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Pennine Pleasures - Durham Dales & Vales

Durham Dales - Pennine Pleasures

Mon 8 - Fri13 Sep 24: A 5 Day Escourted Coach Holiday to Durham Dales - Pennine Pleasures with Johnsons Coaches

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Monday 9th to Friday 13th September 2024

 

Capture breathtaking dales, vales and dramatic coasts in an inspiring UNESCO-rich county Venture high in the North Pennines. Discover an area of natural beauty with spectacular waterfalls and an abundant wildlife as you journey on England’s highest railway. Be delighted by deliciousness and welcomed by friendly local experts at Teesdale Cheesemakers, before exploring on a private guided tour at impressive 14th century Raby Castle.

 

Look What’s Included

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Luxury Traveller Coach with ‘First Class’ Seating & Legroom

  • Fully reclining seats

  • Complimentary on board hot and cold drinks

  • Free Wi-Fi and USB charging points

  • Complimentary gift bag

  • 4 nights half board

  • Welcome Drinks Reception

  • Guided Tour of Raby Castle

  • The Teesdale Cheese Company

  • Guided Tour of the Durham Dales & North Pennines

  • The Weardale Railway

  • The Steam Machine Brewery

 

Not included: All lunches

Monday

Departing Henley, we journey to the northeast and to our hotel base for 4 nights – the 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel in Durham.

Tuesday

To nearby Raby Castle which dates to the 14th century and is one of England’s finest mediaeval castles. Enjoy a private guided tour to discover the scandalous history including the failed plotting of the ‘Rising of the North’ and wander through spectacularly maintained ornamental rooms adorned with works of art and treasures including the Barons’ Hall with fascinating heritage and dramatic interior. Explore the 18th-century Walled Gardens and the beautiful 200-acre Deer Park with ornamental lakes. We continue to the Teesdale Cheese Company where the husband-and-wife team guide us from the dairy to discover award-winning cheeses and of course taste some!

Wednesday

Embark on a coach tour of discovery through the spectacular Durham Dales and The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beautyand UNESCO Global Geopark. Our expert guide will enlighten you on the many
gems of the area including a woodland walk leading to ‘High Force’ – one of England’s most spectacular waterfalls dropping 70ft into the plunge pool below! There is also the chance of catching sight of deer, red squirrels and soaring birds of prey.

Thursday

‘All Aboard’ as we jump aboard the Weardale Railway. Originally part of the Stockton to Darlington line, the Railway is now independently owned and takes you across the picturesque Wear Valley for fantastic views of the River Wear. Making its way through the Northern Pennines, the line runs for 11 miles from Stanhope to Bishop Auckland. We continue to the Steam Machine Brewing Company in Newton Aycliffe, a bustling craft brewer visitor attraction in the heart of County Durham where we can discover a constantly changing selection of fresh craft beer and interact with the brewers in the heart of the brewery

Friday

After breakfast we leave our hotel and make our journey home with comfort stops en-route.

Your Hotel

 

4* The Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham

 

Nestled on a lovely bend of the River Wear in the centre of Durham, the Radisson Blu Hotel provides an idyllic base, just a short walk from major tourist attractions like Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral and the charming Old City. Bedrooms are modern and stylish with flatscreen plasma satellite TV, free internet access, individual climate control, iron and ironing board, safe and tea/coffee making facilities. The contemporary restaurant is complemented by excellent city views. You can relax in the lounge and bar area or enjoy the excellent leisure facilities including a hot tub, sauna and steam room, state-of-the-art gymnasium and swimming pool. Mobility Grade: 4. The hotel is accessible throughout with a lift to all floors.

 

Dates, Duration & Prices:

Mon 9-Fri 13 Sep 2024

4 Nights

£749pp

 

Departs: 8.30am

Returns: 6.00pm

 

Supplements: 

Single Room: £100 Holiday Insurance: £34 (All prices are per person & are for the entire tour)

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