The cost of this holiday is £595 with pretty much everything included, except your travel to Durham.
You make your own way to Durham by car, train or coach. Hatfield College is a very short taxi ride from the train or coach station. If you are driving, there is parking nearby. Four breakfasts, four dinners and two lunches are included, as are all entrance fees and gratuities, which the tour leader will disburse to those who help us on our journey. We will have our own coach for touring.
We have plenty of single rooms, with private facilities, which are available without any supplementary charge.
You will stay for four nights in Durham at Hatfield College, which is within the walled city, close to the Cathedral. We have used this accommodation in previous years and found it ideal. The college is a short walk from the cathedral and provides excellent meals and good facilities for us to meet together in the evening. All rooms have private facilities.
The main risk you may want to cover is cancellation charges. To minimise this risk, McCabe’s will refund in full anyone cancelling more than six weeks before departure. Anyone cancelling after this date will lose 50% of the holiday cost. We are not offering insurance cover, but you can obtain this easily online or for instance at post offices.
Any Special Requests for instance, special diets, should be printed on the booking form.
A deposit is payable now with the balance due eight weeks prior to departure. Final details will be confirmed in your travel wallet two weeks prior to departure.
All monies paid are fully protected through McCabe’s membership of the ABTOT bonding scheme. McCabe are also members of the Association of Independent Tour Operators and abide by the Association’s code of conduct.
The tour begins at 15.30 on Monday with a guided tour of Durham cathedral
Drive: Hatfield College has a car park, but with limited spaces. We will try and secure places here, but if not nearby secure parking is available. We will send you full details before departure.
Train: Durham station is on the main East coast line, and served by many train companies including East Coast; Trans Pennine and Cross Country.
Coach: National Express coaches serve Durham Bus Station. There is a direct service from London Victoria.
Taxis are readily available at Durham coach and train stations. Expect to pay less than £5 for the run to the college. The college is less than a 20 minute walk from the station and there is a map on the platform.
Welcome to the real railway station at Chester-le-Street, the town where the Bible was first translated into English. Alex Nelson is a McCabe traveller who has set up an independent rail booking service, selling tickets for travel throughout the whole National Rail network. Visit his website to book your rail tickets on-line or for friendly travel advice, call his office.
A tip from Alex: the cheapest rail tickets for July travel don’t go on sale until April.
Tel: 0191 387 1387