Cruising the Lakes

18th - 22nd May 2020

Our tour to the Lake District takes in many of the things that this area of out-standing beauty is rightly world famous for. From boat cruises to country houses, scenery and gingerbread this tour covers it all, with visits to some of The Lake Dis-tricts prettiest towns thrown in for good measure.

Day 1 excursion starts with a journey over the Kirkstone Pass, at 1,489 feet the Lake District’s highest drivable pass. We then take a leisurely cruise on Ullswater, travelling the full length of the lake over a 60 minutes journey on a heritage steam boat. After a lunchtime stop in nearby Penrith, we will then visit Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, one of the most beautiful and impressive stately houses in the North West of England, with a beautiful Georgian facade of dressed pink stone and standing in 5 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland .
You will have a day at leisure to enjoy the hotel grounds and facilities, or you could use the local buses and trains to explorer further afield.

No visit to the Lake District would be complete without a cruise on Lake Winder-mere, the largest natural lake in England at 10.5 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep. We will travel the full length of the lake with uninterrupted views of the Lakeland fells before we travel on to Keswick for a chance for some lunch and some time at leisure to explore this pretty market town which offers a wide range of attractions for visitors. Our return to the hotel will include a short stop at Grasmere, with a chance to visit the world famous Gingerbread shop.

Tour price includes:-
• 4 Nights half board at the Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands
• Glenridding to Pooley Bridge one way cruise on the Ullswater Steamer
• Entry to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens
• Lakeside to Ambleside one way cruise on Lake Windermere
• Excursion to Grasmere and Keswick
• Porterage

Your Hotel - The Cumbria Grand Hotel
Set in 20 acres of private gardens and woodlands with views overlooking Morecambe Bay, you will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome. There is an outdoor tennis court, putting green and woodland walk, while indoors there is a full sized snooker table, table tennis and dart-board. The hotel provides complimentary tea and coffee making facilities and satellite TV in every en-suite room.

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Deposit £40 per person plus £32.50 holiday insurance (includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%) if required