River Tyne

River Tyne: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vera Half Day TV Locations Tour of Newcastle

1. Vera Half Day TV Locations Tour of Newcastle

Join this wonderful tour which takes fans of the show 'Vera' around the heartlands of where it is filmed in Newscastle Upon Tyne and Gateshead in Northumberland. The fully guided coach tour lasts approximately 4 hours and starts and finishes from central Newscastle. For the first part of the tour you will get to visit some of the Vera locations in Newcastle as well as Gateshead on the other side of the River Tyne. For the second and longer part of your tour you will be heading out towards the coast to explore some of the murder scenes and filming locations at Fish Quay in North Shields, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay before heading back into Newcastle. As part of the tour you'll have the opportunity to get out and see up close some of these locations to catch a good view. Sites you'll visit include Castle Keep, Industrial Film sites, The Staiths, The Sage Gateshead concert venue, the seven bridges of Newcastle, and you’ll have 30 minutes time to explore the Sage and surroundings. During the course of the tour you will get to see clips from the TV show to help you recognise the locations that you'll see on the day.

Newcastle: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

2. Newcastle: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

Ever Changing sculpture, Tyne Theatre and Opera House Blackfriars Friary as occupied by the Dominican Friars in 1239 China Town and its Chinese Arch View of St James Park St Andrews Church Eldon Square and the lifetime of John Scott Lord Chanceller Northumberland Street / Pilgrim Street Greys Monument and the lifetime of Charles Earl Grey Central Arcade, Grainger Market View of the Theatre Royal High Bridge and its links with Charles I Bigg Market and its link to the Blaydon Races The Stephenson Quarter, the Station, the Mining institute and the Litt and Phil including the development of electricity The Anglican St Nicholas Cathedral The Castle The guildhall and Besse Surtees House The riverside including the seven bridges that cross the River Tyne The redevelopment of the riverside including the Sage Gateshead, The Baltic and the artwork

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What people are saying about River Tyne

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 9 reviews

great day out , very well paced , the guide was very good and the trip was very educational in its own right her enthusiasm for Vera and the North East really shone through

Learnt a lot about Newcastle as well as Vera. There is a lot more to Newcastle than I thought. Top marks to my guide and the coach driver

A friendly welcome. Comfortable coach , little snippets of Vera episodes to add to the coordinated stops. Good value for money

Fran is the best. Loved her commentary and knowledgeable stories.