Join us on this fantastic trip to Tyne & Wear where we discover this destination from various elements including rail, cruise and land. Travel on the Tanfield Railway, which is known as the world’s oldest railway whilst you admire in the beautiful backdrop. Take to the water with the Quay-to-Sea cruise where the guided commentary will ensure that you don’t miss any of the iconic spots and you also have the opportunity get a feel for what life was really like in 1820s and beyond with a trip to the open air living museum at Beamish.

Discover the secrets behind these two historic walled wonders – Helmsley Walled Garden and York. This Laver Saver trip is the perfect excuse to enjoy a short break in wonderful company and beautiful surroundings.

Yorkshire’s unique stretch of coastline boasts a string of gorgeous and very different seaside towns and you can visit them all on this trip. From the traditional resorts of Bridlington, Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby, to the very gem of the Yorkshire coast – Scarborough!  

Discover the North East like never before with excursions to beautiful castles, mansions, gardens and even an island! Go at your own pace or stick together as a group as you visit Alnwick Castle, famous for its appearances on Downton Abbey and Harry Potter, along with Bamburgh Castle which overlooks the Northumberland coastline and beyond. Discover ingenious inventions at National Trust’s Cragside House and explore the tidal Holy Island, which is only accessible during certain times of the day due to the changing coastline. Plus, there are visits to Rothbury and York.

Northumberland is a region that boasts lovely countryside and miles of heritage coastlines. On this break, we include excursions to Stephenson Railway Museum, Bamburgh Castle, Whalton Manor Gardens and Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens.

Travel with us in Club Class style as we return once again on this popular break filled with included excursions to Electric Mountain and a ‘Ferry across the Mersey’ for a lunchtime break at the Albert Dock. You’re sure to have a wonderful time on this Singles break, with plenty of opportunity to make friends or enjoy  some ‘me time’.

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  • Duration: 2 days
  • Departs: 13/10/2018
  • Arrives: 14/10/2018
  • Prices from: £129

In 2019 the Skills Group will be celebrating its 100th anniversary, with preparations already underway and lots of events planned throughout the year – we invite you to join us on this weekend for the official launch for our Centenary Holiday brochure! On this break you’ll be joined by members of the Skills Group and have exclusive access to our fantastic offers at our brochure fayre, which will only be available to those of you who join us. Along with free time in Durham and Newcastle, we have also planned a fabulous disco and party night with a drinks reception and a 3 course dinner. We look forward to welcoming you on board.

Embark on some of Britain’s best-loved and most stunning heritage railways on this fantastic new break! Enjoy unforgettable journeys the Severn Valley Railway, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway & Dean Forest Railway as well as visits to Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shrewsbury, Gloucester, Hereford & Worcester.