This tour is one not to be missed as we follow in the footsteps of William Wordsworth exploring the stunning Lake District.
Wordsworth was inspired by the beauty and grandeur of this National Park and now we give you the opportunity to witness the same spectacular sights on this tour of Cumbria, which includes two lake cruises, a railway journey and a distillery tour with tasting.
Monday: We depart the Travel Centre this morning and make our way to Kendal, arriving at the hotel late in the afternoon.
Tuesday: We board the coach this morning for a 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. We then depart for time at leisure in Keswick, which is surrounded by some of the area’s highest and most beautiful peaks. Later in the afternoon, we spend time in Grasmere.
Wednesday: This morning we take 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 we will sail across Lake Windermere to Bowness. After disembarking, explore Bowness at your leisure where you will find cafes, shops and places of interest.
Thursday: Today we depart the hotel and head north towards Lake Ullswater for another relaxing cruise. We then continue to the Cumbrian town of Penrith, rich in history and hub of the Eden Valley. This afternoon, we spend time in Ambleside and see Waterhead, where the sweeping views across Lake Windermere and fells cannot be missed.
Friday: In the morning we depart the hotel and head back to Hugglescote, making a stop en route, arriving back late afternoon.
INCLUDED IN YOUR HOLIDAY
Roberts Gold Service
4 nights hotel accommodation, dinner and cooked breakfast throughout
Tea/coffee on arrival at the hotel
1-hour tour and tasting at the Lakes Distillery Company, Cumbria
Single journey on Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
A lake cruise on Windermere from Lakeside to Bowness
An Ullswater Lake cruise from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge
Free time in Keswick and Grasmere
Time in Bowness
Free time in Penrith, Ambleside & Waterhead
Free use of the hotels leisure facilities
Stramongate Bridge, Kendal
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 the famous Lake District market town of Kendal with its bustling shops, galleries and museums.
All 50 bedrooms are en suite with tea/coffee making facilities and television. The hotel has a leisure club which includes a heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. The lift does go to most rooms. There is free Wifi at the hotel.