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Gems of Northumbria

Destination: NorthumbriaOperator: Crusader Holidays Terms
Departs: 20/05/2024Type: Sight Seeing
Duration: 5 daysQuality: Good * * *
Departs Via: All AreasBoard: Half Board
Tour Code: J47452Transport: Coach Pickup
Supplements
5 Day UK Holiday Insurance £35.00 per person
Per passenger supplement for pick up from Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury or Ashford £25.00 per person
Adults £509.00
Deposit Per Person £75.00
* Children: Not allowed
* Babies: Not allowed
4 rooms are available.
Cutoff Date: 06/05/2024
Description
Stretching from the unspoiled wilds of the Northumberland National Park to the outstanding natural beauty of the Heritage Coast, Northumbria has everything for a perfect holiday. Lush rolling countryside, spectacular forests, glorious sandy beaches, quaint villages and historic market towns mingle with mighty castles and ancient monuments that bear testament to the bloody battles and warring clans of a bygone era.

Departure points to suit you...
Crusader Holidays uses an interchange system, taking place at either Beaconsfield Services (M40), South Mimms Services (M25/A1M) or Thurrock Services (M25).

Here you may have to change to your holiday coach and we are renowned for ensuring that this is smooth and efficient.

The holiday coaches typically depart from Beaconsfield Services at 11.15, Thurrock Services at around 09.30 and South Mimms Services at 10.30. Some customers find it more convenient to join direct at the interchange, please let is know when booking if this is the case.

*Due to increased operational costs, from Monday 16th October 2023 Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury & Ashford joining points will be subject to a £25.00 per person supplement on all 2024 UK Tours.

NOTE: Pick up points are a guide so please refer to your holiday confirmation for specific locations as details are subject to change.
Itinerary
Highlights
4 nights in central NewcastleFirst & last nights with dinner includedSecond & third nights breakfast onlyWelcome tea/coffee on arrivalTour the Dramatic Northumberland National ParkVisit to Holy Island (tides permitting)Visit & entry to Alnwick CastleVisit & entry to Birds of Prey Centre

4 Hour Guided Tour of Vera's crime scenes (September tour only)Porterage

Your Itinerary
Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, heading northwards with suitable stops for lunch and refreshments expect to arrive at your hotel late afternoon for 4 nights. Arrival night and last night include breakfast & dinner. Second & third nights are breakfast only to give you the opportunity to sample the local cuisine from this central hotel.Days 2 - 4 At leisure in Newcastle with 2 Included and 1 optional excursion (May & June 2024) 3 Included excursions (September only)INCLUDED EXCURSIONSAlnwick Castle & Holy Island (All Tours)From broomsticks to bookshops, tree houses to cherry blossoms, and jousts to dragons, you can't miss the magic of the cobbled market town of Alnwick . It's impressive castle is known as 'the Windsor of the North' and also the location for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (entry included). Depending on the tides, cross the causeway to Holy Island. Don't fall into the trap of thinking there's nothing to do on the semi-isolated island of Holy Island. Once you cross the causeway at low tide you will be pleasantly surprised by the splendour of the place. Discover the history of the Lindisfarne Gospels at the ancient priory ruin, walk along to Lindisfarne Castle to enjoy amazing views of the mainland. Why not buy some of the locally brewed mead whilst there too!Northumberland National Park. (All Tours)Head into the dramatic Northumberland National Park, enjoy the stunning scenery as you cross the moors heading to Kielder Water. Calling in at the Tower Knowe Visitor Centre on the way. Discover the area's rich history at the Explore Centre. Your driver may offer an optional cruise here.Continue to the Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre (entry included) based at Leaplish Waterside Park, where the centre cares for a whole host of birds including owls, falcons and vultures as well as fallow deer and wallabies.OPTIONAL EXCURSIONCorbridge & Hexham (May & June 2024 only)As far back as 1827 Corbridge was rated as a shopper's paradise, a reputation it retains today. Once a garrison town for Roman soldiers and a safe crossing place over the Tyne and you can view the remains of this ancient Roman Site on the outskirts of the village. Hexham, once the haunt of marauding Vikings 1300 years ago, nowadays it proudly holds the title of England's favourite market town - as voted by Country Life magazine. Views of Hadrian's Wall as you travel along the old road back to the hotel.

Included Excursion for September only
Guided Vera Tour.Ann Cleeves' brilliant and no-nonsense DCI Vera Stanhope (Actress Brenda Blethyn) in her trademark mac and rain hat has attracted a following of fans all over the world in ITV's best-loveddetective drama. Now fans will have the chance to follow in her footsteps on this four-hour guided Vera tour by coach. The award winning crime drama is both set in and filmed in Newcastle upon Tyne and throughout Northumberland in the North East England, the Vera tour will focus on visiting some of the most memorable crime scenes and regular haunts of Vera. Free time in Newcastle after.Day 5 - After breakfast, return homewards, arriving back at your local joining points early to mid-evening.

Easter Tour at The Maldron - 4 Days March 29th 2024 - Magical North East, Cruise & Castle Cream Tea.
Venue Information
Maldron Hotel, Newcastle


Situated in Newcastle City Centre, Maldron Hotel features free WiFi and a private court yard. Located in a prime central location with all of the beautiful city's attractions right on the doorstep, 4 star Maldron Hotel has a restaurant and a bar.

Bedrooms come with a desk, flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries and some rooms feature city views.

Directly opposite the hotel is Intu Eldon Square and The Gate leisure complex is close by.

Lift to all floors
Hotel/Attraction Links
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Pick-Up Points
.Amersham Bus Stop, Railway Station End Map
.Ashford Bus Stop Opposite Catholic Church Map
.Aston Clinton Bus Stop,ADJ Layby Map
.Aylesbury Bus Shelters E2 & E3 Map
.Basildon Coach Stop Outside Trafford House Map
.Beaconsfield Beaconsfield Services, Coach Bays Map
.Beckenham Bus Stop Opposite Wimpy Map
.Beckenham Bus Stop R Near War Memorial Map
.Berkhamsted Bus Stop Outside WHSmith Map
.Bexleyheath Central Library Map
.Bicester Outside JB Barbers Map
.Billericay Bus Stop Map
.Birchanger M11 Services Coach Park Map
.Bletchley Bus Station Map
.Brentwood Bus Stop - Near Holiday Inn Map
.Brighton Bus Stop Opposite Joker PH Map
.Bromley Bromley North Railway Station Map
.Bromley Outside Bromley South Railway Station Map
.Buckhurst Hill Outside Premier Inn Map
.Bury St Edmunds Tesco St Saviours Interchange Map
.Canterbury Canterbury East Railway Station Map
.Chatham Go Outdoors Bus Stop, Adjacent To Gala Bingo Map
.Chatham Outside Holiday Inn Map
.Chelmsford Coach Bay Map
.Chesham Bus Stop Map
.Cheshunt Turners Hill (B176) Map
.Clacton-on-Sea Outside Railway Station Map
.Cobham Cobham Services Map
.Colchester Coach Stop Stand A Map
.Colchester United Way, Near Football Stadium Map
.Dartford Bus Stop Opposite Aldi Map
.Dover Bus Stop A Map
.Dover Dover Passenger Terminal Map
.Dunstable Bus Stop Outside Poundland Map
.Eltham Railway Station Bus Terminus Map
.Faversham Bus Stop Opp Makenade Ave Map
.Folkestone Bus Stop Outside BP Garage Map
.Gravesend Bus Stop Opp. Sainsbury's Petrol Station Map
.Gravesend Layby Outside Sainsburys Map
.Grays The Oak Public House Map
.Haddenham Bus Stop Map
.Harlow Bus Station, Near Taxi Rank Map
.Hatfield Galleria Centre Main Entrance Bus Stop Map
.Hazlemere A404 Opp, Hazelmere Court, Outside Shell Garage Map
.Hemel Hempstead Bus Stop M Map
.High Wycombe The Coachway, Bus Stop A Map
.Hornchurch North Street Queens Theatre Bus Stop Map
.Ipswich Railway Station Map
.Kelvedon Bus Stop Outside The Institute Map
.Kirby Cross Bus Stop Opposite Railway Station Map
.Leighton Buzzard Bus Stop Outside Halifax Map
.Leighton Buzzard Outside British Legion Map
.Loughton Trapps Hill Bus Stop Opposite Morrisons Map
.Luton Travel Lodge Map
.Maidenhead Outside Stafferton Lodge Map
.Maidstone Bus Stop Adj To Moncktons Lane Map
.Marks Tey Bus Stop Outside Fish & Chip Shop Map
.Milton Keynes Bus Shelter W3 O/s Weatherspoons Map
.Newmarket Bus Stop Outside Unico Pizzeria Ristorante Map
.Newmarket Outside Hughes Electrical Store Map
.Newport Pagnell Tickford End Bus Stop, Opposite Downs Field Map
.Northampton Bus Stop Opposite Europcar Rental Map
.Northampton The Coach Park, Northampton Services Map
.Northchurch Darrs Lane Bus Stop Map
.Olney Bus Stop Opposite The Bull Hotel Map
.Oxford Bus Stop Outside Connells Estate Agents Map
.Pease Pottage M23 Services Map
.Rainham Outside Cricketers PH Map
.Rayleigh Outside Railway Station Map
.Reading Gateway Layby Opposite Burger King Map
.Reading Bus Stop NC (outside Car Park), Reading Railway Station Map
.Redbridge Outside Tube Station Map
.Reigate Bus Stop R - Outside Buenos Aires Steakhouse Map
.Rochester Bus Lay By Near Dickens Centre Map
.Romford Bus Stop H Map
.Sevenoaks Bus Layby O/S Rail Station Map
.Sittingbourne Bus Stop 1, Bus Hub Map
.Sittingbourne Bus Stop Outside Railway Station Map
.Slough Salt Hill Three Tuns, Opposite Metro Bank Map
.South Benfleet New Bus Stop Map
.South Mimms M25/A1M Services Coach Park Map
.St Albans Bus Stop Outside DM Jewellers Map
.Strood Bus Stop By Prince Of Wales Map
.Thame Bus Layby Outside Town Hall Map
.Thurrock Moto Services Coach Park Map
.Tring Bus Shelter Near Church Map
.Tunbridge Wells Bus Stop B Near Railway Station Map
.Upminster Bus Stop A Opp. Railway Station Map
.Waltham Cross Hertford Road Bus Stop Map
.Watford Bus Stand One, Watford Junction Station Map
.Wendover The George & Dragon PH Map
.Wheatley M40 Services - Coach Layby Map
.Wickford Halls Corner Map
.Witham Newland Street Map
.Wokingham Railway Interchange, Stop 1 Map
.Woodford Green Bus Stop Opposite Castle Public House Map
.Woodford Green Bus Stop Outside St Aubyns School Map
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