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Treasures of Tyne & Wear: Tanfield Rail, Quay Cruise & Beamish Museum 2020

5 Days

Discover Tyne & Wear by rail, sea and land! Experience the world’s oldest railway with a journey on the Tanfield Railway before taking to the water with a Quay‐to‐Sea cruise. Then step back in time to the 1820’s and beyond with a trip to the Beamish Living Museum of the North.


Travel insurance

Door-to-Door service

Welcome tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

4 nights half board

Free time in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Journey on the Tanfield Railway

Quay-to-Sea cruise

Visits to Ripon & Durham

Admission to the Open-Air Beamish Museum


Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via the smart cathedral city of Ripon for free time, before welcome tea and biscuits at our hotel.

Day 2 – After breakfast, we board the Quay‐to‐Sea Cruise for an expert guided commentary on the ever‐changing face of the River Tyne. During the cruise, we will be taken under the incredible Gateshead Millennium Bridge, which opens especially for the cruise, to enjoy the panorama of the Tyne Gorge, before returning downriver through to the river mouth.

Day 3 – Enjoy free time in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. As our hotel is located a short walk from Newcastle Castle, why not explore this imposing Norman fortress which provides beautiful views over the city and reveals the story of how Newcastle began.

Day 4 – We enjoy a return journey on the Tanfield Railway. You can admire the beautiful scenery from the comfort of your carriage along tracks, which are also said to be part of the world’s oldest railway. This afternoon we visit the Beamish Living Museum of the North. Prepare to be told the stories of those living in the North East during 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.

Day 5 – Before returning home, we enjoy a leisurely visit to Durham.

Departure DateTitleHotelDays(from) 
26 Jul 2020Treasures ofTyne & Wear: Tanfield Rail Quay Cruise & BeamishCopthorne Hotel Newcastle 5 days £449.00 Book Now