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Windermere and Lake District

5 days - from only £259pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Windermere and Lake District

Famous for its lakes, mountains and early 19th century poets, the Lake District is the most visited National Park in the UK and England’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site. From here, we’ll explore the beautiful Lake District and cruise along Windermere.

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 on to the Windermere Hotel, Windermere for four nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Keswick and Grasmere

    Trip travelling northwards to visit the market town of Keswick on the shores of beautiful Derwentwater and calling at Grasmere, in the very heart of the Lake District.

    In the heart of charming Grasmere you'll find the tiny Sarah Nelson Gingerbread Shop located in the grounds of the pretty parish church - made to a top-secret recipe this sweet treat is popular with visitors - don't be put off by the queue!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Keswick
    • Grasmere
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Kendal

    Relax with a day at leisure in Windermere. Perhaps enjoy a stroll through the town and down the hillside to the village of Bowness on the shores of the lake - you can always catch the bus back up to the top as the bus station is just opposite our hotel.

    Alternatively, join our optional excursion to the market town of Kendal, home to the famous mint cake! Shopping arcades, two castles, two museums and a whole host of historical buildings and bridges are waiting to be explored.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Kendal

    Kendal

    Optional Excursions

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

    2023
    • Kendal
    TBC

    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: Coniston, Ambleside and cruise to Bowness-on-Windermere

    Today we visit charming Coniston, in the shadow of the Old Man of Coniston, which rises dramatically over the historic village. This beautiful village provided inspiration to Arthur Ransome in his writing of the popular book, Swallows & Amazons.

    We continue onto Ambleside, situated at the head of Windermere and board Windermere Cruises to sail to the pretty village of Bowness-on-Windermere, one of the most popular spots in the Lake District.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Bowness-on-Windermere

    Lake Cruise to Bowness-on-Windermere
    More Photos

    Included Highlights

    • Coniston
    • Lake Cruise to Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £79.00 (5 days).

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then onto the Windermere Hotel for four nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Keswick and Grasmere

    Trip travelling northwards to visit the market town of Keswick on the shores of beautiful Derwentwater and calling at Grasmere, which lies at the very heart of the beautiful Lake District.

    In the heart of charming Grasmere, you'll find the tiny Sarah Nelson Gingerbread Shop located in the grounds of the pretty parish church - made to a top-secret recipe, this sweet treat is popular with visitors - don't be put off by the queue!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Keswick
    • Grasmere
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Grange-over-Sands

    Relax with a day at leisure in Windermere. Perhaps enjoy a stroll through the town and down the hillside to the village of Bowness on the shores of the lake - you can always catch the bus back up to the top as the bus station is just opposite our hotel.

    Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion to Grange-over-Sands. A quiet seaside retreat on the tip of the Cartmel peninsula, this is a pretty resort with a truly Edwardian flair and mild climate.

    Grange-over-Sands

    Grange-over-Sands

    Optional Excursions

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

    2023
    • Grange-over-Sands
    TBC

    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: Coniston, Ambleside and Cruise to Bowness-on-Windermere

    Today we visit charming Coniston, in the shadow of the Old Man of Coniston, which rises dramatically over the historic village. This beautiful village provided inspiration to Arthur Ransome in his writing of the popular book Swallows & Amazons.

    We continue onto Ambleside, situated at the head of Lake Windermere and board Windermere Cruises to sail to the pretty village of Bowness-on-Windermere, one of the most popular spots in the Lake District

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Windermere Cruise

    Windermere Cruises
    More Photos

    Included Highlights

    • Ambleside
    • Coniston
    • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £79.00 (5 days).

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Windermere Hotel in Windermere.

  • Windermere Hotel

    Overlooking the shores of England’s largest lake, the English heritage-listed Windermere Hotel has been welcoming guests since 1847 and is a firm favourite with visitors to the Lake District to this day. It is the perfect place from which to explore the lakes, and many of the region’s most stunning walks can be started nearby. The hotel’s period charm is sharply contrasted by its modern amenities, giving its guests the best of both worlds. With breakfast and evening meals available, guests can enjoy fantastic and varied menus in the restaurant, and after spending time discovering the local area, why not have a nightcap in the Orrest Head Lodge bar? The lodge has wonderful views of the lake, and you can soak up the relaxing atmosphere as the sun goes down at night.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

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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