on one day of the holiday
  • Excursions as stated
  • ABTA bonded for your peace of mind

Holiday Highlights & Inclusions

• Durham City River Wear cruise 
• Excursions to Whitby and Barnard Castle 
• Four nights dinner, bed & breakfast 
• Select Extras: Door to Door* service, Luxury coach travel throughout, Leisurely coffee break with a sweet treat, Guided tour on one day of the holiday
• Coach travel throughout
• ABTA bonded for your peace of mind

Your Excursions

Durham City River Wear Cruise
We head to Browns Boathouse to board the Prince Bishop for our river cruise enjoying superlative views of Durham City’s landmarks along with live commentary. Onboard you’ll find a sun deck and a café bar. Afterwards, explore Durham at your own pace. Don’t miss the World Heritage cathedral and castle. 
Attractions include the haunting remains of the abbey which, along with St Mary’s Church, inspired Bram Stoker’s gothic tale of Dracula. Follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook at his harbourside house where the great explorer served his apprenticeship. 
Barnard Castle
This enchanting market town is built around a twelfth century castle overlooking the River Tees. Its distinctive streets are crammed with antique and craft shops as well as quirky treasures such as the bullet-marked market cross. The Bowes Museum is a Frenchstyle chateau surrounded by gardens and housing decorative arts and is well worth a visit as is the medieval castle after which the town was named.

Select by Glenton


Luxury travel in GLENTON Select coaches, extra leg room, reclining seats, climate control, panoramic windows and USB charging points.

  • Door to Door* service
  • Luxury coach travel throughout
  • Leisurely coffee break with a sweet treat
  • Guided tour on one day of the holiday

Door to Door* Service for Select Holidays


For added convenience and comfort you can now enjoy Door to Door* service on all our Select holidays. Our transfer vehicle will pick you up at your own front door, chauffeuring you to our pick up point to join our luxury Select coach.

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Durham, Whitby & Barnard Castle

Collect 500 Coach Miles

COACH MILES is our fantastic reward scheme, allowing you to save money the more you travel with us. On this holiday you can collect 500 coach miles.


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