About the tour: The Beauty of the Lake District

Discover the sheer beauty of the ever-popular Lake District on this fantastic 5-day tour! We'll take a Grand Lakes Tour through stunning scenery and pretty towns, enjoying Lake Ullswater, Lake Windermere, Grasmere and Keswick. Perhaps the best way to view the scenery is onboard a nostalgic steam railway from Haverthwaite to Lakeside, or from the water itself with our Lake Windermere cruise. We also visit Holker Hall and Levens Hall – both beautiful buildings with stunning gardens to explore. The perfect way to soak up the countryside, this tour will leave you with fantastic memories.

Tour Includes

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

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 811 500 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    For your convenience, you may choose to start this tour in the UK or at the first city in Europe.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Today we journey into the heart of the Lake District and tour the prettiest lakes and towns. We head to Patterdale on Lake Ullswater and then cross the spectacular Kirkstone Pass to reach Ambleside at the head of Lake Windermere, where a short walk takes you to the lakeside at Waterhead.

    We then continue to Grasmere on the lake of the same name and long a favourite of Wordsworth, before finishing the day with a visit to the market town of Keswick.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Ullswater
    • Ambleside
    • Keswick

    Today we visit Holker Hall and Gardens. These immaculately kept gardens are essentially Victorian in character and are set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens merging into parkland. You will find hills on one side and the expanse of Morecambe Bay on the other.

    Later, we head to Levens Hall and Gardens. Levens Hall is a magnificent Elizabethan mansion built around a 13th century tower, which was expanded and rebuilt towards the end of the 16th century.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Holker Hall
    Holker Hall

    Included Highlights

    • Holker Hall & Gardens
    • Levens Hall & Gardens

    We start the day with a nostalgic steam ride through breathtaking scenery, aboard the heritage railway from Haverthwaite to Lakeside. Travelling through the Lakeland Fells, enjoy this scenic backdrop with its picturesque valleys, stunning lakes and rolling green hillside.

    Next, sit back and enjoy our cruise on picturesque Lake Windermere, soaking up the awe-inspiring scenery of the Cumbrian countryside, as we sail to the popular resort of Bowness. Spend some free time in Bowness, with its shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs and attractions, such as the Beatrix Potter Exhibition.

    Our day continues with a visit to Wordsworth’s Hawkshead, with its charming whitewashed houses, alleyways, courtyards and squares. We end the day with a visit to Coniston Water.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Haverthwaite Steam Railway
    Haverthwaite Steam Railway

    Included Highlights

    • Haverthwaite Steam Railway
    • Lake Windermere Cruise
    • Bowness

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    The Beauty of the Lake District

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 811 500


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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