- Guided tour of Durham Cathedral
- · Chester Le Street – Parish Church of St. Mary and St. Cuthbert
- · Guided tour of Bede’s museum, Jarrow – new for 2024!
- · St Hilda’s Church Hartlepool
- · Whitby and Whitby Abbey
- · Lindisfarne
- · Boat trip around the Farne Islands
- · Evening cruise on River Wear around Durham – new for 2024
None! – all excursions and extras as listed above and below are included!
- All coach driver gratuities
- Local guide gratuities
- Restaurant and other small gratuities
- Visit of the Angel of the North
- Cruise around the Farne Islands
- Entertainment from a special guest
Included meals & drinks
Meals: a full breakfast each morning, lunch at Jarrow Hall and a packed lunch in Lindisfarne. All evening meals including a fish and chips supper and a buffet on the evening cruise around Durham/
Drinks: tea, coffee and fruit juice at breakfast. All other drinks are at your own expense.
Our team in Durham
Our dedicated McCabe Tour Leader is there solely for our guests. They will escort all excursions, lead worship and be available for any queries and offer local advice, hints and tips for you to get maximum enjoyment of your time with us. On three days there will be a local guide to bring the history of the saints and local region to life.
Getting to Durham
The tour of Durham Cathedral begins at 15:30 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.
St Chad’s College is situated just over half a mile walking distance from Durham Station. For train times and information visit the trainline website.
National Express operate services to Durham direct from a number of UK destinations.
Newcastle International Airport is 25 miles from Durham with connections to Durham by bus, train or taxi.
There is no parking available at St. Chad’s but the nearby Prince Bishops Place Shopping Centre is less than half a mile away. For information call: 0191 375 0416
Four nights’ accommodation in the heart of Durham just 100 metres from the cathedral in St. Chad’s College – rooms will be allocated in their houses across the North Bailey. All rooms are en-suite and there are a number of single rooms at no extra charge.
Travelling alone - no single supplement!
Many of our passengers travel alone and object to expensive single room supplements. Due to McCabe's relationship with St. Chad's College we are able to offer this pilgrimage at no additional cost to single travellers who wish to have their own room.
The UK weather and English summer has its own mood as we are all aware. Please do cater for all eventualities remembering that the eastern coastal winds can make warmer days still seem cooler. Also comfortable walking shoes, trainers or boots would be advisable.
There is a certain amount of walking (and stairs) involved on a daily basis on this pilgrimage so please make sure you pack comfy footwear for this so that you are prepared. Your Local Guide and Tour Leader will keep you updated on a daily basis with what to expect the following day. If you are finding it difficult to keep up then please make sure you tell them so they can help you to find places to rest and relax and then you can re-join the group at a later stage.
Whilst this is not a trekking or adventure holiday there will be some walking required where you may be on your feet for up to 90 minutes and the terrain may be a little uneven. The paving may not always be smooth and seating not always available.
Whilst UK residents are fully covered under the UK National Health Service we do advise that you have insurance in the event of having to cancel your travel plans and need to claim loss of deposits or payments made.
Ensuring that your holidays are appropriately protected is one of our main priorities. That’s why we have specifically chosen Holiday Extras as our *preferred travel insurance provider to ensure that you are protected before and whilst you are travelling. Holiday Extras offer McCabe Travel guests favourable rates for single trip, multi-trip and annual policies.
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The McCabe Educational Trust
The McCabe Educational Trust is an independent registered charity with the aim of helping inspiring people we meet on some of our pilgrimages. As ‘the haves’ encounter the ‘have nots’ the Trust has become a practical tool for one to help the other.
McCabe Pilgrimages invite all travellers to become partners in this work. A £20 voluntary donation to the Trust’s work is added to every pilgrim’s invoice and all money raised in this way is given in full to the projects the Trust supports. This scheme is voluntary and confidential with nobody put under any pressure to participate.
Full financial security
All money paid to McCabe is fully secure. Holidays including flights are covered by our ATOL license from the Civil Aviation Authority, and holidays without flights are protected by our membership of the ABTOT bonding scheme. If a pilgrimage is cancelled, for instance through lack of numbers or for political considerations, McCabe will promptly refund all monies paid.
AITO Quality Statement
McCabe Pilgrimages is a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators. The Association represents Britain’s leading independent tour operators and encourages high standards of quality and service. McCabe abides by the Association’s Code of Conduct and adheres to the AITO Quality Charter.
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