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South Shields Coast, Pennines & River Tees Cruise

Blackwell Grange Hotel

Thu 23 - Mon 27 July 2020: A 4 Night Escorted Coach Holiday to the South Shields Coast with Johnsons Coaches staying at the Blackwell Grange Hotel.

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Thursday 23rd to Monday 27th July 2020


On this new summer tour, we take in the beauty of the Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Catherine Cookson country and South Shields, as well as the edge of the Yorkshire Moors, including a delicious Sunday lunch cruise on the River Tees.


Look What's Included:

  • Door to door service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class extra legroom coach

  • 4 nights half board

  • Guided tour of the South Shields Coast

  • 3 hour Teesside Princess River Cruise, including Sunday Lunch


Not included: all lunches







We journey north, arriving at our hotel in the afternoon for our
4-night stay. Tea/biscuits on arrival and during your stay we will enjoy one nights entertainment.


This morning we head to South Shields, home of the late Catherine Cookson, where we enjoy a morning guided tour travelling along the coast to Marsden Bay, Whitburn and Seaburn. In the afternoon we return to Darlington for free time - perhaps visiting the indoor market or explore the High Street.


We head through the countryside to the small market town of Stanhope, right on the edge of the Pennines, where we are free to explore the Durham Dales Centre or Lime Tree Gallery. Our route continues through the rugged terrain of the North Pennines to Alston, where we stop for lunch. In the afternoon we continue through the scenic hills of Langdon Beck to the market town of Barnard Castle.


We board the Teesside Princess at Castlegate Quay at Stockton-on-Tees and cruise upstream through glorious countryside towards Yarm, returning downstream to see the mighty Tees Barrage. During our 3-hour cruise we are served Sunday lunch. Please choose from Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding or Roast Chicken both served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables followed by lemon tart and cream, tea or coffee (vegetarian options available).


This morning we head homeward driving across the Cleveland Hills and Dales via Bilsdale, Helmsley and Sutton Bank, returning home during the afternoon.

Your Hotel


The Blackwell Grange Hotel, Nr Darlington

The Blackwell Grange is a beautiful 17th century mansion peacefully situated in nine acres of its own grounds. Building commenced in 1693 and finished in 1717 and was a private house up to 1953. Hotel facilities include leisure club and heated indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna. Restaurant and bar/lounge.


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


Hotel Facilities:

  • Leisure Club

  • Indoor swimming pool

  • Spa

  • Sauna

  • Restaurant

  • Bar/Lounge

  • Ensuite

  • TV

  • Hairdryer

  • Lift

  • Tea & coffee facilities


Duration, Departure Dates & Price

4 Night Escorted Tour

Thu 23 - Mon 27 July 2020



Departs: 9:00am

Returns: 5:30pm



Single Room: Nil | Holiday Insurance: £28

(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour)

Price includes 3 hour cruise and Sunday lunch; please give main course meal choice when booking.


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain, payable at time of booking.







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