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City Sightseeing Newcastle

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Address: Railway Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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Great for seeing the city

At the time of writing this review the service only operated at weekends starting at 10.30 am. It was a good way to explore the city and in particular, Quayside which has the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At the time of writing this review the service only operated at weekends starting at 10.30 am. It was a good way to explore the city and in particular, Quayside which has the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, The Tyne, High Level, Swing bridges and the Sage Heritage Centre.

Thank jasminew732
Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Starts at the bus stop opposite the Central station. Takes about an hour and gives you a bit of history and an idea of what there is to see in Newcastle. We did this first, and it helped us get our bearings. The commentary is good. The bus driver was very friendly and remembered us when we got back on.... More 

1 Thank gilliana85
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

A decent enough trip around the city, but not great value for money. Yes, it is less expensive than City Sightseeing in a lot of other cities, however this is a fairly limited service, operating one route only, and only running every 30 minutes during the summer peak... not exactly 'hop on hop off'. Especially as the buses only run... More 

Thank Englishman-in-theUSA
Bristol, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Not expensive at £6 for a Senior Citizen I will concede, but compared to a number of other Hop on Hop off buses in other cities in the U.K and in other countries this was pretty average. Bus had seen better days, commentary was audible if you were sat downstairs or in the front section only of upstairs.Commentary only in... More 

Thank Graham W
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Firstly, a quick couple of bits of info: tickets are £8 per adult, there are 17 stops on the tour and the full duration is 1 hour. I agree with other comments about the difficulty of finding the stops as to where to get on it. In addition, it's quite difficult to hear the commentary if you sit in the... More 

2 Thank Soph-W-123
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253 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

If you only have a few hours to see the city this is an excellent way to do it. Informative and engaging commentary, friendly driver. Does not run as frequently as in some cities and it was difficult to find where to board, but otherwise fine and reasonable value for money.

Thank Pete S
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265 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We paid, cash only, on the bus. £6 per pensioner. It was a good day, mostly sunny and warm. The commentary, when it could be heard, was informative and fun. Shame headphones are not issued, as it was in English only. However for a total one hour ride it was good value. For our first visit to the city it... More 

Thank janetwest
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306 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Where to start... I regularly take these tours when travelling and they're normally fantastic. This one needs a lot of attention from the franchise as it's damaging their brand. - very limited availability, running for only a few hours a day with a 30 min gap between buses. - couldn't take credit card payment on the bus, no sellers on... More 

Thank Anne J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Very engaging commentary and quite informative, but frequently drowned out by the very loud screeching from the brakes of a bus that's well past its use by date. Shows a total lack of investment by parent company running this franchise in Newcastle. Pity because the route gives you a great introduction to Newcastle and Gateshead. Couldn't the commentary have fillers... More 

Thank PointerEH1
North Shields, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Having been on some of these tours in other cities we decided to do one nearer to home and found it was informative as all the others, would recommend to anyone, visitor or local. The information was well presented and there was stuff in there I didn't know.

Thank Liam S

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