A little about us
Our philosophy is simple. We are a small tour company who specialise in trips and tours to Northern Britain (North East England, Yorkshire, Scotland and Wales) where all the hard work is done for you.
Our bespoke group holidays to Northern England, Scotland or Wales are the results of careful planning with quality at the heart, giving your the opportunity not only to visit but to experience the regions you are visiting.
We allow time to offer a more personal, caring and tailored tour experience made with love, especially designed for you.
We have travelled extensively through Northern Britain and found very few tour companies offer a real taste of what some of the most stunning regions in the world have to offer. All our tours are well thought out however there is always a world of wonderful surprises ahead.
Our tours include the full benefits of a caring and knowledgable tour manager (usually a professional local tourist guide) for the duration of your visit. All our tour managers are registered professionals who have undergone extensive training to work with Northern Secrets Ltd.
We have a long working relationship with Newcastle College, in the centre of the city. Guest lecturing and motivational talks have been one of many ways to get students interested in, not only tourism, but the region in particular.
Northern Secrets are proud sponsors of Newcastle College's Honours Degree award in Travel and Tourism Management (Student of the Year Foundation Degree).
We would like to offer all successful students many congratulations from us at Northern Secrets!
Reliable partnerships & sustainable travel
We work close with many organisations within Northern England and Scotland. We have a direct contact with all the attractions we work with for example, so we can create a more bespoke experience for our guests.
During our tours, we generally emphasise the use of local hotels, restaurants and produce where possible and making a difference to the local economy.
We love the regions we specialise in, therefore we feel it is our duty to protect these and ensure local people benefit. In our office we adhere to the overall approach of reusing, recycling and reducing the usage of printed paper, packaging, water and electricity.
We are committed to bringing you closer to fine food that is locally sourced. We use only regionally owned coach and minibus operators for our tours.
Some of our main partners can be found on our dedicated partner page where we have also listed our main hotels we work with as well as transport companies and professional tourism organisations.
Our philosophy is simple - the most important aspect of travel is you, our customer. We therefore strive towards offering you a more personal touch before, during and after you travel.
We invest time and inspect all of the accommodation providers, coach operators and attractions we use to ensure can trust us and the choices we make for you.
During your time with us, we ensure personal touch not by only providing a knowledgeable tourist guide but also a person who you can speak to individually, who is caring and will be able to help in more ways than one.
After your tour with us, we are more than happy to hear from you regarding any kind of feedback, we are also happy to meet with you and your fellow travellers during your follow-up meeting (with photos and memorable highlights of your holiday).
Award winning service
Our work and philosophy has always been clear to us - do the very best to provide outstanding holidays, tours and trips for our clients. You are the most important element of anything we do!
We are immensely proud to have recently been given that recognition at the annual Group Travel Awards in London. It is a great honour for us to have been rewarded with this award for our work in bringing overseas visitors to this fantastic region.