Witney Oxfordshire Couple
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Published on: 30 April 2016
A feast for the eyes
See the beautiful, historic city of Durham transformed into a nocturnal wonderland as Britain's largest light festival returns for four magical nights. Bridges, buildings, streets and even the river are turned into illuminated works of art - an unforgettable sight. This magical weekend also includes a visit to the ever-popular city of York.
Single rooms are available for a supplement
We leave your pick-up point early in the morning and head to the Teesside area, stopping en route for the chance to have lunch. We'll then continue to our overnight hotel, arriving in good time to unpack and relax before dinner is served.
Enjoy a leisurely start and a full English breakfast before we head to Newcastle's Metrocentre, which is transformed with fabulous decorations and a daily programme of festive entertainment. Browse over 340 shops - famous name and specialist stores - to find perfect presents for all your family and friends.
In the early afternoon we will head to Durham. You're free to explore for the rest of the afternoon, and perhaps have an early evening meal, before joining the crowds to experience the magical Lumiere light festival. Artists, lighting designers and community groups will create a breathtaking series of installations and projections to illuminate the city.
Details have yet to be revealed, but highlights of the 2015 festival included a colossal 'whale' emerging from the River Wear, giant coloured fish dancing in the sky and a projection showing locals climbing the viaduct. And 2017 will once again see artists, lighting designers and community groups working with light to sprinkle winter magic over the city.
After a full English breakfast we'll journey to historic York. Visit the glorious Minster or the famous National Railway Museum, walk the city walls or explore the Shambles - medieval cobbled streets full of fascinating shops. We'll head home in the afternoon, arriving back at your pick-up point by mid-to-late evening.
|Departure Date||Price From|
|Fri 17 Nov 2017||£185.00|
Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
*Low deposit of £25 per person applies to new bookings made between 7th February and 31st March 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected coach-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.