Private Tour - Roman Britain & Hadrian's Wall Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Penrith

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Our Private Roman Britain & Hadrian's Wall Tour is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends or family to enjoy their very own Private Tour. Our luxury, spacious 6 seater minibuses will allow you to travel the Wall in style.
This private tour will leave one UNSECO World Hertiage Site, the Lake District and travel to another, the UNSECO World Hertiage Site Hadrian's Wall. You'll travel through the valleys and besides the lakes and on towards Penrith and the North of the country. We continue into the remote 'Debatable Lands' of the Border Reivers heading to Lanercost Priory, with time to see and visit the church built within the priory ruins and more Burne Jones windows. Moving on we then travel along side Hadrian’s Wall, following it past ‘Mile Castles’ and ‘Towers’. Hadrian’s Wall is almost 80 miles long and was the northern boundary of the mighty Roman Empire for around 3 Centuries. The wall really is the focus of this fantastic day tour, as you will learn so much about Hadrian and his army.The next stop will by the Roman Army Museum, where there is time for lunch and a café inside. The Roman Army Museum lies on the site of Carvoran Roman Fort adjacent to sections of Hadrian’s Wall. Their award winning 3D film illustrates the military and civil engineering accomplishments of the Roman’s in Britain, which you may watch if you wish.After lunch we the make our way to Vindolanda. Vindolanda is an amazing working archaeological dig site to the south of Hadrian’s Wall. There were 9 forts built on the site over the 400 years of occupancy of the Roman’s. You will have time to wander through the fort or Vicus remains imagining the sights and sounds the building walls would have heard.After our trip to Vindolanda, we continue along Hadrian’s Wall seeing the spectacular Fell End, Sunny Rigg, Great Chester and finally Steel Rigg before making our way back to your starting location.

What’s included

  • Transport in a Mercedes Viano (6 passengers)
  • Driver/Guide for the day;
  • On board commentary in English.

What’s not included

  • Lunch and refreshments.
  • Entrance fees, unless specified.