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City Sightseeing Newcastle - Hop on Hop off

from £8 per person

Discover all the great things to do and see in Newcastle Gateshead with City Sightseeing!

Take a journey around the city and enjoy the view from the top of an open top double-decker bus. Hop off at the Centre for Life to experience the largest planetarium in the North! This award-winning science centre is full of exciting exhibitions, activities and events for all ages.

Learn all about life on Tyneside at the Discovery Museum, from the region's shipbuilding heritage to inventions which changed the world. Visit Blackfriars Monastery, a restored 13th-century friary. Only the cloister buildings remain, which now house a range of craft workshops, a restaurant and an exhibition portraying the history of Blackfriars. Hop off at St Mary’s Cathedral, a gothic revival church built in 1844 designed by Augustus Welby Pugin, who worked on the Houses of Parliament. Admire the architecture, the many stained glass windows and the building’s five pipe organs. Discover the spellbinding history of Newcastle’s Castle Keep and Black Gate, built by Henry II in the twelfth century. The Grade 1 listed building is a heritage visitor attraction open to all.

Let City Sightseeing introduce you to Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s rich history as you take a bus tour of the city. Newcastle’s Town Walls are protected by their Scheduled Ancient Monument classification. This medieval defensive wall was built during the 13th and 14th centuries to help protect the town from attack. Large amounts of the wall were demolished during the 18th and 19th centuries but some still remain, particularly on the western side of the city. The Great North Museum incorporates collections from the Hancock Museum and Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities, the Shefton Museum and the Hatton Gallery. See major displays showing the wonder of the animal kingdom, Ancient Egyptian mummies and a life-size T-Rex skeleton. Explore interactive exhibitions incorporating touch screen technology and an interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall. Admire the artworks in the Laing Art Gallery, home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture. The exhibition programme is renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East. Baltic Square is home to The Centre for Contemporary Art where you will also find Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the world's first and only tilting bridge! The bridge not only serves a practical purpose as the River Tyne's only foot and cycle bridge, but its elegance and fine engineering make it one of the city’s main attractions.

See the latest blockbuster, spend time in the casino or kick back and relax in one of the many restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars and at the city’s entertainment complex, The Gate. For more restaurants and bars visit China Town, Market Street and Mosley Street. For shopping opportunities, hop off at Grainger Market, Northumberland Street, Eldon Square Shopping Centre or Monument Mall Shopping Centre. Football fans will be in their element when they hop off at St. James’ Park for Newcastle United Football Club, Shearer’s Bar, Stadium Tours, and Leazes Park. Take the bus tour to Quayside which has it all including the Historic Quayside Area and Bessie Surtees House, a rare example of 18th century domestic architecture. The magnificent Sage Gateshead Music Centre is the venue to head for of you look for a range of musical performances. The Quayside is also home to Newcastle’s vibrant nightlife including a range of restaurants, more than thirty pubs and a choice of clubs.

To view the route map, please click here.

Please note that Routes/Maps are subject to change without notice. Any changes are beyond our control and no refunds will be offered. For the most up to date Route/Map please always enquire when in resort.

Tour Operates:

Daily:1st July until 16th September 2017.

Weekends Only:9th April until 30th June and 17th September until 28th October 2017.

Closed: Great North Run Day.

  • Ticket Validity: 24 hours.
  • Start Point: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Central Station.
  • First Tour: 10:30am.
  • Last Tour: 3pm.
  • Duration:60 minutes.
  • Frequency: 60 minutes.
  • Disabled access available.
  • Live English guide included.
  • You can start using your ticket within 3 months starting from the date specified on your voucher.
  • You will receive a discount booklet when you redeem your voucher.

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