Staying at The 4* Marriott Sunderland Hotel
4 DAYS | 7th July 2017
England’s North East boasts unspoilt scenery, industrial heritage and miles of sandy beaches. There’s plenty to do in the North East and so why not join us and see for yourself?
The 4* Marriott Sunderland Hotel is situated in a prime location overlooking the beautiful beaches of Whitburn Sands in Seaburn. The hotel bedrooms are designed with your comfort in mind, and offer high-speed Internet access and flat-screen TVs, courtesy tea trays – as well as 24-hour room service. The hotel also boasts the Seaburn Bar & Grill and a modern leisure club with an indoor heated pool.
We depart Macclesfield calling for coffee en-route to Hartlepool Historic Quay. You will have free time for lunch before we explore the historic quayside, featuring guides dressed in authentic period costume, period shops and houses. Also marvel at Britain’s oldest warship afloat HMS Trincomalee. Mid afternoon we continue north to Seaburn and our hotel. There will be time for a stroll along the prom before dinner.
Our visit this morning takes us to Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. At this museum you will find everything from Polar Bears to Pottery. The art gallery houses a large collection of Lowry paintings. The Winter Gardens, a 21st Century addition to the museum is a tropical paradise. Over 2,000 plants thrive in the glass rotunda and from the tree top walkway visitors have a bird’s eye view of beautiful Mowbray Park. We then continue on to Washington Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust for a relaxing afternoon. Get close to rare and exotic birds, mammals and different wetland habitats. Why not complete the day with afternoon refreshments in the café with a gorgeous panorama over graceful Eurasian cranes.
This morning we meet our guide for a sightseeing tour of Newcastle and its environs. We complete our tour around lunch time and then have free time to wander around the quayside Sunday market. We return to the hotel mid-afternoon for a little rest and relaxation.
This morning we head for home but not before calling to see Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North. We then continue south to the Wetherby Whaler were we make our lunch stop for fish and chips. We then join the motorway network south and aim to arrive in the Macclesfield area around tea time.
£346.00 per person sharing twin/double
£60.00 single room supplement
£22.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT