Lindisfarne & The Alnwick Garden - 4 Days
- Duration: 4 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW11878
- Travel Type: Coach
- 3 star hotel
- Excursions: 3
3 nights. September 2018. From £279.00.
A floral wonderland
Visit the magical Alnwick Garden, one of the most talked about and remarkable garden transformations of recent times, and Holy Island, or Lindisfarne, cradle of English Christianity, on this wonderful weekend. You'll also enjoy a tour of Northumbria's beautiful heritage coastline, with its sandy beaches, ancient forts and historic fishing villages.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
Entrance to The Alnwick Garden
Tour of Northumbria's heritage coastline and visit to Lindisfarne
Visit to York
Three nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at the Holiday Inn in Washington (or similar)
Coach travel throughout
The services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
This morning you'll start your journey heading towards the Newcastle area, stopping en route for the chance to have lunch. We then continue to your hotel, arriving in good time to unpack and relax before dinner is served.
Today's highlight is a visit to the Alnwick Garden. The Castle itself is a magnificent medieval border fortress that was extensively restored in the 19th Century. The garden, however, is the real marvel. From the symmetrical design and 15,000-plus plants of the Ornamental Garden to the water sculptures arranged around a 'serpent' shaped from holly; and from the Poison Garden containing some of the world's deadliest beauties to the bamboo Labyrinth, there's simply so much to see.
Today you'll visit Lindisfarne, the fabled offshore island only accessible at low tide via a narrow causeway. Take in the fabulous views and the ancient Priory ruin, find out about island life at the Lindisfarne Centre or explore Lindisfarne Castle and the delightful Gertrude Jekyll garden (all entry fees payable locally). We'll also stop at the coastal village of Bamburgh, dominated by a great sandstone castle overlooking the Farne Islands, before returning to your hotel for dinner.
After a leisurely breakfast you'll begin your journey home, stopping en route in historic York, and arriving back in the local area by early-to-mid evening.Back to top
AccommodationHoliday Inn, Washington (or similar)
You will be staying in the three-star Holiday Inn, Washington. All rooms in this modern hotel have private facilities, colour TV, telephones and tea-and coffee-making facilities, and the hotel has good bar and restaurant facilities.Back to top
Coach seating arrangements
Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.Back to top