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Newcastle and Gateshead Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Easy to book – easy to cancel – easy to change
  • Book early and receive discounts
  • Price same or lower than local rates
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  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    02 Jul - 16 sep: Daily
    (09 Apr - 01 Jul) (17 Sep - 28 Oct): Sat & Sun


    The ticket is valid for 24 Hours after first use.

    Start time

    Buses departs between 1000h (10:00am) to 1500h (3:00pm)24May to 24 Oct and 1430h(2:30pm)29 Mar to 23 May
    Duration: The ticket is valid for 24 Hours after first use.
    Full Loop: 60 mins

    Meeting Point

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

    Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    This Newcastle Gateshead hop-on hop-off tour provides you the opportunity of exploring the attractions of the cities at your own pace. 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.

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    On this Hop-On Hop-Off tour, you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. See all of Newcastle’s main attractions such Royal Station Hotel and church of St. Thomas the Martyr for a perfect introduction to the cities.

    Your ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops!

    You can board the bus from any of the stops:
    City Tour (Red Route)

    • Stop 1 - Bewick Street
    • Stop 2 - Clayton Street
    • Stop 3 - Newgate Street
    • Stop 4 - Haymerket Barras Bridge
    • Stop 5 - Great North Museum
    • Stop 6 - St James Park Shearers Bar
    • Stop 7 - Gallowgate
    • Stop 8 - Blackett Street
    • Stop 9 - Blue Carpet
    • Stop 10 - Quayside (opposite law courts)
    • Stop 11 - Quayside (Guildhall)
    • Stop 12 - Baltic Square
    • Stop 13 - St Marys Square
    • Stop 14 - Tyne Bridge
    • Stop 15 - Market Street
    • Stop 16 - Mosley Street
    • Stop 17 - St Nicholas Street

    You may choose to conclude this tour at any of the stops mentioned above as per your convenience.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hop-on-hop-off ticket
    • Pre-recorded commentary in English


    • 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.
    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    No wheelchair access available.Wheelchairs can be collapsed down and stored on the bus but it does not has ramps, passenger would need to walk up 1 step.

  • reviews
    • 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
    • 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

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