North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Sep
1
3:00 PM15:00

North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 3pm — Tickets £15pp

Our Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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"Kynren — The Epic Tale of England"
Sep
7
3:30 PM15:30

"Kynren — The Epic Tale of England"

THIS JUST IN… We have seats reserved in the SILVER Section of the Tribune.

Kynren is a captivating journey through 2,000 years of British history, myth and legend. From Roman times to the Second World War, encompassing the Viking and Norman invasions, medieval feasts, the splendour of the Tudors, the Industrial Revolution and the Roaring Twenties, Kynren takes you on an action-packed voyage on a landscaped, open-air stage (equivalent in size to five football pitches with a full-size lake at its centre) you will witness ships, a steam train, mass choreography, combat, dance, fire, dazzling pyrotechnics and astonishing lighting and water effects. Read all about it here > 

Leaving Gibraltar Rock Tynemouth at 3.30pm and Bewick Street opposite Central Station at 4.00pm arriving back in Tynemouth at approx 11.00pm.

Ticket and return transport to Show £45pp

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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The Bobby Thompson “Little Waster” Tour
Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

The Bobby Thompson “Little Waster” Tour

Tyne Idols’ latest exciting tour pays tribute to one of the North East’s most loved comedians.

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The Bobby Thompson “Little Waster” Tour is guaranteed to make people smile with nostalgia and the familiar catalogue of jokes from one of the region’s funniest sons.

The tour will visit two very interesting venues with connections to Bobby and we will be up close and personal with some of Bobby’s original costumes and props.

Bobby would play to packed houses and the tour gives an opportunity to take part in a game of bingo in a social club that Bobby regularly performed.

Hosted by Washington based actor Peter Peverley who accurately plays The Little Waster in his popular one-man tribute show, playing to full houses at Newcastle Theatre Royal.

This tour will entertain and educate you on the life of the late comedian.

Originally a pitman, Bobby found talent on the social club comedy circuit and his trademark old jumper and flat cap made him memorable and recognisable throughout the north east. His jokes were simple but effective and particularly scathing towards his mother in law.

Sadly, like a lot of comedians, the smiles and laughter were a shield for darker issues. Bobby was a gambler and owed the taxman a fortune when he died in 1988.

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Like a lot of comedians however, the smiles and laughter were a shield for darker issues. Bobby was a gambler and owed the taxman a fortune when he died in 1988.

Pete Peverley is looking forward to the tour:

“Bobby has played a major part in my life both from an unlikely comedy role model but also as his life has inspired my one man show about him. The tour on board Tyne Idols’ 1980s yellow double decker bus will see passengers tour go on a personal journey through the hot spots, locations and the places that have inspired him and myself too.”

Leaving from Bewick Street, Newcastle at 4pm on Sunday, 22nd September, tickets priced at £25 (Mother-in-laws £50 and nee credit mind) are available from wor Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

The ticket price includes a game of bingo with some great prizes, a couple of domino cards... and a bag of crisps! But we encourage passengers to bring along their own rations and a bottle of broon!

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North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 3pm — Tickets £15pp

Our Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Chris Cross' "Halloween Tour"
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Chris Cross' "Halloween Tour"

It’s creepy… it’s kooky… it’s altogether ooky!

Expect the unexpected! The tour will be followed by a meal at Lock at 5pm, and then off to the Exchange for a 6.30pm magic show by Newcastle’s favourite magician!

Departing from Bewick Street, Newcastle at 2pm — Tickets £30pp

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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NewcastleGateshead Tour in aid of the Bay Food Bank, with host Ray Laidlaw
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

NewcastleGateshead Tour in aid of the Bay Food Bank, with host Ray Laidlaw

Departing from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £20pp with £5 from every ticket going to the Bay Food Bank.

Join us for our famous MUSIC & FILM HERITAGE TOUR departing Bewick Street, Newcastle (opposite Central Station) at 7.00pm and returning roughly three hours later — we’re usually a bit late returning because we always have so much fun!

Our 3-hour tour of on-board chat and music, hosted by the legendary Mr Ray Laidlaw, includes a backstage tour of an iconic music venue and two stop-offs at very popular watering holes, promising as always to be a fun-packed evening out!

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Keith Newman's "Punk Afternoon Tour"
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

Keith Newman's "Punk Afternoon Tour"

3.00pm from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £15pp

THIS JUST IN… Get your tickets ordered!

RE-AFFIX YOUR SAFETY PINS and lace up those yellow Astro-Martens as Tyne Idols takes you back to when Punk Rock gave Newcastle a blast of crass culture and tartan bumflaps.

Join punk radio presenter Keith “New Wave” Newman on a 3-hour tour of the lows and more lows of Tyneside’s once-throbbing, all-gobbing punk scene. Enjoy the thrill of the Tyne Idols double decker to the punk soundtrack of your life on our state-of-the-nation sound system. Find out where Johnny Ramone had his hair cut, learn about the characters and bands that grew up in the region, fist the air at the remains of iconic punk venues and meet some of the key people that made up the vibrant scene back in the day.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com 

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Private Party/Tour
Aug
9
12:00 PM12:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Jul
27
12:00 PM12:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Departing from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £15pp

Join us for our famous MUSIC & FILM HERITAGE TOUR departing Bewick Street, Newcastle (opposite Central Station) at 4.00pm and returning roughly three hours later — we’re usually a bit late returning because we always have so much fun!

Our 3-hour tour of on-board chat and music, hosted by the legendary Mr Ray Laidlaw, includes a backstage tour of an iconic music venue and two stop-offs at very popular watering holes, promising as always to be a fun-packed evening out!

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Jun
30
4:00 PM16:00

North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 4pm — Tickets £15pp

Our Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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"Kynren — The Epic Tale of England"
Jun
29
to Jun 30

"Kynren — The Epic Tale of England"

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THIS JUST IN… We have seats reserved in the GOLD Section of the Tribune.

Kynren is a captivating journey through 2,000 years of British history, myth and legend. From Roman times to the Second World War, encompassing the Viking and Norman invasions, medieval feasts, the splendour of the Tudors, the Industrial Revolution and the Roaring Twenties, Kynren takes you on an action-packed voyage on a landscaped, open-air stage (equivalent in size to five football pitches with a full-size lake at its centre) you will witness ships, a steam train, mass choreography, combat, dance, fire, dazzling pyrotechnics and astonishing lighting and water effects. Read all about it here > 

Leaving Gibraltar Rock, Tynemouth at 5.30pm and Bewick Street (opposite Central Station) at 6.00pm arriving back in Tynemouth at approx 1.00am.

Ticket and return transport to Show £50pp

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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"Forget Carter — The Films and Television of Newcastle" with Chris Phipps
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

"Forget Carter — The Films and Television of Newcastle" with Chris Phipps

7.00pm from Bewick Street, Newcastle. Tickets £15pp.

BASED ON HIS RECENT BOOK, media historian Chris Phipps takes us on his tour of Newcastle’s film and TV locations covering old favourites like Payroll and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and shining light on some remarkable hidden gems such as The One and OnlyUnconditional and of course The Clouded Yellow. Newcastle and the region continue to be the perfect film set, visit filming sites for Vera and Transformers: The Black Knight.

Forget Carter! What could be next for this photogenic city?

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 7pm — Tickets £15pp

Our Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Departing from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £15pp

Join us for our famous MUSIC & FILM HERITAGE TOUR departing Bewick Street, Newcastle (opposite Central Station) at 7.00pm and returning roughly three hours later — we’re usually a bit late returning because we always have so much fun!

Our 3-hour tour of on-board chat and music, hosted by the legendary Mr Ray Laidlaw, includes a backstage tour of an iconic music venue and two stop-offs at very popular watering holes, promising as always to be a fun-packed evening out. We will be visiting a BRAND NEW venue on this tour!

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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"Them Off The Viz" Tour — The Final One!
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

"Them Off The Viz" Tour — The Final One!

7.00pm from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £20pp

IT TOOK SOME SOFT-SOAPING DID IT NOT but after years of gentle threats then almost begging, “Please come aboard our bus and tickle our pants off with your tales of growing up, how Viz began, and a bit of stand-up too. And fetch a guitar n all." So won over was Simon Donald to the Tyne Idols cause, this time he’s bringing his brother Chris Donald too.

So, we invite you on this very special, one-off tour. Well actually, this is now the umpteenth “one-off”, and possibly the severalth “final one” but you know the drill.

Tickets will go like s*** from a goose, so please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw
May
12
3:00 PM15:00

North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 3pm — Tickets £15pp

Our Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Bank Holiday Special NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

Bank Holiday Special NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Departing from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £15pp

Join us for a Bank Holiday Special — our famous MUSIC & FILM HERITAGE TOUR departing Bewick Street, Newcastle (opposite Central Station) at 3.00pm and returning roughly three hours later — we’re usually a bit late returning because we always have so much fun!

Our 3-hour tour of on-board chat and music, hosted by the legendary Mr Ray Laidlaw, includes a backstage tour of a music venue and two stop-offs at very popular watering holes, promising as always to be a fun-packed evening out. We will be visiting a BRAND NEW venue on this tour!

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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South Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

South Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

"Best bus trip we have been on, lots of good music, laughs, history. A refreshing way to see the area. My personal favorite was the 'surprise' visit, great. Brilliant, keep it up and hope to join you again in the future." — Satisfied customer of our 1 July South Tyneside Coastal Heroes Tour

Monty Python, Thelma & Louise, Dire Straits, George Harrison, Nellie the Elephant, Little Mix and Chris Ramsey… they all have links to South Tyneside.

Come along on our South Tyneside Coastal Heroes music, film and TV tour and hear the stories, the connections, the coincidences and the gossip, in a three-hour trip on our classic double-decker bus with two refreshment stops at iconic locations, and all linked together with musical gems and a running commentary from Mr Ray Laidlaw (he’s from Tynemouth but has a ferry pass).

Our pickup times are 3.00pm from the Gibraltar Rock pub in Tynemouth then 3.30pm from the Customs House, South Shields.

Tickets are £15pp.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

PLEASE NOTE: THIS TOUR HAS NOW SOLD OUT!

TWO new venue visits to be included in this tour!

Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 1pm — Tickets £10pp

Our Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Departing from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £10pp

Join us for our famous MUSIC & FILM HERITAGE TOUR departing Bewick Street, Newcastle (opposite Central Station) at 7.00pm and returning roughly three hours later — we’re usually a bit late returning because we always have so much fun!

Our 3-hour tour of on-board chat and music, hosted by the legendary Mr Ray Laidlaw, includes a backstage tour of an iconic music venue and two stop-offs at very popular watering holes, promising as always to be a fun-packed evening out.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Sep
23
12:30 PM12:30

North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Our North Tyneside version of the Coastal Heroes Tour leaves from the Gibraltar Rock at an earlier time of 12.30pm.

Our Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 12.30pm — Tickets £10pp

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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'Him off the Viz Tour' again with Simon Donald
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

'Him off the Viz Tour' again with Simon Donald

7.00pm from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £15pp

Simon Donald and we would like to invite you on this yet another very special, one-off tour. Well actually, this is now the fifth he has done for us, but you know the drill.

Tickets will go like s*** off a shovel, so please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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'Kynren - An Epic Tale of England'
Sep
8
to Sep 9

'Kynren - An Epic Tale of England'

GET THIS... Kynren is a captivating journey through 2,000 years of British history, myth and legend. From Roman times to the Second World War, encompassing the Viking and Norman invasions, medieval feasts, the splendour of the Tudors, the Industrial Revolution and the Roaring Twenties, Kynren takes you on an action-packed voyage on a landscaped, open-air stage (equivalent in size to five football pitches with a full-size lake at its centre) you will witness ships, a steam train, mass choreography, combat, dance, fire, dazzling pyrotechnics and astonishing lighting and water effects. Read all about it here > 

Our bus leaves the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 3.30pm, then to Bewick Street, Newcastle for another pickup at 4.00pm, and on to Bishop Auckland for this extravaganza which kicks off at 7.30pm. We return to Newcastle and Tynemouth between 11.30pm on Saturday and 12.30am on Sunday.

Ticket and return transport to Show £40pp

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Our North Tyneside version of the Coastal Heroes Tour leaves from the Gibraltar Rock at 2.00pm.

Our Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 2.00pm — Tickets £10pp

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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South Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

South Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

PLEASE NOTE: This tour has now SOLD OUT.

"Best bus trip we have been on, lots of good music, laughs, history. A refreshing way to see the area. My personal favorite was the 'surprise' visit, great. Brilliant, keep it up and hope to join you again in the future." — Satisfied customer of our 1 July South Tyneside Coastal Heroes Tour

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Monty Python, Thelma & Louise, Dire Straits, George Harrison, Nellie the Elephant, Little Mix and Chris Ramsey… they all have links to South Tyneside.

Come along on this brand new Tyne Idols music, film and TV tour and hear the stories, the connections, the coincidences and the gossip, in a three-hour trip on our classic double-decker bus with two refreshment stops at iconic locations, and all linked together with musical gems and a running commentary from Mr Ray Laidlaw (he’s from Tynemouth but has a ferry pass).

Our pickup times are 6.30pm from the Gibraltar Rock pub in Tynemouth then 7pm from the Customs House, South Shields.

Tickets are £10pp.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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South Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Jul
29
6:30 PM18:30

South Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

"Best bus trip we have been on, lots of good music, laughs, history. A refreshing way to see the area. My personal favorite was the 'surprise' visit, great. Brilliant, keep it up and hope to join you again in the future." — Satisfied customer of our 1 July South Tyneside Coastal Heroes Tour

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Monty Python, Thelma & Louise, Dire Straits, George Harrison, Nellie the Elephant, Little Mix and Chris Ramsey… they all have links to South Tyneside.

Come along on this brand new Tyne Idols music, film and TV tour and hear the stories, the connections, the coincidences and the gossip, in a three-hour trip on our classic double-decker bus with two refreshment stops at iconic locations, and all linked together with musical gems and a running commentary from Mr Ray Laidlaw (he’s from Tynemouth but has a ferry pass).

Our pickup times are 6.30pm from the Gibraltar Rock pub at Tynemouth then 7pm from the Customs House, South Shields.

Tickets are £10pp.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Jul
27
12:00 PM12:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Jul
22
3:00 PM15:00

North Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Leaving the Gibraltar Rock pub, Tynemouth at 3pm — Tickets £10pp

Our Coastal Heroes Tours celebrate local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, the 3-hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be 2 refreshment breaks throughout to whet your whistle in some carefully selected and interesting establishments.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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Private Party/Tour
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Private Party/Tour

Our bus is available for Private Tours and Events, which have proved very popular since we began, and have included corporate, birthdays, weddings, trips to concerts, and party stop-offs around various drinking establishments (okay, pub crawls).

Something a bit different than a stretch limo, and you can fit five times as many folks onto our bus. You are permitted to bring along your own drinks and nibbles to get you in the swing.

So where do you want to go? To book your Private Tour or to make enquiries, give our Julie Clay a bell on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

NewcastleGateshead Tour with Ray Laidlaw

Departing from Bewick Street, Newcastle — Tickets £10pp

Join us for our famous MUSIC & FILM HERITAGE TOUR departing Bewick Street, Newcastle (opposite Central Station) at 6.00pm and returning roughly three hours later—we’re usually a bit late returning because we always have so much fun!

Our 3-hour tour of on-board chat and music, hosted by the legendary Mr Ray Laidlaw, includes a backstage tour of an iconic music venue and two stop-offs at very popular watering holes, promising as always to be a fun-packed evening out. We will be visiting a BRAND NEW venue on this tour!

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email julie@tyneidols.com

For general enquiries please email info@tyneidols.com

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