Day 1 - To Bowness-on-Windermere
Your Tour Manager greets you in the 4-star Lindeth Howe Country
House Hotel. After time to settle in, we meet for dinner this
evening in the hotel's restaurant.
Day 2 - Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
This morning we travel by coach to Haverthwaite, where we board
the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway to Lakeside on
Windermere's shore. Here we take to the water, enjoying a relaxing
steamer cruise across Windermere to Bowness. You are free to
explore Bowness for the remainder of the day.
Day 3 - The 10 Lakes Spectacular excursion
Today we travel by minibus for the '10 Lakes Spectacular'
excursion, covering Ullswater, Buttermere, and Borrowdale.
Magnificent scenery of mountains, valleys and lakes awaits us, as
we travel over precarious passes, through dramatic valleys and past
cascading waterfalls. The tour also includes a lake cruise and a
visit to the 4,000 year old Castlerigg Stone Circle.
Day 4 - At leisure in Bowness-on-Windermere
Your day is free for you to explore at your own pace. Relax in
Lindeth Howe's parlour library, stroll around its gorgeous
landscaped gardens or enjoy the hotel's leisure facilities. The
excellent Blackwell Arts & Crafts House is within walking
distance of the hotel, and you could also visit the Windermere
Steamboat Museum. Alternatively, you could explore historic
Bowness, discovering its proud connections to the author William
Day 5 - Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
Today we travel towards the coast to board the enchanting
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, passing between rugged
hills dotted with sheep. We enjoy breathtaking views as the line
climbs up the valley to Dalegarth, nestling at the foot of
England's highest mountains, the Scafell Range. We then continue by
rail along the Cumbrian Coast Line, with dramatic
seascapes to one side and the brooding fells of the Lakes to the
other. Disembarking at Workington we continue to Keswick by coach,
then returning to the hotel.
Day 6 - Homeward Bound
After breakfast this morning the tour concludes and you are free
to embark on the journey home.
These meals, where shown, are included in the price of your