Northumberland has so much to offer Castles, gardens, museums and the great outdoors all clamour for your great outdoors all clamour for your return time after time one visit is just never enough!

Our tour is based in cosmopolitan Newcastle, a vibrant metropolis united by seven bridges that span the River Tyne. There is a guided tour to introduce us to the best of the city before we explore further afield and visit the mighty Alnwick Castle and its adjacent neighbour, the extraordinary contemporary Alnwick Garden. We round off the tour with a visit to the historic city of Durham.


Our hotel is the Jurys Inn Newcastle which is situated in the city centre. All 274 stylish and comfortable en-suite rooms come with Freeview TV, hairdryer,

tea/coffee making facilities and free WiFi.

Day 1

Europa Buscentre to Newcastleupon- Tyne on Stena Line’s late morning ferry to Cairnryan.

Hotel Jurys Inn, Newcastle *** (4 nights D, B&B)


Day 2

We start the day with a guided introductory tour of the city. The rest of the day is free to explore this fascinating city highlights include the many historical museums, its seven bridges and of course the Metro Centre.

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Day 3

After breakfast we travel to Alnwick for a visit to both The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle. At the gardens you will discover a wonderful combination of spaces, themes and quirkiness, with a collection of over 4,000 plant varieties.

At Alnwick Castle you will encounter a magnificent combination of medieval architecture and sumptuous Italianate State Rooms in what is one of the UK’s most significant heritage destinations.

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Day 4

A full day visit to Durham City. The magnificent Norman Cathedral and Castle have dominated the city skyline for over nine hundred years and are now designated a World Heritage Site.The city still retains its medieval street layout, with a great range of interesting shops including its famous daily indoor Victorian market

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Day 5

Our return journey is via the P&O ferry from Cairnryan to Larne.


B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included

Price Includes

• 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

• Return ferry crossings

• Through coaching

• Services of driver/courier

• Guided tour of Newcastle

• Admissions to The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle

• Visit to Durham


Price Excludes

• Single Room Supplement £75

• Holiday Insurance

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Europa Buscentre Ulsterbus Tours, Europa Buscentre Stands 2-5
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Glengall Street,

Belfast, BT12 5AH

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday 09:00 - 12:30

Sunday Closed

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