England's Magnificent Lake District
1st April 2019
Price per person:
£24 per night single occupancy supplement.
Historically shared by the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, the Lake District now lies entirely within the modern county of Cumbria. The area contains England's deepest and longest lakes. Our early spring visit will avoid the hustle & bustle of the main holiday season.
We make suitable comfort stops throughout the journey to Bowness for our four night stay.
After a morning in Keswick, we head to Glenridding to board a steam boat to cruise the length of Lake Ullswater with views of Lakeland's highest mountains. We then travel back to the hotel by coach.
Today's tour will take in some of the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. We first drive to the picturesque town of Richmond, where we have free time to explore. We return through Wensleydale to Hawes, having a stop at the Wensleydale Creamery to enjoy a cheese demonstration and some home-made fruit scones.
Today we take a magical journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, the only standard gauge preserved railway in the Lake District. This steam railway takes you through breathtaking scenery of the Leven Valley from Haverthwaite to Lakeside at the southern tip of Windermere. Here we take a cruise on Windermere, England's largest lake, for a stunning voyage giving us magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the wooded islands. We disembark at Bowness and enjoy some shopping time at your leisure before our coach takes us back to our hotel for our evening meal.
We repeat our outward journey in the opposite direction.