The Inn Collection – Lake District Explorer

The Inn Collection – Lake District Explorer

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The Inn Collection – Lake District Explorer

5 Days Starting and ending in United Kingdom

Visiting: Ambleside, Windermere, Holker Hall & Gardens

Tour operator:

Shearings

Tour code:

uk5iclde

Guide Type:

Partially Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

0-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

UK tours by Coach

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Tour Overview

On this tour, we stay at either the Waterhead Inn, along the shores of Lake Windermere, or the Swann Inn, with stunning mountain views. These hand-picked and award-winning Inn Collection hotels provide the best service, local real ale and home-cooked pub food, as well as offering the perfect base for exploring the stunning Lake District. Join us for something a little different, to both first and repeat visitors to the lakes. We include an ‘off the beaten track’ fully-guided visit to six lakes: Windermere, Brotherswater, Ullswater, Thirlmere, Grasmere Lake and Rydal Water. We also visit Kirkstone Pass, the mysterious Castlerigg Stone Circle, and Holker Hall & Gardens, one of the lakes most beautiful stately homes.

Highlights

  • Join us for something a little different, to both first and repeat visitors to the lakes.

  • We also visit Kirkstone Pass, the mysterious Castlerigg Stone Circle, and Holker Hall & Gardens

  • Home-cooked pub food, as well as offering the perfect base for exploring the stunning Lake District.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Start From Ambleside

Location: Ambleside

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Waterhead Inn

Meals Included: Dinner

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to your hotel for a four-night stay.

Day 2 : Small Group Private Guided Tour Of The Lakes

Location: Ambleside

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Waterhead Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, we leave the large coach behind. You will be met by your private local guide on a 16-seater smaller vehicle to be able to explore with ease. The tour will take in six lakes, including Windermere, Brotherswater, Ullswater, Thirlmere, Grasmere Lake and Rydal Water. You will also get to see Castlerigg Stone Circle which predates Stonehenge and offers panoramic views, Your guide will introduce you to the legends and myths of the lakes and stop at various panoramic view spots on the tour for photos.


The tour will end in Grassmere, the home of William Wordsworth, to spend some time in one of the lakes most popular villages. You will return back to the hotel in the afternoon and relax

Day 3 : Cruise Of Lake Windermere

Location: Windermere

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Waterhead Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast today, it's time to explore Lake Windermere from the water! We make our way to the pier to embark on our morning cruise on the lake. Sit back, relax and take in the stunning views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands.


We depart at Bowness and you will have free time to explore this pretty lakeside town. Why not visit the Beatrix Potter attraction or just take a leisurely stroll by the lake with an ice cream? You will be collected from Bowness and return to the hotel for early afternoon to allow free time before dinner.

Day 4 : Holker Hall & Gardens

Location: Holker Hall & Gardens

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Waterhead Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast today we visit one of Lancashire's grandest stately homes. Located between the hills of the Lake District and the sea, Holker Hall has never been sold throughout its 400-year history and is still the family home of Lord and Lady Cavendish. A tour of the house includes a visit to the elegant drawing room and ornate dining room. Climb the striking staircase and you can view portraits of Charles II and visit the bedroom where Queen Mary stayed in 1937.


The 23 acres of gardens have evolved over its 400-year history, which each generation of the family adding to the beauty and splendor. Enjoy a walk around the formal gardens to explore the varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees including a Great Lime Tree. (Please not : There is wheelchair access throughout the site with the exception of the first floor of the Hall)

Day 5 : Onward Journey Home

Location: Ambleside

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we start the onward journey home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

  • Porterage at Hotels

What's Not Included

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at either the Waterhead Inn in Ambleside or the Swann Inn in Grasmere. Both properties are part of the Inn Collection, which offers a unique type of accommodation. They are full of charm and character, featuring lovely gardens to enjoy a relaxing drink.

Evening meals have a £26 allocation from the main menu included.

There are no lifts available.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 6 years or above

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    You can be assured of a high level of service and reliability from our expert-trained coach crews, who will be on hand to assist and escort you along the way

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

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    Shearings requires a minimum deposit of 75 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of shearings charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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