We have pleasure in repeating one of our most popular tours. The Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel is situated in a delightful rural location on the border of Durham and Northumbria, overlooking the Derwent Valley. Fantastic scenery is guaranteed as we cruise the River Tyne, visit spectacular Cragside Hall, tour alongside Hadrian’s Wall and return via the Northern Dales and Lakes.
The 3 star Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel is a comfortable and well-appointed hotel within quality modern surroundings. There is a good restaurant and various bars to relax in after dinner. All the bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, iron and ironing board, Wi-Fi and tea making facilities. The hotel has a swimming pool, sauna and gym. There is a lift.
We travel north to Houghton Hall Garden Centre, Carlisle for a refreshment break. We continue via Hadrian`s wall, passing various Roman forts on our way to historic Hexham. Here we take a further break before continuing to Consett for 3 nights half board accommodation at the Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel.
We travel to Newcastle where we pick up a local guide for an interesting tour of this iconic northern city. 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.
We travel north through the picturesque Rothbury Forest to Cragside Hall and Gardens, the former home of the Victorian Inventor and industrialist Lord Armstrong, who constructed Britain`s first hydro-electric plant at his Cragside home.
We travel home via Alston, Hartside Pass and Penrith alongside Ullswater and over dramatic Kirkstone Pass to enjoy beautiful Lakeland views. Arrive into our local area late afternoon.
3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Luxury coach travel, Services of experienced tour driver, Excursions include guided tour of Newcastle, river cruise on the Tyne, entrance to Cragside Hall.
DEPOSIT: £30.00 per person
p>Single supplement: £84.00