The highlight of this tour will be the impressive Tall Ships fleet, creating a stunning spectacle on the the River Wear, along with visits to Barnard Castle, Locomotion and Durham. Our hotel is the Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel, situated in a delightful rural location on the border of Durham and Northumbria, overlooking the Derwent Valley.
The 3 star Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel is a comfortable and well-appointed hotel offering excellent hospitality within quality modern surroundings. There is a good restaurant and various bars to relax in after dinner. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, complimentary toiletries and Wi-Fi. The hotel has a swimming pool, sauna and gym. There is a lift.
We travel to the historic market town of Barnard Castle and then on to the Locomotion Railway Museum at Shilden, where you can view more than 70 heritage vehicles from the national rail collection. We continue to Allensford for 2 nights half board accommodation at the Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel.
Today we travel to Sunderland for a full day soaking up the on-shore atmosphere around the port. We will see the Tall Ships making their final race preparations before setting sail for the North Sea in the magnificent 'Parade of Sail'.
We take a short drive to the beautiful cathedral city of Durham. Set on a peninsular in the River Wear this small city with its winding cobbled streets, has plenty of superb cafes, artisan workshops, boutiques, galleries and museums to explore. We depart mid afternoon arriving into our local area late afternoon.
2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Luxury coach travel, Services of experienced tour driver.
Excursions - Entry to Locomotion and Tall Ships festival.
DEPOSIT: £20.00 per person
Single supplement: £50.00