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Guided City Walking Tour of Newcastle

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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Guided City Walking Tour of Newcastle
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icon2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Go deeper into Newcastle’s rich history than on many other tours when you join this guided walk—although you’ll still stroll less than 2.5 miles (4 kilometers). Learn about the city’s history from the Iron Age to the present, alongside colorful characters such as Bessie Surtees. See bridges, monuments, religious buildings, a historic market, the old town wall and, of course, the castle, with plenty of photo opps too.
  • Discover Newcastle’s history on a comprehensive guided walking tour
  • Travel through time from before the Romans to the present day
  • Capture stunning river pictures from the High Level Bridge
  • Numbers are capped at just 15 travelers for a more intimate experience
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English-speaking tour guide
NE1 6BR , Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BR, UK

Look for me at Grey's Monument in the green shirt with the big red beard! No tours currently run on a Wednesday or Sunday.

Castle Garth , Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ, UK

The tour will end near the High Level Bridge, which has views over Newcastle's quayside.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Red Beard Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Guided City Walking Tour of Newcastle?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Guided City Walking Tour of Newcastle.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Guided City Walking Tour of Newcastle?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Guided City Walking Tour of Newcastle.
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What is the social distancing policy during Guided City Walking Tour of Newcastle?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Guided City Walking Tour of Newcastle.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Guided City Walking Tour of Newcastle?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Guided City Walking Tour of Newcastle.

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  • "I would definitely recommend the tour for anyone who is interested in learning about the city." See review
  • "A perfect introduction to Newcastle for anyone who wants to learn a bit more about this fascinating and historic city." See review

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star-5
Excellent! Do at the start of your break to get the best out of Newcastle.
ALISON_B
, Jun 2022
Rob communicated the history with a lot of passion and humour. Recommendations for places to see and things to do were also appreciated.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for leaving a review. The beginning of a visit is a good time to take the tour, but I often find people who have already visited some of the locations, and even local people, also get something more from it. I'm glad you enjoyed some of the recommendations I made and hope the rest of your visit was also enjoyable.
star-5
Able to see and be...
Claire_W
, Apr 2022
Able to see and be explained about things we would miss walking on our own . Cover a large area with explayalong the way
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for taking my tour and leaving a review! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and that you learnt a lot along the route.
star-5
Rob was a very...
Emma_B
, Mar 2022
Rob was a very knowledgable and thorough guide, no details were spared! The tour was delivered in a really enjoyable manner, would highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thanks for the review and recommendation, Emma. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour as much as I enjoy delivering it.
star-4
Stunning architecture, hidden finds, even for born and bred locals.
Ian_F
, Mar 2022
Excellent knowledge from the guide, not too dry as peppered with brilliant stories and a really mixture of historic and more modern observations.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for the review! Newcastle is full of brilliant stories, but there are only so many I can fit into the tour! :)
star-3
Guide was informative in...
Joyce_o
, Mar 2022
Guide was informative in selected areas but the tour was too static and skipped many key parts of the Newcastle story
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for leaving a review, Joyce. I'm sorry the tour was not entirely to your liking and I would like to hear more from you in order to hear what more you would have liked from Red Beard Tours. Would you please email me so we could discuss this further? Unfortunately, the tour currently ends at the castle due to the closure of the footpath over the High Level Bridge where the tour would have given more information about the Quayside and the famous bridges of Newcastle. The bridge has been closed by Newcastle Council and this is beyond my control, but other details have been added to the tour to ensure all customers get the full tour duration until the bridge reopens.
star-5
Informative and really interesting.
Gillian_S
, Mar 2022
Learning about the history of the city , the architecture and the people involved.A good mixture. Rob was an entertaining and animated guide.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for your review, Gillian. It was a pleasure to show you around, and I am pleased that you had a good time.
star-5
Red Beard trips are brilliant
Mandy_N
, Mar 2022
Robs passion and incredible knowledge of so many facts. He is a great story teller - telling the truth but in such an interesting way
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for the review, Mandy! I'm glad you found the tour interesting.
star-5
A great guided walk.
Andrew_C
, Mar 2022
A knowledgeable and personable guide. Brought history of Newcastle to life. New about street art and the social history!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Andrew. A lot of research has gone into (and continues to go into) my tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
First time in Newcastle
Carole_M
, Feb 2022
Rob was a great character. Shared his love of the city and brought the city to life for us with his facts and anecdotes. Tour lasted 2 1/2 hrs and he kept us fully engaged.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thanks for the review, Carole. I love what I do, I am glad you enjoyed it too!
star-4
Great tour of Newcastle city
Venkatesen_M
, Feb 2022
Great tour of Newcastle city famous spots with a historical background which was well researched by our guide. Learned a great deal about Newcastle city during the tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed it and that I was able to teach you a little about this fantastic city.
star-5
A few hours with the bearded one 😊
Sean_B
, Jan 2022
First time back in Newcastle for over 25 years and first time for my wife. A really excellent and knowledgeable tour from Rob he gave a great oversight of the city and he also throws in a bit of humor. This tour is a must for people new to the city. The 2.5 hours are well spent and you cover all the important points of the city. Not rushed Rob takes the time to explain each viewpoint. East walking as well. Take this tour people 😊
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for the review and recommendation, Sean!
star-5
Learnt a lot in a very enjoyable way
Caroline_W
, Jan 2022
Rob was incredibly knowledgeable and made it very interesting and engaging, making additional effort to describe things for my husband who can’t see.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for your kind review! It was my intention from the very start for my tour to be accessible to as many people as possible, and to remove (or at least reduce) any barriers along the way. It was my pleasure to take the time to explain in greater detail for your husband, and I am glad you both enjoyed the time you spent on my tour.
star-5
Excellent
John_H
, Nov 2021
Great tour thanks Rob. Very knowledgable and interesting. Good value for money shown varied places of interest Thank you
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you, John! You are very welcome, I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for booking with me!
star-5
A walk around Newcastle
John_B
, Oct 2021
A tour that brought the history and buildings to life by a guide that was very knowledgeable about Newcastles history and heritage. If you want to know about Newcastle, this is a great tour to start with
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you! I hope that my tour is great at any point in a visit, but yes, it is probably better at the beginning of a visit so you can get your bearings. :)
star-5
Most Enjoyable Tour!
Dave_H
, Oct 2021
Our red bearded tour guide treated us to a most informative and enjoyable tour. The weather was unpleasant and we may well have abandoned the tour but it was so engaging we had to stay. We saw and were shown things we would never have found ourselves. And if we did find them we would have left knowing nothing about them. This guy delivers eloquently and fully. He really knows his stuff and it’s clear he thoroughly enjoys what he’s doing. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for the review and recommendation! The weather can get pretty nasty from time to time, but I am glad that you stuck with it and still had a good time. I love what I do, and I am happy to hear you enjoyed it too!
star-5
Excellent tour
Rosemary_M
, Oct 2021
The snippets of information on everyday life of the inhabitants of Newcastle in the past brought the tour to life
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for the review! I am glad you enjoyed the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fascinating guide to Newcastle
Orla_S
, Sep 2021
Great walking tour with Rob - he was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, interesting and very willing to engage and answer questions. The 2 hours flew past - really worth booking
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for the review and recommendation, Orla. I love engaging with the people on the tour and answering questions. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
star-5
Excellent Red beard Tour
Isabella_M
, Sep 2021
Rob is an amazing guide who has a passion for history, well worth the money and you see things you just would n’t if you did n’t have Robbas a guide
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for the review and recommendation, Isabella! I'm glad to hear that the tour is good value for money, and that you had an amazing time!
star-5
Interesting
D_N
, Sep 2021
Rob was very entertaining and I felt I learnt a lot from the tour the history of Newcastle including how it got his name
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for the review! Thank you also for booking with me, and I am glad you enjoyed yourself and learnt about this lovely city as well!
star-5
Amazing!
Chantemalo123
, Aug 2021
Rob was fantastic and full of information. We were stunned with the amount of facts he provided during the tour. My sister and I treat both our grandad to this tour for his birthday and he enjoyed every second. Can’t recommend this tour along with Rob enough!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for the recommendation and review! It was a pleasure to show your grandad around the city and answer his questions. It was as enjoyable for me as it was for him!

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