City Highlights tours take place daily from 1st May till 31st October.

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Join Newcastle City Guides during the summer months for a heritage walking tour of Newcastle city centre and discover more about the history and culture of our great city.

These tours provide a fascinating introduction to the history and culture of our wonderful city.

In 2024 City Highlights tours will take place daily from 1st May until 31st October (excluding Great North 10k (7th July) and Great North Run (8th September))

Tickets are £10 for adults and accompanied children under 16 years are free. Newcastle City Guides' Season Ticket Holders also go free. 

Pre-booking online will guarantee your place but walk-ups will be available on the day.  If you are a group of 8 or more, please book in advance or contact us at

Tours start at 10.30am outside JG Windows music shop in Central Arcade, Grey Street, near Grey’s Monument (except on Sundays when it starts outside Central Arcade on Grey Street), and finish at approximately midday on Newcastle Quayside.

This walk includes a steep downward slope to the Quayside, so guests with wheelchairs or limited mobility may prefer to finish the tour at Newcastle Castle. Please discuss this with the guide before the tour starts.

Safety Information

To attend our walks you need to be reasonably fit, prepared to be responsible for your own safety, and to supervise any children in your care. Appropriate clothing and footwear is recommended. A bottle of water, an umbrella and an extra layer wouldn't go amiss. The British weather is notoriously changeable!  Newcastle is an historic city with uneven pavements and narrow passages add to its unique character. There are also often steps to navigate.  Our walks take approximately 90 minutes, are you comfortable walking and standing for that length of time?  If there’s any activity you are unable to do or if you have a concern, please contact us at before booking.  We try to stick to footpaths and use pedestrian crossings where available.  If you have any pre-medical conditions or injuries that may affect you walking or feel unwell during a walk, please let your Guide know.

Standard Disclaimer

Your participation in the guided walk is at your own risk and we shall not be held liable under any circumstances for any matter arising out of your participation. We accept no responsibility or liability for loss or injury (other than for matters for which we are not legally able to exclude or limit liability). We have public liability insurance.