Day 1—We will make our way to the hotel, stopping for lunch at the drivers chosen destination. Arriving at the hotel in the afternoon.
Day 2—Today we will travel to Beamish Museum Take a step back in time to capture how life has changed. This award winning open-air living history museum tells the story of what life was like during the early 19 & 20th centuries. From here we travel to Durham. The city is home to one of the most recognised landmarks in the UK, majestic Durham Cathedral. Together with the adjacent Durham Castle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site, forms one of the most stunning cityscapes in Europe. Enjoy some time in the glorious City.
Day 3— We have an early start to Holy Island gives the visitor an opportunity to go and explore where the Vikings landed and where Christianity began in England (tide dependant). On our return journey we will pass the Bamburgh Castle, with a short stop before we continue to Sea Houses. Then onto Alnwick Castle and Gardens, this stunning castle has been used in many televised dramas, including Downton Abbey. What is special is the poison garden section, because of the rarity of these plants all are protected. It also houses a magnificent water cascade fountain, which will take your breath away (admission included).
Day 4—We travel to Hadrian’s Wall, where we will take in a guided tour of the Chester Roman Fort at the World Heritage Site. The Fort is the most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain, with unusually well-preserved baths and steam room and officers’ quarters. The museum also holds one of the world’s largest collections of Roman finds (admission included). In the afternoon, we will visit Hexham take some time to enjoy the Shambles an area known for its traditional market stalls, visit the 7th Century Abbey Church and its home to the first purpose built prison Gaol in 1333.
Day 5— Returning home, with comfort break en route. Arriving home in the afternoon.