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Landscapes this lovely can inspire great literature or leave you at a loss for words.
Wandering clouds cross the halcyon skies above Grasmere, casting shadows on the lonely fells. Wordsworth called this “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”; who could possibly disagree? It’s hard not to wax poetic when your Lake District walking tour leads past rushing creeks, brooding peaks, glassy lakes, and ancient oaks wrapped in morning mist. This afternoon you’re bound for Wordsworth’s Rydal Mount estate, where the poet’s beloved daffodils and dozens of other blooms brighten the luxuriant grounds. Later you’ve got your own estate to retreat to. Your inn the next three nights is one of Beatrix Potter’s former country homes—fitting start to the journey’s next chapter.
- Glimpse the life of a literary legacy on a tour of poet William Wordsworth’s country home, Rydal Mount, in the heart of the Lake District.
- Watch gorgeous scenery unfold as you glide across Derwent Water lake aboard a Victorian wood-paneled ferryboat.
- Follow in historical footsteps as you walk past ancient slate mines along paths built by long-forgotten quarrymen.
- Traverse a magnificent countryside of rolling hills and tranquil lakes, which has inspired artists, authors, and poets for centuries.
The George Hotel
In the center of the bustling market town of Penrith, the George Hotel is a 300-year-old historical building bursting with old-world charm and English hospitality. Contemporary, un-air conditioned guest rooms feature in-room WiFi, while guests can enjoy the hotel’s dapper lounge where afternoon tea is served. With immediate access to the heart of the town, the George Hotel is the ideal home base for travelers exploring the Lake District.
Borrowdale Gates Hotel
If you wish to relax and enjoy some of the finest fell views and walking available in the Lakes, treat yourself to a stay at this privately-owned country-house hotel. Enjoy open log fires and award-winning Lakeland cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant. Comfortable bedrooms are naturally cooled without air conditioning and are decorated in a contemporary style. This hotel is a hidden gem located on the edge of the hamlet of Grange-in-Borrowdale.
Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel
Set in six acres of private grounds, just a five-minute walk above Lake Windemere, Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel is a lovely country house hotel once owned by English children’s author Beatrix Potter. Guest rooms are naturally cooled without air conditioning, and feature in-room WiFi.
Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport
The Radisson Blu Manchester Airport hotel has direct links to both terminals one and two of Manchester Airport (MAN) via the Skylink. The hotel is located just 15 kilometers from the city center. The hotel’s 360 stylish, sophisticated rooms offer plentiful guest amenities including WiFi and air conditioning, and the on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Take care of work tasks at the Business Service Centre, then retreat to the Beauty Lounge for some pampering.
Linger Longer with a Tour Extension
2022 Pre-Tour Extension - Liverpool
- Two nights at the Pullman Liverpool Hotel
- Airport car service for arrival and departure
- Daily breakfast
- City information
2 Nights From $248
per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $198
All you have to do is get to the airport. On our Flight + Tour Combos, we’ll take care of the rest, handling all the logistics, so you can travel with peace of mind. Spend your first night aloft and arrive refreshed for an unforgettable trip.
A Country Walkers representative will greet you at the airport to start your adventure off right. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel in Liverpool. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.
After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.
Included Meals: Breakfast
At 10:30 a.m., complimentary transportation is provided to the George Hotel in Penrith —a charming town in the heart of the Lake District—approximately two hours away. Please note: If you arrive early, and your hotel room is not available prior to the designated check-in time, you may store your luggage with the reception desk
The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).
Included Meals: Breakfast
Flight + Tour Combo
|Exceptional boutique accommodations|
|14 on-tour meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners|
|Local guides with you throughout tour|
|Local wine and/or beer with dinner|
|Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary|
|Travel assistance available 24/7 provided by Allianz Global Assistance|
|Telescopic walking sticks provided on tour|
|One extra night in Penrith and one extra night in Manchester|
|Airport car service for arrival & departure|
|Pre- and post-tour breakfasts|
|Business-class upgrades available|
Part of the Country Walkers experience that makes it so great is the wonderful people on the tour that you share the adventure with.
England: The Lake District
I enjoyed every part of this trip. The route planning, the hotels, but most of all the best guides ever.
England: The Lake District
Expert Local Guides
Experience your destination like an insider with people who call it home.
Rob O’Hara has taught in many different countries, schools, and work environments for 30 years. He loves new challenges and has varied interests from acting and singing in local plays to road running. He was once among the top 20 road runners in the UK. He is well-known for his keen sense of humor and positive attitude.
After completing a degree in zoology, Chris Berry began work as a Countryside Ranger in Nottinghamshire (Robin Hood Country) before moving to the East Coast of Yorkshire to manage portions of the spectacular Heritage Coast. In 1997 he obtained his dream job working as Lake District National Park Ranger. He lives with his wife Colleen and their two daughters in the isolated Bobbin Mill Cottage in the southern Lake District where he now runs his own business as “The Lakeland Guide,” offering walks and other activities in the surrounding national park.