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 1Our tour starts by hugging the magnificent East Lothian 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 its 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. In late afternoon we arrive in York, your base for the next two nights.

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Lake District TourDay 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 NormansWhen 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.

(**During July/early August this tour may stay in Windermere instead).


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 Hawkshead, 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 1,900ft - 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 Emperor 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.

* Robin Hood's Bay - The minicoach cannot access the main village because of local restrictions. The coach will drop you at the top of the village and you must walk down (and back up!) a steep hill to reach the old village centre.

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
 
For 1-3 day tours departures are from 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
Departs Returns
Monday 9:00 19:00
09.00 - Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ 
​Please note from 1st April 2019, this tour is leaving at 08.45 am from Edinburgh Bus Station
    USD      
01APR/19 to 14/APR/19, 01/NOV19 to 17/DEC19 and 04/JAN20 to 31/MAR/20 15/APR/19 to 31/MAY/19, 01/OCT/19 to 31/OCT19 and 18/DEC/19 to 03/JAN/20 (Christmas & New Year) 01/JUN19 to 30/SEP/19
5 Day  York, the Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall B&B shared $743 $594 $781 $625 $817 $654
B&B Single $862   $900   $936  
Hotel shared $945 $756 $981 $784 $1,019 $815
Hotel Single $1,070   $1,109   $1,144  


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 You depart Edinburgh and head South through the Scottish Borders. You can enjoy the gorgeous rolling expanses of the Galloway Hills and Southern Uplands as we travel to our first stop of the day, the Victorian spa town of Moffat.

From Moffat you continue south over the border into England and head to the historic Cumbrian market town of Penrith. Here you have the chance to enjoy lunch and explore the imposing ruins of Penrith Castle. This uniquely coloured castle played a key role in defending the border from invading Scots.

After lunch we enter the Lake District National Park and travel along the northern shores of Ullswater. This lake is often described as England’s most beautiful lake, and it’s here we give you the chance to take a forest walk and see the mighty Aira Force waterfall.

You then travel towards Keswick, stopping outside the town to visit the mysterious Castlerigg standing stones, thought to have been built over 5,000 years ago and once a lively hub of ancient pagan rituals.

You have a short journey into the lively market town of Keswick where you’re dropped off at your accommodation and free to explore the charming town. (**During July/early August this tour may stay in Windermere).

The Shambles YorkDay 2 After breakfast, you take in views of Ullswater Lake as we head along country roads to its southern shores.

You continue further south and travel over the narrow and winding Kirkstone Pass towards the lovely Lake Windermere. Here you have the option to take a leisurely cruise on the Lake or eat lunch while enjoying sublime views of the surrounding scenery.

After lunch you travel around the southern tip of Windermere and on towards Coniston Water. Your next stop is the picturesque conservation village of Hawkshead, where the poet William Wordsworth attended Grammar School.

After exploring the cosy village, you take the narrow country lanes north towards Grasmere, which Wordsworth described as “the loveliest spot that man hath found”.

There’s free time to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden by the River Rothy. And there's Sarah Nelson's Gingerbread shop you have to visit to try the best gingerbread in the world. In the late afternoon, you return to Keswick.

Day 3 We pick you up from your accommodation and head for the Whinlatter Forest Park and over the Whinlatter Pass into the most dramatic landscapes that the Lake District has to offer.

You journey along winding lanes, through the rural village of High Lorton, past the shores of Crummock Water and Buttermere, and towards the Honister Mountain Pass.

Stopping amongst the mountains you have the opportunity to visit old slate workings, where a small number of Cumbrians continue to make their living.

After refreshments, you continue through the forests of Borrowdale, passing Derwent Water, where there’s free time for lunch and shopping.

Once you’ve eaten lunch, you begin your return journey, heading towards Penrith and north towards the border. After crossing into Scotland you take a stop in the town of Biggar, a royal burgh since 1415. From here it’s a leisurely drive through the rolling border hills back to Edinburgh

Inclusions: 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

 

Departs Returns
Monday 8:30 19:00
Thursday
    USD      
01APR/19 to 14/APR/19, 01/NOV19 to 17/DEC19 and 04/JAN20 to 31/MAR/20 15/APR/19 to 31/MAY/19, 01/OCT/19 to 31/OCT19 and 18/DEC/19 to 03/JAN/20 (Christmas & New Year) 01/JUN19 to 30/SEP/19
3 Day  The Lake District Explorer  B&B shared $371 $296 $415 $332 $445 $356
B&B Single $445   $475   $504  
Hotel shared $484 $387 $513 $411 $543 $434
Hotel Single $543   $573   $603  

 

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