The Lake District
Follow in the footsteps of William Wordsworth as you explore the stunning Lake District. Wordsworth was inspired by the beauty and grandeur of this National Park and you can witness the same spectacular sights on our tour of Cumbria, which includes two lake cruises, a railway journey and a distillery tour with a tasting.
Lake Ullswater • Lake Windermere • Grasmere • Ambleside • William Wordsworth • Kendal
Day 1 Travel to Cumbria with a recommended trip on the Lancaster Canal between Lancaster and Carnforth en route. Please contact us for further details.
Day 2 Take the scenic drive past Lake Windermere, Thirlmere Reservoir then Bassenthwaite Lake to the Lakes Distillery where a tour and tasting of their own whisky, gin or vodka awaits. Depart for time at leisure in Keswick, which is surrounded by some of the area's highest and most beautiful peaks. In the afternoon, spend time in Grasmere where, time allowing and for an additional cost, it is possible to arrange admission to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum.
Day 3 A leisurely morning beginning with a short heritage rail journey from Haverthwaite to Lakeside. No visit to the Lake District would be complete without a cruise, and it is from here you will sail across Lake Windermere to Bowness. After disembarking, explore this popular holiday village at leisure. There are cafes, restaurants, shops and places to visit, such as the World of Beatrix Potter attraction.
Day 4 This morning, head north towards Lake Ullswater for another relaxing cruise. On then to the Cumbrian town of Penrith, rich in history and hub of the Eden Valley. This afternoon, spend time in Ambleside and see Waterhead, where the sweeping views across Lake Windermere and fells cannot be missed.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
All tours are tailored to your requirements
The Riverside Hotel, Kendal
A converted 18th century tannery, the hotel is situated on the banks of the River Kent, beneath the ruins of the town's 12th Century castle. A short walk away is the centre of this famous Lake District market town with its bustling shops, galleries and museums.
• 3 star • 58 bedrooms • Lift to most rooms
• Leisure club • Coach parking nearby
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Kendal with:
Tea/coffee on arrival
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Distillery tour and tasting
• Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway journey
• Cruise on Lake Windermere
• Cruise on Lake Ullswater
While we offer a very wide range of destinations it is impossible to feature everything here. If you cannot see what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your requirements.