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'Big Band' Springtime Extravaganza

'Big Band' Springtime Extravaganza

Unearth the beauty of the Durham Dales staying at the Blackwell Grange with time in Thirsk, York a 60 minute open top bus tour, musical entertainment, time in Gateshead and Tanfield Railway

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The beauty of the Durham Dales is breathtaking and this rough and

un-manicured area is delightful throughout all the seasons. Experience a relaxing steam train ride and enjoy a wonderful ‘Band Night’ at our hotel.


 Look What’s Included:


  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 3 nights half board

  • Tea/coffee & biscuits served on arrival

  • Nightly entertainment

  • Pre-dinner drinks on Friday & Saturday

  • Outlined excursions

  • Open-Top Bus Tour in York

  • Ride on the Tanfield Railway


Not Included: All lunches


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We travel north, pausing in Thirsk, arriving at our hotel late afternoon. Tea/coffee and biscuits are served upon arrival. Enjoy a drink before dinner which is followed by entertainment.


A full day excursion to the historic city of York. Upon arrival we include a 60 minute open-top bus tour, so relax whilst your guide shows you all the amazing sights around York's historic centre. In the afternoon free time for sightseeing and shopping, but there is so much to see you will have to be selective. The majestic Minster, the old Roman walls, the Shambles, the Jorvik Centre and the National Railway Museum are all worth considering. This evening we have a pre-dinner drink before tonight's Gala Dinner which is followed by an evening of fine musical entertainment as we listen to the sounds of a live band.


We travel to Gateshead, and walk across the Millennium 'Winking Eye' bridge into Newcastle's famous Sunday Quayside Market. Explore the stalls and obtain lunch before we travel to the Tanfield Railway, the 'world's oldest railway', for an unforgettable journey behind a vintage steam hauled train through the beautiful rolling countryside. Return to the hotel for dinner and evening entertainment.


Departing the hotel after breakfast we return home during the late afternoon.

Your Hotel


3 * Blackwell Grange Hotel, Nr Darlington

A beautiful 17th century mansion peacefully situated in nine acres of its own grounds and surrounded by a scenic 18-hole golf course. Restaurant and bar/lounge. Leisure club with heated indoor swimming pool, spa & sauna.


Mobility Grade:  4 – Hotel & locality have a few isolated steps. Rooms are all served by a lift.

Hotel Facilities:


  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • TV 

  • Hospitality Tray 

  • Hairdryer 

  • Lift


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


4 Day Tour

Fri 22 – Mon 25 Feb 2019- £385


Tour Departs: 8.00am

Returns By: 5.30pm




Single Room: £30

Holiday Insurance: £20.50 (IPT included)


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.


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