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A family firm with an ethos of honesty and integrity. Our passion for delivering quality escorted holidays by rail at great value fares along with consistently excellent customer service has stood us in good stead for over 40 years.

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Step Back in Tyne - Discover the North East

The mighty River Tyne is bordered by the un-spoilt beauty, history and heritage of Northumberland & Durham. This attraction packed short break time-travels from the Romans of Hadrians Wall and Vindolanda, through historic Anglo-Saxon Bamburgh, to the Victorian ‘living history’ of Beamish. whilst your seven bridges tour on the Tyne brings you from Victoria to the Millennium.

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5 days from £529

 

DEPARTS

Sunday 15 May 2022

Sunday 24 July 2022

Sunday 18 September 2022

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relax in our Newcastle hotel overlooking the Tyne river

  • Scenic boat cruise on the Tyne

  • Visit Beamish – The Living Museum of the North

  • Visit the Angel of the North

  • Enjoy the South Tynedale Railway

  • Experience Vindolanda – the Roman archaeological site with live excavations

  • Visit Bamburgh Castle

  • Ride on the Heatherslaw Light Railway

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

 

DAY 1

Customers booking our Railtrail Tours inclusive package travel by train to Newcastle where it is a short walk to our hotel, The Copthorne Hotel. After an early-afternoon meeting with the tour manager, we take a Cruise along the Tyne, that takes us under seven of Newcastle's famous bridges and gives great views of the mix of traditional and modern architecture dotted along the banks.

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DAY 2

Today, we visit Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, an incredible experience through time. A living, working experience, featuring a recreated town including an Edwardian bakery, a coal mine, a local pub and school amongst other things, all linked together by a historic tram system. On our return to Newcastle, we make a visit to The Angel of the North for a quick photo-stop.

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DAY 3

Heading inland today, we travel alongside Hadrian's Wall to Vindolanda, one of Europe's most important Roman archaeological sites. As well as having the chance to view thousands of extraordinary Roman artefacts, we also get to watch live excavations. From here, we are transported to the South Tynedale Railway for a steam** journey through the stunning North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on England's highest narrow gauge railway.

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DAY 4

Leaving Newcastle, today we travel north to Bamburgh for a visit to Bamburgh Castle - once home to the Kings of Northumbria. Standing proudly on the edge of the North Sea, the castle has lots to explore from over 1,400 years of history. After free time in the town of Bamburgh, we travel to Heatherslaw Light Railway for a return steam* journey along the banks of the river Till.

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DAY 5

After breakfast it's time to bid farewell to Newcastle and return by train to homeward destinations.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTEL

The Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle

Situated on the River Tyne and just a short walk from the station, the 4-star Copthorne has 156 bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows with views overlooking the river. All bedrooms have TV, free Wi-Fi and tea & coffee making facilities. Single travellers have sole occupancy of a twin or double bedroom. The contemporary restaurant overlooks the river and there is a comfortable bar, plus terrace with outdoor seating.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Kings Cross

£835

£695

Greater London

£865

£715

South of England

£879

£719

East Anglia

£909

£739

South West

£989

£769

Heart of England

£1,029

£735

Midlands

£739

£635

Yorkshire

£685

£615

North East

£589

£565

North West

£725

£635

South Wales

£895

£729

North Wales

£835

£695

Scotland

£709

£629



 

Join & Leave at hotel £529

 

Single Room Supplement £140

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

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Railtrail Tours Limited
21 The Smithfield Centre, Leek
Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5JW
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