Lake District Explorer

On this tour, we stay at either the Waterhead Inn, along the shores of Lake Windermere, or the Swann Inn, with stunning mountain views. These hand-picked and award-winning Inn Collection hotels provide the best service, local real ale and home-cooked pub food, as well as offering the perfect base for exploring the stunning Lake District. Join us for something a little different, to both first and repeat visitors to the lakes. We include an ‘off the beaten track’ fully-guided visit to six lakes: Windermere, Brotherswater, Ullswater, Thirlmere, Grasmere Lake and Rydal Water. We also visit Kirkstone Pass, the mysterious Castlerigg Stone Circle, and Holker Hall & Gardens, one of the lakes most beautiful stately homes.

5 days from £679pp

Single Room Supplement from £159pp

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Your Tour Includes

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

Itinerary

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Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to your hotel for a four-night stay. Offering a unique type of accommodation, the Inns are full of charm and character, featuring lovely gardens to enjoy a relaxing drink.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

After breakfast, we leave the large coach behind. You will be met by your private local guide on a 16-seater smaller vehicle to be able to explore with ease. The tour will take in six lakes, including Windermere, Brotherswater, Ullswater, Thirlmere, Grasmere Lake and Rydal Water. You will also get to see Castlerigg Stone Circle which predates Stonehenge and offers panoramic views, Your guide will introduce you to the legends and myths of the lakes and stop at various panoramic view spots on the tour for photos.

The tour will end in Grasmere, the home of William Wordsworth, to spend some time in one of the lakes most popular villages. You will return back to the hotel in the afternoon and relax

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Lake District
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle

After breakfast today, it's time to explore Lake Windermere from the water! We make our way to the pier to embark on our morning cruise on the lake. Sit back, relax and take in the stunning views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands.

We depart at Bowness and you will have free time to explore this pretty lakeside town. Why not visit the Beatrix Potter attraction or just take a leisurely stroll by the lake with an ice cream? You will be collected from Bowness and return to the hotel for early afternoon to allow free time before dinner.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Ambleside Pier

After breakfast today we visit one of Cumbria's grandest stately homes. Located between the hills of the Lake District and the sea, Holker Hall has never been sold throughout its 400-year history and is still the family home of Lord and Lady Cavendish. A tour of the house includes a visit to the elegant drawing room and ornate dining room. Climb the striking staircase and you can view portraits of Charles II and visit the bedroom where Queen Mary stayed in 1937.

The 23 acres of gardens have evolved over its 400-year history, which each generation of the family adding to the beauty and splendour. Enjoy a walk around the formal gardens to explore the varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees, including a Great Lime Tree. (Please note: There is wheelchair access throughout the site with the exception of the first floor of the Hall)

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Holker Hall

After breakfast, we start the onward journey home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

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The Swan Inn

The Swan Inn

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at either the Waterhead Inn in Ambleside or the Swan Inn in Grasmere. 

The Swan Inn

The Swan Inn

You are guaranteed a warm welcome and the relaxed atmosphere of a cosy pub with a stay at The Swan Inn. Mentioned by Wordsworth in his poem “The Waggoner”, The Swan is tucked beneath the dramatic fells surrounding timeless Grasmere village in the Lake District. It has recently undergone a refurbishment and now offers both comfortable accommodation plus character dining areas and extensive outdoor beer garden. Sip a sundowner alfresco or a peaceful pint of local real ale in the beautiful grounds and take in the panoramic fell views. Evening meals are taken in the pub area and local dishes and pub classics will be on the menu. The hotel is also located just a short walk to the pretty village of Grasmere where you will fine shops and local stores.

Location: Keswick Road Grasmere , Lake District, LA22 9RF

Hotel Facilities

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Room
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Shower and Bath
General
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
Service
  • Iron at Reception
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

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Single Room Supplement from £159.00

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