5 Best Newcastle Tours

Best Newcastle Tours: Pub Tour

OUR PERSONAL FAVOURITE TOURS IN THE CITY

Newcastle has a whole array of fantastic experiences and we have put together our thoughts on the 5 best Newcastle tours you can book in Newcastle! And there are definitely some wow moments to be had on these Newcastle tours! Check out our list below!

When you think of Newcastle tours, often walking tours or other forms of city tours come to mind. We thought we’d go a bit more extravagant and quirky…

Take a look at our list and see what you think about the variety on offer – on water, foot, coach or bike. 

1. EXPLORE ONE OF THE BEST NEWCASTLE TOURS INSIDE THE VICTORIA TUNNEL

Victoria Tunnel Best Newcastle Tours

What about the prospect of clambering through an old, smelly & eery Victorian tunnel? Not sounding too appealing? Well it should! It’s fantastic and the guides are brilliant at creating atmosphere! 

The Victoria Tunnel is a subterranean waggonway that runs under the city from the Town Moor to the river Tyne.

Built between 1839 and 1842 to transport coal, it has also been used as an air raid shelter and simply for storage…

Today, you can visit the Victoria Tunnel on specialist guided tours run by The Ouseburn Trust or during their new virtual experience, the Virtual Victoria Tunnel Experience which you can watch from the comfort of your home!

2. QUAYSIDE GLOW TOURS BY KAYAK

Best Newcastle Tours: Kayak in the city

The Quayside at night provides a spectacular urban light show. Fancy witnessing this during a night-time kayak adventure on the river Tyne?

Well, since 2019 you can! CBK’s fantastic Glow Tours offer perhaps the most exciting and unique way to see Newcastle and Gateshead. You will be accompanied by experienced and knowledgeable kayak guides to keep you safe and show you all the best bits.

Afterwards, you can even enjoy a couple of drinks in a local bar and share your memories of an awesome evening tour!

3. DISCOVER THE CITY ON A CYCLING TOUR

Create Your Own Tour

This city is fantastic – BUT – it is also quite hilly!

Luckily, the guys at Newcastle Tour Company (I know, it’s us, but we have to be honest as we feel this tour is awesome!) have come up with a brilliant route that involves some easy climbs but is overall an easy to manage Newcastle cycling tour!

It also offers a great stop for refreshments en-route, too, for you to sample one of the great imports & exports (hmmm?) this city is famous for: Early Grey Tea.

Take a look at our Posh Parks & the Toon private cycling tour in more detail right here on our site.

4. EXPERIENCE NEWCASTLE'S ORIGINAL PUB TOUR

Best Newcastle Tours: Pub Tour

What would a visit to Newcastle be without tasting some of the local beers, hearing the story of Newcastle Brown Ale and experiencing some of the iconic and most historic pubs in the city?

Thankfully we have just the ticket! The Original Newcastle Pub Tour combines the lot: fantastic stories, anecdotes, history with the authentic experience of a local expert and tastings & samples in some of the oldest pubs in the city!

This is truly one of the best Newcastle tours you can do and you can book the pub tour right here…  

5. ITV VERA LOCATIONS TOUR OF TYNESIDE

ITV Vera tour

Discover the world of Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope on a 4-hour tour around Newcastle & North Tyneside!

The guides on this tour are fantastic and will take you to several murderous locations from the hit ITV series.

This is a fantastic tour not only for Vera fans but also anyone who is looking to tour around the Tyneside coast into Tynemouth, Whitley Bay and more. You can book this experience with Brit Movie Tours who operate this tour.

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