Weekend trips

Let Virgin Trains East Coast take you away for an exciting weekend break. Pack your glad rags and meet your friends for cocktails beside the River Tyne in Newcastle, chill out in the spas of Harrogate, or enjoy 2FOR1 deals at London’s tourist hotspots.

We’ll deliver you straight to the heart of the action so you don’t waste a minute.


Newcastle’s reputation as northern England’s party capital continues to grow. Moments after stepping off your Virgin Trains East Coast train you can sample the famously warm Geordie hospitality in one of the city’s traditional pubs. Come rain or shine party animals head to nearby Bigg Market, a raucous melting pot of students and locals.

Architecturally audacious galleries and renovated industrial buildings sit beside the River Tyne, and late-night fun awaits revellers in the swish bars of up-and-coming Jesmond.


Relax in of one of our Quiet Coaches on a journey to the Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate. Tuck into fresh scones with jam and cream when you enjoy a full cream tea at Bettys Café Tea Rooms, a local favourite for a century.

Unwind at the Turkish Baths and Spa where you can drift through warm rooms to the fiery hot Laconium, then plunge into a cold pool to flush out toxins and reinvigorate your body. Reward your bravery and end the day with a pint of Yorkshire bitter next to a roaring open fire.


The romantic vista outside Edinburgh’s Waverley Station takes in the medieval Old Town, crowned by impregnable Edinburgh Castle, and the New Town’s splendid Georgian townhouses. Savour fresh Scottish mussels in the old port of Leith as the lights of the city reflect on the water, and expertly mixed cocktails in George Street’s bars.

Watch the sun rise from lofty Arthur’s Seat, with views as far as the distant Forth Rail Bridge, before Virgin Trains East Coast delivers you safely home.


Save money when you book with Virgin Trains East Coast and see more of London’s iconic landmarks. Our great offer gives you discounted entry into the capital’s top attractions.

Float beneath Tower Bridge on a peaceful river cruise, choose from our selection of the best restaurants in town or take in a West End show, all for half price when you download our 2FOR1 voucher.