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Newcastle City Tour (half day)

Newcastle is a vibrant mix of the contemporary, cultural, stylish and historic and famed across the world for its captivating welcome. The origins of Newcastle can be traced back to Roman times and the city takes its name from the Norman Castle built by the son of William the Conqueror. Today, Newcastle is a lively and cosmopolitan city that manages to perfectly mix the very best of old and new.

Departing from the ship begin your tour with a visit to Antony Gormley's Angel of the North. Already beginning to rival the Tyne Bridge as an iconic representation of north-east England, the Angel of the North is the largest sculpture in Britain. It is constructed of weathering steel, it both pays tribute to the long industrial heritage of the region, and symbolises the ability of local people to rise to the challenges of a post-industrial future.

Returning to Newcastle City centre our next stop is the newly restored Grainger Town area. Characterised by the unique Georgian style architecture of Grey Street (recently commented upon as being the finest street in England), Clayton Street and Grainger Street, is the historic heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. Enjoy a brief walking tour around this area before continuing by coach.

Visit magnificent St Nicholas' Anglican Cathedral, and then the beautiful Gateshead Millennium Bridge across the River Tyne. Leaving your coach and walk with your guide across the Millennium Bridge to visit the former Baltic Flour Mill on the Gateshead bank of the Tyne which has been converted into one of the largest international centres for modern art outside London.

Enjoy time at leisure to enjoy this contemporary museum or perhaps use the various restaurants and café’s available here before rejoining your coach and guide for the return drive to your awaiting ship.

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Tours in Newcastle

Alnwick Castle & Gardens
Newcastle City Tour
Bamburgh Castle & Holy Island
Hadrian’s Wall
Durham City

Ports in England

Barrow in Furness
Boston
Bridlington
Cowes
Dartmouth
Douglas (Isle of Man)
Dover
Falmouth
Fowey
Guernsey
Harwich
Jersey
Kingston upon Hull
Liverpool
London
Newcastle
Penzance
Plymouth
Portland
Portsmouth
Scilly Isles
Southampton
Whitehaven / Workington