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City Sightseeing Newcastle & Gateshead: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour with FREE Discount Booklet!

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Key Highlights
  • Explore the towns of Newcastle and Gateshead on a fun & flexible hop-on hop-off bus tour!
  • Hop on and off at any of the 18 stops and visit attractions of your choice
  • Visit attractions like St James' Park, Haymarket's Barras Bridge, Clayton Street and more!
  • Enjoy English audio commentary and know more about life, culture and heritage of the towns
  • Travel comfortably on open top, double-decker buses and stop worrying about parking problems
  • Your hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 24 hours
  • Save money on discounts at popular attractions with the FREE booklet
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Jul - 15 sep: Daily
    (25 Mar - 30 Jun) (16 Sep - 27 Oct): Sat & Sun


    The ticket is valid for 24 Hours after first use.

    Start time

    Red Route :Buses departs between 10:30am to 3pm, every 60 minutes.

    Blue Route :Buses departs between 10:50am to 3:20pm, every 30 minutes

    Meeting Point

    You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.

    Cruise passenger information: Cruise guests will need to make their own way into the centre of Newcastle. Taxis and buses will be available (may be subject to charges).

    Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Explore the charming towns of Newcastle and Gateshead on an action-packed hop-on hop-off bus tour! Discover a wealth of world-class entertainment, leisure and cultural facilities and marvel at the architectural splendour of the buildings and monuments.

    Delight in the fragrance of the freshly baked biscuits in the biscuit factory and have fun in the Quayside, an important entertainment venue in Newcastle. Visit the popular markets and take back beautiful souvenirs for your family and friends.

    Save money on sightseeing with the discount booklet included with the ticket and enjoy discounts at popular attractions. Valid for 24 hours, the hop-on, hop-off bus tour gives you the flexibility to create your own itinerary and visit attractions of your choice with two bus routes red and blue route!

    Where to begin your Newcastle and Gateshead tour? Click here for your hop-on, hop-off route map


    Hop on the bus at any of the stops to jumpstart your Newcastle and Gateshead hop-on, hop-off tour. Hop on the red open top, double-decker buses and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the 2 towns, linked by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape. An extremely vibrant and popular tourist destination, explore Newcastle and Gateshead at your own leisurely pace and hop on and off at any of the stops to visit attractions of your choice.

    Enjoy audio commentary in English as you take in panoramic views of the idyllic towns and travel in comfort from one destination to another. The bus has two routes red and blue routes.

    Some of the attractions covered by the red route are:

    Central Station • Bewick Street

    • Clayton Street
    • Newgate Street
    • Haymarket, Barras Bridge
    • Great North Museum
    • St James’ Park
    • Gallowgate
    • Blackett Street
    • Blue Carpet Square
    • Quayside, Opposite Law Courts
    • The Guidhall
    • Tyne Bridge

    Some of the attractions covered by the blue route (operational till Sept 18) are:

    • Central Station • Bewick Street 

    • Discovery Museum

    • West-gate Road, Assembly Rooms

    • Market Street

    • Laing, Blue Carpet Square

    • The Biscuit Factory

    • Ouseburn Valley, Seven Stories

    • Millennium Bridge

    • Quayside (opposite Law Courts)

    • Quayside, Guildhall

    • St. Nicholas Street

    Hop off the bus at any of the stops to end the tour.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hop-on-hop-off ticket
    • Pre-recorded commentary in English
    • Discount booklet
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On Hop-Off ticket at any one of the stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 24 Hours from that time.

    The route of the hop-on, hop-off tour is subject to change.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher. Blue route is operational until 8 September 18.
    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Wheelchair access with manual ramp is available on the buses.

  • Customer Reviews
    • See more in less time

      Very nice driver and fun ride around the city. I was able to do more in less time. Thank you!...

      Angela A Ferreira, United States, 19/Oct/2013
    • Interesting tour

      My friend and i went on bus tour not expecting too much,however we were pleasantly surprised as found Newcastle's architechture and history to be very interesting.The open top of...

      miss j kydd, United Kingdom, 05/May/2011

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