Four nights dinner bed and breakfast
Includes Christmas Day Lunch; welcome mince pies with tea/coffee on arrival; and an afternoon cream tea on Christmas Eve
In one of the most enviable positions in the city, the Durham Royal County Marriott Hotel boasts an historic heritage. Beautifully appointed bedrooms have sitting/living area, iron & ironing board, and safe. Facilities include: Bar 1815; Champagne Terrace; leisure facilities include indoor pool, sauna and gym; free Wi-Fi; and a Starbucks shop.
SUNDAY Outward journey to Durham, with a suitable stop en route. Mince pies and tea/coffee will be served on arrival. With its UNESCO World Heritage listed cathedral and castle, charming streets and pretty riverside walks, you’ll find Durham a delight to explore.
CHRISTMAS EVE We visit Beamish, the Living Museum of the North. Experience the magic of a traditional Christmas, with celebrations at the Town, Pit Village, Pockerley Old Hall and the Farm. Return to your hotel for an afternoon cream tea.
CHRISTMAS DAY Merry Christmas! Enjoy a relaxed breakfast, and perhaps take a stroll before a traditional Christmas Day lunch is served.
BOXING DAY An excursion to Newcastle today. Watch out for the iconic Angel of the North dominating the Newcastle Gateshead skyline. You can visit the elegant sweeping streets of Grey Street and Grainger Town, hit the sales, or perhaps explore the quayside with its landmark buildings and take a walk over the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
THURSDAY After breakfast we begin our return journey, making a convenient stop on the way.