Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Cumbria
The Lakes and Scenic Trains
The grandeur of the Lake District and the spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Cumbria combine in this classic tour that includes the Settle to Carlisle Railway, Lakeland Motor Museum, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and cruises on Lake Windermere and Ullswater.
Dates throughout 2022 & 2023
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to your hotel
For something different, stop off at Carnforth Station, the setting for the classic 1945 film ‘Brief Encounter’.
Lakeland Motor Museum, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and cruise on Lake Windermere
This morning we travel to the Lakeland Motor Museum, a unique collection of more than 30,000 exhibits, including 140 classic cars and motorbikes. There’s time for a light lunch (not included) before we travel the short distance to board the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway for a 20-minute steam train journey to Lakeside. A 40-minute cruise on Lake Windermere brings us to Bowness where there’s free time to explore the town.
Scenic Settle to Carlisle railway and Carlisle
The highlight today is a ride on the spectacular Settle to Carlisle railway, travelling the 72 miles through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, across the famous Ribblehead viaduct, and through the gentle rolling hills of the Eden Valley to the border city of Carlisle. There’s free time to explore the historic city, including the Castle and Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life.
Ullswater Cruise and Keswick
Start the day with a relaxing cruise on spectacular Ullswater. We join our ‘Steamer’ at Pooley Bridge and make our way the nine miles to Glenridding. We then travel to the small market town of Keswick to visit the Thursday local craft and produce market.
Before leaving the Lakes, why not spend some time in Grand over Sands. You could take a walk along the town’s mile long promenade, get spectacular views over the town from Hampsfield Fell or visit St Paul’s Church.
Shap Wells Hotel ***
The hotel is situated in a secluded, wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells and surrounded by mountain streams and only minutes from the M6 (Junction 39) and the A6. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire hotel including all public areas and guest accommodation. Complimentary parking is available at the front and rear of the hotel. All 98 bedrooms have recently been refurbished and are equipped with en-suite bathroom, TV and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
Cumbria Grand Hotel ***
The Cumbria Grand is set in 25 acres of gardens and woodlands, and is only a 15-minute drive from Lake Windermere. There are 124 bedrooms which are equipped with en-suite bathroom, TV and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a large and comfortable lounge and welcoming restaurant. Entertainment is on some nice nights. The hotel benefits from a putting green and tennis courts. Coach parking is complimentary and there is a lift to all floors.
|Dates||5 days / 4 nights||Single Supplement|
|2022 dates||From £313.00 per person||From £69.00 per person|
|2023 dates||From £305.00 per person||From £69.00 per person|