Newcastle, Northumbria and the Alnwick Garden

Newcastle, Northumbria and the Alnwick Garden

Staying at the 4* Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel, Newcastle

  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • Door 2 Door Home Collection
  • Tour Guide
  • Porterage
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Admission to the Lindisfarne Centre
  • ‘Quay to Sea’ boat trip
  • Admission to The Alnwick Garden

Day 1

Home pick up.

Arrive early evening on the outskirts of Newcastle.

Day 2

Lindisfarne and Bamburgh.

We travel to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, one of the foremost religious sites in the world, where Saint Aidan established a monastery in 635AD. We also visit Bamburgh which has an imposing castle and is also known for the exploits of Grace Darling.

Day 3

Hexham and Hadrian’s Wall.

Visit the attractive market town of Hexham for a lunch break. In the afternoon, we explore nearby Hadrian’s Wall. Begun in AD122 to stop raids from the Pictish tribes in the north, the wall was the edge of the Roman Empire. Today large sections still remain and we visit Chester’s (English Heritage, admission extra), one of the best preserved forts, with a fine collection of Roman ‘finds’.

Day 4

Tyne cruise.

We travel into central Newcastle for a memorable three hour boat trip on the Tyne. The ‘Quay to Sea’ cruise takes you under the Millennium Bridge, which opens especially for us and enjoy the panorama of the Tyne Gorge, shipyards Fish Quay and Tynemouth Castle and Priory. Snacks and drinks available on board.

Day 5

The Alnwick Garden.

Acclaimed as ‘the most magnificent new public garden in England for 100 years’, Alnwick was opened in October 2002 by its patron, HRH The Prince of Wales. See the Grand Cascade, Ornamental Garden and the Rose Garden.

Day 6

Homeward journey

4* Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel, Newcastle

Highly-rated modern hotel located on the outskirts of Newcastle and close to the racecourse. There are extensive leisure facilities including an indoor pool to enjoy and a comfortable lounge. The hotel has a lift.

www.marriott.co.uk

Modern Coach Travel

Our comfortable coaches offer:

  • Air conditioning
  • Toilet / washroom
  • Reclining seats
  • Hot & cold drink facilities
  • TV/DVD/CD
  • Friendly informative staff

 

Departure DateTitleHotelDaysPrice (from)Pick Up Points 
31 Aug 2017-Newcastle, Northumbria and the Alnwick Garden-Marriott Gosforth Park 6 days £599.00 Home Collection Please call