Friendly relaxed visits with an experienced local guide, for groups large or small, families, couples, individuals, & School groups. On foot, by car, minibus or coach with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide.
Bespoke guided tours of general or special interest
We design your itinerary to suit your requests and interests. All tours include general interest but will also include your own interest specifically whatever that may be. eg Romans, Christian Heritage, Castles and gardens and many more. Our region is now especially popular for film and tv locations such as Harry Potter and Vera plus many more. Our tours generally will see these in our travels.
Guided walking tours in city, town, village or countryside
We have a range of guided walking tours in the City of Newcastle (see tour locations). We also provide bespoke walks on request in other locations such as Durham, Sunderland, Barnard Castle, Hexham and Morpeth. Village and Countryside walks can be arranged to locations such as Teesdale and Weardale and the North Pennines. If you are interested in a guided walk to the location of your own interest then please just let us know so we can help you.
Family history tours
This is a very personal service for those who are tracing family history and wish to walk in the footsteps of their ancestors. Our in-depth knowledge of the region means we can always design your own tour to the locations you are interested in and we can uncover the places linked with your family. These are very much a personal special interest type of tour designed exactly for you. See our Tour Locations page for more information.
Driver guided tours
We can arrange transportation to take you on your guided tour to suit the size of your party. We can also arrange coach transportation for larger groups and meet couples or groups from trains or plane and take them on their requested tours.
Specialist itinerary planning & advice services
We provide itinerary planning for tour operators and coach companies and then provide the guiding services too. For couples, families or individuals, when you consider your visit please let us know your thoughts and we can help plan an outline itinerary. This will ensure your hoped-for visits are feasible in the time you have available.
Conference & business incentive tours
Newcastle is a location where many companies decide to hold their annual conferences or Business Meetings. From here we can provide tours for delegates to suit the time allowed in the programme. We can also provide partners special tours as required.
Meet & greet from airport rail or ferry
Travel Companies and Tour Operators with parties travelling to this region may require this service. We can meet and greet, introduce the region and guide them to their accommodation. We can also return them safely to airport or station to begin their return journeys. Couples and families may also request this service.
Regional familiarisation visits including media visits
The North East of England and Cumbria are major travel destinations in their own right with world-wide interest. Tours Operators familiarisation visits are a speciality and can be designed with you to ensure we see what your clients need to learn about the region. Travel writers and photographers are also catered for to ensure they get to see what they need.
Welcome & special interest talks to visiting groups
We provide welcome talks to visiting groups, often as an after-dinner talk. It can be an introduction to the region or a special talk on the subject of their tour itinerary such as Castles and Country House and Gardens or even regional characters.
We also provide evening talks to local groups at their regular meeting. Please let us know if you would like to book a talk. We have a list of special subjects of local interest.
All year-round service
We are here to enhance your tour throughout the year. We aim to ensure you enjoy your visit to North East England and Cumbria. Please contact us at any time. Many Tour Operators plan well in advance and we can work to that also. Outside of the main tourist season, City visits are hugely popular now, so if you want a City walk or talk and maybe even a short local tour then let us know. Newcastle, Durham and Carlisle are very popular.