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Cruises of the Beautiful Lake District

5 days - from only £449pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Cruises of the Beautiful Lake District

With included cruises on three different lakes, sit back, relax and take in the Lake District's beautiful scenery from the waters. Cruise the shimmering waters of spectacular Ullswater, stunning Derwentwater and magnificent Windermere and visit some of Cumbria's most popular spots.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then onto Cumbria and your hotel for a four night stay. The Shap Wells Hotel is situated in a secluded wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells and enjoys remote views.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Penrith and Ullswater Steamers

    We travel into the Northern Lakelands to enjoy a cruise on beautiful Ullswater. Regarded by many as the most beautiful lake in England, Ullswater is magnificently set amid the splendour of the Lakeland Fells and our cruise takes in the peaceful scenery of this wonderful lake.

    We also call at Penrith, the historic capital of Cumbria. Penrith has a good mix of traditional shops and sophisticated arcades and leading off the main streets are many old yard entrances with interesting inscriptions to discover.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Ullswater

    Ullswater Steamboat Cruise
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    Included Highlights

    • Ullswater
    • Penrith
  • Day 3: Keswick and Keswick Launch Cruise

    We venture to the market town of Keswick today where there will be some free time to explore. The main square here is flanked by independent shops, quaint cafes and art galleries.

    We take to the waters once more with a cruise on Derwentwater, in the shadow of mighty Cat Bells. The lake is dotted with islands, and at its calmest is almost mirror-like.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Keswick Launch Cruises

    Keswick Launch Cruises
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    Included Highlights

    • Keswick Launch Cruises
    • Keswick Launch Cruises
  • Day 4: Ambleside and Windermere Cruise

    Today we visit bustling Ambleside where there will be a little free time before we take to the shimmering waters of Lake Windermere and cruise to pretty Bowness.

    Bowness-on-Windermere is one of the most popular destinations in the region and home to many independent shops, quaint cafes and Beatrix Potter attractions. Potter around the quaint village centre, or find a cafe and watch the world go by!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Lake Windermere

    Lake Windermere
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    Included Highlights

    • Ambleside
    • Lake Windermere
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £129.00 (5 days).

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Shap Wells Hotel, situated in a secluded wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells.

  • Shap Wells Hotel

    The Shap Wells Hotel is situated in a secluded, wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells and surrounded by mountain streams, the ideal place from which to explore the Lakes. The hotel has retained many of its original features over the years and much time has been taken to retain the character of the building. The restaurant serves an extensive menu, in keeping with the hotel surroundings and seasons, and the Riverside Lounge & Bar provides the perfect spot to relax with a pre or post dinner drink! Keep yourself entertained in the games room which features a full-sized snooker table, pool table and table tennis, and there is a small aerobic gymnasium available too.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Bath and/or Shower

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

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