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Select Durham, Captain Cook's Whitby & The Market Town Of Barnard Castle

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TGLE8193

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

5 Day Select Holiday

Durham City is steeped in a thousand years of history and boasts a distinctive collection of museums, galleries and historic houses all bringing the past to life. Perhaps explore the eleventh century cathedral and castle or visit the Heritage Centre & Museum which is housed in a historic church with artefacts showcasing local history. Maybe 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. A holiday highlight will be our cruise on the River Wear, taking in spectacular views of the city from the waterfront. We also spend a day in must visit Barnard Castle, a market town named after the castle it is built around. For a change of pace and scenery, we head to Whitby where you could follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook taking in sights such as the seventeenth century harbourside house where the great explorer came to serve his apprenticeship.

PRICE FROM ? £439 per person
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Your Excursions

Durham City River Wear Cruise
We head to Browns Boathouse to board the Prince Bishop for our river cruise enjoying the very best views of Durham City’s landmarks along with live commentary. On board you’ll find a sun deck and a bar selling drinks and snacks. Afterwards, continue exploring Durham at your own pace. Don’t miss the World Heritage cathedral and castle.

Must sees include the haunting remains of the abbey which, along with twelfth century St Mary’s Church, inspired Bram Stoker’s gothic tale of Dracula. Perhaps follow in the footsteps of the great explorer Captain Cook at his harbourside house.

Barnard Castle
This enchanting must see market town is built around a twelfth century castle overlooking the tumultuous River Tees. Its delightfully distinctive streets are crammed with antique and local crafts shops as well as quirky treasures such as the bulletmarked market cross. The nearby Bowes Museum is a French-style 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 leather seats, climate control, panoramic windows, satellite navigation and an onboard library.

  • Door to Door* service
  • Select welcome pack
  • Guided tour on one day of your holiday
  • Coffee and pastry on outward journey

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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Collect 500 Coach Miles

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


Select (UK Mainlands)

  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 
  • Door to Door* Service
  • Luxury coach travel throughout
  • Morning coffee & pastry on outward journey 
  • Guided tour on one day of the holiday
  • Excursions as stated
  • Select welcome pack 


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Blackwell Grange Hotel - Darlington

Resting in acres of picturesque woodland, this notable seventeenth century mansion gracefully blends period elegance with contemporary comforts and promises a memorable stay. Enjoy an apéritif in Captain Cook’s Bar along with views of the gorgeous grounds.

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