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Tall Ships in Sunderland

With Roberts Travel Group

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Hosting the event for the first time, Sunderland, a city by the sea has a commercial port as well as a multi award-winning coastline and riverside. The city’s relationship with the sea goes back many centuries from once being the largest shipbuilding town in the world to our ever busy Port of Sunderland which celebrated its 300th birthday in 2017.

Hosting the Tall Ships fleet, with crews and visitors from all around Europe and beyond, will provide a unique opportunity to showcase the city’s rich culture, heritage and of course Sunderland’s well-deserved friendly reputation.

This spectacular annual event is once again featured on our programme. Having travelled to Greenock and Dublin in past years to participate in the colourful displays and vibrant atmosphere, we are heading north this year to the sea- faring City of Sunderland which has the honour to be the start port for The Tall Ships Races in 2018.

Tuesday: We depart the Travel Centre this morning and make our way to Durham with a stop en route. There will be an opportunity for some free time before we head to the hotel to freshen up in time for dinner.

Wednesday: We depart the hotel and head for Sunderland where a full day can be spent at leisure visiting the spectacular fleet of tall ships where there will also be plenty of land based entertainment for visitors and crews.

Thursday: We bid a fond farewell to the hotel this morning, stopping in Ripon before we return back to Hugglescote this afternoon.


Holiday Highlights:

Roberts Silver Service
4* hotel
Free time in Durham
Sunderland for the Tall Ships

Frankland Lane, Durham
Nestled on a lovely bend of the River Wear in the centre of Durham, the 4 star hotel is just a short walk from major tourist attractions like Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral and the charming Old City.

All 207 bedrooms are en suite with tea/coffee making facilities, television and a fridge.
The hotel also has sauna, a steam room and an indoor pool.


Single supplement on the first 6 single rooms within our allocation: £64

  • Free secure parking at our Travel Centre in Hugglescote
  • Use of our staffed, travel centre in Hugglescote on the outward journeyExecutive coach travel with
  • experienced tour driver
  • Hotel accommodation, dinner & cooked breakfast throughout *unless otherwise stated
  • All excursions and entrances as described in the itinerary

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