Lake District Tour from Edinburgh
GUARANTEED SMALL GROUP - LIMITED TO 16 PERSONS

York, the Dales, Lake District & Hadrian’s Wall 5 Day Tour 5 Days spent discovering the best of northern England - the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Highlights include The Scottish Borders, Hadrian’s Wall, Lake Windermere, Wordsworth’s Cottage, the Yorkshire Dales, York and Yorkminster, Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and Alnwick.

Lake District tour Drive through the Lake District, a favorite haunt of writers and painters, including Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth, for stunning views of lakes, gentle hills and valleys. Perfectly kept cottages trimmed with fuschia hedges, black and white cows, and the butter-golden gorse shrubs dot the hillsides. Return to Scotland's capital - Edinburgh.

Day 1 Depart Edinburgh at 09.00 and travel south.  Our tour starts by hugging the magnificent coastline as we travel towards the walled border town of Berwick Upon Tweed. After stopping to admire the fortifications we continue to Alnwick Castle, home of the Earls and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309. This magnificent Castle and it’s gardens have appeared in many films and television programmes. Leaving Alnwick behind we travel towards the City of York on the Great North Road, a route that has carried countless Roman Legions between the remote Northern outposts and the more populous settlements of Roman Brittania. We arrive in York your base for the next two nights in the late afternoon.

Day 2 is a leisurely day that gives you the flexibility to spend time exploring the medieval heart of York, a city whose rich history goes back to the time of the Roman’s, Vikings and the Normans and then join our excursion to the North Sea coast of Yorkshire. Our journey begins in the late morning when we head for the magnificent North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Lunch will be in Whitby, a bustling fishing port and the inspiration for the fertile imagination of author Bram Stoker, who stayed in the Royal Hotel on the western side of Whitby while writing his famous novel Dracula. After lunch and free time in Whitby we travel to the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay *, a perfectly preserved conservation village of winding lanes and narrow alleys before returning towards York.

Day 3 You will be collected from your accommodation and head west into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Established in 1954, the Yorkshire Dales National Park has outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage. It’s a special place – a fantastic outdoor arena for recreation and peaceful relaxation and a haven for wildlife. Continuing West our route takes us through the Northern Dales an area of outstanding natural beauty that is the centre of the Dales cattle trade. Our final leg of today’s journey takes us high up into the remote hills of the Yorkshire Dales before descending into the lively market town of Keswick where you will be dropped off at your accommodation and are then free to explore this charming town. 

Day 4 After breakfast you head a short distance out of town to the mysterious Castlerigg standing stones. Thought by many to have been built over 5,000 years ago and the scene of ancient rituals. You then travel on to the shores of Ullswater described as England’s most beautiful lake where you can take a forest walk to see the mighty Aira Force waterfall. Continuing south over the narrow and winding Kirkstone Pass you stop at Lake Windermere where you have the option to take a leisurely cruise on the Lake or simply eat lunch while enjoying views of the mountains and lakes. After lunch you travel around the southern tip of Windermere and on towards Coniston Water and shortly afterwards you arrive at the picturesque conservation village of Hawkeshead, where the poet William Wordsworth attended Grammar School. After free time to explore the village you take the narrow country lanes north towards Grasmere, which Wordsworth described as “the loveliest spot that man hath found”. There is free time to visit Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage or enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden by the River Rothy. In the late afternoon you return to Keswick.

Day 5
 Leaving the Lakes behind us we start our climb towards Hartside Pass, at over 1900ft - on a clear day the hills and mountains of Scotland and the English Lake District are clearly visible. We follow the route of the old sheep drovers road between England and Scotland. Stopping at Hadrians Wall, built by Emporer Hadrian to keep the Scots out of the Roman Empire there’s an opportunity to explore some of the Roman remains and walk in the footsteps of the Roman Centurions who patrolled this desolate frontier of the Empire. Following the ancient Roman Dere Street we cross the border into Scotland and continue on to the Border town of Jedburgh for refreshments by the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Our final stop is at the world famous Scott’s view with stunning views over the River Tweed and the Cheviot hills that form the border between Scotland before continuing North to Edinburgh. Return to Edinburgh arriving back approx. 19.00

Inclusions: 
Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour. 
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life. 
Air Conditioning on board.. 
Services of a professional driver/guide.

Stay 2 nights in the historic city of York and 2 nights in Keswick in the heart of the Lake District. (**During July/early August this tour may stay in Windermere instead).

Keswick  B&B: Keswick Country House Hotel, Edwardene House Hotel, Pitcairn Guest House  Hotels: Dorchester House, Avondale, Linnet Hill
York  Bowmans Guest House, Bloomsbury Guest House, The Groves, The Farthings 

Wheatlands,Premier Inn, Novatel York Center, Hedley House, Holmwood


Accommodations; room with bath and breakfast
Exclusions: 
Meals and refreshments. 
All Visitor Attractions.
Call 1-800-221-2474   9AM - 6PM or Please Email Us For Information
2017 adult child adult child
June 1-Sep 30 May, Oct, Easter, Christmas
B&B $793 $635 $762 $609
single $921 $0 $873 $0
Hotel $937 $749 $889 $711
single $994 $0 $937 $0
Monday 10APR17 - 16OCT17 5DNENG 9.00 19.00
 
For 1-3 day tours departures are from Rabbie's Café, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG
For tours of 4 days and longer departures are from Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh EH1 3DX


The English Lake District, the Borders and Hadrian's Wall 3 Days spent discovering the secrets of Roman Britain and the stunning Lakes and Mountains of Cumbria. Highlights include The Scottish Borders, Hadrian’s Wall, Lake Windermere, Wordsworth’s Cottage, Derwent Water and Honister Pass.

York tourDay 1 Depart Edinburgh at 09.00 and travel South into the Scottish Borders stopping at the world famous Scott’s view with stunning views over the River Tweed and the Cheviot hills that form the border between Scotland and England. You continue on to take a short walk to the William Wallace statue, the first ever statue erected to Scotland’s most feared warrior. Stopping briefly for refreshments by the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey you continue your journey towards the border crossing at Carter Bar. You follow the old Roman Road known as Dere Street into Northumberland and continue over the moors to follow the route of Hadrian’s wall, built by Emperor Hadrian to keep the Scots out of the Roman Empire. After lunch you can take the opportunity to explore some of the Roman remains and walk in the footsteps of the Roman Centurians who patrolled this desolate frontier of the Empire. You head South West and travel over Hartside Pass, at over 1900ft - on a clear day the hills and mountains of Scotland and the English Lake District are clearly visible. You follow the route of the old sheep drovers road towards the lively market town of Keswick where you will be dropped off at your accommodation and are then free to explore this charming town. (**During July/early August this tour may stay in Windermere).

The Shambles YorkDay 2 After breakfast you head a short distance out of town to the mysterious Castlerigg standing stones. Thought by many to have been built over 5,000 years ago and the scene of ancient rituals. You then travel on to the shores of Ullswater described as England’s most beautiful lake where you can take a forest walk to see the mighty Aira Force waterfall. Continuing south over the narrow and winding Kirkstone Pass you stop at Lake Windermere where you have the option to take a leisurely cruise on the Lake or simply eat lunch while enjoying views of the mountains and lakes. After lunch you travel around the southern tip of Windermere and on towards Coniston Water and shortly afterwards you arrive at the picturesque conservation village of Hawkeshead, where the poet William Wordsworth attended Grammar School. After free time to explore the village you take the narrow country lanes north towards Grasmere, which Wordsworth described as “the loveliest spot that man hath found”. There is free time to visit Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage or enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden by the River Rothy. In the late afternoon you return to Keswick.

Lake District TourDay 3 You will be collected from your accommodation and you head for the Whinlatter Forest Park and over the Whinlatter pass and into some of the most dramatic landscapes that the Lake District has to offer. Your journey takes us through the rural village of High Lorton and past Crummock Water and Buttermere and on towards the Honister mountain pass. Stopping amongst the mountains you have the opportunity to visit the old slate workings where a small number of Cumbrians continue to make their living. Following refreshments you continue through the forests of Borrowdale, passing Derwent Water on your return to Keswick where there is free time for lunch and shopping. Following lunch you begin your return journey by heading north towards the border. After crossing into Scotland you make a stop in Moffat, one of Scotland’s oldest Spa towns. From here it is a leisurely drive through the Galloway Hills back to Edinburgh. Arrival Approx 18.00

On day 3 you have the option to be dropped off in the afternoon at Penrith train station if you are wanting to continue on to London or other destinations south.

I
nclusions: ACCOMMODATION.

Keswick  B&B: Keswick Country House Hotel, Edwardene House Hotel, Pitcairn Guest House  Hotels: Dorchester House, Avondale, Linnet Hill
Services of a professional driver/guide

Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour. We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life. Forced air ventilation as standard. Services of a professional driver/guide All ferry and bridge crossings. Exclusions: Meals and refreshments. Entrances to all Visitor Attractions.

Edinburgh departures from: 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh,

Call 1-800-221-2474   9AM - 6PM or Please Email Us For Information

2017 adult child adult child
June 1-Sep 30 May, Oct, Easter, Christmas
Lake District Explorer  B&B $428 $342 $405 $324
(previously 3 Day English Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Tour) single $485 $0 $467 $0
New Itinerary for 2017 Hotel $485 $388 $469 $375
single $539 $0 $523 $0
Monday 03APR17 - 30OCT17 (except 17APR17, 29MAY17 and 28AUG17) 3DLKD 8.30 19.00
Thursday 04MAY17 - 12OCT17 (except 25MAY17 and 24AUG17)

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