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Keswick and Ulverston Dickensian Festival Weekend

4 days - from only £289pp


Keswick and Ulverston Dickensian Festival Weekend

Enjoy a festive short break in Keswick with a visit to the Ulverston Dickensian Festival. There will be multiple performance stages, roving street performers, festive stalls and traditional costume parades through the historic town. With the chance to visit charming Bowness and gorgeous Ambleside, you’re guaranteed to head home full of festive cheer.


  • 3 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 3 evening meals including Christmas dinner with a complimentary glass of wine
  • Tea, coffee or mulled wine on arrival with a festive treat
  • One festive cream tea
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

4 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to the Derwentwater Hotel near Keswick for three nights. We enjoy a tea, coffee or mulled wine with a festive treat on arrival to get us into the spirit of the season.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Ulverston Dickensian Festival

    Set in the beautiful market town of Ulverston, this festival recreates bygone times with its period costumes, street entertainers and horse-drawn carriages – it’s no surprise this is one of the most popular Dickensian festivals in the country. There is also a magical Christmas market, perfect for finding thoughtful gifts or enjoying tasty treats.

    We return back to the hotel in time for our Christmas dinner, complete with a complimentary glass of wine.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Ulverston Dickensian Festival

    Ulverston Dickensian Festival

    Included Highlights

    • Ulverston Dickensian Festival
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside

    Relax on the shores of Derwentwater, or why not join our optional excursion to the popular town of Bowness-on-Windermere? There are plenty of quaint shops to explore, and the cosy cafés are the perfect place to watch the world go by. Continuing to pretty Ambleside, enjoy time at leisure to soak up the stunning lakeside scenery and stroll around the cobbled streets.

    We return to the hotel for a festive cream tea.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    • Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4:

    With festive memories made, we start our journey home.

    Included meals: Breakfast


You will stay for three nights at the Derwentwater Hotel in Keswick.

  • The Derwentwater Hotel

    With beautiful surroundings that are ideal for rest and relaxation, The Derwentwater Hotel is located in the village of Portinscale, in the popular town of Keswick, and is the perfect choice for any Lake District break. The hotel boasts 16 acres of picturesque grounds and gardens, as well excellent facilities including a restaurant offering a choice of modern and traditional dishes, a bar, and an inviting conservatory from where you can take a scenic stroll down to the water – keep your eyes peeled for red squirrels! With comfortable rooms and warm hospitality, this charming hotel is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • Hairdryer

Joining points

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

See our full list of our joining points.