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*Peak District - Visit lovely market towns set within the scenic
beauty of the national park with its gorges and passes
*Lake District - Drive through and admire the lakeside towns of this UNESCO World Heritage area
*Cruise - On Lake Windermere, England’s longest lake!
*The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway - Enjoy a steam train ride
*Rum Story - Go back in history and learn about the UK Rum trade
*Services of a Tour Manager.
*Accommodation in double/twin bedded rooms in hotels stated in the itinerary (or similar).
*Meals, coach tours, transfers, entrance fee, sightseeing tours and surface transportation as indicated in the itinerary.
*2 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners
*2 nights accommodation in a 3/4 star hotels
*Porter fees at hotels, airports and seaports.
*Cost of items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar, etc.
*Any other items not mentioned in the Holiday Package Cost Includes list.
*The third person sharing the room is provided with an additional mattress or a roll away bed.
*A surcharge may be applicable on certain departures.
*Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be amended. However, all mentioned services will remain unchanged.
Day 1: London – Peak District
After a warm welcome from your Tour Director we head north to the Peak District. The area is home of the Peak District National Park offering varied scenery with limestone valleys, meadows, dramatic gritstone ridges and stark moorland plateaus. This central England district is also home to some beautiful market towns such as Matlock, Buxton and Bakewell to name just a few. Driving through the National Park you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of beautiful open countryside, punctuated by charming small market towns on our journey north towards the Lake District.
Day 2: Lake District
This morning we drive through the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, an area of outstanding natural beauty. It boasts the largest national park in the UK, home to the largest lake and mountain in England and most recently named as a World Heritage Site. We travel to Windermere where we enjoy amazing views from one of the many cruise boats. Later we step back in time to the 1800’s as we climb on board a traditional steam train at the Lakeside station. Continuing our tour we visit The Rum Story, an attraction where we are taken through various settings such as a rainforest and barrel cellar as we hear the story of the UK rum trade. The tour couldn’t be complete without a little tipple! Time permitting, we stroll along the marina and then drive through Keswick before returning to our hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3: Peak District – London
After breakfast we head to the Peak District driving to Castleton, located in the Lee Mam Tor, locally known at the ‘Shivering Mountain’ and one of the most popular and beautifully located villages in the Peak District. As we drive through the dramatic limestone gorge of Winnats Pass we are reminded of the diversity of the Peak District’s breathtaking limestone and gritstone landscapes. We make a short stop here to explore the area before continuing our journey back to London.