Journey into a storybook land of deep-blue lakes, emerald-green pastures, and towering mountain peaks on this delightful Lake District walking tour. Marvel at sweeping mountain vistas from the top of Whinlatter Pass and descend to the scenic shores of Derwent Water, walking in the footsteps of early Victorian tourists. Aira Force waterfall, the Langdale Pikes, and peaceful Buttermere Lake are just some of the area’s natural wonders that inspired painter J.M.W. Turner, poet William Wordsworth, and author Beatrix Potter. Throughout your walking journey, you’ll stroll quaint villages and dine on delicious local fare. Relax at the end of each day in comfortable accommodations, surrounded by a breathtaking landscape. On this walking tour of the Lake District, England’s wild and natural beauty is yours to discover.
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 Borrowdale Gates. This privately owned country house hotel boasts open log fires along with award-winning Lakeland cuisine. Warm, comfortable bedrooms are un-air-conditioned, feature WiFi, and are decorated in a contemporary style. This hotel is a hidden gem located on the edge of the hamlet of Grange-in-Borrowdale.
Daffodil Hotel and Spa
The Daffodil Hotel & Spa offers contemporary luxury on the shores of Grasmere water, located in the heart of the Lake District and just a short walk from Grasmere village. Originally built in 1855, the newly built Daffodil Hotel & Spa opened in 2012 and is owned and run by the Harwood and Brady families. Well-appointed guestrooms include in-room WiFi and air conditioning, and the property features a sauna, swimming pool, and rooms overlooking a peaceful lake, gardens, and woodlands. Please note: this accommodation is available on limited departures.
The George Hotel
In the center of the bustling market town of Penrith, the George Hotel is a 300-year-old historic building bursting with old-world charm and English hospitality. With contemporary accommodations featuring in-room Wi-Fi, a dapper lounge where afternoon tea is served, and immediate access to the heart of the town, it’s the ideal home base for travelers exploring the Lake District.
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.
2020 Pre-Tour Extension - Liverpool
2 Nights From $248
per person, double occupancy
Flight + Tour Combo
|Exceptional boutique accommodations|
|All on-tour meals except 1 lunch and 2 dinners|
|Local guides with you throughout tour|
|Local wine and/or beer with dinner|
|Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary|
|Emergency travel assistance hotline available 24/7|
|Two extra hotel nights|
|Airport car service for arrival & departure|
|Pre- and post-tour breakfasts|
|Business-class upgrades available|
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.
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