Day Tours & Day Tour Itineraries

Our philosophy is simple, create a memorable and truly unique experience for our guests that they can cherish and enjoy from the planning stages right through to the photo exchanges after their visit with us.

We offer a range of sample itineraries which you can choose from however you may wish to change these to match your needs and we love being challenged to create your bespoke journey through North East England.

Visit our dedicated site (external link below) to find inspiration for your day trips & tours.

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Transport Management

Our transportation management services include event shuttles, meet & greet services, coach charters, VIP transfers or any other transportation you may need.

We can manage all of your airport / ferry arrivals, professional meet & greets, tours and activities, off-site events and other forms of transportation.

Together with our transport partners we have the right solution for you and all your touring or event needs throughout the North of England and the wider UK.

Tour guiding

Professional Tour Guiding / Management

Northern Secrets offers you a high quality tour guiding and tour management services with e.g. experienced and passionate Blue Badge tourist guides. We specialise in both English, Dutch, French and German speaking tours and therefore only use guides who are fully  fluent in either language(s) chosen. We will provide an exceptional guiding experience making your visit memorable, informative and highly entertaining - whether you are visiting for pleasure or as part of a business trip.


Corporate Tour Services

Let us provide you and your business with a complete tour itinerary package to fit around your working day. Business partners can enjoy a tour of the city your conference is held in while delegates get on with their day. We also arrange complete packages for delegates post conference from accommodation to guided tours of the region visited. Should your business be based in wider North East England, we can create packages for familiarisation or incentive trips for your workforce, partners or clients.

Tour planning

Tourism Planning

Planning a tour itinerary can be highly time-consuming and trying to collect the vast extent of local information necessary can add to the stress. We give expert advice to professional group travel organisers, coach operators and tour companies who are looking to bring groups to North East England and beyond.

We can manage Press and Media Tours in Northern England

Press and Media Visits

We work closely with NewcastleGateshead Initiative to provide a media service for all professionals seeking up-to-date information on the destination North East England. With a wealth of knowledge to support journalists visiting the region we can ensure you get the most out of your press visit.


Incentive Trips

Incentive programs are not just a way to celebrate your success in business but create an atmosphere of camaraderie and excitement leaving lasting impressions far beyond any other motivational tool.

Being based locally, our expertise and destination knowledge of North East England is second to none. Our incentive specialists work with you as an integrated part of your corporate team to develop a unique and creative program tailored to your exact requirements.



Our sister company Experience North Ltd is dedicated to creating an array of tailored experiences within Northern England & North Wales! Our travel experts also produce extraordinary programmes for incentive, corporate and leisure travel groups & FIT. We can manage every aspect of your journey from transport and accommodation to activities and entertainment.

Find out more at or click here.

Cruise Excursions

Cruise Excursions

Our shore excursion services offer a variety of tours within Northern England and Scotland to suit all tastes and budgets.

We work closely with our partners to create new concepts, guided tours and excursions for several cruise line operators and ground handlers throughout the world.

We can create the tour to suit including the finer details such as logistics, length of time, themed excursions, costs and organisational requirements.

Speak to us when planning your next cruise stop in Newcastle (Port of Tyne), Edinburgh or Kingston upon Hull.


Cruise Visit Management

Together with our innovative and bespoke cruise excursions, we deliver a tailored service to suit any visiting cruise line to the regions we cater for.

We work closely with our ground handling partners KUONI, Excursions Ltd, Intercruises or European Cruise Services during each cruise call.

Our services include appointing all required professional tourist guides, transport arrangements and dispatch management on the day.

Ports you can find us include:
- Port of Tyne (Newcastle)
- Ports of Edinburgh (Rosyth, Queensferry, Leith)
- Eyemouth
- Kingston upon Hull
- Port of Sunderland

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Familiarisation Tours

Northern Secrets offers bespoke familiarisation tour packages that include full tour planning for a fam trip, accommodation needs, tour guiding packages, optional special events and entrance fees to visited attractions for tour operators, their clients as well as group travel organisers.

Familiarisation trips are an integral part of creating insight into a lesser known region or providing information on new and exciting events and/or attractions within.

For us, famliarisation tours are an opportunity to showcase a region's hidden gems as well as old favourites.

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Relocation Services

When it comes to making a decision about where to base your business, it’s not just the place and people that make North East England and NewcastleGateshead such an attractive proposition - it’s the comprehensive help you’ll receive from our relocation team that make the difference.

We work closely with our inward investment partners at NewcastleGateshead Initiative and together we offer you relocation advice, presentations and tours of the local area, advice on costs, recruitment and staffing as well as introductions to business networks and relevant research statistics.

Tourism Research

Tourism Consulting/Research

We have a deep knowledge of group travel and the ingredients that make a really successful trip. If you are looking to develop your groups business or attract more visitors from abroad, get in touch.

Illustrated Talks

Illustrated Talks

Northern Secrets can provide you and your group or business delegates illustrated talks on several themes - these may be based around the regeneration of Newcastle, political topics, historical themes or a general overview of your upcoming days in the region.

We are also happy to source a fitting venue of your choice and provide all the AV and IT technology needed.


Outdoors & Active

Looking for something a bit different for your clients? We can arrange specialist tours (trike, adventure walks, bike tours), specialist wildlife expeditions (whale watching, otter safaris, bird-watching courses) or e.g. surfing experiences, Ferrari-driving at Croft, Whisky tastings and much more. Whatever it is you and/or your clients are looking for, we can arrange it to suit your tastes and budgets.

Meals and Entertainment in the North East

Meals and Entertainment

At Northern Secrets we are able to offer you special services such as that perfect restaurant, the individual entertainment option or group a bespoke entrance fee package within North East England.

Simply let us know what it is you are looking for and we will make it happen for you.