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Highlights of the Lake District Tour from York - Three Days

3 days, 2 nights
YOU'LL VISIT: Lake Windermere, Hill Top, Dove Cottage, the Honister Pass, Keswick, Grasmere, Aira Force, the Yorkshire Dales, York and more...

Join us on our three-day Lake District tour from York, where you'll explore the highlights of the Lakelands. Absorb stunning lake & mountain scenery, visit the homes of literary figures Beatrix Potter & William Wordsworth plus travel through the Yorkshire Dales & spend time in the historic city of York...

  • This tour starts & finishes at the Grange Hotel, York

  • Tours are fully-guided by our knowledgable Tour Leaders, and include minibus transportation & four-nights accommodation

  • Travel in small groups and enjoy a more personalised tour experience with more away from the minibus to explore

  • Travel independently to join the tour in York

  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Lake District & Yorkshire Dales National Parks

  • See the homes of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter

  • Travel along the Honister Pass and visit Castlerigg Stone Circle

  • Spend two nights at Lake Windermere and take a boat trip on England's largest Lake

From £TBA pp

How do I see available dates and book?

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Where does the tour start & finish?

Our Lake District tour friom York starts & finishes at Grange Hotel, York. The departure time is 08.30am, but please arrive at least 15 minutes before. On the last day of the tour you’ll return to York by approximately 1.00pm and have free time to explore York in the afternoon.

Can I choose my tour accommodation?

Yes. When you book your tour you have a choice of staying in either B&B’s or Hotels. In both B&B’s and Hotels you will stay in an en-suite room and breakfast is included.

What are the differences between accommodations?

The main difference is that the Hotels have more on-site facilities that the B&B’s don’t, such as lifts and restaurants. The B&B’s are smaller, so only have stairs but do offer a more local experience.

How many people are there on a tour?

Our tours travel in small-groups with a maximum of 16 passengers each.

Is there a single supplement charge?

No. The ‘per person’ price is the same for everyone regardless of how many people are booking, and there is no single supplement cost.

What if I have a question but the answer isn’t here?

Take a look at our full FAQ’s page and you may find your answer there. If not, please get in touch at info@go-tours.co.uk.

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This tour includes:

  • Two-nights accommodation (choose B&B or Hotel)
  • Full minibus transportation
  • Guided by knowledgeable local Tour Leader
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Time to explore each destination

Where to meet us:

Our Lake District tour from York starts & ends at the Grange Hotel, York. Your tour starts at 8.30am on the morning of departure, but please arrive at least 15 minutes before.

2020 Dates Coming Soon!

(Tours depart on Tuesday from March-October)

Tour Itinerary

Day One

Yorkshire Dales and the southern Lakes

Our Lake District tour begins by departing York and travelling into the beautiful green countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. We'll travel through the valleys, known locally as 'Dales', winding along...

Our Lake District tour begins by departing York and travelling into the beautiful green countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. We'll travel through the valleys, known locally as 'Dales', winding along the country lanes as we make our way to our first stop: Aysgarth Falls; a beautiful triple flight of waterfalls that featured in the film Robin Hood; a Prince of Thieves. Next, look closely for Red Squirrels as we travel to the quaint town of Askrigg, a charming example of a Yorkshire village set in the picturesque Wensleydale area. Take a wander around this traditional place; also recognised as the ficitional village of Darrowby from the TV series All Creatures Great and Small, based on the books of James Herriott. Now it's time to start our Lake District adventure, and we'll start at Sizergh Castle; a stately home at the gateway of the Lake District National Park. The house dates back to the fourteenth century and has been the home of the Strickland family for over 750 years. While here, there'll be time to explore the house & grounds, and have lunch. Next we'll travel to Hill Top, a quaint cottage and the former home of Beatrix Potter, author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Beatrix Potter loved animals and was inspired by the unspoilt landscape of the Lake District where she lived for much of her life. After visiting the house where Beatrix lived it’s time to head to Windermere; our base in the Lake District and where we will spend the next two nights. 

Day Two

The Highlights of the Lake District

Today our travels take us around the highlights of the Lake District; England's largest National Park which is famous for its beautiful scenery, fantastic wildlife and literary connections. We'll begin by visiting an...
Today our travels take us around the highlights of the Lake District; England's largest National Park which is famous for its beautiful scenery, fantastic wildlife and literary connections. We'll begin by visiting an iconic destination; Dove Cottage, former home of the Lakes most famous son: William Wordsworth. One of England's greatest poets, Wordsworth was one of the founders of Romantic Age, and we'll have time to visit the house where he wrote many of his most famous works. There will also be time to see the adjacent village of Grasnere, which is famous for its gingerbread. Next we’ll enjoy a leisurely drive along the Honister Pass, one of England’s most scenic roads. For lunch we’ll stop in Keswick, a pleasant market town where you can relax by the lake, or wander through the town centre. Close by is our next stop, the dramatic Castlerigg Stone Circle; one of England's most atmospheric neolithic sites and thought to be at least 4,000 years old. This afternoon we will loop around Ullswater Lake, regarded by many as the most beautiful of all Lakes which inspiried Wordsworth's iconic poem Daffolfils. We'll visit Aira Force, a spectacular waterfall set amongst beautiful woodland. Now it’s time to head back to Windermere, where you'll have time to relax and the option to take a boat trip on England's largest lake.

Day Three

The grand city of York

This morning it’s time to depart the Lake District and continue our Yorkshire adventure by heading back to York.  This city is truly one of the greatest in England and has...
This morning it’s time to depart the Lake District and continue our Yorkshire adventure by heading back to York.  This city is truly one of the greatest in England and has a complex and fascinating history. Occupied by the Romans, Vikings and Saxons, the history of York is extremely varied, and its said that York is the most haunted city in England.  There’s so much to do here including: visit the majestic York Minster, explore the renowned National Railway Museum, take a walk atop the ancient city wall, wander through the historic central streets known as 'The Shambles', try a traditional Yorkshire pudding or join one of the many fantastic ghost tours. You'll have the afternoon free to explore York and take in as much of the history as possible.

Tour Summary

3 days, 2 nights
YOU'LL VISIT: Lake Windermere, Hill Top, Dove Cottage, the Honister Pass, Keswick, Grasmere, Aira Force, the Yorkshire Dales, York and more...

Includes: Full minibus transportation, services of professional Driver-Guide, two-nights accommodation (B&B or Hotel)

Extras: Meals (except breakfast), entry to attractions

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