Welcome to Lake District


In addition to the lake, its water activities and tasty fish, the Eğirdir area offers year-round action, including the rose harvest in May and June, apple harvest in autumn and skiing in winter. History-loving hikers can explore the St Paul Trail and ascend to the lofty ruins of Sagalassos, perched among the rocky peaks of the Taurus Mountains. But you may find it is the kind hospitality of the locals, unaffected by mass tourism, that makes visiting most worthwhile.


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$782.85 Multi-day & Extended Tours

York & the Lake District: Small-Group Tour from London (5-days)

Day 1: Your journey begins by departing London and travelling to your first stop, the university city of Cambridge. Whilst here you'll be able to visit some of the famous colleges where the likes of Stephen Hawking and Sir Isaac Newton studied, and perhaps partake in a Cambridge tradition; punting. After lunch you’ll continue north to the historic city of Lincoln. Here you can visit the Cathedral or explore the historic castle where you can see an original copy of the Magna Carta, written in 1215. Day 2: This morning, your first stop is the charming spa town of Harrogate before traversing the beautiful green valleys of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. You'll meander along country lanes towards the stunning Asygarth Falls, which featured in  Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. After lunch in the market town of Hawes, enjoy the scenery on your way into the Lake District. This afternoon you’ll visit Grasmere, where you can try the famous gingerbread and visit Dove Cottage; home of the famous poet Will Wordsworth. Day 3: Today you'll travel around the highlights of the Lake District. You’ll start at Hill Top; home of Beatrix Potter, author of the  Tales of Peter Rabbit. Next, soak up the mountain scenery as you negotiate the Honister Pass; one of Britain’s most dramatic roads. After lunch in the market town of Keswick you’ll stop at the ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle; thought to be over 4,000-years-old. This afternoon travel you'll see the beautiful Ullswater Lake, with a stop at Aira Force Waterfall. Then it's back to Lake Windermere with time to explore and perhaps take a boat trip. Day 4: This morning you’ll travel back to York, where you’ll have the afternoon free to explore this beautiful and historic city. There’s lots to do here, including; a visit to the magnificent York Minister, discovering the celebrated National Railway museum, taking a wander along the city walls, learn about the Roman and Viking history of the city, navigating through the historic central streets known as ‘The Shambles’, or joining one of the famous ghost tours. Day 5: Your final day begins by travelling to the Peak District National Park to visit Chatsworth House. This is one of Britain’s grandest stately homes; famous for its connection to   Pride & Prejudice and as the home of the Duke of Devonshire. After ample time to explore this astonishing house and grounds, you’ll travel south to Stratford-upon-Avon; the home of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare. Here, you can discover Shakespeare’s story and the visit many places with a connection to him, like his birthplace. Now it's time to return to London where your adventure concludes. Overnight locations: York (1&4) and Lake Windermere (2&3)

$75.14 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Kayak Glowworm Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake District AdventuresOur adventure begins late afternoon / early evening at Lake District Adventures' base in South Waikato. Paddle along the southern edge of Lake Karapiro, over the old submerged Horahora Dam that produced electricity for the early Waihi goldfields.Learn the history of the Horahora village and enjoy the twilight & silence of being on the water as the day draws to an end.As night arrives over the lake , paddle slowly up the Pokaiwhenua Stream and through the canyon carved out by water over many hundreds of years. Native ferns & trees drape over you, bird life is all around.When darkness falls we float silently back downstream, being guided by the glow worms on either side sparkling like Christmas lights.Duration: 4 hours

$46.44 Outdoor Activities

Ghyll Scrambling

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productThis activity is wet but incredibly good fun for little people and adults a like. The venue is chosen to suit the groups ability and age and taste for adventure. Ideal for a group or family adventure experience.It can cetainly be cold in the water so we provide full wetsuits to try and keep you warm. But please come prepared. We wil keep you moving to stay warm but you may get a bit chilly. Bring a go for it attitude and push your boundaries!"Ghyll" is the Lakeland word for a mountain stream; scrambling in one is an exhilarating activity for groups young and old. You will climb up spectacular waterfalls, jump in to deep bubbling plunge pools, crawl through tunnels and slide down water polished rock chutes. A full-on wet and wild adventure for everyone!Ghyll Scrambling, gorge walking or canyoning as its sometimes known as is one of the most popular activities in the area. There is no denying it, it ours too.Our main Ghyll scrambling venue is based 10 minutes outside Keswick in the Newlands valley. However, depending on water levels, the group ability and aspirations we may use other venues across the Lake District. Pass By: Braithwaite Primary School

$1016.14 Kid Friendly

Customized Private Tour to Salzburg for Cruise Guests from Linz or Passau

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Salzburger Altstadt, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsOption 1- UNESCO, World Heritage Site since 1996, located on the northwest side of Austria, 424 meters (1391 ft) above sea level and with a population of approximately 150.000 people, Salzburg is today the 4th biggest city in the country. In this tour, you will have the possibility of exploring the old town. Your private guide will point out to you the points of interest to make sure you don’t miss any gems.To explore the city, the time for this stop, will be according to the wishes of the traveler. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Sound of Music World, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsOption 2- Explore Salzburg and its beautiful surroundings by following the tracks of the world famous musical “The Sound of Music”. A professional guide will take you on this private excursion.Showing you all the movie’s locations that really interest you. This personalized luxury tour is designed to give you the flexibility to pick and choose the venues, including where to go for lunch.Duration: 5 hoursStop At: The Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgaden, Upper Bavaria, BavariaOption 3- You tour guide will join you on your journey up to the Eagle’s Nest. You will board specially build Busses to drive up the Eagle’s Nest Road, voted one of the most beautiful mountain roads of Europe. This 20 minute bus ride takes us to the bus parking which is located 124 meters below the Eagle’s Nest. We then walk 124 meters in to a tunnel that gives access to the historical elevator. This will take us in to the house itself where your guide will explain how everything was furnished and used during the Third Reich. After this detailed exclusive information, you will have time to explore more of the location. You can walk up to the top of the mountain for pictures and maybe have a refreshment on the sun terrace. There you will enjoy 360 degrees of breathtaking Eagle eye views over the Bavarian alps before joining your guide again for your journey down the mountain.If you chose to visit this attraction a stop will be made to explore according to the wishes of the traveler.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines, Berchtesgaden, Upper Bavaria, BavariaOption 4 - Explore a the underground world 500 year old Salt Mines. Your private guide will help you to join the salt mine tour, where an expert local guide will take over for your 70 minute adventure inside the mountain. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: HallstattOption 5- Experience the beauty of the Austrian Lake District, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hallstatt, the pearl of the Salzkammergut, on this private luxury tour. Drive along the emerald-green Fuschlsee and stop at its castle; take a picture from a great view point above the town of St Gilgen, where Mozart’s mother was born.Pass by the town of Bad Ischl, the former summer residence of the emperor Franz Josef. You will have 1.5hours to explore Hallstatt, where you can visit all the hidden gems and must-sees, and enjoy 7000 years of history. Duration: 5 hours

$398.07 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Day Lake District Tour including Central & Western Lakes

This 2 Night, 3 Day discovery tour of the Lake District highlights the Lake District in all it's glory.  On Day 2 you will join the full-day Ten Lakes Spectacular tour to Ullswater, Borrowdale, Buttermere and Beyond tour which covers Ten Lakes, three mountain passes and a lake cruise, a beautiful waterfall, Castlerigg Stone Circle and the ancient township of Keswick for lunch. On Day 3 you will join the High Adventure Tour which travels over two of the highest Mountain Passes in England, Wrynose & Hardknott. You will then board the narrow gauge railway, Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and then continue to Muncaster Castle.  By taking both these tours you will visit the central, north, north-west and north-east and western parts of Cumbria with so many stops for photographs and time to take in the breath-taking scenery. At the end of the tour you will have a departure transfer back to your hotel of B&B or Windermere train station.

$490.94 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Day Beatrix Potter Experience Tour including Hill Top Farm

This 2 Night, 3 Day Beatrix Potter tour begins at the charming 4-star Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, that used to be owned by the beloved children's author Beatrix Potter. The hotel's logo is actually in her handwriting. On arrival, enjoy a cream tea at Lindeth Howe and then spend the rest of the day as you wish. Enjoy the views from the gardens, stretch your legs along nearby Lake Windermere or explore Bowness, and then relax over dinner at the hotel tonight. You'll have a ticket to use at your leisure for the World of Beatrix Potter attraction.  On Day 2 you will join the 1/2 day Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside Tour including entry to Hill Top Farm (please note Hill Top is closed every Friday). This tour is ideal for fans of Miss Potter, taking in some great locations in a scenic afternoon.  After departure you will make your way to Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm, where she wrote many of her famous children’s stories in this 17th century cottage. You will have the opportunity to go into the house, explore the garden and visit the shop.Continuing onto the medieval village of Hawkshead, you will have a little time to explore its many delightful features. There is plenty of photo opportunities as William Wordsworth old Grammar School is located here. Onwards then, to the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows, which is one of the most photographed locations in the Lake District. Soak up the stunning views looking towards the mountains at Tarn Hows. Join a Windermere Lake Cruise from Ambleside to Bowness before making your way back to Lindeth Howe and enjoy your evening. On Day 3, your experience ends after breakfast this morning when you check out of the hotel. If you wish, enjoy an included minivan transfer to Windermere railway station or back to your original starting point.