The Lake District & Yorkshire Dales
With 16 sparkling lakes and England’s highest mountain peaks, The Lake District is the country’s largest National Park and a World Heritage Site. It’s home to Scafell Pike, its highest mountain and Wastwater, its deepest lake. We discover the lakeside town of Bowness-on-Windermere and the market town of Keswick.
Departing 22nd July 2019
- Luxury coach travel from Coleraine, Ballymoney, Cloughmills, Ballymena, Dunsilly Belfast and Belfast Stena Port
- Return ferry crossings with Stena Line Belfast-Cairnryan
- 4 nights accommodation in The 3* Cumbria Park Hotel
- English Breakfast and evening meals
- Ullswater Steamer lake cruise from Glenridding to Pooley
- Visit to the Lakes Distillery
- Visit to Hilltop House
- Visit to Dove Cottage
- High Adventure Tour on the Mountain Goat minibus
- Services of an experienced Travel Solutions tour manager
- Single Supplement – £80 per person
3* Cumbria Park Hotel
Each ensuite guestroom is individually decorated and furnished with complimentary tea, coffee, and toiletries. In-room facilities include a working desk and chair, wardrobe, hairdryer, and HD flat-screen TVs
General hotel facilities include a 24-hour reception desk, reception lobby, lounge and fully equipped gymnasium. Our Guests can also enjoy a hearty Cumbrian Breakfast, A La Carte dining in our Eden restaurant or choose to relax in our Lounge Bar which offers a light snacks menu as well as a range of local Ales and Whiskeys.
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Meet your coach at your selected pick-up point and travel to Belfast to join the early morning ferry crossing to Cairnryan. On arrival in Cairnryan, we’ll travel to Gretna Green for some free time before arriving at your hotel in the Lake District late afternoon.
Today we’ll take a scenic drive through the beautiful Lake District to peaceful Ullswater, surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, before enjoying an hour’s cruise from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge. After the cruise, visit the pretty market town of Keswick and the award-winning Lakes Distillery for a guided tour and tasting of three spirits.
After breakfast we’ll start the day with a visit to Hilltop House, the delightful 17th century stone farmhouse of Beatrix Potter. Then we’ll spend a bit of free time in the bustling market town of Ambleside before visiting Dove cottage in Grasmere, the impressive 16th Century historic house and gardens of William Wordsworth.
Today we take an exciting High Adventure on the Mountain Goat Minibus, through Wrynose and Hardknott Pass, some of the steepest passes in England. Then board the Eskdale Railway at Dalegarth, travelling through ancient woodlands to Irton Road where the minibus will pick you up and take you to beautiful Wastwater and Muncaster Castle to explore the gardens and birds of prey.
This morning after breakfast and checking out, we’ll travel to Carlisle for some free time to explore the border town before we make our way to the port of Cairnryan to join the early evening ferry crossing to Belfast. On arrival, you return to your original joining point.
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