Regional Tours

Lake 1Yorkshire & The English Lake District 2010 –  England's North Country is in turn rugged, gentle, majestic and hospitable - a region of contrasts stretching from York in the east and across the Pennines to the Lake District in the west. It is a region of moors and mountains, lakes and fells. Designated as being of outstanding visual beauty it has been home and inspiration to writers, artists and poets.

Travel with a small group to all areas of the Lakes.  This holiday includes accommodation at a Country House Lake 5Hotel in Bowness on Windermere, with superb cuisine included. Travel in a comfortable mini-coach with excellent visibility and local driver/guides. These vehicles access the best places that large tour buses cannot reach. *Visits include the heart of Beatrix Potter country, her home at Hill Top farm. For fabulous views of the area scenery take a look at the 2008 movie  'Miss Potter' or go to www.visitmisspotter.com. Visit the home of poet William Wordsworth, enjoy the 'Ten Lakes Spectacular' tour. Travel to York and Hadrian's Wall, and explore the Yorkshire Moors & Dales.  Click here for more information.

If you prefer a fully customized tour, these can be arranged at any time of year to suit your travel plans.

THE TOUR: Windermere in Spring & Summer.

This tour can be done any time throughout the season, starting on a Saturday. Call us for availability on your chosen dates       215 699 6863, or email tours@english-experience.com to discuss your request.

The Tour: 7 nights escorted touring, based at the Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel. Land only price in twin room sharing – some single rooms available at no extra charge: $1,165 USD per person. OR ($1,075 per person at the White Lodge Hotel). Full English breakfast and dinner included each day. Price: Land only: Per person sharing a twin or double room. Some single rooms available at no extra charge.

Pick up from Manchester airport can be arranged for you (extra cost).


Sat

On your arrival at either Oxenholme or Windermere Railway Stations or Windermere Coach stop we will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.


Sun

A free day to take it easy with a wander around Bowness familiarizing yourself with this beautiful area. We give you a Freedom of the Lake Ticket which allows you unlimited travel on Windermere. You also have an entry ticket to The World of Beatrix Potter Exhibition in Bowness.


Mon

Our Classic tour, "The High Adventure", crossing the high passes, of Wrynose and Hardknott to Eskdale. Weather permitting you can walk to the 2000 year old Roman fort high in the hills. Lunch is at Boot, before taking a ride on La'al Ratty, the famous narrow gauge railway. We drive to the dramatic Wastwater with its 2000ft screes, before making our way to the Owl Centre and gardens of Muncaster Castle.


Tue

Our full day tour takes us over Kirkstone Pass to Ullswater for a Lake Cruise. Following this we make our way to Castlerigg Stone Circle, 4000 years old and set in a magnificent position overlooking Keswick and Derwentwater. We stop in Keswick for lunch and in the afternoon we drive to Surprise View, Ashness Bridge before making our way through Borrowdale and over Honister Pass to Buttermere. Our return to Windermere is by way of Newlands Pass, Thirlmere and Grasmere.


Wed

A full day tour to the Yorkshire Dales, including Wensleydale, Swaledale, Dentdale and the market towns of Hawes and Reeth.


Thu

Today we start with a cruise on Windermere to Lakeside and the drive to Holker Hall, home of the Cavendish family. This is a magnificent home with spectacular gardens. After lunch we continue to the monastic village of Cartmel and have the opportunity of visiting the Priory as well as exploring this fascinating village. Our drive back to Windermere is via the damson valleys - Lyth Valley and Winster Valley. A wonderful day out exploring the quieter parts of the southern Lake District.


Fri

An easy day with a start at 10:30 when you are collected from your hotel for a tour of The Heart of The Lakes. We visit the garden of Beatrix Potter at Near Sawrey, have time to wander around the medieval village of Hawkshead, tour to Tarn Hows to see this much loved area of the Lakes. On to Coniston for a cruise on Coniston Water then through the Langdales to Elterwater and over Red Bank to Grasmere. We return to Bowness in the middle of the afternoon to give you time for some shopping.


Sat

We transfer you to your departure point in Windermere or to Oxenholme Rail Station.

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