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The Way We Were

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TGRA8956

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

5 Days | Half Board | Coach Holiday

HIGHLIGHTS: Beamish Open Air Museum, Cragside House, Woodhorn Colliery, Guided tour of Newcastle, Alnwick

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately we have been advised that the Tyne River Cruise company has ceased trading. As a result we have changed our itinerary to include a guided city tour (coach and walking) of Newcastle and its fascinating history.


Join us as we turn the clocks back a hundred or more years and remember how things used to be. At the award-winning Beamish Open Air Museum, streets, shops and homes recreate life at the turn of the century. We also experience how it used to be during the North East’s mining heyday and how the ‘other half’ lived at Cragside House.

PRICE FROM ? £559 per person
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Itinerary

Excursions

FULL DAY: Today we head for the picturesque fortress town of Alnwick with a magnificent castle dominating the skyline. Then on to Cragside House, an impressive Victorian mansion built for the first Lord Armstrong and the first house in the world to have electricity.

FULL DAY: Today’s full day visit to Beamish Open Air Museum is a truly unforgettable experience. Ride on the trams, visit the shops, and walk into houses - all faithfully re-creating life at the turn of the century.

FULL DAY: Today we make our way to the fascinating Woodhorn Museum, a former working colliery that today highlights the famous mining history of the North East. Afterwards we head to the River Tyne where we take a cruise from city to sea, where the riverbanks once flourished with shipbuilding and fishing boats.

Escorted Travel

Every one of our coach holidays includes the services of a coach driver and is always fully escorted by a knowledgeable Tour Manager, they are on hand every day and night and stay in the same hotel to ensure your holiday is stress-free.

Everything Included:

  • Free local joining points
  • Collect Coach Miles™
  • All coach travel
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Tour Manager escorted
  • Hotel accommodation and board as stated
  • No single room supplement
  • Excursions / itinerary as stated
  • Admission fees and entertainment if stated
  • Complete luggage handling
  • Price-Back Insurance Offer

Your Pick Up Points

Joining Your Grand UK Coach Holiday
For 2024 we have introduced improvements to our network of local pick up points across the eastern, central and southern England, aimed at shortening your journey times and getting you away on holiday more easily and conveniently, meaning an altogether more relaxing start. We now have two pick up regions so your travel days will be more convenient, providing more efficient journeys, meeting your tour manager and fellow travellers earlier and in most cases arriving in resort earlier, please refer to our Pick-ups section below for more details.
The Tour Ref below indicates whether the tour departs from Area A or Area B by having either an A or B at the end. For example, GUK5A would be a tour departing from Area A.

Pick-Up Information

For 2024 we have introduced improvements to our network of local pick up points across the eastern, central and southern England, aimed at shortening your journey times and getting you away on holiday more easily and conveniently, meaning an altogether more relaxing start. We now have two pick up regions so your travel days will be more convenient, providing more efficient journeys, meeting your tour manager and fellow travellers earlier and in most cases arriving in resort earlier.

The Tour Ref on the holiday tab indicates whether the tour departs from Area A or Area B by having either an A or B at the end. For example, GUK5A would be a tour departing from Area A.

 
 

Traveling from Departure Area A: Be picked up from your free local departure point, and join your tour coach at our interchange area at Northampton Services on the M11, at junction 15A.

 

Traveling from Departure Area B: Be picked up from your free local departure point, and join your tour coach at our interchange area at Beaconsfield Services, M40, junction 2.

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Accommodation

Mercure George Washington

This Grand UK favourite for many years is located five miles outside of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Hotel Facilities
★★★★ (AA) > Two bars, restaurant > En-suite bedrooms > Free Wi-Fi > Indoor swimming pool, gym, beauty salon, 18 hole golf course > Lift to most rooms 

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