Holiday Tour Details
Lake District Explorer Description
The sheer rugged beauty of the Lake District has inspired poets and artists for centuries, and the area needs little introduction. We have a range of excursions to delve right into the heart of Cumbria seeing it at its very best.
Lake District Explorer Itinerary
Thursday We depart Cornwall in the morning and travel to the Lake District. We arrive at our hotel early in the evening to settle in before dinner.
Friday This morning we have a scenic tour starting at Pooley Bridge before travelling along the banks of Ullswater and head for the town of Keswick situated between the dramatic Skiddaw and the gentle beauty of Derwentwater. Later we travel south to the quintessential lakeside villages of Coniston and Hawkshead with cobbled streets, squares and beautiful whitewashed slate cottages.
Saturday Our coach takes us to nearby Haverthwaite Railway Station where there will be time to look around the engine shed before we board the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway for a heritage train ride to Lakeside before boarding a boat to the beautiful town of Bowness. There will be time for lunch and exploration before returning to Grange-over-Sands for free time.
Sunday This morning we will visit nearby Levens Hall, an Elizabethan period family home which has a magnificent Topiary Garden and fascinating history of ghostly apparitions. We also have a visit to Kendal, a distinctive limestone town famed for its mint cake.
Monday We depart Grange-over-Sands and make the return journey home arriving in Cornwall mid evening.
Lake District Explorer Hotel
The three star Cumbria Grand Hotel is a Victorian style building sitting within its own gardens in the small town of Grange-over-Sands. The hotel overlooks the glorious Morecombe Bay and is a short stroll to the town centre. A warm welcome always awaits us.
Wifi, hot drink facilities & porterage
Lake District Explorer Includes
Premier Class coach travel
Free optional travel insurance
4 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Excursions as detailed
Ride on Haverthwaite Railway
Cruise from Lakeside to Bowness
Admission to Levens Hall
Free parking at depot
Pick up points throughout Cornwall
Lake District Explorer Further Information
Limited number of single rooms at no supplement
Home pick up £25 per person
Dinner is carvery style
£75 non-refundable deposit
Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel