Coach holidays with Alfa Travel

Charming Lake District

Resort - Morecambe

Overview

There is no better way to end a day exploring the Lake District than to enjoy the views of the Lake District hills across Morecambe Bay as the sun sets over the Bay – one of England’s most memorable sights. The Lake District is England’s largest National Park and has inspired more poetry than any other area of English landscape. Both Wordsworth and Coleridge lived and worked here for a time and every corner provides a new and enticing vista. The scenery is often seen at its best from the water and in this fascinating holiday we have trips on the two largest lakes, Windermere and Ullswater to complement the views across Morecambe Bay.

Prices from

£349 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 297M

Tour: Charming Lake District

Resort: Morecambe

Days: 7

Date Travelling: 29 March 2020

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: The Auckland Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Windermere & Coniston

  • Windermere is England's largest lake.
  • From the southern end of Lake Windermere we take a trip on the lake (fare included in the tour cost).
  • Enjoy unique views of the lake-side mountains and fells.
  • Coniston water was home to the World Water Speed Record in the 1950s and is the last resting place of Donald Campbell.
  • At the head of Coniston water, the Ruskin museum celebrates John Ruskin hmself, Arthur Ransome and Donald Campbell.
  • Overlooking the village is the Old Man of Coniston, a prominent fell.

Day 3 - Kirkby Lonsdale Half Day

  • Set in the limestone district and Lune Valley. Kirkby Lonsdale is a typical Dales farming town.
  • Cobbled streets are flanked by a wealth of craft and local produce shops.
  • Notable features include the 14th century Devil's Bridge and the scenic panorama of Ruskin's View.

Day 4 - Day at Leisure

  • Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area.
  • Don't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.

Day 5 - Ulverston & Grange over Sands

  • The market town of Ulverston was the birthplace of Stan Laurel, who is celebrated with a statue and museum (entry fees apply).
  • Grange over Sands was a fashionable Victorian resort town and attracts a mulltitude of birdlife to its fertile shoreline.

Day 6 - Ullswater & Keswick

  • From Pooley Bridge at the head of Ullswater we take a boat trip (included in tour cost) along England's second largest lake.
  • The lake was formed by three glaciers, resulting in its zig-zag shape.
  • Wordworth's poem "Daffodils" was written on a journey along the lake's shores where the flowers bloom each spring.
  • Keswick is the busiest town in the North Lakes, situated beside scenic Derwent Water.
  • Discover the fascinating history of an everyday item at the Pencil Museum (entry fee applies).
  • Local artefacts are displayed at the Keswick Museum & Art Gallery (entry fee applies).

Day 7 - Return Travel

Clients are permitted to remain on the coach only when the driver is present. Excursion days may be altered to suit circumstances which arise or to take advantage of forecast changes in the weather, local events or drivers’ hours regulations. If it is important you visit somewhere on a specific day, please check in advance with your driver. The itinerary is designed to be a guide to the places encompassed by the tour, and the mention of certain towns or attractions does not necessarily imply that a stop will be made at the town or point of interest, unless specifically indicated in the itinerary or holiday brochure. All details contained in this itinerary were correct at the time of writing however changes may have occurred since printing. Every effort is made to rectify any errors as and when they come to our attention.

The Auckland Hotel

A family owned and run hotel on the Central Promenade offering a warm welcome and personal service, the Auckland is well placed for all the resort’s main amenities. There is a sun lounge and patio, a separate TV lounge and a lounge bar offering lunchtime snacks in a convivial relaxed atmosphere.

Contact Details


Tel No: 01524412565

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Reliable Coaches


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