Highlights on the Lake District, Steam & Cruise - 2021

County Hotel

Departure Date:

03/04/2021
No. of Days:

5 days








£299.00 pp


Explore the highlights of the Lake District including a Steam & Cruise experience!

Stay in a lovely hotel in Kendal with great entertainment EVERY night


Join us on a delightful tour to the gorgeous Lake District in Cumbria. The National Park has been welcoming visitors who want to discover the mountains, walks, and historic villages and towns dotted throughout for decades. This tour will have the town of Kendal as its base and we have packed in lots of interesting excursions including a cruise on beautiful Lake Windermere and fascinating ride on the Haverwaite Steam Railway.

Your recently refurbished hotel is the County Hotel in Kendal, which offer very comfortable accommodation and great evening entertainment,

The County Hotel

The County Hotel in Kendal is the perfect location for exploring the beauty of the Lake District. The recently refurbished hotel has a contemporary feel, with rooms offering flat screen TVs and tea & coffee making facilities and are all ensuite. You can enjoy entertainment in the evening on every night of your stay at the hotel, the perfect way to relax and end the day.

Day 1

After joining the coach at one of our pick-up points we head to the lovely town of Kendal and the Lake District. There will be convenient stops along the way where you can get yourself a cuppa or lunch. We aim to arrive at the hotel in the late afternoon and you’ll have time to settle in before dinner and then enjoying some evening entertainment.

Day 2-4

Start your days with a tasty traditional English breakfast before heading off on our INCLUDED excursions to Windermere and its surrounding towns and Conniston Water. There will also be a cruise on lake Windermere and steam train ride. Return to the hotel every evening for dinner and entertainment.

Day 5

After a final breakfast we sadly say goodbye to Kendal and board the coach to head home. There will be convenient stops along the way, and we aim to arrive home in the late afternoon.

Conniston Water, Windermere Steam & Cruise & Bowness

Conniston Water is one of the Lake Districts many lakes, and the fifth largest at five miles long. It provided an important fish source for monks at nearby Furness Abbey. More recently it was used to transport slate and ore from the many mines in the region, and today the breathtaking landscape is owned by the National Trust.

Windermere, at 10.5 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep, is the largest natural lake in England, and is fed by numerous rivers. The Romans built their fort of Galava at its northern end (Waterhead), and it has always been an important waterway for movement of heavy materials. You’ll see the popular boating lake by a circular boat cruise around the lake, and also by a nostalgic trip on the Lakeside and Haverwaite Steam Railway.

After exploring the lake by boat and steam train, you’ll have time to sight-see in Bowness-on-Windermere. The tourist town on the shores of the lake was developed due to the railway and is not one of the most popular visitor destinations, as people come for the watersports and outdoor activities available.


Day at leisure in Kendal 

The town of Kendal is a historic town at the southern end of the Lake District. There are many attractions to enjoy, including the market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are plenty of shops from high street names to independent boutiques, restaurants, and the Brewery Arts Centre. Overlooking the town is Kendal Castle, originally built in the 1200s for the Baron of Kendal. It fell into ruin during the Tudor period and has remained that way since. A walk up the hill to explore the castle will be rewarded by the splendid views from the top.


Keswick, Grasmere & Ambleside

Located between the huge Skiddaw and beauty of Derwentwater is Keswick. The pretty market town has become a major centre of tourism for the Lake District, and there are a wide range of attractions for visitors to enjoy. You can do shopping at the market, or pop into one of the many shops or enjoy a visit to the Pencil Museum and the Keswick Museum & Art Gallery.

Grasmere is probably Cumbria’s most popular village, thanks to William Wordsworth (1770-1850) spending much of his life there. Today Grasmere is totally given over to the tourist industry, with plenty of gift shops, and places to eat and stay. Most of the buildings date from the 19th or early 20th Century, though the farms around Grasmere are much older. The Church dates from the 13th Century and it is only a short walk to the lake, which provides superb views. 

Ambleside has turned from small sleepy town to a popular tourist resort, with shops and cafés to entice you. The town and surrounding area is a favourite for walkers and climbers too. It is only a short walk to Waterhead Pier at the north end of Windermere, and from here you can feed the ducks and swans or hire a rowing boat. Another point of interest near the town is a spectacular waterfall, Stock Ghyll Forcee, which can be seen from a safe railed viewpoint.

  • Reserved coach travel throughout
  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Entertainment every night
  • Excursions to Conniston Water, Bowness, Keswick, Grasmere & Ambleside
  • Steam and cruise at Windermere
  • Free time in Kendal

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Gate
  • Cardiff West
  • Neath
  • Newport
  • Port Talbot
  • Pyle
  • Sarn
  • Skewen
  • Swansea Central

Find out more about our pickups on our pickup list page here.

OUR PRICES

Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.


TO NOTE

Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. Please make sure that you also read our Important Holiday Information & Enhanced Hygiene Protocols which we update from time to time.

We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please get in touch with us.

Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps too. Sometimes, the order of excursions can change when you are on tour. We will try not to change things, but want to make you aware that this can happen.

COVID-19 PEACE OF MIND & TRAVELLING SAFELY

It is important that you familiarise yourself with our Enhanced Hygiene Protocols booklet as this will give you a clearer picture of what to expect when you travel, what we are doing to keep you safe, and what you can do to protect yourself and those around. These Protocols are updated from time to time, so please re-check just before you travel.

Please remember that you will also need to keep up-to-date with latest government advice and requirements. 

Other Dates

Departure Date: Saturday 03 Apr 2021
Duration: 5 Days



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