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Newcastle-Gateshead City Sightseeing tours – hop on, hop off!

Hop on and off Stagecoach’s open-top City Sightseeing buses in Newcastle and Gateshead. Our NewcastleGateshead sightseeing tour will show you all the sights and sounds of this vibrant North East area. The main stop is outside Newcastle Central Station but you can join the tour anywhere on its route.


The tour

Your ticket is valid for twenty four hours from when you first buy it. This means there’s plenty of time to hop on and off the open-top bus to see lots of attractions in this lively and beautiful area.

Take a look at our   Newcastle-Gateshead City Sightseeing tour map and bus stops  to find what you can see on route. Highlights of the tour include:

  • Quayside – stroll along the Tyne and see the magnificent Gateshead Millennium Bridge
  • Great North Museum – hop off at Claremont Road for some history and culture
  • Baltic – visit the biggest art space of its kind in the world
  • Sage Gateshead– watch a performance at this international centre for music
  • St James’ Park football ground – take a tour of Newcastle United’s home
  • Eldon Square – browse an enviable array of shops and boutiques

Find out about all of Newcastle-Gateshead’s attractions .


When the tours run

Newcastle-Gateshead City Sightseeing tours are available: 

  • Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays ONLY between Sunday 25 March 2018 and Saturday 27 October 2018
  • Daily between Sunday 1 July 2018 and Saturday 15 September 2018
  • (no service on Great North Run Day, Sunday 9 September 2018)

Tours start at 10:30 and leave at least every hour until 14:30. 

See the full timetable


Great Exhibition of The North - Ouseburn tour

Between 22 June 2018 and 8 September 2018, in partnership with The Great Exhibition of The North, we are running a special tour linking to the Ouseburn.

These special buses on the "Blue Route" are in addition to the normal "Red Route" tour. Day tickets purchased on one route are valid on the other.

Take a look at the   Blue Route tour map and bus stops. Highlights of the Blue Route include:

  • The Biscuit Factory
  • Ouseburn Valley
  • Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books
  • Toffee Factory

Find out more about the   Great Exhibition of The North.

The Ouseburn tour will operate daily from 22 June 2018 and 8 September 2018 - see the full timetable.


How much the tours cost

The prices of our tours are:

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  Pounds   Euros*
Adult   £8.00
 Child (5-15 years)
 Senior/ student
 Family + (2 adults and up to 3 children)

* Euro prices can vary according to exchange rates. We may not always be able to give you change in Euros.

Discounts are available for groups, please check with your driver.

Local fares are also available between all stops of the City Sightseeing tour. 

Free Concessionary Travel is not available on City Sightseeing tours.

Simply buy your City Sightseeing ticket from the driver.