Day 1 Travel south into the Scottish Borders stopping at the world famous Scott’s View for stunning views over the Borders, the River Tweed and the Cheviot Hills that separate Scotland and England. You then travel along what remains of Hadrian’s Wall, built as the frontier of the Roman empire, with stops along the way. In the afternoon you will reach the charming town of Keswick, your base for 2 nights. (**During July this tour may stay in Windermere).
Day 2 gives you the opportunity to explore some of the highlights of the Lake District, including visits to Castlerigg standing stones and Ullswater, described as England’s most beautiful lake, where you can take a forest walk to see the mighty Aira Force waterfall. You will have options to take lunch and a boat cruise on Lake Windemere and the afternoon will be spent exploring Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter country around Coniston water, Hawkeshead and the charming village of Grasmere.
Day 3 gives you time in the dramatic Whinlatter Forest Park, the rural village of High Lorton, Crummock Water, Buttermere and the Honister mountain pass, famous for its old slate mines. Your tour continues through the forest of Borrowdale, along Derwent Water and back to Keswick for lunch and some free time, before returning to Edinburgh in the afternoon via the spa town of Moffat, the Galloway Hills and the Southern Uplands.
Before 1st April 2014: 207 High St, Edinburgh. After 1st April 2014: Rabbie's Café, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. Click here to see map.
Return to Waterloo Place
Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour.
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life.
Air Conditioning as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide
All ferry and bridge crossings.
Rabbie's Discount Card - money off restaurants, shopping and attractions.
Meals and refreshments.
Entrances to all Visitor Attractions.
Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to choose your budget, stay in smaller places and get closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.
For more information on accommodation and prices click here
*NB On occasions, when villages we stay in have events on, accommodation can be scarce and expensive so we may use other locations for your accommodation on the tour. We will always inform you of this when this is necessary.
Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 16 (we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old)
Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. The English Lake District and the Scottish Borders can be very wet!