Lake District Explorer from LONDON

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    Lake District Explorer from LONDON

Tour length

3 days

From

$629.00

Departs on Mondays and Thursdays from London

Mondays:  April 1 to October 28, 2019
Thursdays:  May 2 to October 31, 2019


You may get a little poetic in the Lake District.  The lakes are so lovely, you’ll concoct verses about their beauty. William Wordsworth's Dove Cottage is so fascinating, you’ll be inspired to rhyme about the 19th century lifestyle. And the mountains are so magnificent, you'll get lyrical about their rugged peaks and soothing slopes. This tour includes a return train journey from London Euston to Penrith. And on arrival in Penrith, your driver-guide meets you and takes you through the best of the Lake District.  

Take this tour and discover why this delightful area inspired England's greatest poets and writers.

DEPARTURE FROM LONDON:  8:45am Collect train tickets from Virgin Trains "Group Bookings" Office at London Euston Station NW1 2DU.  9:30am Virgin Train to Penrith (Glasgow train) and returns at approx. 6:30pm on Day 3. 

Itinerary


Day

1

Penrith & Lake District National Park

Collect your train tickets from Virgin Trains Group booking office at 08.45 before catching the fast trainnorth to Penrith. The journey takes just under 3 hours and passes through some beautiful scenery along the way. We recommend grabbing lunch on the train before arriving in the historic Cumbrian market town of Penrith. Here you will meet your mini-coach and driver/guide for the next 3 days. From here you enter the magical world of the Lake District National Park travelling along the northern shores of Ullswater, described as England’s most beautiful lake, where you can take a forest walk to see the mighty Aira Force waterfall. You then travel towards Keswick, stopping first to visit the mysterious Castlerigg standing stones, thought to have been built over 5,000 years ago and the scene of ancient rituals. You then have a short journey into the lively market town of Keswick* where you will be dropped off at your accommodation and are then free to explore this charming town. 

OVERNIGHT - Keswick*
*During July/early August this tour may stay in Windermere


Day

2

Windermere & Hawkeshead

After breakfast you head along the winding country lanes to the southern shores of Ullswater, making stops along the way to enjoy the majestic views of this beautiful lake. Continuing south you journey over the narrow and winding Kirkstone Pass and stop at Lake Windermere where you have the option to take a leisurely cruise on the Lake or simply eat lunch while enjoying the views. After lunch you travel around the southern tip of Windermere and on towards Coniston Water and shortly afterwards you arrive at the picturesque conservation village of Hawkeshead, where the poet William Wordsworth attended Grammar School. After free time to explore the village you take the narrow country lanes north towards Grasmere, which Wordsworth described as “the loveliest spot that man hath found”. There is free time to visit Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage or enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden by the River Rothy. In the late afternoon you return to Keswick*.

OVERNIGHT - Keswick*
*During July/early August this tour may stay in Windermere


Day

3

Winlatter Forest Park & Mountain Pass

You will be collected from your accommodation and you head for the Whinlatter Forest Park and over the Whinlatter pass and into some of the most dramatic landscapes that the Lake District has to offer. Your journey takes us through the rural village of High Lorton, along the quiet winding lanes to the shores of Crummock Water and Buttermere and on towards the Honister mountain pass. Stopping amongst the mountains you have the opportunity to visit the old slate workings where a small number of Cumbrians continue to make their living. Following refreshments, you continue through the forests of Borrowdale, passing Derwent Water on your return to Keswick where there is free time for lunch and shopping. Following lunch, you begin your return journey south by heading towards Penrith where you will be dropped at the station for an afternoon train back to London.


Availability

Room Type Single/ B&BTwin/ B&BSingle/ HotelTwin/ Hotel
Apr 1-Apr 14$719.00$629.00$849.00$759.00
Apr 15-May 31$759.00$689.00$889.00$819.00
Jun 1-Sep 30$799.00$729.00$929.00$859.00
Oct 1-Oct 28$759.00$689.00$889.00$819.00

Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars.
Exclusions: Lunch, dinner and refreshments. Entrances to Visitor Attractions.
Child rate: $579 B&B / $689Hotel.  (5-11 years sharing with 2 adults) Children under 5 years of age are not accepted.​

Luggage is restricted to one suitcase with a maximum weight of 15kg (33lbs.) and one small hand/day bag to go on the coach with you. Unfortunately, Rabbie’s are unable to store excess luggage.

Tour Highlights

  • Ullswater
  • Aira Force Waterfall
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle
  • Lake Windermere
  • Wordsworth's Dove Cottage
  • Derwent Water
  • Honister Pass

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour. Air Conditioning as standard. Services of a professional local driver/guide.
  • 2 nights ensuite accommodations
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Return rail from London Euston Station to Penrith

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