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The Kingdom of Northumbria 2024

The Kingdom of Northumbria

Sun 9-Fri 14 Jun OR Sun 25-Fri 30 Aug 2024: A 6 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to The Kingdom of Northumbria with Johnsons Coaches

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Sunday 9th to Friday 14th June 2024

Sunday 25th to Friday 30th August 2024

 

LUXURY TRAVELLER UPGRADE

 

This tour covers a variety of splendid scenery, contrasting countryside, historic towns, rugged coastlines, rolling hills and quaint northern villages. The ancient Kingdom of Northumbria offers some of the most striking, unspoilt beauty in England.

 

Look What’s Included

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our Own Courier Service

  • Luxury Traveller Coach with First Class Seating and Legroom

  • 5 nights half board

  • Entrance to Beamish ‘Living Museum of the North’

  • Alnwick Castle & Gardens

 

Not included: All lunches

 

Sunday

We travel north towards Newcastle passing Antony Gormley’s iconic Angel of the North as it welcomes travellers to the area, arriving at the hotel during the afternoon for tea & biscuits and our 5-night stay.

Monday

This morning we head to the Beamish ‘Living Museum of the North’, where we step back in time and see how people lived and worked in the late 19th and early 20th century. Staff in period dress add to the amazing atmosphere as they tell their story and guide you through living history. Browse through the schoolhouse, have a peek in the newsagents or even buy freshly baked goods in the bakery! Take the tram to Pockerley Manor and see what farm life was like in the 1820’s. After all this excitement, you can even relax in the Sun Inn, a good old-fashioned pub or take a trip to the traditional tearoom.

Tuesday

We take you on a journey along the Durham Heritage Coast - one of the finest coastlines in England - as we make our way to the lively harbour town of Seaham. Here, we suggest visiting the Seaham Harbour Marina, or perhaps grabbing an ice cream and walking along the coastal footpath enjoying breath taking views. We return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Wednesday

We visit Alnwick Castle and Gardens - This majestic and imposing medieval castle offers impressive architecture, fine art treasures and a beautiful setting. It has been a popular film location, for everything from Harry Potter to Elizabeth to Becket to Blackadder.

Thursday

To the resort of Seahouses on the North Northumberland Heritage Coast. Offshore lie the remote Farne Islands, home to a wide variety of bird and sea life. Following miles of sandy dunes and unspoilt beaches we reach Bamburgh, home of Grace Darling, where the imposing castle looks out to sea. Subject to tidal conditions we travel over the causeway to Lindisfarne (Holy Island), birthplace of British Christianity.

Friday

A leisurely drive homeward arriving home during the afternoon.

Your Hotel

 

4* Millennium Copthorne, Newcastle

The Millennium Copthorne Hotel stands in one of the finest locations in Newcastle, on the banks of the River Tyne, just a short stroll from the city centre. Bedrooms are all river facing. Restaurant & bar facilities.

Mobility Grade: 4. The hotel is on the level with a few isolated steps. Lift to all floors.

 

Duration, Dates and Prices:

Sun 9 - Fri 14 Jun 2024

5 Nights

£725

 

Departs: 8.30am

Returns: 6.00pm

 

Sun 25 - Fri 30 Aug 2024

5 Nights

£729

 

Departs: 9.30am

Returns: 6.00pm

 

Supplements:

Single Room: £100

Holiday Insurance: £42.50

 

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

 

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