Tyne & Wear: Tanfield Rail, Quay Cruise & Beamish Museum

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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Departs: 05/08/2019
  • Arrives: 09/08/2019
  • Prices from: £449

Discover Tyne & Wear from 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. And step back in time to the 1820’s and beyond with a trip to the Beamish Open Air Museum.


Day 1 – We travel to our hotel via Ripon. On arrival enjoy a welcome drink and biscuits.

Day 2 – We spend the morning in the historic market town of Hexham. Stone architecture and cobbled streets line the way for a range of quality independent shops, high street favourites and a variety of cafés. This afternoon, you have some free time to spend however you wish.

Day 3 – Visit to the open air Beamish Museum, which is also known as ‘the living museum of the

north.’ Prepare to be told the stories of those living in the North East during 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. Day 4 – 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. Later, 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.

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


Copthorne Hotel ****, Newcastle

Overlooking the River Tyne, the Copthorne Hotel offers spacious and stylish bedrooms with tea and coffee making facilities.

Hotel Facilities

  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Lift


Inclusive insurance Door‐to‐Door service Welcome drink and biscuits

4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Free time in Newcastle‐upon‐Tyne Journey on the Tanfield Railway Quay‐to‐Sea cruise

Visits to Ripon and Durham

Admission to the Open-Air Beamish Museum

Mon 05 Aug 5 £449 £100