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Northumberland, Hadrian's Wall, Holy Island & Alnwick Castle - Jg Explorer

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9791

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Luxury Coach

5 days

UK 2024

PRICE FROM ? £449 per person
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Itinerary

Description

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Travel in style on this holiday aboard a JG Explorer coach!

This break is the perfect chance to explore the very best Northumberland has to offer. The rugged scenery and seascapes of this lovely region with its ancient castles, vast sandy beaches and rolling moorland are not only spectacular but some of the most unspoilt of coastal Britain. On this captivating break, we also explore the UK’s most significant Roman site, Hadrian’s Wall and venture across to the unique Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

Itinerary

Included Excursions

Holy Island of Lindisfarne & Alnwick Castle (full day)

We start with a visit to the historic Holy Island of Lindisfarne, lying just a few miles off the Northumberland coast. Only accessible twice a day at low tide, this beautifully unspoilt island is where Christianity first took hold in Britain and is also home to a picturesque 16th-century castle and an array of wildlife.

Featured in the hugely popular TV series Downton Abbey and still home to the Duke of Northumberland and his family, Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England. The lavish State Rooms contain an eclectic array of furniture, ceramics and art collected by the Percy family for over 700 years.

Hadrian’s Wall & Chesters Fort (full day)

The Romans built Hadrian’s Wall as a fortification across Britain some two thousand years ago. We explore this fascinating archaeological site with a guided tour following George Wade’s Military Road on our way to Chesters Fort, part of the wall and the best-preserved Roman cavalry fort in the country.


Optional Excursion

Durham – £14pp (full day)

For our optional excursion, we head to Durham, a handsome University City set on the peaceful banks of the River Wear. The city is a great place to visit all year round and is home to an array of historic buildings, most notably the Norman Cathedral and the 11th-century castle, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is also a haven for confessed shopaholics. Walk the cobbled streets and browse the many stylish independent shops and high-street stores which jostle for your attention.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel on a JG Explorer coach (see Helpful Information below)
  • 4 nights at a selected hotel, Newcastle (JG3 rating) with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Alnwick Castle, Hadrian’s Wall & Chesters Fort
  • Guided tour of Hadrian’s Wall

Optional excursion to Durham (£14pp)

Search Bullets

  • 4 nights at a selected hotel, Newcastle (JG3 rating) with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Bamburgh Castle, Hadrian’s Wall & Chesters Fort
  • Guided tour of Hadrian’s Wall

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JG3

Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, or are very-welcoming family-owned properties. Generally, they offer a greater range of facilities and services, and bedrooms tend to be a little more spacious with additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or waiter service.

Helpful info

JG Explorer Coaches 

We are pleased to introduce JG Explorer – a brand-new deluxe coach, thoughtfully designed to provide an elevated coach experience and ensure your journey is special and memorable.

Exclusive to the JG Travel Group, the design of these coaches has been meticulously thought through with your comfort in mind – with only 44 seats meaning more room on board and padded seats. There’s improved legroom and a footrest, making certain that wherever you sit, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your journey. We know it’s the small things that make a big difference in terms of ease and added convenience, so our Explorer coaches feature a floor-level, rear-mounted toilet, accessible to all customers.

On-board entertainment throughout your journey is easy to find on the JG Explorer, with access to Azimut, our wireless media system, providing films and quizzes. Simply bring along your smartphone or iPad and enjoy this entertainment interruption-free, with the use of our extra reliable Wi-Fi, free to all passengers and a handy USB port at each seat.

The layout of the JG Explorer includes a floor-level, rear-mounted kitchen with a sink, an espresso machine to purchase delicious Nespresso coffee, dispensed by your driver during comfort breaks, and a fridge stocked with cold drinks and milk. Customers are welcome to help themselves to complimentary JG bottles, that can be used for refill at the built-in cold-water filter, cutting down on the need for disposable plastic bottles and doing our part for the environment. 

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Accommodation

Selected Hotel

We’ll stay at one of two hotels in Newcastle:

Leonardo Hotel, Newcastle Quayside (JG3 rating)

The Leonardo Hotel, Newcastle Quayside is conveniently located overlooking the Tyne and the Millennium Bridge. The hotel features spacious en-suite rooms with tea and coffee-making facilities as well as a relaxing restaurant and bar.

Upgrade to a Quayside River View Room at the Leonardo Hotel, Newcastle Quayside (JG3 rating) for £25pp

Leonardo Hotel, Newcastle (JG3 rating)

The Leonardo Hotel, Newcastle is located in the heart of the city. The hotel offers a stylish bar and a contemporary restaurant. The modern en-suite rooms have a flat-screen TV with Freeview, tea and coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi.

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