Private Tours of Newcastle & North East England

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NEWCASTLE TOUR COMPANY

Discover our award-winning private tours to North East England – explore tours of Newcastle, Durham, Hadrian’s Wall, Alnwick Castle, Holy Island or Northumberland National Park with us!

PRIVATE TOURS OF NEWCASTLE & NORTH EAST ENGLAND

Discover our award-winning private tours to North East England – explore tours of Newcastle, Durham, Hadrian’s Wall, Alnwick Castle, Holy Island or Northumberland National Park with us!

100% PRIVATE TOURS & EXCURSIONS

Our day tours & shore excursions are fully private tours & include just you and your party. Prices are based per tour or group of 2 guests (increasing only for additional entrance fees per person).

KEEPING YOU SAFE POST COVID-19

We are always fully committed to your health & safety during our tours. Find out about our official Good To Go certification from Visit England & our health protocols. Our motto: A sanitised product is not a sanitised experience! 

FULLY FLEXIBLE BOOKINGS

Swap day tours free of charge up until 24 hours before your tour begins enjoying full flexibility. Our multi-day tours also offer enhanced booking flexibility.

AUTHENTIC TOURS

As well as showing off our highlights, we love taking you off the beaten track, letting you immerse yourself in our culture & enjoy authentic experiences.

ENTHUSIASTIC & FUN TOUR GUIDES

Our multi-lingual Newcastle tour guides know everything there is about our regions and will give you a true sense of place! Put simply: You’ll love them!

100% GEORDIE PASSION

We are a regional, Northern-based company promising you a truly friendly Northern experience. We can’t wait to show you!

KEEPING YOU SAFE POST COVID-19

We are always fully committed to your health & safety during our tours & are officially Good to Go accredited by the official tourist. Our motto: A sanitised product is not a sanitised experience!

PRIVATE & SMALL GROUP TOURS

Our day tours & experiences are fully private tours & include just you and your party. Our multi-day tours include a maximum of 18 guests.

FULLY FLEXIBLE BOOKINGS

Swap day tours free of charge up until 24 hours before your tour begins, enjoying full flexibility. Our multi-day tours also offer enhanced flexibility.

AUTHENTIC TOURS

As well as showing off our highlights, we love taking you off the beaten track, letting you immerse yourself in our culture & regions.

ENTHUSIASTIC & FUN TOUR GUIDES

Our multi-lingual tour guides know everything there is about our regions and will give you a true sense of place! Put simply: You’ll love them!

100% GEORDIE PASSION

We are a regional, Northern England based company promising you a true friendly Northern experience. We can’t wait to show you!

POPULAR NEWCASTLE TOURS & EXCURSIONS

Take a look at our most popular tours, giving you a unique flavor of the destination & a true sense of place. Immerse yourself & explore our stunning region – whether on a Newcastle city walking tour, Newcastle tour by bike or countryside adventure along Hadrian’s Wall or Alnwick Castle… Find the perfect guided tour for you!

Newcastle tours

BEST OF NEWCASTLE PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

Discover one of our bestselling tours of Newcastle & explore one of the greatest cultural cities in the country - fantastic museums, art galleries, public spaces incl. world-class architecture as well as some brilliant history from Romans to today...
£ 165 per group
  • 2+ HOURS / MAX 10 GUESTS
Newcastle tours

POSH PARKS OF THE
TOON CYCLING TOUR

Discover a fun Newcastle tour with a difference: Explore one of the greatest cultural cities by bike! As well as showing you highlights of Newcastle (the Toon), this private cycling tour takes you off the beaten track, exploring the amazing green spaces around the city.
£ 195+ per group (based on 2 guests)
  • 3+ HOURS / MAX 8 GUESTS
Alnwick tours

A WIZARD'S TALE
AT ALNWICK CASTLE

Experience the stunning castle of Alnwick - home to the Percy's and also location for several movies. Your guide will show you some of the main hotspots for movies/TV within the castle grounds. Enjoy the luxury of a private tour incl. private transport.
£ 350+ per group (based on 2 guests)
  • 4 HOURS / MAX 6 GUESTS
Popular
Newcastle tours

BEST OF NEWCASTLE WALKING TOUR

Discover one of our bestselling private tours of Newcastle & explore one of the greatest cultural cities in the country - fantastic museums, art galleries, public spaces incl. world-class architecture as well as some brilliant history from Romans to today...
£ 165 per group
  • 2+ HOURS / MAX 10 GUESTS
Alnwick tours

A WIZARD'S TALE
AT ALNWICK CASTLE

Experience the stunning castle of Alnwick - home to the Percy's and also location for several movies. Your guide will show you some of the main hotspots for movies/TV within the castle grounds. Enjoy the luxury of a private tour incl. private transport & entry tickets.
£ 350+ per group (based on 2 guests)
  • 4 HOURS / MAX 6 GUESTS
Popular

HERE'S WHAT YOU HAVE SAID ABOUT US

We’re proud of what we do here at Newcastle Tour Company & and we focus all our energy on delivering exceptional tours & travel experiences to North East England. But don’t just take our word for it, check out what our customers have to say!

Abir van Hunen
EXCELLENT TOUR
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We (A group of International Students) had a great tour around the North East Uk, our first stop was at the Angel of the North and we ended with a boat trip around the Farne Islands. Our tour guide Alex did an excellent job he was very knowledgeable and provided us with some interesting facts. Menu choices was booked in advance so there wasn't a long wait for food for our large group, all was very well organised.
Christoph Knobloch
EINFACH EINE SUPER TOUR!
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Wir waren im Rahmen einer Städtereise mit einer Gruppe in Newcastle und alle waren begeistert. Unser Guide Alex hat uns super betreut und hat uns "seine" Stadt mit viel Begeisterung und Herz näher gebracht. Wir haben uns nichts vorstellen können und haben gesagt wir kommen wieder, da die Stadt so vielfältig ist. Traditionelle Bauten und viel Modernes - einfach super!
Michael F.
UNVERGESSLICHE STUNDEN
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Seit 2009 besuchen wir regelmäßig Newcastle und sind immer wieder von der Stadt und ihrem Umland begeistert. Newcastle als aufstrebenden Wirtschaftsstandort kennenzulernen und gleichzeitig die geschichtliche Entwicklung zu verstehen war genauso reizvoll wie die Entdeckung vieler kleiner versteckter Ecken. So haben wir dank Alexander Newcastle in einem neuen Licht gesehen. Vielen Dank an ihn für drei unvergessliche Stunden!
Kyle M. Johnson
PHENOMENAL GUIDE
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Our guide was phenomenal - perfect blend of history, cultural information and humour. His passion for the region was clear, especially for Newcastle. I don't think I would have properly appreciated Newcastle or been as enthusiastic about it as I now am without the commentary on the evolution of the city.
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WHAT TO EXPECT ON A NTC TOUR

Expect entertainment, guides with fountains of knowledge, passion & care, fantastic experiences and wonderful memories made!

Your photos & videos during guided tours with us – pics include Northumberland castles, Roman heritage, Newcastle tours and tours of Durham & wildlife tours! Want to be featured here? Simply share & tag your Insta pics with #newcastletourcompany

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IMMERSE YOURSELF

Spanning seven iconic bridges across the river Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne is a diverse, vibrant & architecturally stunning destination in the North East of England for you to explore. Discover the key Newcastle highlights on one of our signature walking tours or explore the wider city on one of our private cycling tours such as Posh Parks of the Toon! Why not take in more detail on a themed Newcastle tour? Don’t forget to check out our evening walking tour on our True Crime of Newcastle tour

By contrast, exploring Durham on a leisurely walking tour could not be more different – medieval streets leading up to one of the largest Romanesque cathedrals, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and along a quaint riverside – discovered best on one of our Signature tours. Our Durham tours offer an in-depth look into this beautiful medieval city. You can also include a custom tour of the cathedral as part of your tour experience.

During a Newcastle tour or Durham walking tour, you’ll visit key historical locations, delve into the vibrant cultural scene, maybe explore some the nightlife (in the good way!) & immerse yourself to the core of our cosmopolitan cities! You will end up with a rounded picture of old and new and definitely with reasons to come again and explore more…

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Landscapes of North East England

FIND YOUR FREEDOM TO ROAM

If our inner city cycling tours don’t take you far enough, why not test yourself on one of our multi-day adventure tours? Or begin a little closer to home on one of our out-of-town tours which will take you to some of our region’s major attractions, hidden gems, stunning remote beaches & breathtaking landscapes.

Experience guided tours into the Northumberland National Park, journey along Hadrian’s Wall (by car, bike or on foot! – take a look at our full-day tour experience), explore medieval castles, beautiful coastlines & grand gardens with your fun & knowledgeable tour guide! Why not journey by boat to the Farne Islands, our very own “Galapagos Islands of Britain”, home to thousands of seabirds, including the beloved puffin, seals as well as porpoise and whales. 

The choice is yours what you wish to do on your next visit to Newcastle and North East England – why not take advantage of our bespoke tour services and build your own custom Newcastle tour? The possibilities are endless and we are there to make it happen!

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Holy Island Tour Bamburgh Caslte

CASTLES, GARDENS & FILM LOCATIONS

The North East is home to more castles & fortified buildings than any other region in England. Explore medieval strongholds such as Barnard Castle or Raby Castle, discover Pele towers built during the times of the Border Reivers or experience romantic ruins such as Dunstanburgh or Tynemouth Castle.

Our gardens are hidden wonders… From the highly contemporary at The Alnwick Garden to the ultimate luxury (in Victorian times) at Cragside Estate. Find your favourite in hidden corners such as Lindisfarne, Durham or along Hadrian’s Wall…

And then there are great locations seen in movies & TV! Discover the coastal might of Bamburgh Castle, used in part of the Transformers franchise or immerse yourself in history, intrigue & magic at Alnwick Castle, home to a famous wizard and also the set for Brancaster Castle in Downton Abbey (plus home to the Percy family of Alnwick!). Take a look at our half-day Alnwick Castle tour.

There is so much to be discovered – our guided tours of Newcastle & North East England will take you to the highlights but will always find time for the hidden secrets… Take a look at one of our regions in more depth, such as Northumberland and the tours we offer that include grand castles, magnificent gardens & blockbuster locations!

Newcastle tours
Northumberland coast

EXPERIENCE THE WILD SIDE

Whether you are in the wild landscapes of the Durham Dales or Northumberland National Park, you can easily spot black grouse, falcons, adders or lizards.

Bird enthusiasts will fall in love during a tour of our very own Galapagos Islands, the Farne Islands – 50,000 puffins, 20,000 guillemots and countless others… The mudflats along the coast are great places to spot migrating wading birds and wild fowl such as pale-bellied Brent geese or peregrines during the autumn and winter seasons.

Along the Northumberland coast you’ll come across several colonies of seals, orcas, smaller whales & porpoise…

On a tour of Kielder Forest & Reservoir you’ll discover the homes of the endangered native red squirrel, roe deer, otters, bats or ospreys. You’ll also find the largest salmon hatchery in England and Wales.

Ever heard of Chillingham Wild Cattle?

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LED BY PASSIONATE TOUR GUIDES

Our tour guides are what make our company – they are enthusiastic, love to share their passion for our regions, are extremely knowledgeable & will make you feel right at home!

All our guides have undergone extensive training to become the best at what they do and to help you make the most of your time in our fantastic region!

We couldn’t be more proud of our people and believe it is their drive that truly sets Newcastle Tour Company apart!

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Good To Go England

SO WHY BOOK WITH NEWCASTLE TOUR COMPANY?

At Newcastle Tour Company, we pride ourselves on creating memorable tours & journeys for you to cherish forever.

We have been doing this for over 10 years and love seeing you, our guests, laugh, enjoy, learn, discover & experience our cities and regions during our tours. Plus, you can book with confidence on all of our tours as we are COVID-19 safe to keep you healthy & offer flexible cancellation policies should you need to change your plans.

We also care deeply about the places we travel to and work hard to ensure your visit has a positive effect. We plant trees for every booking we receive and our workforce is completely Climate Positive!

It may say 2018 on our logo but our story is so much more…

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