The Little Haven Hotel in South Shields boasts extensive views of the busy Tyne and is ideally located as we explore Tyneside and the county of Northumberland. An interesting itinerary features Locomotion, a Quay to Sea River Cruise, Alnwick, Hartlepool's Maritime Experience and Preston Park Museum.
The 3 star Little Haven Hotel is located on the beachfront in South Shields at the mouth of the River Tyne. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
We travel to Barnard Castle and onwards to Shildon, where we visit Locomotion, an impressive railway museum with superb exhibits and interesting stories of rail travel through the years. We continue to South Shields for 4 nights half board accommodation at The Little Haven Hotel.
We transfer into Newcastle via the Angel of the North and the famous Tyne Bridge. We drop off on the Quayside and at midday we join the River Escapes Cruise to sail from 'quay to sea'. This 3-hour cruise is a fantastic way to see the changing face of the river from the best vantage point in town. You will cruise beneath the Millennium Bridge all the way to Tynemouth and return.
A visit to Alnwick is a must when in Northumbria, we head there via the Heritage Coast route, enjoying the views as we travel along. We will arrive in Alnwick late morning, allowing you plenty of time to either visit the castle or gardens (price not included), or wander around the delightful town. Take time to visit Barter Books, a quirky second-hand book shop located on the edge of town.
We travel via the coast and Sunderland before our visit to Hartlepool's Maritime Experience, a re-creation of an 18th century seaport, bringing to life the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar. We return to South Shields with free time in our home resort.
Our route home takes us via Preston Park Museum, a Georgian mansion featuring exhibits on local life, a recreated Victorian street and riverside grounds. We arrive into our local area late afternoon.
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Luxury coach travel, Services of experienced tour driver.
EXCURSIONS - entry to Locomotion (free), Quay to Sea River Cruise, Hartlepool's Maritime Experience and Preston Park Museum.
DEPOSIT: £30.00 per person
Single supplement: £76.00