Picturesque Lake Disrict 5 Days - Cumbria Grand
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TALF5298M
- Travel Type: Coach
There is no better way to end a day exploring the Lake District than to enjoy the views of the Lake District hills across Morecambe Bay as the sun sets over the Bay – one of England’s most memorable sights. The Lake District is England’s largest National Park and has inspired more poetry than any other area of English landscape. Both Wordsworth and Coleridge lived and worked here for a time and every corner provides a new and enticing vista. The scenery is often seen at its best from the water and in this fascinating holiday we have trips on the two largest lakes, Windermere and Ullswater to complement the views across Morecambe Bay.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full Day - Lake Windermere Cruise & Grasmere
From the southern end of Lake Windermere we take a trip on the lake (fare included in the tour cost)./nEnjoy unique views of the lake-side mountains and fells./nOur boat lands at Bowness-on-Windermere, once a fishing village, now a major tourism hub./nThe Armitt Museum houses literary collections and artefacts from the lives of Lake District writers (entry fee applies)./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 4 - Full Day - Ullswater & Keswick
From Pooley Bridge at the head of Ullswater we take a boat trip (included in tour cost) along England's second largest lake. /nThe lake was formed by three glaciers, resulting in its zig-zag shape./nWordworth's poem "Daffodils" was written on a journey along the lake's shores where the flowers bloom each spring./nKeswick is the busiest town in the North Lakes, situated beside scenic Derwent Water./nDiscover the fascinating history of an everyday item at the Pencil Museum (entry fee applies). /nLocal artefacts are displayed at the Keswick Museum & Art Gallery (entry fee applies)./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Cumbria Grand Hotel
Set in 20 acres of private gardens and woodland overlooking Morecambe Bay this charming Victorian hotel is only six miles from Lake Windermere. There is an outdoor tennis court, putting green and woodland walk as well as an indoor games room with a full sized snooker table, table tennis and darts.