Newcastle & Durham
2018 - Copthorne Hotel - 5 Days (AUD0198)
Exploring some of the North East's finest destinations, we take a journey into the past in this fascinating part of Britain. If you have never been to Northumberland before you don't know what you're missing. England's most nortern county is a charming corner of the country which you will immediately fall in love with.
Bill Bryson called it ‘a perfect little city’ and Condé Nast’s Traveller magazine readers voted it the ‘Best city in the UK’. Now Durham City warmly awaits your visit to receive another seal of approval.
A captivating city with winding cobbled streets and a prominent peninsula. Crowned with the dramatic Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site. Durham is one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe and now home to Open Treasure, the Cathedral’s world-class exhibition.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
Located in the heart of the city, the contemporary Copthorne Newcastle offers views of the River Tyne and its bridges, and with easy access to all road links it is the perfect location from which to explore. The bedrooms offer comfortable, modern furnishings with views over the river and include TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Meals are served in the light and airy Quay 7 restaurant, which offers tasty meals and a perfect space in which to enjoy a drink, either inside or outside, to make the most of the riverside location.
After joining the coach, we make our way to the resort with stops en route. We expect to arrive at our hotel late afternoon. Dinner in the hotel.
Days 2 - 4
Traditional English breakfast followed by free time and included excursions. Dinner each evening.
After breakfast we make our way back to South Wales with a stop en route.
The handsome university city of Durham. Bill Bryson called it ‘a perfect little city’ and Conde Nast’s reader voted it ‘Best city in the UK’. After a recent familiarisation by some of the Leisuretime team, we entirely agree – Durham is a very special place, and just had to be included in our 2018 programme. The first sight of the city alone is breath-taking. Inside the city we find an abundance of impressive historical buildings and sight include the 11th-century castle, the university’s Botanic Garden and the highlight of the city’s skyline, the magnificent Norman cathedral.
Newcastle and Gateshead face each other across the River Tyne, coming together at the dazzling Quayside. The area is awash with restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels and must-see attractions. Rich in culture, architecture and history, with a great reputation for style and shopping, the breadth and scope of things to see and do in Newcastle surprises even the most well-travelled visitor. Enjoy wonderful food, and relax in pavement cafes, traditional pubs and contemporary bars.
Holy Island & Bamburgh Castle
We visit the scenic heritage coastline and cross the tidal causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, home to Lindisfarne Castle. There will be some leisurely time to explore and have lunch before our afternoon visit to Bamburgh Castle. Perched on rocks at the edge of the sea, this castle boasts magnificent views of the Farne Islands. We also call at the pretty fishing village of Seahouses. Please note, today is subject to tidal times.
- Reserved coach travel throughout
- 4 nights’ accommodation
- Half Board
- Excursions to Durham, Newcastle, Holy Island & Bamburgh Castle
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Bristol Aztec West
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff Gate
- Cardiff West
- Port Talbot
- Swansea Central
- Swansea West
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms are available in the booking process.
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