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It's time to escape to feeling free again. Enjoy a well-earned city break in NewcastleGateshead this summer and feel good to boot with cycling tours, kayaking and plenty of locally-sourced food.

Escape the Everyday in NewcastleGateshead and reignite your love of excellent food with not one but three food and drink experiences. Be good to yourself with an indulgent, unique spa package or experience the tranquility of river life when you kayak along the Tyne. 

Stay a little longer - there's much to explore in Newcastle and it's local neighbourhoods, which all ooze their own personality. With the help of a self-hire Neuron e-scooter you can navigate the high streets, leafy parks and local eateries while you get to know our canny region.

Read on for our guide to 5 ways to feel good when you escape to NewcastleGateshead this summer... 

1. History Tour of Blackfriars with Lunch

History tour and Blackfrairs Escape the Everyday Feel Good History Tour of Blackfriars with lunch

Did you know that Newcastle is believed to be the home of the UK's oldest dining room? A rather novel fact, but we're sure you're intrigued! Located in a priory which dates back to 1239, Blackfriars is an independent, multi-award-winning restaurant which was once the refectory for the 'Black Friars' of Newcastle. Book a truly unique experience this summer and discover the hidden histories of Blackfriars with a guided tour of the site followed by a well-earned lunch. Connect with the impressive heritage of the building before dining in one of the top restaurants in the city, whose commitment to sourcing local produce to inform their seasonal menu will leave you feeling good.


2. Dobson & Parnell Taster Menu

Newcastle is home to some of the best restaurants and dining experiences. Must-visit, fine-dining restaurant Dobson & Parnell can be found tucked under the Tyne Bridge on Newcastle Quayside. Dobson & Parnell have created 5-course and 7-course tasting menus which reflect their commitment to producing a seasonal offering with sustainability at the heart. Treat yourself this summer and feel good about it!


3. The Original Newcastle Pub Tour

Pub tour Escape the Everyday Feel Good The Original Newcastle Pub Tour

Gather your mates and book a pub tour around Newcastle. Independent organisers Newcastle Tour Company have created The Original Newcastle Pub Tour and have a wealth of great 'old' pubs to introduce you to on their walking tour experience. This is a brilliant and lively way to explore Newcastle, uncover its history and discover the best pubs along the way. You and your friends will, of course, get a chance to sample the local ales and beers as well as a few snacks to help you along the way. 


4. Tyne Bridge and Quayside Kayaking Tour

Kayaking Escape the Everyday Feel Good Kayak along the Tyne with CBK Adventures

There's nothing quite like getting out on the river and paddling away your cares. Join CBK Adventures for a guided kayaking tour along Newcastle's famous River Tyne and discover more about Newcastle's vibrant Quayside district. A truly memorable experience, the Tyne Bridge and Quayside Kayak Tour allows you a different perspective on NewcastleGateshead's iconic bridges, even paddling beneath Gateshead Millennium Bridge. With plenty of time for mindful paddling and opportunity to relax and 'go with the flow' on the way home, feel good as you take some time out to exercise your mind and body on this 2-hour kayaking experience. The local and award-winning CBK Adventure are committed to sustainable practices such as ‘Leave No Trace’ principles which ensure the tours leave the environment pristine and they also donate 1% of all sales to support local initiatives championing the cause of clean waterways.  


5. Posh Parks of the Toon Cycling Tour

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Feel the wind on your face as you explore Newcastle's leafy parks and cycle routes on two wheels. Newcastle Tour Company invite you and your friends to experience Newcastle in a new way on their Posh Parks of the Toon Cycling Tour. You might be surprised at how many fabulous parks Newcastle has within its urban landscape. Enjoy time in the great outdoors while you discover more about the city you're pedalling through. 


6. Get out to the coast

Tynemouth Grab a coffee and enjoy Tynemouth this summer.

Escape to the coast this summer with a day trip to Tynemouth. Feel good and hop on the metro which will take you directly to Tynemouth where you can browse the weekend weekly market or wander through the seaside town to admire the stunning North East coastline. Grab an ice cream on the way, fish and chips on the beach at Riley's or a coffee at Crusoes on Longsands as you make your way through Cullercoats where you'll find CBK Adventures' HQ and along to up-and-coming town, Whitley Bay. Take a deep breath and go into the North Sea for a swim, have a go paddle boarding and sea kayaking or try your hand at surfing. Equally, you can grab a coffee from Tynemouth Surf Cafe and watch others have a go! 

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