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Spring South Shields & Durham Coast

South Shields and Durham coast offers unique attractions and natural beauty, making them special destinations for those seeking a mix of history, nature and coastal charm.

5 Days: 22nd - 26th April 2024

YOUR HOTEL:  The Little Haven Hotel is uniquely situated in South Shields at the gateway of the River Tyne.  The hotel boasts extensive views of the busy Tyne and Little Haven beach.  Facilities include conservatory style restaurant with superb views over the beach and river.  All bedrooms are en suite and have television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.  The hotel has a lift.

MONDAY:  Depart from your home area travelling to South Shields calling at Thirsk for lunch. Time for sightseeing or maybe drop into the James Herriott museum before arriving late afternoon at Little Haven Hotel.

TUESDAY: This morning is free for you to explore South Shields, home of the late Catherine Cookson.  Later we continue along the coast road on our way south past Marsden Bay, Whitburn and Seaburn before turning inland across to the ancient and historic City of Durham, acclaimed as a World Heritage Site and dominated by the magnificent Norman Cathedral and Castle, high above the River Wear. Late afternoon we return to the hotel.

WEDNESDAY:  Today we head inland via Jarrow and Hebburn as we make our way to Hexham with its historic Abbey.  Hexham is our lunch stop today.  This afternoon a short drive takes us to Wall.  Here we follow the path of Hadrian’s Wall to Vindolanda and then continue past the Gateshead Metro Centre and back to South Shields.

THURSDAY:  We begin with a ride through the Tyne Tunnel and out to the coast to Tynemouth.  We have a break with time for a stroll along the shore and a look around before we return to spend the afternoon exploring Newcastle.  In the centre Roman, Medieval, Jacobean, Georgian and Victorian building styles sit comfortably alongside colourful Chinatown and the Eldon Square complex.  It is a happy jumble which gives the city a true cosmopolitan air.

FRIDAY: After breakfast we leave and begin our journey home calling for lunch on route.

PRICE PER PERSON: £460       
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: £84   4 Available

PRICE INCLUDES   Pick up from local area or car parking on our premises (Please state when booking as this is less time on the coach).  Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet.  Half board accommodation.