3-Day Lake District Explorer Small-Group Tour from Manchester

Duration - 3 days

USD 527 p.p. onwards

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

The Lake District is where you see the top ten tallest mountains in England. It’s where you discover the deepest lake in the country. And it’s where you can visit 1,779 listed buildings and 16,510 archeological sites.

For place that’s famous for its poetry and quaint cottages, it certainly boasts some of England’s biggest and most brilliant destinations.

On this trip, you take the train from Manchester and head straight there.

You learn about the poetry of Wordsworth at his Dove Cottage, admire the serene views over Lake Windermere and Derwent Water, and wander through market towns collecting stories and photos as you go.

Join this tour and experience the best of the lake district.

Available options

B&B Twin Room 11:22
Twin en-suite room with breakfast in a B&B (2 x separate single beds).

USD 527
p.p. onwards

B&B Family Room 11:22
Family en-suite room with breakfast. Sleeps 2 adults and 1 child 5-15 yrs old (1 x large bed and 1 x single bed).

USD 527
p.p. onwards

B&B Single Occupancy Room 11:22
Accommodates 1 person in one single en-suite room with breakfast in a B&B (1 x single bed).

USD 591
p.p. onwards

Hotel Twin Room 11:22
Twin en-suite room with breakfast in a 3-star Hotel (2 x separate single beds).

USD 633
p.p. onwards

Hotel Single Occupancy Room 11:22
Accommodates 1 person in a single en-suite room with breakfast in a 3-star Hotel (1 x single bed).

USD 694
p.p. onwards

Hotel Family Room 11:22
Family en-suite room with breakfast. Sleeps 2 adults and 1 child 5-15 yrs old (1 x large bed and 1 x single bed).

USD 633
p.p. onwards

Itinerary

Day 1: Manchester - Penrith - Lake District

Pass By: Rabbie's, Store Street, Manchester M1 2WD England
You collect your train ticket at the station (Manchester Airport Railway Station or Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station) and travel from Manchester to Penrith.

Stop At: Castlerigg Stone Circle, Castle Lane Underskiddaw, Keswick CA12 4RN England
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.

It’s like a miniature Stonehenge. Although you can decide whether it’s more beautiful.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Aira Force Waterfall, Penrith CA11 0JS England
A lovely stone bridge crosses the fabulously flowing waterfalls.
Duration: 20 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: You stay in the lively market town of Keswick. (During July/early August this tour may stay in Windermere).

Day 2: Lake Windermere - Hawkshead - Wordsworth Memorial Daffodill Garden

Stop At: Lake Windermere, Windermere England
You can choose to wander the shores or put on your sailing hat and go for a cruise.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Ullswater Lake, England
The second largest lake in the English Lake District is famous for its sublime, tranquil beauty.

Stop At: Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, Grasmere England
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.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hawkshead, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Your next stop is the picturesque conservation village of Hawkshead, where the poet William Wordsworth attended Grammar School.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: You stay in the lively market town of Keswick. (During July/early August this tour may stay in Windermere).

Day 3: Whinlatter Pass - Honister Pass - Manchester

Stop At: Honister Slate Mine, Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN England
Simply relax and enjoy the gorgeous views of the monumental mountains.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Derwent Water House Keswick on Derwentwater Nbiughl, Keswick CA12 5RF England
This gorgeous location was used in Star Wars - The Force Awakens. But the lasers and spaceships seem a million miles away from this peaceful area.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Terms & conditions

If you cancel at least 22 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 21 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • After booking your tour, we'll contact you about your train journey.
  • Collect your ticket from the ticket machines using your bank or credit card and the 'collection reference' number we send you
  • This trip combines a return train journey with one of our tours. It's a fast and sustainable way to get you to where you want to go. You get picked up by a Rabbie's mini-coach from Penrith Train Station
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years old. We are sorry, children under the age of 5 cannot join our tour.
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 20kg of luggage (44lbs); one medium sized suitcase/bag similar to airline standard carry-on luggage (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Near public transportation
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • This tour can also depart from 'Manchester Airport Train Station', please contact our Sales team within 48 hours of your booking to change your departure point. You will then be notified of your train ticket details 3 weeks prior to departure. Please quote your booking reference to help our team respond to your enquiry efficiently.
  • Lake Windemere Cruise - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to join this cruise, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • • Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. • Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. • Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Professional guide/driver
  • Small-group tour (maximum 16 people)
  • 2 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini coach
  • 2nd class return rail travel from Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station (or Airport Railway Station)

Departure time

11:22 AM


Departure point

Manchester Piccadilly, Piccadilly Station Approach, Manchester M60 7RA, UK


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