FULL-DAY HADRIAN's WALL TOUR
THE ROMAN FRONTIER PRIVATE FULL-DAY HADRIAN'S WALL TOUR
A private tour experience taking you to some of the highlights along Hadrian’s Wall & Roman Frontier with a knowledgeable tour guide by your side.
Discover a mix of sightseeing, history & custom hike along Hadrian’s Wall giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself into life “on the wall”…
Hadrian’s Wall marks the final frontier of the Roman Empire. It stretches 72 miles long from the Solway Coast to the River Tyne. The wall was built under the orders of the Roman Emperor Hadrian who was in charge of the Empire from AD117 to AD138.
During this tour you will be led by an experienced, knowledgeable guide and taken to various parts of the wall where you will get some great viewpoints, scenery and gain an insight into life in Roman Britain. Also, visit Vindolanda Roman Fort – one of the highlights of your tour. The museum gives you a fascinating insight into life on the edge… The fort is one of several and has been extensively excavated.
Finally, end your tour with a visit to Corbridge – one of the most beautiful villages on the banks of the river Tyne and formerly a Roman frontier town.
At Newcastle Tour Company, the safety & health of our guests are always of paramount importance to us. This private tour has been optimised for post Covid-19 tours & follows our health protocols.
FULL-DAY HADRIAN'S WALL TOUR - ITINERARY
START YOUR ROMAN FRONTIER TOUR
Today, be catapulted back in time to Ancient Rome! Begin your journey at the starting point of Hadrian's Wall at Pons Aelius (or Newcastle upon Tyne today). Your guide will give you a brief understanding of the historical connections between the city today and the Roman Empire in 122AD.
Travel west into Northumberland - make a short stop on the way at Heddon-on-the-Wall. Here you be able to get a first glimpse of how the wall was constructed and how much space was really required to build this mighty structure - it is not just a wall...
A HIKE IN THE HEART OF THE ROMAN FRONTIER
After only a short drive you reach the heart of the Roman Frontier within the Northumberland National Park! The landscapes & scenery are stunning! We don't want to say "take a hike" but please do! You can custom your walk as you wish - length and difficulty, your choice! Your guide will be able to assist with your decision - whatever it is - it will be a great one! This area is stunning whatever you decide.
Continue to Vindolanda Roman Fort & enjoy a well-earned break & lunch. Discover the fort - one of our absolute favourite along this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site extensively excavated and still archaeologists flock here each year (with any luck we will get the chance to speak to excavators as they work). Whilst walking through the ruins, you’ll get great insight into the lives of the people who lived here during (and after) Roman times.
A SCENIC RETURN TO PONS AELIUS
On your return, pop into the beautiful (former Roman fort) village of Corbridge. Here you can enjoy a visit into the Anglo-Saxon church or enter one of the many boutique shops... Why not enjoy a refreshing cup of tea?
DETAILS ABOUT YOUR TOUR
Professional local tour guide
Choose your start/end points
Transport to/from Hadrian's Wall
Guaranteed return to ship on-time (if cruise tour)
Water provided onboard
Entry to Roman Vindolanda
Custom hike along Hadrian's Wall
Visit to Corbridge village
Any other forts / museums
Food & drink
GOOD TO KNOW
Consider bringing layers of clothing / rain jacket
Don't forget your camera
We will provide you with a map
Public transport nearby - ask us for details
Consider comfortable shoes suitable for your tour
We can alter routes to make your tour wheelchair / stroller accessible
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