York, Windermere & Hadrian's Wall (Hotel) - 5 days

York, Windermere & Hadrian's Wall (Hotel) - 5 days

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York, Windermere & Hadrian's Wall (Hotel) - 5 days

5 Days Starting in Edinburgh and ending in Hadrian's Wall

Visiting: England, Scotland, United Kingdom

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Group size:

2 - 16

Age range:

Min:5yrs with an adultChild discount available for 5-15 yrs sharing with 2 adults

Trip Styles:

Small Group

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$1459 (USD) Operator discount: -$265 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$41 -17%

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Tour Overview

HOTEL UPGRADE: Uncover the best of northern England on this 5-day escorted tour from Edinburgh, staying in 3-star hotels. Visit fortified Berwick-upon-Tweed and the imposing Bamburgh Castle. Spend two nights in York with time to explore independently and cross the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Enjoy an included cruise on Lake Windermere, visit Grasmere and take in Hadrian's Wall, which once kept the Scottish clans out of the Roman Empire.

Highlights

  • Bamburgh Castle - Enjoy an included visit to one of the largest inhabited castles in the United Kingdom

  • York - Spend two nights in this historic town, an important Roman settlement and also conquered by the Vikings and Normans

  • Yorkshire Dales - Take in this vast national park, filled with stunning scenery, wildlife and a rich cultural heritage

  • Castlerigg - See this 5,000-year-old stone circle, believed to have been the site for many ancient rituals and ceremonies

  • Windermere - Enjoy a 45-minute cruise on England's largest lake, soaking up the scenery of the Lake District

  • Hadrian's Wall - Follow in the footsteps of Roman centurions along this ancient wall which once protected the Roman Empire from Scottish tribes

Itinerary

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Day 1: Edinburgh

Edinburgh - Berwick-upon-Tweed- Bamburgh Castle - York. We head south from Edinburgh, following the East Lothian coastline to the walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, on the border between England and Scotland. Admire the fortifications before we continue to Bamburgh Castle, a 1,400-year old fortress standing over the Northumberland coastline. It's one of the largest inhabited castles in the UK. After our visit here, we continue to York, an ancient walled city known for its Roman and Viking history.



Please note: Check-in closes at 09:00 on day 1 (tour departs at 09:15) - Edinburgh Bus Station Pick Up, Gate J and Gate K, inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ.

Day 2: York
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today you have a choice! You can spend the day independently roaming the city of York, home to a chequered history dating back to the Romans, Vikings and Normans. There are plenty of great museums and historic city walls to discover, as well as an array of cafes, bars and restaurants.



Alternatively, you can set out with our guide for a half-day trip across the North York Moors National Park. Visit Whitby and the fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay before returning to York for the evening.

Day 3: Yorkshire Dales National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast

York - Yorkshire Dales National Park - Keswick. Departing York and heading west, we journey into the vast expanse of the Yorkshire Dales, brimming with wildlife, excellent scenery and a rich cultural heritage. We also pass through the scenic Northern Dales, an area of outstanding natural beauty and rolling hills. Our destination is the market town of Keswick in the Lake District, surrounded by shimmering lakes and rugged peaks.

Day 4: Windermere
Meals Included: Breakfast

Keswick - Castlerigg - Windermere - Hawkshead - Grasmere - Keswick. On today's excursion, our first stop is the standing stone circle of Castelrigg. Dating back more than 5,000 years, it was believed to be the site of many strange and ancient rituals.



Our next visit is to Ullswater, one of the UK's prettiest lakes. We can enjoy a walk along the shore and take photos before reaching the Aira Force Waterfall, the most famous of the Lake District's cascades.



Heading over the Kirkstone Pass, we make a lunch stop at Windermere, on the shore of the UK's largest lake - there is time for an included lake cruise. We then head to Hawkshead, where renowned poet William Wordsworth went to school. After spending some time in this charming village, we navigate narrow country lanes to Grasmere, described by Wordsworth as “the loveliest spot that man hath found”. You can visit his home at Dove Cottage and the Daffodil Garden before we return to Keswick for the evening.

Day 5: Hadrian's Wall
Meals Included: Breakfast

Keswick - Hadrian's Wall - Edinburgh. Today we climb the Hartside Pass, enjoy unrivalled views of the Lake District and the rolling hills of Scotland from more than 1,900 feet. We then visit Hadrian's Wall, built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian to keep the marauding Scottish tribes out of the Roman Empire in 122 AD. Walk the same trails as Roman centurions many centuries ago and visit the Roman Army Museum.



We then cross into Scotland and stop for refreshments in Jedburgh, home to a magnificent ruined abbey. Our last stop is the viewpoint at Scott's View, from where you can gaze out over the River Tweed and Cheviot Hills, marking the border between England and Scotland. We then complete our drive to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, where our tour comes to an end.



Please note: This tour ends at 19:00 - Edinburgh Bus Station Drop Off, Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    3-star hotels

  • 4 breakfasts

  • 4 nights 3-star hotels

  • Escorted by a local driver-guide

  • Admission to Bamburgh Castle

  • Cruise on Lake Windermere

  • Admission to Vindolanda and Roman Army Museum at Hadrian's Wall

  • Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning

  • All road tolls

  • 20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details

  • Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

What's Not Included

  • International flights & visas

  • Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)

  • Meals not specified in itinerary

  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

  • Entry fees unless specified

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  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Calvin  

Wonderful experience

05-Jan-2023

Jamal is our tour guide. Right from the start, he created a group chat in whatsapp and if any issues to make sure we contact him. He was on the ball with every issue thrown at him. Luggage being left behind, stragglers wondered off in a different path, hotel room etc. He explains the various site along our route to give us a better understanding of the local cultures. We had a great time, thanks to Jamal.

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09-Aug-2023

I had used them once before and loved them. I decided to try them again for a Baltic tour not knowing that they put me on another Tour group- Baltic vision. Loved that tour but was not impressed they marked up the cost for me over 100%. I understand taking some for yourself because of paperwork, but over double the cost everyone else paid on the tour. Just double check before you book with them that you’re not over paying.

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