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Viking Trip to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne – Student Trip

Description 

So why exactly is Lindisfarne known as ‘Holy Island’? Well not only is it the birth place of the Christian Faith for England, but the monks who resided here well over 1000 years ago, were responsible for creating a lasting legacy that has resulted in the majority of the UK following the Christian Faith. The ancient monastery attracted a lot of wealth and attention and it was this that led to the island being visited by some of the most pioneering warriors of their time, The Vikings. The first viking raid to the UK took place in AD 793 on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. They came back less than hundred years later as part of their quest to conquer all of the UK. Come explore one of the most beautiful areas of Northern England with Ragnar Lundgren as we show you some of the island’s most fascinating stories as well as taking in the breathtaking scenery and wildlife. Just try not to get stranded…

Price: £30

Itinerary for the Day:

9:30 – Meet at Northumbria Business and Law School, City Campus East, NE1 2SU

11:00 – Arrive on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne

11:15 – Tour of the Island including stories surrounding St Aidan, St Cuthbert and the Viking Raid, a look around St Mary’s Parish Church, Lindisfarne Priory, St Cuthbert’s Isle and the Observatory Tower

13:00 – Time for Lunch (bring your own or try suggested location)

13:45 – Walk to Lindisfarne Castle

14:00 – Intro to castle and free time to take photos, explore the island, go inside the castle (entry fee not included) and visit St Aidan’s Winery for some shopping and try the famous Lindisfarne Mead

15:30 – Depart from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne

17:00 – Arrive back in Newcastle

Bamburgh, the King of Castles – Student Trip

Description

Behold the Ancient Capital of Northumbria and one of the oldest castles in England. Founded in 547 AD by Kind Ida, the original fortification was destroyed by the vikings in AD 993. The rebuilt Norman castle was then destroyed by canon fire in 1464 by the Earl of Warwick during the War of the Roses. The Bamburgh Castle we see today was restored by Lord Armstrong in 1894. It sits upon a plateau of volcanic rock 45m high and offers some of the best views of the Northumbrian Coastline. The Armstrong and Aviation Museum here shows a man beyond his time that created the hydraulic gun, crane and lift as well as the first use of hydroelectricity to power his house. You can also learn about Bamburgh’s Heroine Grace Darling who rescued passengers from the Forfarshire ship’s wreckage in 1838. Whether you want to a walk along the beach, try some of Northumberland’s local food or just take in all of the amazing history and scenery Bamburgh has to offer, I’m sure you’ll have a fantastic time on this trip!

Price: £30

Itinerary of the Day:

10:45 – Meet at Northumbria Business and Law School, City Campus East, NE1 2SU

12:00 – Lunch at the Neptune Fish and Chip Restaurant in Seahouses or bring own food

13:00 – Entry into Bamburgh Castle to explore State Rooms, Armstrong and Aviation Museum, Castle Grounds and learn about the Grace Darling Story

15:00 Free time to explore the village’s shops and eateries, take a walk along the beach and go to the best spots for photos or join me on the rest of the Grace Darling Trail

16:00 – Depart for Newcastle

17:00 – Arrive Back in Newcastle

Cragside, the Hidden Gem of Northumberland – Student Trip

Description

If you love to walk and explore, then this is the trip for you! Walk among Lord Armstrong’s most beautiful creation, the grounds of Cragside Estate and Gardens. You might well know some of Lord Armstrong’s other creations such as Jesmond Dene Gardens in Newcastle or the restoration of Bamburgh Castle. There are many hidden gems to see and explore in this magnificent garden. Take a stroll by one of the many lakes or if you’re feeling adventurous go through the massive labyrinth and see if you can find the wonder to behold in the middle of it. Try and see if you can spot a red squirrel or two as well! And of course you can’t visit Cragside without exploring the amazing victorian house that was once home to the Armstrong family. As well as being absolutely gorgeous and ten times larger than any house you’ve seen before, it has some secrets too. It was the first house in the world to commercially use light bulbs and what’s even more impressive is that this house was completely powered using water from the lakes high above in the gardens. That’s right! Lord Armstrong invented Hydroelectricity. An absolute cannot miss trip!!!

Price: £40

Itinerary for the Day

09:45 – Meet at Northumbria Business and Law School, City Campus East, NE1 2SU

11:00 – A walk down to the power station across the Iron Bridge and back

12:00 – Exploring Cragside House

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Free time to explore lakes, labyrinth, walks and all the hidden gems that Cragside has to offer

16:00 – Depart from Newcastle

17:00 – Arrive back in Newcastle

A Fun Day Out to the Lake District – Student Trip

Description:

A fantastic trip to the centre of the Lake District where we will have an amazing view of Lake Windermere from the top of Orrest Head Hill.  The remainder of the trip will be spent at the lovely lake side town of Ambleside. We will be giving you time to explore the town as well as having Fish and Chips by the lake before visiting Stock Ghyll Force Waterfall Park. This short round trip walk is perfect for exploring the beauty of the Lake District whilst also getting those amazing pictures of you pretending to fall off the waterfalls. If waterfalls aren’t your cup of tea, then there is a boat cruise of Lake Windermere (not included in ticket price) leaving at 1pm and returning to Ambleside at 2:15pm for £11.30 each. Make sure to wrap up warm, put those walking boots on and of course bring the best camera you own for the ultimate sightseeing experience of the Lake District!

Price: £30

Itinerary for the day:

0900 – Pickup from Northumbria Business School in Newcastle City Centre (City Campus East, NE1 2SU)

1145 – Lunch option by Lake Windermere at Waterhead Bay (Ambleside Fish and Chips inc GF choices) – not included in ticket price

1300 – Stock Ghyll Force – a spectacular 70 foot waterfall which may be viewed safely from a railed viewpoint. A great round trip walk just outside of Ambleside

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Round trip boat cruise of Lake Windermere (not included in ticket price). Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cost: £11.30

1400 – Free time in Ambleside to explore the various shops, eateries and points of interest

1430 – Regroup at bus and depart for Windermere for walk/trek up Orrest Head

1500 – Arrive at drop off point and climb Orrest Head to reach the Summit

1545 – Breathtaking views at the summit of Orrest Head for some amazing views and not to mention photo opportunities (weather permitting)

1630 – Depart for Newcastle

1900 – Arrive back in Newcastle

MYSTERY TOUR – Student Trip

Description

Join us on Lundgren Tours’ first Mystery Tour. It will likely be an adventure to somewhere that you have never been before and we will make sure that you have a lot of fun on this trip despite you not knowing where we are going. After all it’s about the journey, not the destination!

Price: £30

Itinerary for the Day:

9:45 – Meet at Northumbria Business School, City Campus East, NE1 2SU

A MYSTERY FULL OF FUN THINGS TO DO, EXCITING THINGS TO SEE AND STUNNING SCENERY

17:00 – Arrive back at Newcastle

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – Student Trip

Our Award Winning trip!

Description

We solemnly swear we are up to no good! Visit Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry itself to discover all of its filming locations from the first two Harry Potter films as well as participating in Harry Potter activities and visiting the gift shop that has a plentiful amount of wizard merchandise to purchase. We will also be exploring the castle’s impressive state rooms where the 12th Duke and Duchess of Northumberland reside as well as visiting points of interest such as Taste of Northumbria where free tasters of locally brewed alcohol will be offered and the Alnwick Treehouse and Barter Books, the largest second-hand bookshop in Europe. Perfect day out to make friends, learn something new and most importantly have fun!

Prices: £40

Itinerary for the Day: 

10:45 – Meet Northumbria Business School, City Campus East (NE1, 2SU)

11:00 – Leave Newcastle

12:00 – Arrive at vantage point for Alnwick Castle

12:15 – Castle Barbican and Intro

12:30 – Lunch – The Stables Fryery & Castle Gift Shop. Fish & Chips, Pie & chips, Battered sausage & chips; selection of soft drinks and ice cream.  Castle Gift Shop for Harry Potter themed items

13:30 – Alnwick Castle on Location Tour – Learn about all the filming locations to do with Harry Potter and other amazing TV Series and Films.

14:20 –  Tour of Alnwick Castle State Rooms (with potentially first broomstick training activity at 14:30 if enough people attend trip)

15:00 – Broomstick Training – Come with us to Alnwick Castle for some Harry Potter activities at the very location that Harry, Hermione and Ron learnt to Fly!

15:30 – Alnwick Town, The Treehouse & Barter Books – Walk via Pottergate to Market Square for tasters of local produce at Taste of Northumbria, then Bondgate Tower. Walk past Alnwick Garden entrance & shops to The Treehouse & finally to Barter Books

17:00 –  Depart for Newcastle

18:00 – Arrive back at Newcastle

Create your own tour or choose from our existing list of trips such as:

      • Alnwick Castle, often referred to as the ‘Windsor of the North’, seat of the Percy family and film location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. And/or the stunning Alnwick Garden and Treehouse with its Grand Cascade, impressive water features, Maze and new Giant Adventure. Trip includes a guided coach tour of the surrounding area of Alnwick’s historic market town or a walk into the town to discover its many interesting features.  NB: For Harry Potter fans who require an HP tour of the castle and/or broomstick training, our Tour Guide will entertain you in character as ‘Ron Weasley’. This is especially thrilling for children and adults alike.

      • Cross the causeway by coach to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the cradle of Christianity in England, learn about the medieval manuscript: the Lindisfarne Gospels, walk to the newly renovated Castle or Priory and sample the island’s famous Lindisfarne Mead

      • A guided tour of Bamburgh (once the ancient capital of Northumbria), its famous ‘King of Castles’ and/or beach; learn about the county’s famous heroine Grace Darling, a lighthouse keeper’s daughter who rescued shipwrecked passengers just off the coast at the nearby Farne Islands

    • Join us on a stunning coastal walk from Craster, a small fishing village (known for its oak smoked kippers) to Dunstanburgh Castle, once the largest fortress in Northumberland. This walk was  voted 9th in ITV’s Top 100 Britain’s Favourite Walks

    • Cragside House, Gardens and Estate, once the home of the Victorian Inventor, Lord Armstrong and the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. The magnificent Estate features many enjoyable walks including lakes, a labyrinth, children’s playground and a wonderful display of rhododendrons

Feel free to explore the range of tours we provide below. However, if there is somewhere in Northumberland we haven’t mentioned that you would particularly like to visit, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Our dedicated tour operators will organise your itinerary for you and co-ordinate it into a package that will provide you with a fun-filled journey.

We can also either host a trip of your choice and/or provide our award-winning and entertaining guide, Robert Jones who will enhance your tour experience of Northumberland.

We can be flexible regarding pick-up and drop-off points for your tour and will do our very best to accommodate your preferences.

If you have your own transport and would prefer to be met at a particular location in Northumberland, then we can also offer a private service to individuals looking for a guided tour.

 

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