LAKE DISTRICT EXPLORER

The sheer rugged beauty of the Lake District has inspired poets and artists for centuries, and the area needs little introduction. As well as exploring by road we will also take to the water to ensure we delve right into the heart of Cumbria and see it at its very best.

The three star Riverside Hotel overlooks the River Kent and has a peaceful location near Kendal town. All rooms are comfortable and tastefully furnished. Excellent leisure facilities include pool, sauna and spa bath.

Itinerary

Sunday We depart Cornwall in the morning and sit back and enjoy the coach ride to Kendal. We arrive at our hotel before dinner.

Monday A free morning in Kendal, the “Auld Grey Town” before an afternoon visit to the lovely Sizergh Castle. This impressive 14th century solar tower is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and has stunning views.

Tuesday Coniston will be our first stop today and here we take to the water on a steam yacht gondola. The voyage starts at Coniston Pier, then passes Coniston Hall, the Coniston Fells and Brantwood, former home of art critic John Ruskin. In the afternoon we visit Bowness on Windermere. Time will be allowed to take in the town and lakeside attractions.

Wednesday Our scenic journey will begin in Sedbergh, England’s book town. We then cross Ravenstonedale Common on the way to the former county town of Westmorland where we will have time for lunch and the opportunity to look around the historic town. This afternoon we ride along the shore of Ullswater, before climbing over the rugged Kirkstone Pass.

Thursday We head for Ulverston where you have the opportunity to visit the superb Laurel and Hardy Museum and browse the stalls of the traditional market. Later we visit Coniston Water and Grasmere.

Friday After a hearty breakfast we depart Kendal for the return journey to Cornwall arriving home mid-evening.

Term

Single rooms available at a supplement of £98 per person

Home pick up £12 per person

£75 non-refundable deposit

Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel

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Total Price Includes:

Executive coach travel

Free optional travel insurance

5 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Welcome drink on arrival

Porterage

Excursions as detailed

Admission to Sizergh Castle & Gardens

Gondola cruise on Coniston

Free parking at depot

Pick up points throughout Cornwall

Sunday 27th August to

Friday 1st September 2017

6 Day Tour

£525

Was £550

For more details

please phone

01209 717152