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Lindisfarne & a Taste of Cruising

Sail north along the British coast from Tilbury

Treat yourself to the pleasures of ocean cruising on a mini-cruise from Tilbury to Newcastle, then enjoy two days exploring Northumbria's beautiful coastline. Stroll the pretty streets of Durham, visit the ancient ruins at Lindisfarne and see Grace Darling's Bamburgh on this scenic cruise and coach trip.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Visits to Durham, Lindisfarne and Bamburgh
  • Two nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at a three-star standard hotel in the Tyneside area
  • One night's accommodation on board Magellan, including a full breakfast, buffet lunch, five-course dinner and evening entertainment
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff on board the ship
  • Port charges and taxes
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a Tour Manager

Single rooms, and single and upgrade cabins, are available for a supplement

Mini-cruise and Northumbria Tour Itinerary

Day One: Travel to Tilbury and board Magellan

Leaving your pick-up point very early this morning, we'll travel to London Tilbury, where Magellan is docked ready to set sail at 3:00pm. As you skirt the coast you'll have time to meet your fellow passengers, and enjoy the ship's fine facilities, first-class entertainment programme and excellent five-course dining.

Day Two: Disembark in Newcastle and explore Durham

After breakfast on board, disembark the ship in Newcastle, meet your Tour Manager and board the coach to Durham. Spend the day exploring this beautiful city, where a Norman castle and a magnificent cathedral overlook the pretty, winding streets.

After some time to explore, we'll continue to your hotel, arriving in time for dinner.

Day Three: Visit Lindisfarne and Bamburgh

Today we head to Lindisfarne, one of the cradles of early British Christianity and only accessible, to cars and coaches, across the narrow causeway at low tide. We'll also stop in Bamburgh, where the great sandstone castle looks out towards the Farne Islands, before we return to the hotel for dinner.

Day Four: Travel home

After breakfast, re-board the coach and travel home.
Departure county Pick-up points
Bedfordshire Luton
Berkshire Bracknell, Reading
Buckinghamshire Amersham, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, St Neots
Cheshire Altrincham, Macclesfield, Northwich, Runcorn, Stockport
Derbyshire Derby
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Hull
Essex Basildon, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Grays, Harlow, Romford, Thurrock Services M25
Hampshire Aldershot, Cosham, Eastleigh, Havant
Hertfordshire Hertford, South Mimms Services A1 M, St Albans, Stevenage
Kent Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Dartford, Ramsgate
Lancashire Burnley, Bury, Preston
Leicestershire Leicester, Loughborough
Lincolnshire Grantham, Lincoln, Scunthorpe
London Ealing
Middlesex Hounslow, Ruislip
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Ripon, York
Norfolk Dereham, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Thetford
Northamptonshire Kettering
Nottinghamshire Nottingham, Retford
Oxfordshire Oxford, Witney
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Barnsley
Shropshire Telford
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Lichfield, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth
Suffolk Ipswich
Surrey Camberley, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Redhill, Staines, Sutton
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Dudley, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton
West Sussex
West Sussex Burgess Hill, Crawley, Horsham, Worthing
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Bradford, Huddersfield, Pontefract
Warwickshire Nuneaton
Wiltshire Amesbury
Worcestershire Bromsgrove, Droitwich Spa, Evesham, Malvern Link

Magellan Cruise and Tyneside Area Hotel 

Your holiday will include one night sailing from London to Newcastle on board Magellan, and two nights in a three-star hotel in the Tyneside area.

Further Information

Boarding your cruise

A valid passport is needed for this holiday, and you will need to have it with you in order to board Magellan.


Insurance is required for "Taste of Cruising" cruises on board Magellan. Newmarket Travel Insurance will be available during the booking process, and you will be required to declare any pre-existing medical conditions at the time of booking.

Paying your balance

Final balances are due 12 weeks prior to departure.

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver 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.)

Joining your holiday

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.

Meal arrangements

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.

Dress code

The dress code for dinner on board Magellan is smart - cocktail dresses, lounge suits and eveningwear.

Special requirements

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.

Disabled access

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. Please note that wheelchairs cannot be used on board and wheelchair assistance will not be available at Tilbury or Newcastle for this break.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.