Key features for GTOs
⌚ Duration: recommended 5 days +
📷 Visiting: North West England
🦋 Theme(s): general sightseeing
😴 Accommodation: 3/4 star hotel(s)
✔️ Includes: all entrance fees
📢 Tour guide: recommended
📌Start/end: optional (UK-wide)
⚙️ Customisable: fully
📲 Planning integrations: app, pdf, print
- Choice of hotels: town centre or countryside locations
- Steam railway journey
- Boat trip on Lake Windermere
- Personal introduction talk on arrival evening (optional)
- A tour of the Lakes Distillery (incl. tasting session)
- Theme options: wildlife, arts, photography, hiking
- Topiary gardens at Levens Hall
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Day 1 A Cumbrian Welcome
After you check into your hotel, located in the small market town of Kendal, a warm Cumbrian Welcome awaits. Situated in the heart of the town, your hotel is a fantastic location to explore the quirky town, home to the famous mint cake with speciality shops in cobbled streets and yards in the evening. Enjoy your first evening together with a Welcome Dinner and an optional introduction talk to the region you are visiting.
Day 2 Lake Windermere
Enjoy a scenic morning steam railway journey to Lakeside on Lake Windermere where you then embark on your panoramic lake cruise to Bowness. Enjoy some time in this lovely little resort town with its cafes and visitor attractions. Optionally, why not visit one of the historic properties in the area such as the Beatrix Potter museum, children’s book author of stories like Peter Rabbit or enjoy a short hike to one of the many beauty spots?
Day 3 A taste of the Northern Lakes
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive, past Lake Windermere, Thirlmere Reservoir and finally Bassenthwaite Lake, into Northern Lakes territory. A visit to the Lakes Distillery with a tour & tasting of their own whisky, gin or vodka awaits. Continue into Grasmere where we include a visit to the picturesque Dove Cottage & the Wordsworth Museum as well as some free-time in the quaint village.
Day 4 Magnificent Castles & Gardens in the Lakes
Today, discover one of the grand castles of the North West at Muncaster. Your visit includes some of the famous bird displays in the grounds & gardens… Later, briefly travel South towards the coast to the privately owned Levens Hall & Gardens, home to some of the world’s best topiary. Relax and discover 12 acres of gardens as well as the home of the Bagot family.
Day 5 Depart at leisure
Time to bid farewell after a memorable holiday in one of the most diverse regions of Britain and a hearty breakfast.