Highlights of Hadrians wall route-shore excursion

Tour Number

Activity Level

313601


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (basic), Spanish (basic)

The edge of the roman empire


A short day tour including Vindolanda, Housteads fort and a chance to walk a very scenic part of the wall from steel rigg to sycamore gap (quite strenuous 45 minute walk) alternative itinerary available for the less adventurous. One of the most important historic sites in Britain, set in some of the most spectacular scenery. How must this have felt like the end of the world to the roman legionnaires

Itinerary

we will drive to Vindolanda (entry charge) where there is a large settlement and an excellent museum to set the scene of life in roman times at the "edge of civilisation", next on to Steel Rigg, to see the view along one of the moist scenic parts of the wall, and perhaps walk to sycamore gap (cue Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman) . Now to Housteads, the most important fort on the (UNESCO world Heritage) wall. we will then make some optional stops at either Corbridge (roman ruins and early medieval churches, Prudhoe castle, and/or 2the sage" Gateshead for views over Newcastle and the Tyne bridges.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: port of tyne (newcastle cruise dock) or other by arrangement

End location: as start (or other by arrangement)

Duration: 7 hours

driving time is approximately 3 hours in total in normal traffic conditions. If taken NOT as a cruise shore excursion this tour will normally be a little longer (and therefore more leisurely)

Transportation

renault scenic, air conditioned, 5 seats ( I also have a ramped access fiat, with 2 passenger seats in addition to clamped wheelchair)

What’s Included

Other: driving and guiding throughout, car parking and toll charges if and when neccesary

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 pounds sterling - entrance fees and lunch

What’s Extra

Other: Entry fees (at Housteads, and Vindolanda) I am a member of the national trust and English heritage, so I can accompany you there. Vindolanda is seperately owned, but they also allow me to accompany my group without additional charge

Private tour guide Keith

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