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The sheer beauty of the Lake District has inspired poets and artists for centuries. Join us on a unique mini bus excursion as we explore the dramatic landscapes - and reach the parts that others cannot go!
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Mountain Goat minibus transfer

  • Entrance to Beatrix Potter's Hill Top House

  • Coniston Gondola cruise

  • Sail along Lake Windemere

  • Journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

  • Journey on the Steamer along Glenridding

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Please note: the 11th July 2022 tours' itinerary is exactly the same but will be in a different order to that shown in the brochure/on the website, with days 2 and 4 swapped over.

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

Departing the local area, we travel to Cumbria arriving at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2

Hill Top House of Beatrix Potter & Coniston Gondola Cruise
This morning we headfirst for Ambleside. A fleet of mini coaches takes 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 on to the little village of Hawkshead where we break for lunch and you have chance to explore the little alleyways and shops. This afternoon we halt a while at 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, re-joining the coach and returning across rugged Kirkstone Pass, with the lonely inn at the summit, before continuing to the hotel.

Day 3

Sail along Lake Windemere & Journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
This morning we have free time to explore Kendal. This afternoon we enjoy a delightful sail along Lake Windermere to join the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway for a nostalgic steam train ride to Haverthwaite.

Day 4

Ullswater Steamer along Glenridding
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 takes us alongside picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake to Caldbeck and through pleasant Cumbria countryside.

Day 5

After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.

Other Information


3* Riverside Hotel, Kendal

This charming hotel enjoys a fabulous riverside location in the centre of Kendal. The shops and attractions are a short walk across the bridge. The restaurant has river views and bedrooms are equipped with tea/coffee facilities, a TV with Freeview, Wi-Fi, telephone, hairdryer and ironing facilities. There is a lift to all floors which is accessed via some steps; a stair lift is also available. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room.

• The hotel has a lift to all floors which is accessed via some steps; a stair lift is also available • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • TV with Freeview • Wi-Fi • Telephone • Hairdryer • Ironing facilities • Indoor swimming pool • Gym • Sauna • Steam room •

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