Silversea Luxury Cruises A NEWCASTLE

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursões em NEWCASTLE

Alnwick Castle

Home of the Dukes of Northumberland for centuries, Alnwick Castle is a treasure trove of history. On this half-day tour, depart from Newcastle and be driven for approximately 1 hour to the picturesque town of Alnwick and visit the mighty fortress of Alnwick Castle. This dramatic and vibrant castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England (after Windsor), and has been home to the Percys, Earls and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309. It has regularly featured in film and television productions over the years, including Elizabeth and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. More recently the Castle has been used as the location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.


State Room, Guided Visit and Free Time

Behind the foreboding walls, Alnwick is home to lavish state rooms and an enviable collection of fine art, including paintings by Van Dyck, Canaletto, and Titian. The Northumberland Fusiliers also house their regimental collection here. Enjoy a guided tour of the Castle, including the State Room before enjoying some free time to browse the gift shops.


Refreshments

At the end of your visit you will be given a hot drink and a traditional flapkjack for the return drive to the Port of Tyne.

Durham Cathedral, Castle and River Walk

Visit a UK World Heritage Site, in the historic university city of Durham, one of the jewels of Northern England.


Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle

Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle are among the greatest monuments of the Norman Conquest of Britain and comprise one of the most splendid groups of historic architecture in Europe. For this reason, the Cathedral and Castle were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.


Durham On Foot

Arriving in the city of Durham after an approximately 45 minutes drive, walk to Palace Green to see Durham Castle (from the outside) and hear of its fascinating history.


Durham Cathedral interior visit

Cross Palace Green to Durham Cathedral, a Norman structure built in the late 11th / early 12th century to house the tombs of two of the most eminent saints from early Christianity: St Cuthbert and the Venerable Bede. Durham Cathedral with its magnificent stone vaulted ceiling is the largest and finest example of Norman architecture in England.


During a guided tour taking you through the history and development of the Cathedral, see the Nave, Quire and treasures such as the Shrine of St Cuthbert, the Tomb of the Venerable Bede, the Galilee Chapel and the Chapel of The Nine Alters.


Open Treasure Exhibition

Conclude your Cathedral tour with a visit to the world class Open Treasure Exhibition. Open Treasure is housed in previously hidden spaces within the Cathedral Cloister and displays precious artefacts from over 2000 years of history.


River Walk

Leaving the Cathedral take a brief stroll along the river, and time permitting a stop may be made at the market before re-joining your coach for the approximately 45 minutes return journey to Port of Tyne.

Hadrian's Wall and Roman Fort

On this half day excursion, discover Hadrian's Wall, the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain, designated a World Heritage Site in 1987. It is the best-known frontier in the entire Roman Empire and stands as a reminder of past glories of one of the world's greatest civilizations.


Hadrian's Wall

Spanning 73 miles (117.5 kms) from coast to coast over wild landscapes, Hadrian's Wall is a must for anyone visiting the North of England. The Romans built Hadrian's Wall in circa AD122, defining the northernmost limit of the Roman Empire in Britain at that time. It consisted of a stone-built wall 23 feet (7 m) high with a ditch to the north and a bigger bank and ditch earthwork to the south. Turrets, mile castles, and forts were built at regular intervals along the wall.


Chesters Roman Fort

Leaving Port of Tyne head approximately 1 hour into Northumberland to begin your exploration of this fascinating site. Stop to view a section of Hadrian's Wall before arriving at Chesters Roman Fort. Chesters was one of the series of troop bases added to Hadrian's Wall soon after it was built, and it is the best-preserved example of a Roman cavalry fort in Britain. Historians believe it was occupied for nearly three centuries, with several changes of garrison during that time. There is much to see at the site; the four principal gateways are well preserved, the east and west with short lengths of Hadrian's Wall adjoining them. The entire foundation of the headquarters building is visible, with a courtyard, hall, regimental chapel and strong room clearly laid out. The military bath house is extremely well preserved, with changing rooms, latrines and bathing rooms, as is the Roman bridge abutment on the bank of the river.


Clayton Museum

Visit the Clayton Museum (within the site), to discover a myriad of Roman finds and learn about John Clayton, the antiquarian renowned for his work in excavation. During his lifetime (1792 - 1890) Clayton excavated many sites and discovered hundreds of Roman artifacts. The collection includes important early archaeological discoveries relating to the central section of Hadrian's Wall. These finds are displayed in the museum on behalf of the Trustees of the Clayton Collection.


Following your visit to Chesters rejoin your coach for the approximately 1 hour return drive to Port of Tyne.

Newcastle City of Culture & Angel of the North

Newcastle is a vibrant mix of the contemporary, cultural, stylish and historic, and famed across the world for its warm welcome. As the capital of the north east of England, Newcastle shares 2,000 years of history with its neighbour on the south bank of the River Tyne, the town of Gateshead. The origins of Newcastle can be traced back to Roman times and the city takes its name from the Norman Castle built by Robert Curthose, the eldest son of William the Conqueror. Today, Newcastle is a lively and cosmopolitan city that offers the very best of old and new.


This half-day tour of Newcastle will show you just how much the city has to offer in terms of culture and historic places of interest, taking you to some of the sites that give Newcastle its unique appeal.


Newcastle City Centre

Depart the Port of Tyne and head for Newcastle City Centre via the beautiful green spaces that surround the city. Arriving at Gateshead Quays admire spectacular views of the River Tyne and its bridges including the Tyne Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. This stunning, state of the art footbridge spans the River Tyne and its unique design allows tall ships to pass underneath by raising the footpath.


Sage Gateshead

Step inside The Sage Gateshead, an innovative live music venue and centre for music education. One of the newest landmarks on the River Tyne, it is the first performing arts venue designed by Norman Foster's architectural team.


Cathedral Church of St Nicholas

Rejoin your coach for the short transfer to the city centre to visit the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, the Cathedral for the Church of England Diocese of Newcastle and the seat of the Bishop of Newcastle. This magnificent building dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. Its Lantern Tower has been a prominent landmark in Newcastle for centuries and is the Cathedral's most distinguishing feature. Despite the modern developments that surround the Cathedral, its tower remains the most striking architectural structure in Newcastle.


The Angel of the North

Head south of the river to the Angel of the North, the iconic sculpture designed by Antony Gormley. The Angel is the UKs most famous piece of public art, standing 20 metres high and 54 metres wide. After a short stop and time for photographs, re-board your coach and return to Port of Tyne.

Scenic Northern Pennines

Enjoy a scenic tour of one of England's most beautiful places. The North Pennines has been designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is a UNESCO Global Park, highlighting its globally important Earth heritage.


Pennine Range Scenic Drive

Travel inland to the northernmost part of the Pennine Range to experience stunning landscapes of sweeping moorland, cascading waterfalls, colourful hay meadows, and spectacular wildlife. During the approximately 90 minutes' drive, see rolling farmland with fields divided by skilfully stacked dry stone walls and picturesque villages, home to vibrant communities that reside in this idyllic location.


Stanhope on the River Wear, Durham Dales Craft Centre, Refreshments

Visit the small Pennine town of Stanhope on the River Wear and take the opportunity to visit the Durham Dales Craft Centre. Here you will find a wonderful collection of art and craft and possibly meet the artisans. Established in 1990, all of the crafts here are made by local people and the centre is run by its members. During your visit you will be served local refreshments of hot drinks and homemade cakes.


Hexham

Continue your 45 minutes scenic journey to the historic Market Town of Hexham, raided by Vikings in 876 and later in 1296 by Scottish invaders under the command of William Wallace. In Market Square you'll find Hexham Abbey. The Abbey, one of the most recognisable landmarks in Northumberland and one of the North East's most important Christian heritage sites, was founded by Saint Wilfrid in 674 and has withstood many invasions over the course of time. Enjoy approximately 30 minutes of free time to explore Market Square and maybe visit the Abbey and take in the peaceful atmosphere, see ancient architectural treasures and beautiful stained glass.


Re -join your coach for the approximately 1 hour return journey to Port of Tyne.

The Alnwick Garden

Alnwick Garden

Home of the Dukes of Northumberland since 1309, Alnwick Castle is one of the most iconic landmarks of north east England. The Alnwick Garden, visited on this half day excursion, has been created in the castle grounds in the last 10 years. It is an innovative, imaginative, and stunning garden. It inspires, educates, and captures the imagination of young and old alike. Reflecting the glory and spirit of the earlier gardens on the site, The Alnwick Garden uses the talent, expertise, and technology of our time.


Serpent Garden, Poison Garden, Gand Cascade, Ornamental Garden

Visit the Serpent Garden with its topiary snake revealing stunning water sculptures; take care in the Poison Garden; marvel at the Grand Cascade; and enjoy the colours and perfumes of the structured Ornamental Garden.


Following your visit of the Garden a snack of a hot drink and a traditional flapjack will be given to you to enjoy during the approximately 1 hour return drive to Port of Tyne.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.