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The Lake District Steam & Cruise & Cumbrian Coast

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI9009

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

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Join us for this glorious holiday to Cumbria and the Lake District and experience some of the most wonderful locations this iconic region has to offer. Be inspired by its famous breathtaking scenery, as we explore beautiful coastline, discover popular market towns and experience a relaxing lake cruise and nostalgic steam train journey.

From the welcoming base of the comfortable Holiday Inn Express Barrow-in-Furness, we showcase the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Lake District and Cumbrian coast on our included excursions.

A highlight has to be your day out to Lake Windermere where you will enjoy a scenic cruise across this iconic lake and a ride on the heritage Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. Set within the spectacular scenery of one of the world’s most impressive national parks, soak in the views and atmosphere while cruising some of the most famous waters and travel back in time aboard a nostalgic steam train through idyllic landscapes. Discover the market town of Kendal, steeped in charm and history, and famous for its narrow lanes and Kendal Mint Cake as well as lovely Ulverston, birthplace of Stan Laurel and home to the only Laurel and Hardy Museum in the world. We also travel along the scenic Cumbrian coast, a route brimming with coastal beauty and historic intrigue.

A great choice for:

* Cumbria & Lake District lovers keen to return or those who want to explore for the first time
* Lovers of stunning British scenery
* A great value midweek break to an iconic region


PRICE FROM ? £399 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your comfortable coach at your convenient local pick up point this morning, and head north to Cumbria with convenient comfort stops en route. Arrive at your hotel early evening and settle in for a good meal with your fellow travellers.

Days 2 to 4

Enjoy hearty breakfasts every day to set you up for the day ahead. Make sure you join us on some or all of our INCLUDED excursions through some of the most beautiful scenery that Cumbria and the Lake District has to offer. Return to your hotel every evening ready to relax and enjoy a tasty meal.

Day 5

After a final hearty breakfast it is time to say farewell today. Board your comfortable coach for a relaxing journey home full of fun filled memories.

Lake Windermere, Haverthwaite Railway & Cruise

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

Lake Windermere is England's largest lake at 10.5 miles long, and at its deepest point is 219 feet. It is also the most popular part of the world renowned Lake District, as part of the South Lakes, surrounded by mountain peaks and picture book villages. The village of Bowness-on-Windermere lies on the shore of England’s largest lake. Ferries run from here across Lake Windermere, while the traditional stone cottages, lakefront pubs, and lively fishing harbour tempt travellers to linger a little longer.

Experience a journey back in time to the golden age of steam, on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway in the picturesque Leven Valley at the southern end of Windermere. This heritage branch line runs from cute Haverthwaite Station to Lakeside where you then board your boat for a scenic cruise to Bowness. This is the best way to view this beautiful lake, and your boat includes a fascinating commentary on the history, attractions and points of interest surrounding Windermere. Your one way journey may be reversed dependent on local conditions, but you are assured of the best in heritage travel and scenery in this stunning location.

Kendal & Ulverston

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationBustling Kendal is a major gateway town to the Lake District, and is one of its most famous and loved market towns. Its nickname of ‘Auld Grey Town’ ia due to the distinctive limestone used in so many of its buildings. Grey may be the dominant colour here, but there’s nothing sombre about it. The streets are alive with vibrant events, quality shopping, excellent restaurants and a thriving arts and culture scene and it is full of historic character. It hosts a web of interweaving alleyways and cobbled yards, whilst the ruins of medieval Kendal castle stand on Castle Hill, with great views over the town. Just wander and you'll discover for yourself why Kendal is so popular! Historically, this was a major wool producing centre – the famous ‘Kendal Green’ one of several Kendal cottons produced in the workshops that once occupied its many yards. But for most visitors, Kendal is synonymous with its famous mint cake, a staple of many a mountaineer’s backpack and important sustenance for Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on their Everest ascent in 1953.

Also enjoy a delightful stop in lovely Ulverston, the birthplace of Stan Laurel. This market town is bustling with things to see and do including the fascinating Laurel & Hardy Museum, John Barrow House and Monument, and plenty of independent shops and cafes to explore too. Stroll along its vibrant streets, brimming with character, and discover the subtle nuances that make this place truly unique.

Tour includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English buffet breakfast & evening meals
  • Scenic Cumbrian coastal drive
  • Excursion to Kendal & Ulverston
  • Excursion to Lake Windermere with included lake cruise and ride on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
  • Direct coach travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate

Cumbrian coast scenic explorer

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationA journey along the beautiful Cumbrian coast promises to be a visual delight. The shimmering coastline stretches out before you, with waves kissing the shore and rugged cliffs guarding the land. En route to the quaint harbour town of Maryport, you'll experience the unique blend of coastal beauty and historical intrigue. In Maryport, you can explore the town's maritime heritage, a tapestry of seafaring stories, or simply savour the coastal charm as the bracing sea air caresses your face. Back to top

Accommodation

Holiday Inn Express Barrow-in-Furness Barrow-in-Furness

This bright, modern hotel is in the heart of Barrow-in-Furness in the town centre and makes a comfortable and well-located base to explore the Cumbrian coast and Lake District. Nestled on the northwest coast of England, this vibrant town has a rich industrial heritage and breathtaking coastal landscapes. Ensuite bedrooms feature complimentary hi-speed WIFI, air conditioning, 42-inch flat screen TV with Chromecast facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, a power shower, hairdryer and ironing facilities. The breakfast buffet includes cereals, fresh fruit, pastries and a number of hot items. There is a 24 hour bar with colourful seating and large TV screens serving hot and cold drinks and snacks.

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