Best Durham Tours & Excursions

Best Walking Tours

If you are yearning for an atmospheric on-foot exploration, look no further than the 'Durham Historic Walking Tour'. Priced affordably at around £10, this stirring 2-hour jaunt is a whirlwind trip through Durham's centuries-old history. From the medieval Durham Castle to the scenic Riverside walk, the tour gives you a delightful peek into Durham's past while allowing you to pace yourself. Who knows, you might also stumble upon a charming little pub for a mid-tour pint!

Best Bus Tours

For those preferring a less strenuous tour option, the 'Durham Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour' awaits you. Starting at around £15, this bus tour provides panoramic views of Durham's iconic landmarks while comfortably seated atop a double-decker bus. The best part? The hop-on hop-off feature allows you to customize your journey and spend as much time as you'd like at each stop. Don’t miss the chance to hop off at Durham Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site that's as breathtaking as it is historic.

Best Half-Day Tours

Dying for a deeper dive into Durham, but all you have is half a day? No problem! 'The Durham and Beamish Heritage Half-Day Tour' is your go-to option on platforms like Viator. This spectacular tour, costing around £30, is a crash course in quintessential Durham, covering famous landmarks and museums, with a bonus escape to the stunning Beamish Open Air Museum. Enjoy the delightful mix of history, culture, and natural beauty - all within a few short hours.

Best Historical Tours

Fancy yourself a history buff? Say no more. The 'Durham & Hadrian’s Wall Small Group Tour' beckons at £50. This tour provides an enchanting exploration of Durham, leading you through the winding cobbled streets and culminating in an unforgettable visit to the ancient Hadrian’s Wall. Expect to be regaled with tales of Roman soldiers and life on the wild frontier. The tour marries the romance of history and the allure of storytelling, making history come alive in the most captivating way.

Best Luxury Tours

If indulgence is more your speed, then splurge on the 'VIP Durham Walking Tour with Afternoon Tea'. Luxury and history intertwine on this £100 tour, offering a private guide who will regale you with fascinating stories, a grand tour of Durham, and a sumptuous traditional afternoon tea served in the Tea Room at the leafy Crook Hall. You'll leave with a happily full stomach and a head brimming with tales of Durham's rich history.