Travel to your hotel via the Bowes Museum with a tour of the nationally renowned art collection. Also known as the North's Museum of Art, Fashion & Design, the museum is filled with art collections spanning three floors in the magnificent French-styled building.
Visit Alnwick Castle & Gardens, complete with a guided tour of the State Room. The second largest inhabited castle in England, Alnwick Castle has been home to the Duke of Northumberland's family for over 700 years and is brimming with drama, intrigue and history. Combining magnificent medeival architecture with spectacular Italian State Rooms, the castle is ideal for group visits. It has also been used as a filming location for major film and television productions, featuring as Hogwarts in Harry Potter, and as a location for Downton Abbey.
Take a day visiting Holy Island and take a boat cruise to Inner Farne. Holy Island is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England, and is one of the most important centres of early English Christianity. Irish monks settled here in AD 635 and the monastery became the centre of a major saint's cult, honouring Cuthbert and the ruins can still be seen today. Once on Inner Farne, if you're lucky, you will see grey seals in the water and puffins hatching.
A guided walking tour of Durham, named one by National Geographic as one of Britain's eight most beautiful cities in 2019. The castle and cathedral both display magnificent architecture. Take some time to stroll along the peaceful riverbanks of the River Wear, a river heavily associated with the Industrial Revolution.
Newcastle Upon Tyne & Departure
Laing Art Gallery and spend some free time in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Your private coach driver will then take you to your designated drop off point, via the