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...with the help of fascinating guided tours which will reveal rich layers of history and unexpected stories that are waiting to be told.

Newcastle City Guides offer regular a City Highlights Tour during the spring and summer months, perfect for visitors who want to find out more about Newcastle’s heritage, as well as a programme of fascinating heritage walks which explore a wider range of topics, stories and regions around NewcastleGateshead. The City Guides also hold the hot ticket for the Grey Monument tours which provide a rare opportunity to climb the 164 steps to the top of Newcastle’s landmark and gain unrivalled views of the city.  

Sports fans really must take a Newcastle United Stadium Tour at the iconic St James’ Park. Stand pitch side and imagine the roar of the crowd. Wander round the locker rooms or head to the dizzying heights of the stadium rooftop to get a bird’s eye view of St James’ Park.

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If you fancy getting into the water – why not join CBK Adventure Co. for a unique guided tour in a kayak along the River Tyne? Sail under Gateshead Millennium Bridge or head out at night for their popular Glow Tours in an illuminated kayak.

The NewcastleGateshead Toon Tour sightseeing bus returns to tour the city in the spring and summer months with a regular hop on and off service.

Head underground with The Victoria Tunnel and discover the region's history from the tunnels which run from Ouseburn.

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Visitors can enjoy a guided brewery tour at Wylam Brewery at the Palace of Arts and discover the interesting process that goes into creating craft beer. Many cultural venues in Newcastle and Gateshead like Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Laing Art Gallery and Discovery Museum provide guided tours and curator talks as part of their event programme. Triple A provide the best in food tours around the city including an excellent culinary tour of Newcastle's Grainger Market.

Travel further afield with personalised guided tour services and taxi tours to discover the coast and countryside on NewcastleGateshead’s doorstep. A range of expert guides are also on hand from Iles Tours to Blue Badge Guides as well as Lundgren Tours and Northern Secrets who have specialist knowledge in local history, Roman heritage and even film-based tours.

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