Historic Durham & Beamish Open Air Museum
5 Day Select Holiday
- Dinner, bed and breakfast
- Luxury coach travel throughout
- Excursions as stated
- Select extras
- Premium welcome pack
- Extra leg room
- Reclining leather seats
- Climate control
- On board library
- Premium welcome pack
- Carefully selected quality hotels.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Durham is steeped in a thousand years of history and brings the past to life with its distinctive museums and historic houses along with an eleventh century cathedral and ancient castle. We include a visit to stunning Crook Hall, the oldest inhabited house in Durham City. Another highlight will be our day at Beamish Open Air Museum for a unique insight into how lives were lived in the 1900s with authentic attractions such as the town stables, a traditional pub and a replica garage. We also head to colourful Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum and the medieval market town of Alnwick.
We make an en route stop in the attractive market town of Richmond.
Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum & Alnwick
Howick Hall Gardens surround the Grade II listed building that was home to Prime Minister, Charles Earl Grey after whom the famous tea is named. From here, we continue to picturesque Alnwick.
Beamish Open Air Museum
Ride the trams, visit the shops, explore the old farm, experience the pit village and colliery, go down the mine, view the schoolhouse and buy some sweets from the old fashioned shop – all of which recreate life from over a hundred years ago.
Durham & Crook Hall
Perhaps discover Durham’s impressive cathedral and imposing castle. Later, we visit the city’s Crook Hall – a medieval manor dating from 1217 with a Jacobean drawing room, maze and acres of themed gardens.
Our homeward journey is punctuated with a stop in the coastal resort of Whitby, home to a busy harbour and numerous delicious fresh fish and chip shops.
Door to Door* Service
For departures from Scotland (Glenton)
Where advertised our door to door service is available to customers living within ten miles of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Hamilton. On our AIR & CRUISE holidays we offer an extended service with a radius of 35 miles from the listed points, for departures from Scottish ports and airports. Please call 08000 24 24 24 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
For departures from England (Glenton Palmer)
Our much-loved free Door to Door service is available on all Glenton Palmer Select coach tours of four days or longer and many of our AIR & CRUISE holidays. Available to customers living in the collection area. Please click here to view maps of the pick up areas. Please call 01924 895 849 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
A home collection may still be available from outside these areas but a supplement will apply.
Where advertised this free service it may be necessary to share your vehicle with other passengers on your tour. The pick-up will be at the address of the lead name on your booking. Additional pick-ups may be requested at a supplement of £20 per person. You will be driven from your home to a coach pick-up point and, on occasion, you may have to transfer to another vehicle before boarding the coach. Unfortunately, for operational and administrative reasons, Door to Door service may not be available for bookings made within 21 days of departure.Back to top