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Sailing, Steaming & Dreaming - Lake District

Sailing, Steaming & Dreaming - Lake District

The sheer beauty of the Lake District has inspired poets and artists for centuries and on this holiday we will paint a picture that will last in your memory for years to come. From our base we can explore the dramatic landscapes of the Lakes on this unique holiday. One of our excursions is taken in mini-buses which will reach parts where others cannot go!!

SAILING, STEAMING & DREAMING

 

Various departure dates, please see departure dates for more information

 

Monday - Friday

5 Days

£460 NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

 

The sheer beauty of the Lake District has inspired poets and artists for centuries and on this holiday we will paint a picture that will last in your memory for years to come.  From our base we can explore the dramatic landscapes of the Lakes on this unique holiday.  One of our excursions is taken in mini-buses which will reach parts where others cannot go!

 

Highlights

 

Ambleside   |   Wray Castle   |   Hill Top   |   Hawkshead   |   Tarn Hows   |   Coniston Water  Cruise |   Yewdale Valley   |   Kirkstone Pass   |   Tebay    |   Kendal   |   Bowness-on-Windermere   |     Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway   |   Ullswater   Steamer |   Pooley Bridge   |     Keswick

 

Day One

We depart from your homes with our exclusive door to door pick-up service and travel to Cumbria with comfort stops enroute.  Arrive at our hotel late afternoon.

 

Day Two

This morning we head for Ambleside where we join the comfortable services of Mountain Goat, a fleet of mini coaches will take us first to Wray Castle for a brief stop before arriving at Hill Top.  This 17th century farmhouse was where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her children’s stories and it remains exactly as she left it.  From here we move onto the little village of Hawkshead where we take a lunch break, you have chance to explore the little alleyways and shops.  This afternoon we stop awhile at the beautiful Tarn Hows before we make for Coniston Water where we enjoy a cruise on board the Gondola, now in the care of the National Trust, the opulently upholstered saloons provide a perfect place from which to enjoy Coniston’s spectacular scenery.  We return to Ambleside through the Yewdale Valley, rejoin our coach and return across rugged Kirkstone Pass with the lonely inn at the summit before descending to Patterdale and onto our hotel.

 

Day Three

Our day begins with a journey over the rugged Shap Fells to Tebay and Kendal, continuing to Bowness-on-Windermere, here we spend the morning with chance to look around the town and shops, maybe visit the World of Beatrix Potter Exhibition (admission not included), time for lunch.  This afternoon we enjoy a delightful sail along Lake Windermere to Lakeside at the southern end of the lake.  Here we join the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway for a nostalgic steam train ride to Haverthwaite.

 

Day Four

More fantastic scenery today as we make our way to Ullswater and Pooley Bridge, here you have a sail on board the lake ‘steamer’ along the lake to Glenridding.  We continue to Keswick where you have time to explore and obtain lunch.  Our return journey takes us alongside picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake to Caldbeck and through pleasant Cumbria countryside.

 

Day Five

This morning after breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts and depart for home with comfort stops enroute.

 

Price Includes:

·          Luxury coach travel

·          Home pick up

·          4 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

·          Mountain Goat minibus excursion

·          Admission Hilltop House

·          Coniston Gondola cruise

·          Lake Ullswater cruise

·          Lake Windermere cruise

·          Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.

 

SHAP WELLS HOTEL, Shap nr Penrith

Set in tranquil surroundings amongst the Lakeland fells it is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful corner of England, set in 30 acres of grounds the hotel offers well-stocked bar, lounges and spacious restaurant.  Bedrooms are comfortable and have TV, radio, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities.  Hotel entertainment on 3 evenings.

DAY ONE

Depart from your home with our exclusive door to door pick-up service and travel to Cumbria with comfort stops enroute. Arrive at our hotel late afternoon

D

DAY TWO

This morning we head for Ambleside where we join the comfortable services of Mountain Goat, a fleet of mini coaches will take us first to Wray Castle for a brief stop before arriving at Hill Top. This 17th century farmhouse was where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her children's stories and it remains exactly as she left it. From here we move onto the little village of Hawkshead where we take a lunch break, you have chance to explore the little alleyways and shops. This afternoon we stop awhile at the beautiful Tarn Hows before we make for Coniston Water where we enjoy a cruise on board the Gondola, now in the care of the National Trust, the opulently upholstered saloons provide a perfect place from which to enjoy Coniston's spectacular scenery. WE return to Ambleside through the Yewdale Valley, rejoin our coach and return across rugged Kirkstone Pass with the lonely inn at the summit before descending to Patterdale and onto our hotel.

B, D

DAY THREE

Our day begins with a journey over the rugged Shap Fells to Tebay and Kendal, continuing to Bowness-on-Windermere, here we spend the morning with chance to look around the town and shops, maybe visit the World of Beatrix Potter Exhibition (admission not included), time for lunch. This afternoon we enjoy a delightful sail along Lake Windermere to Lakeside at the southern end of the lake. Here we join the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway for a nostalgic steam train ride to Haverthwaite.

B, D

DAY FOUR

More fantastic scenery today as we make our way to Ullswater and Pooley Bridge, here you have a sail on board the lake 'steamer' along the lake to Glenridding. We continue to Keswick where you have time to explore and obtain lunch. Our return journey takes us alongside picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake to Caldbeck and through pleasant Cumbria countryside.

B, D

DAY FIVE

This morning after breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts and depart for home with comfort stops enroute.

B

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

SHAP WELLS HOTEL, Shap nr Penrith

Set in tranquil surroundings amongst the Lakeland fells it is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful corner of England, set in 30 acres of grounds the hotel offers well-stocked bar, lounges and spacious restaurant.  Bedrooms are comfortable and have TV, radio, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities.  Hotel entertainment on 3 evenings.

 

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Mountain Goat minibus excursion

Admission Hilltop House

Coniston Gondola cruise

Lake Ullswater cruise

Lake Windermere cruise

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Water Street Abergele, Water Street
Opposite Bowling Green
Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop
Bodelwyddan Marble Church
Chester Holiday Inn South Chester, Holiday Inn South
Layby Outside
Chester Services Chester, Services on M56
Colwyn Bay Station Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Dobshill Dobshill Layby
Ewloe St Davids Park Ewloe, MainRoad Outside St Davids Park Hotel
Garden City Amontola Restaurant, Garden City
Holywell, Bus Station Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Jct Station Llandudno Junction Station Car Park
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