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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$703.05 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 remarkable 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 William 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)

$1028.10 Private & Custom Tours

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

Sample Itinerary for Salzburg and Lake District:Tour leaves from your Cruise Ship in Passau or Linz. Start your day with a drive through the beautiful Austrian countryside. Our first stop will be in Mondsee where we visit the Wedding Church of the movie Sound of Music. Then we go along the banks of lake Mondsee to see the village of St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgangsee. Next stop will be Castle Fuschl at the emerald green lake Fuschl. In the city of Salzburg we will see Palace Hellbrunn with the Gazebo, Palace Frohnburg and Leopoldskron which where used as the residence of the Family Trapp. Then we visit the historical part of Salzburg. Free Time for lunch and shopping before our last part of the tour brings us to the Mirabell Gardens. Transfer back to the Cruise Ship.

$510.03 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 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 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 or Windermere train station.

$472.96 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.

$837.27 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Day Best of the Lake District Experience Tour

This 4 night, 5 day tour includes 2 full day tours & 1 half day tour in the Lake District. This includes visiting the central Lake District on the Ten Lakes Spectacular as well as visiting the western Lake District on the High Adventure Tour and seeing the Western side of Lake Windermere on the Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside Tour. On arrival, 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.   On Day 2, you'll enjoy a full-day Ten Lakes Spectacular tour by minivan to experience the full beauty of the national park, from north to south. See ten lakes including Ullswater, Grasmere and Buttermere and enjoy a scenic cruise on one of the lakes. Journey through breathtaking valleys and mountain passes and visit the market town of Keswick.  On Day 3, you'll visit the Western Lake District on this High Adventure tour. Travel over the Wrynose and Hardknott passes, the steepest in England you stop to view the extraordinary remains of Hardknott Roman Fort 1000 ft up on the fells. You have the opportunity to walk through the fort and see the spectacular view to Upper Eskdale, Scafell and Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountains. You then embark on the famous miniature Ravenglass and Eskdale railway before a lunch stop at a traditional country inn. In the afternoon we drive onward to ‘Britain’s Favourite View’, Wastwater ; England’s deepest and most dramatic lake. Your final destination is the splendid 14th Century Muncaster Castle surrounded by its internationally acclaimed gardens and famous for its World Owl Trust.  On Day 4, you'll enjoy a afternoon Beatrix Potter Favourite Countryside Tour, from Bowness you will enjoy a lake cruise on England's largest lake, Windermere. You will be met at the pier and driven to the medieval village of Hawkshead and onward to the natural beauty spot of Tarn Hows. Entrance to Hill Top Farm, once owned by Beatrix Potter is also included in this tour.  Your experience ends after breakfast on Day 5 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.

$786.14 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Day UNESCO & National Parks Tour including Lakes, Yorkshire & Hadrian's Wall

This 4 night, 5 day tour includes 3 full day tours including Lake District, Yorkshire & Hadrian's Wall. This includes visiting the Yorkshire Dales, the central Lake District on the Ten Lakes Spectacular as well as visiting Hadrian's Wall & Northern Cumbria on the Roman Britain & Hadrian's Wall Tour. On arrival, 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.   On Day 2, you'll join the Yorkshire Dales where you'll visit Garsdale, Wensleydale, Swaledale and Dentdale.  We stop at many of the famous villages, particularly those associated with the BBC television series of All Creatures Great and Small. On Day 3, you'll enjoy a full-day Ten Lakes Spectacular tour by minivan to experience the full beauty of the national park, from north to south. See ten lakes including Ullswater, Grasmere and Buttermere and enjoy a scenic cruise on one of the lakes. Journey through breathtaking valleys and mountain passes and visit the market town of Keswick.  On Day 4, you'll enjoy the Roman Britain & Hadrian's Wall tour, this tour journeys along segments of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The focus of the day is the ‘Wall’ of which we travel along viewing it's remains of towers and landmarks. During your day you will have time to enjoy the Roman Army Museum, exploring the history of the Romans and learning what it was like to work on the ‘Wall’. A new addition to the tour is Vindolanda, a Roman settlement; one of Europe’s largest excavation sites and is still being worked on today Your experience ends after breakfast on Day 5 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.

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