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LOCAL EXPERTS READY FOR YOU

Our team at Newcastle Tour Company is made up of the most amazing people. All of the gang are eager to make every visit to North East England the best it can be and bring a wealth of knowledge to help make that happen.

Our tour guides are local knowledgeable residents who are experts in their chosen fields – food, history, cycling and more.

At Newcastle Tour Company, we especially believe it’s the passion, energy & expertise of our local guides & experts that sets us apart.

They’re fun, love the regions they’re in & will help you discover the highlights and hidden gems during your tour!

THE OFFICE CREW

Alex
Jacobs

Co-Director

Alex is one of our co-founders and you will encounter him in all things North East England! He also develops & maintains our websites and ensures you have a great time from browsing to touring.

Our Team

Paul
Mullins

Co-Director

With a wealth of experience within the tourism sector in Northern England, business co-founder Paul is a true organiser and driver of developing itineraries as well as helping our guests make most of their time in our regions.

Paul Mullins

Anna
Unger

Tour Designer & GUIDE

Anna joined the Newcastle Tour Company team right from the beginning to pursue & share her passion for this hidden gem of Great Britain.

Anna Unger

Jen
Rea

Social Media Marketing

Jen is a social media guru having worked with our regional tourist board as well as major international brands across the UK in the past! We are more than lucky and honoured to have Jen onboard with us!

Jen meet the team

OUR FABULOUS LOCAL EXPERTS

Fran
Hindhaugh

Tour Guide

Fran started off guiding tour groups throughout Europe, but her true love is uncovering the secrets of her home – the North of England. A history enthusiast and avid explorer who loves nothing more than sharing her passion with others.

Our People: Fran

Judith
Shoulder

Tour Guide

Judith, originally from The Netherlands, has lived in North East England for over 15 years and has worked in travel for most of that time. She is fluent in English, German and, of course, Dutch.

Judith Shoulder

Michael
Young

Tour Guide

The enthusiasm that Michael has for his hometown area is something he always endeavours to share with others. Michael is an experienced guide and loves sharing region's history and culture with all visitors! After a tour with Michael you'll be as much in love as he is.

Michael: Our Team

Frances
Smiles

Tour Guide

As a native of the North East, Frances is passionate about both the people and places that make this northern most corner of England so special. Eager to share this passion, she loves the ever-changing sea that hugs the coast, the peaceful, tranquil landscapes of our moors, together with the vibe of our urban centres.

Our Guides: Frances Smiles

Katie
Murdoch

Tour Guide

Born and raised in North East England and always thoroughly enjoys showing our visitors around the region, Katie is one of our fantastic tour guides who will take care of you every step of the way!

Our Team

Amanda
Hepburn

Tour Guide

Born and bred on Tyneside, Amanda has a pride and passion for her native North East England! She especially enjoys guiding in 'her' magnificent city of Newcastle. She loves surprising visitors with local tales and history of this wonderful region.

Our Team of great tour guides: Amanda

Rod
Joyce

Tour Guide

Rod is a professional interpreter/translator for modern languages – in particular English, Italian & German. Through this he has become more and more a people person as his work includes a great amount of live interpretations.

Our Team

Jill
Oliver

Tour Guide

Jill has spent a long career introducing the history, heritage and beauty of the North of England to many hundreds of people from overseas.

Our Team

Josh
Marsh

Tour Guide

Coming soon.

Meet our team

Jane
Sowdon

Tour Guide

Originally from London, Jane moved to the North East in 1984 to study German and History . She married a true ‘Geordie’ i.e. she is now fully adopted into North East life. Jane is passionate about our region and looks forward to showing you some of the historic, beautiful, and fascinating places we are all so lucky to have here.

Our Team: Tour Guides

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WHAT YOU HAVE SAID 

Abir van Hunen
EXCELLENT TOUR
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We (A group of International Students) had a great tour around the North East Uk, our first stop was at the Angel of the North and we ended with a boat trip around the Farne Islands. Our tour guide Alex did an excellent job he was very knowledgeable and provided us with some interesting facts. Menu choices was booked in advance so there wasn't a long wait for food for our large group, all was very well organised.
Christoph Knobloch
EINFACH EINE SUPER TOUR!
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Wir waren im Rahmen einer Städtereise mit einer Gruppe in Newcastle und alle waren begeistert. Unser Guide Alex hat uns super betreut und hat uns "seine" Stadt mit viel Begeisterung und Herz näher gebracht. Wir haben uns nichts vorstellen können und haben gesagt wir kommen wieder, da die Stadt so vielfältig ist. Traditionelle Bauten und viel Modernes - einfach super!
Michael F.
UNVERGESSLICHE STUNDEN
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Seit 2009 besuchen wir regelmäßig Newcastle und sind immer wieder von der Stadt und ihrem Umland begeistert. Dieses Jahr wollten wir einfach mehr von Newcastle wissen und buchten die Tour mit Alexander. Sie war etwas ganz Besonderes. So haben wir dank Alexander Newcastle in einem neuen Licht gesehen. Vielen Dank an ihn für drei unvergessliche Stunden!
Kyle M. Johnson
PHENOMENAL GUIDE
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Our guide was phenomenal - perfect blend of history, cultural information and humour. His passion for the region was clear, especially for Newcastle. I don't think I would have properly appreciated Newcastle or been as enthusiastic about it as I now am without the commentary on the evolution of the city.
Jason B.
AWESOME TOUR
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Great tour, Newcastle is an amazing city and our guide Fran was very knowledgeable, laid back and fun! Some nice local beers topped off a great afternoon, would definitely recommend.
Paul K
NEWCASTLE CYCLING FUN
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Great tour by Anna. Very knowledgeable on the history and good fun too. Water and snacks were provided as a bonus!
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