The city is steeped in proud history, with an abundance of arts, architecture, shopping and cultural experiences and now a lively and cosmopolitan city noted for its warm and friendly welcome and zest for life. Experience the excitement across the banks of the River Tyne between Newcastle and Gateshead, one destination, and regular favourite short break destination in the UK. The nightlife experience is world famous.

Newcastle is designated a “City of Culture” with major attractions such as, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Sage Gateshead, a major music centre, concert and conference facility designed by Lord Norman Foster. Linking two Quaysides is the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, nicknamed “The Blinking Eye Bridge” and like the famous Tyne Bridge and the other great icon of Gateshead, The Angel of the North by Anthony Gormley – world renowned!

With a history going right back to Roman times, the area offers a blend of cultural heritage, stylish individuality and dynamic character and two Universities. Some of the finest shopping in Europe is available in Newcastle’s Eldon Square and other main streets, including Grey Street, voted the best street in Britain, plus the Gateshead Metro Centre. An amazing mix of Public Art, Galleries such as the Laing Art Gallery, Great North Museum and Discovery, Cathedrals, Churches and other Historic Buildings and Monuments are guaranteed to enthral. Plus, don’t miss the Castle the city got its name from.

A few itinerary ideas

  • City Coach Tour and Quayside Panoramas

    Daytime including the Angel of the North.

  • After Dinner City Centre Coach Tour & Bridges Panoramas

  • Coach City and Coast Tour combined

    When visiting Newcastle and Gateshead by coach, the lively cosmopolitan city noted for its warmth and friendliness and paired with Gateshead, are a massive hit with our visitors. The panoramic tour shows fascinating history, buildings, architecture and Universities and the changes which have made this a “Cultural City” with an abundance of arts, architectural gems, shopping and an ideal destination for a group visit. A coach tour can be split between coach and walking if required.

  • Museum and Art Galleries City Tour

    Newcastle has a huge range of Galleries and Museums with wide ranging interest. Great North Museum, The Hancock is not only a wonderful Natural History Museum but also has added new galleries to show off Roman History including perhaps the most comprehensive introduction to Hadrian’s Wall. There are also Greek and Egyptian Galleries. Discovery is our Science Museum and also houses the City Archives. Laing Art Gallery is the premier Art gallery of North East England.

  • Newcastle Walking Tours (various)

    See separate location link for city walking tours.

If you would like further information on booking a trip, an excursion or tour, please contact us using the details below.