Durham, Captain Cook's Whitby and the Market Town of Barnard Castle - Excursions

Durham City River Wear Cruise

We head to Browns Boathouse to board the Prince Bishop for our river cruise enjoying the very best views of Durham City’s landmarks along with live commentary. On board you’ll find a sun deck and a bar selling drinks and snacks. Afterwards, continue exploring Durham at your own pace. Don’t miss the World Heritage cathedral and castle.


Must sees include the haunting remains of the abbey which, along with twelfth century St Mary’s Church, inspired Bram Stoker’s gothic tale of Dracula. Perhaps follow in the footsteps of the great explorer Captain Cook at his harbourside house. 

Barnard Castle

This enchanting must see market town is built around a twelfth century castle overlooking the tumultuous River Tees.  Its delightfully distinctive streets are crammed with antique and local crafts shops as well as quirky treasures such as the bulletmarked market cross. The nearby Bowes Museum is a French-style chateau surrounded by gardens and housing decorative arts and is well worth a visit as is the medieval castle after which the town was named.

Departure dates and prices 2022 : 5 days : tour code GEDABS

Glentons Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel Glentons Reservations on 0141 483 1449 and quote Travel 55 Ref: GH55 + Tour Code

Staying at Blackwell Grange Hotel a Select Hotel - 5 days tour code GEDABS. 
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Staying at Clarion Hotel  - 5 days tour code GENECN. 
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September 5
May 30 £359
October 24 £349
August 29 £369

Prices based on two people sharing. Single room supplement £100. Includes: Dinner, B and B : Door to Door service* : Luxury coach travel throughout :Excursions as stated : Guided tour on one day of the holiday : Select welcome pack

* All our Select holidays now feature our Door to Door service as standard. Your holiday begins when our driver collects you right from your own front door and doesn’t end until they return you home on the final day! This service is included for customers living within 15 miles of the pick up points specified on your holiday. For just an additional £10 per person if you live within 16-25 miles of these pick up points we can supply this service. All holidays subject to Glenton Terms and Conditions Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Glenton Holidays
Durham, Captain Cook's Whitby and the Market Town of Barnard Castle - Select

5 Days by Coach from Scotland - 7% Discount

2022 prices from only £325

Durham City is steeped in a thousand years of history and boasts a distinctive collection of museums, galleries and historic houses all bringing the past to life. Perhaps explore the eleventh century cathedral and castle or visit the Heritage Centre & Museum which is housed in a historic church with artefacts showcasing local history. Maybe head to the Oriental Museum with its artefacts from ancient Egypt or discover Crook Hall where you’ll find a Jacobean drawing room and a silver garden.

A holiday highlight will be our cruise on the River Wear, taking in spectacular views of the city from the waterfront. We also spend a day in must visit Barnard Castle, a market town named after the castle it is built around.

For a change of pace and scenery, we head to Whitby where you could follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook taking in sights such as the seventeenth century harbourside house where the great explorer came to serve his apprenticeship. 

To book this Durham and Beamish Museum coach holiday departing from Scotland with Glenton Holidays call them direct on 0141 483 1449 and quote the Travel 55 discount code GH55 to receive the 7% discount.  

Glenton is Scotland’s only ABTA bonded coach holiday specialist. They are also bonded by ATOL providing extra financial security for all air holidays. If you book with an unbonded company you could well be risking your holiday and your hard earned money.

Glenton Holidays departing Scotland in association with Travel 55. To book call direct on 0141 483 1449 and quote Travel 55 code GH55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Glenton Holidays brochure price. 

Select Holidays

For added convenience and comfort you can enjoy Door to Door* service as standard on all our Select holidays. Our transfer vehicle will pick you up at your own front door, chauffeuring you to our pick up point to join our luxury Select coach. If you prefer to make your own way to the coach you will receive a discount of £20 per person.

The benefits of choosing a Select holiday don’t stop there! Look forward to receiving a Select welcome pack along with a morning coffee and pastry on your day of departure. Look forward to a stay at a superior hotel from the GLENTON Select collection and during your holiday, enjoy the services of a professional tour guide on one of your excursions

Luxury coach travel is only part of the GLENTON Select experience. In partnership with these well appointed vehicles and our Door to Door* service we incorporate some wonderful properties from the GLENTON Select portfolio. These hotels are hand-picked for their high standardsand include the Duke of Gordon Hotel in Kingussie, the four star Mercure Atlantic Tower in Liverpool, and the charming family owned
Celtic Ross Hotel in Ireland – to name but a few!

Hotel Choice

Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington (A Select Hotel)

Resting in acres of picturesque woodland, this notable seventeenth century mansion gracefully
blends period elegance with contemporary comforts and promises a memorable stay. Enjoy an apéritif in Captain Cook’s Bar along with views of the gorgeous grounds.

Clarion Hotel - Boldon, Newcastle South

Located five miles from Newcastle, this well-appointed, four star hotel has a pleasant furnished terrace and stylish public areas with free WiFi throughout. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, and there is a superb leisure club to enjoy.


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