The cost of this holiday is £685 with pretty much everything included, except your travel to Durham.
You make your own way to Durham by car, train or coach. St Chad's 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.
St Chad's College
You will stay for four nights in Durham at St Chad's College, situated in the shadow of the Cathedral’s east end, and to the rear overlooking the River Wear. Our central location makes St Chad’s the ideal base for exploring the city. St Chad’s prides itself on friendly, welcoming and attentive service.
Accommodation in College is situated in one of our historic houses on North Bailey which are far older than their Georgian frontages suggest. All of our rooms are individual, clean, tastefully decorated and very often contain original features. Tea and coffee-making facilities are provided, as are towels and rooms are en-suite with private facilities.
A sitting room with a television is provided for the use of guests as well as a bar. St Chad's has gained an English Tourist Board 3 Star rating which is an assurance that the accommodation is comfortable and the service efficient. Breakfast and dinner are served in the College Dining Hall. A choice of Full English or Continental style breakfast is served.
Limited parking near to St Chad’s College is only available by prior arrangement. Please call the college on 0191 334 3358.
Rooms are located on four levels without lift access.
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 so we suggest that you plan your travel to arrive in Durham by 14:00 - when check in at the college opens. If you arrive earlier there is a facility to store your luggage.
Drive: Parking at St Chad's College is only available by prior arrangement. Please call the college on 0191 334 3358. Town Centre secure parking is also 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.