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Tours, travel and transport

DFDS

T: 0871 882 0881
E: uk.groups@dfds.com
W: dfds.co.uk


Ferry operator DFDS offers daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam. On board, delegates will find a wide range of leisure and business facilities including conference and meeting rooms, several restaurants and bars, a cinema, casino, shops and live entertainment. Conferences or meetings can be held on board during the day at Port of Tyne, or on a crossing to Amsterdam.

EastCoast Taxis & Tours

T: +44 (0)191 251 7738
E: info@eastcoasttaxis.com
W: eastcoasttaxis.com


Offering seasonal tours of NewcastleGateshead and day tours throughout Northumberland, Durham and The Lake District, EastCoast Tours are extremely popular with visitors from the UK and overseas. Offering
excellent value for money, tours can be customised to suit your choice of route and number of passengers. Full taxi services for conferences also provided. No upfront deposits required – all usual cards accepted.

Go North East

T: +44 (0)191 420 5050
E: hello@gonortheast.co.uk
W: gonortheast.co.uk


For over 100 years, Go North East has connected North East England’s towns and villages with the cities of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland. Event organisers can use this well-trusted North East company to move delegates around the region as part of the conference programme or to schedule in a fascinating open-top bus tour of NewcastleGateshead. A range of vehicles are available to hire, from 13 seat minicoaches to 48 or 53-seat coaches and double-deck buses which seat up to 75 people.

Iles Tours

T: +44 (0)7734 130 422
E: alex@ilestours.co.uk
W: ilestours.co.uk


Iles Tours provides tailored tours to suit your needs that will take your delegates on a journey into the fascinating stories that have shaped the North East’s unique history, people and culture for over 2,000 years. With walking tours across Newcastle, Durham, Northumberland and Tyneside, Iles Tours will show you North East England as you’ve never seen it before.

LA Taxis

T: +44 (0)191 287 7777
E: duane@lataxis.co.uk
W: lataxis.co.uk


Newcastle’s largest private hire taxi company, LA Taxis supplies 4 – 16 seat vehicles as well as an executive range of vehicles. LA Taxis offer a free text and ring back service, and in-car chip and PIN payment is available on request. Airport and station pick-up and meet and greet services are available as well as sightseeing tours. LA Taxis booking app is available at Google Play and on all iPhone and Android devices.

LNER

E: platinum@lner.co.uk
W: lner.co.uk


The standards on LNER’s new Azuma trains are high – they are faster, smarter, brand-new trains, built using
Japanese bullet train technology. With improved Wi-Fi, power sockets at every seat and more space all round to enjoy your onboard experience. If you are looking to travel as a group to a conference or event, you can privately hire your own carriage with LNER Platinum exclusive hire. Tailor your menu, brand your carriage with your company logo and start your meeting on board – with LNER Platinum anything is possible.

Newcastle City Guides Walking Tours

E: info@ngi.org.uk
W: newcastlecityguides.org.uk


Newcastle City Guides operate walking tours that are an ideal way to introduce your delegates to the city and explore its history and culture. The knowledgeable volunteers offer daily walks during the summer season, costing just £5. They also run a programme of more than 60 heritage walks with various themes, including walks to the top of the iconic Grey’s Monument, and can arrange bespoke private walking tours for your group.

Newcastle International Airport

T: 0871 882 1121
E: enquiries@newcastleinternational.co.uk
W: newcastleairport.com


Newcastle International is the largest airport in the North East and provides unparalleled transport services direct to the region. More than 15 airlines connect passengers to over 80 destinations directly and provide access to a wider global network through regular flights to Dubai, Amsterdam, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Munich and Paris, and up to six flights a day to and from London Heathrow. Metro station transports customers into the heart of the city in just over 20 minutes.

Northern Secrets

T: +44 (0)191 500 9571
E: info@northernsecrets.co.uk
W: northernsecrets.co.uk


Northern Secrets Destination Management (DMC) is the ideal partner for all your inbound travel needs into North East England. Northern Secrets offers a comprehensive service, whether you are looking for made-to-measure transport management, supply of bespoke event planning, tour and hospitality services for your delegates during their stay, booking accommodation, guides and translators or help organising a familiarisation tour of North East England ahead of your conference.

Personalised Touring Services – Tom and Gwen Keating

T: +44 (0)191 488 5115 / +44 (0)7947 327 374
E: info@tomkeating.net
W: tomkeating.net


Tom and Gwen Keating provide a range of guided tours of NewcastleGateshead (walking or coach) and North East England including Northumberland, Durham and Hadrian’s Wall. They will enhance your enjoyment of the area with friendly, local, Blue Badge and Green Badge professional guiding and itinerary planning services for private, business and conference visitors.

River Escapes

T: +44 (0)1670 785 666
E: events@riverescapes.co.uk
W: riverescapes.co.uk


A River Escapes cruise offers an unrivalled way to experience NewcastleGateshead’s finest and most famous riverside scenery. Escape the boardroom and step aboard a River Escapes cruise to inspire, entertain and impress. The boats offer space, flexibility and comfort for a range of events, and set against the backdrop of the River Tyne, are certain to impress guests and colleagues.

Stanley Travel

T: +44 (0)1207 237 424
E: sales@stanley-travel.com
W: stanley-travel.com


As it nears its 60th birthday in 2021, Stanley Travel continues to be a dominant force on the travel and transport landscape. It offers over 75 vehicles and it’s North Durham’s largest independently-owned taxi operator and a major employer with more than 70 staff. As well as offering taxi services across the region, Stanley Travel also offers coach services, day trips and bus services, as well as corporate travel at both home and abroad.

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NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau services during COVID-19

To maintain social distancing, the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau team is now operating from home.

While we can't welcome you to our beautiful destination to experience it for yourself or show you round our brilliant venues, we are still here to help with enquiries about the destination and to assist with planning future conferences and events in NewcastleGateshead.

Contact us via email at conventionbureau@ngi.org.uk or call us on +44 (0)191 440 5757.