The Lake District Explorer
Tour de 3 días

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Este tour combina un viaje en tren desde Londres con una aventura a través de las mejores vistas al Lake District.

Tour map

Highlights

Lakes
Walks
National Parks
Waterfalls
Literature
Mountains

Lugares que visitará


- Ullswater

- Aira Force Waterfall

- Castlerigg Stone Circle

- Lake Windermere

- Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage

- Derwent Water

- Honister Pass


Su viaje


Quizá se note un poco romántico en el Distrito de los Lagos.

Los lagos son tan encantadores que inventarás versos sobre su belleza. William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage es tan fascinante que le recordará al estilo de vida del siglo XIX. Y las montañas son tan magníficas que le saldrán poemas sobre sus cumbres escarpadas y suaves laderas.

Esta excursión incluye un viaje en tren de regreso desde London Euston a Penrith. Y a su llegada a Penrith, su chofer-guía se encontrará con usted y lo llevará a través de lo mejor del Distrito de los Lagos.

Realice este recorrido y descubrirá por qué esta encantadora área inspiró a los mejores poetas y escritores de Inglaterra.


Detalles del Tour

Salida
08.45 - London Euston
Regreso
18:30 approx
Discounts

Estudiantes, personas mayores de 60 años, y niños entre 5 y 15 (lamentablemente, no aceptamos niños menores de 5 años)

Important information
  • Prepare ropa impermeable y zapatos cómodos para caminar.
  • Una bolsa de 15 kilos por persona
  • Después de reservar su recorrido, nos pondremos en contacto con usted en relación al viaje en tren
  • Todos los billetes de tren se recogerán en la Oficina de Reservas de Grupos de Virgin Trains en la Estación de Trenes de Londres Euston, NW1 2DU
  • Un mini-autobús de Rabbie’s le esperará en Penrith para recogerle
Tour inclusions
  • Transporte en un mini-autobús Mercedes de 16 asientos
  • Aire acondicionado como estándar
  • Las historias y los servicios en inglés de un conductor-guía de Rabbie’s
  • Viaje de vuelta en segunda clase en un tren de Virgin Rail desde London Euston a la estación de Penrith
Tour exclusions
  • Entradas a las atracciones turísticas
  • Alojamiento

Itinerario

Día 1

  • Explore las antiguas ruinas del castillo de Penrith
  • Tome todas las fotografías que pueda en el "lago más bello de Inglaterra", Ullswater
  • Relájese en la ciudad comercial de Keswick

Saldrá de la estación Euston de Londres y se dirigirá hacia el norte, al histórico mercado de Cumbrian, ciudad de Penrith. Aquí tendrá la oportunidad de disfrutar del almuerzo y explorar las imponentes ruinas del castillo de Penrith. Este castillo de color único jugó un papel clave en la defensa de la frontera de la invasión de los escoceses.

Después del almuerzo llegaremos al Parque Nacional del Distrito de los Lagos y viajamos a lo largo de la costa norte de Ullswater. Este lago a menudo se describe como el lago más hermoso de Inglaterra, y es aquí donde le damos la oportunidad de dar un paseo por el bosque y ver la poderosa cascada de Aira Force.

Después viajaremos hacia Keswick, haciendo una parada fuera de la ciudad para visitar las misteriosas piedras en pie de Castlerigg, que se cree que fueron construidas hace más de 5.000 años y que alguna vez fue un animado centro de antiguos rituales paganos.

Será un viaje corto a la animada ciudad comercial de Keswick, donde le dejaremos en su alojamiento y tendrá la libertad de explorar la ciudad.

(Durante los meses de julio y principios de agosto puede que este tour pernocte Windermere).

Día 2

  • Contemple con asombro las vistas del lago Windermere en un viaje en bote (opcional)
  • Pasee por el acogedor pueblo de Hawkeshead
  • Sumérjase en el mundo de William Wordsmith en su Dove Cottage y Daffodil Garden

Después del desayuno, disfrutará de las vistas del lago Ullswater mientras nos dirigimos hacia la costa sur del país.

Continuaremos más hacia el sur y viajaremos por el estrecho y sinuoso paso Kirkstone hacia el encantador lago Windermere. Aquí tendrá la opción de tomar un crucero por el lago, sin prisa, o almorzar mientras disfruta de vistas sublimes del paisaje circundante.

Después del almuerzo, viaja por el extremo sur de Windermere y continúa hacia Coniston Water. Su próxima parada es el pintoresco pueblo de conservación de Hawkeshead, donde el poeta William Wordsworth asistió a la Escuela de Gramática.

Después de explorar la acogedora aldea, tomaremos las carreteras rurales hacia el norte, en dirección a Grasmere, que William Wordsworth describió como "el lugar más hermoso que el hombre ha encontrado".

Habrá tiempo libre para visitar la Dove Cottage de Wordsworth o disfrutar de la paz y la tranquilidad del Jardín Wordsworth Daffodil junto al río Rothy. Al final de la tarde, regresaremos a Keswick.

Día 3

  • Ponga su mirada en las vistas panorámicas desde lo alto del paso de montaña Whinlatter.
  • Aprenda sobre las minas de pizarra en el paso de montaña Honister

Los recogemos de su alojamiento y nos dirigimos hacia Whinlatter Forest Park y Whinlatter Pass hacia los paisajes más espectaculares que Lake District tiene para ofrecer.

Viajará a través de sinuosas calles por las orillas de Crummock Water y Buttermere, y hacia el paso de montaña Honister.

Al detenerse entre las montañas tendrá la oportunidad de visitar viejos trabajos de pizarra, donde un pequeño número de cumbrianos continúa ganándose la vida.

Después de un refrigerio, continuará por los bosques de Borrowdale, pasando por Derwent Water, donde habrá tiempo libre para almorzar y comprar.

Una vez que haya almorzado, se dirigirá a la estación de Penrith. Su guía lo dejará en la estación, donde tomará el tren de regreso a la estación London Euston.

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Alojamiento

Where does this tour stay overnight?

You stay in the lively market town of Keswick. (During July/early August this tour may stay in Windermere).


How does the accommodation work?

Your tour excludes accommodation; but when you book, you can ask us to reserve local accommodation for you, or you can choose to reserve your own accommodation in the overnight locations.


I want Rabbie’s to book my accommodation, what happens now?

Once you've booked your tour, we'll reserve all your accommodation, and your driver will drop you off with your hosts. You’ll pay your accommodation directly. Most don’t accept credit cards, so be prepared to pay cash.


What if I want to change my accommodation booking with Rabbie’s?

Changes to accommodation cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. A minimum amendment charge of £5.00 will apply.


I booked my own accommodation is there anything I need to do?

You’ll need to contact us with your accommodation details. Please only reserve accommodation within the overnight towns that your tour stops in.


Your driver will drop you off at your chosen accommodation as long as it’s relatively central.


What if I cancel my tour at short notice?

If you cancel less than three days before departure, you may be liable for the cost of your first nights’ accommodation. And occasionally you may be liable for all your accommodation costs.


What are the accommodation types and what do they cost?

We try to reserve accommodation that’s no more than a 20-minute walk from the town centre.


We regularly check our accommodation suppliers to ensure they reach a certain standard. The prices below are for guidance only.


B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Standard

The toilet and showering facilities are shared with at least one other room in the house, and the price includes breakfast. The cost is between £30.00 - £35.00 per person per night. A single standard is between £35.00 - £60.00 per night.



B&B En/suite

The showering and toilet facilities are private, and breakfast is included in the price. The expected cost for a room, based on two people sharing, will be between £40.00 – £50.00 per person per night.

The expected cost for a single room will be between *£55.00 - £80.00 per night.


Hotels

Hotels have a bar or restaurant and provide evening meals. Breakfast is included in the price. The expected cost of Hotel 3* is between £65.00 - £85.00 per person per night. Hotel 4* is approximately £75.00 - £120.00 per person per night.


Hostels

A hostel consists of dormitory rooms with 4 to 16 bunk beds. The bathroom facilities are a short distance from the dorm room. Kitchen facilities are equipped so you can make your own meals. The cost is between £15.00 - £25.00 per person per night.

Please note that SYHA hostels only offer same gender dorms. Some independent hostels will offer mixed rooms (males and females together).


I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, you can read our FAQs, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, or email rooms@rabbies.com.


Preguntas Frecuentes

Where does the tour depart from?

Unlike our other London departures, the Lake District Explorer departs from London’s Euston Station. You’re then met by a Rabbie’s driver-guide and tour bus at Penrith Station. Your driver-guide will ensure you’re back at Penrith Station in plenty of time for your return train back to London on the final day.


How do I get to London’s Euston Station?

Depending on where your London accommodation is located, there are several ways to get the station. You can easily access the station using the underground network, local buses, or a taxi.
UndergroundEuston
Victoria and Northern Lines Euston Square
Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines – 5 min walk


What time does the train depart?

Your train departs London’s Euston Station at 9.30am. We recommend that you arrive at 8.45am. Whilst London’s transport system is fantastic, it’s not immune to issues that cause delays or cancellations. Trying to arrive early also gives you time to collect your tickets and purchase refreshments before you board the train.
Your ticket is only valid on the 9.30am departure. If you miss this train, you will be responsible for purchasing new tickets for the next departure. The cost of a ticket on the day is over £100 per person.


Where do I collect my tickets?

Simply insert any credit or debit card into a ticket machine within the train station and enter your ‘collection reference’ number. We send you this number shortly after you book your tour.
If you have problems, please go to a ticket window with your booking confirmation and ask for help. You can also call the Virgin Business Helpdesk on 0121 2990259 for more information.
Station opening hours can be checked at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/.

Please allow at least 20 minutes for ticket collection at stations.


Do we have reserved seats?

In most cases, yes you have pre-assigned and reserved seats. The details of the seating reservation are provided in the ticket wallet. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask any of the Virgin Trains team for help.

If you booked your ticket within one week of departure, you may not have a seating reservation. If this is the case, you can choose from any of the unreserved seats on the train.


Can I buy food and drink on the train?

Yes, you can. Each train has a café on board which provides a limited selection of hot and cold drinks as well as snacks and light meals. If you require anything in particular, we recommend you pick up what you need from one of the various food and beverage outlets at Euston Station.


Which platform does the train leave from?

The platform changes every day. Please keep an eye on the departure boards in the main terminal. Your train is the 9.30am Glasgow Central train. The platform will be announced about 15 – 20mins before departure. The departure gates close five minutes before the train leaves, so please make your way to the train once you have seen which platform the train is departing from.


What happens if the train is cancelled?

If your train is cancelled, your ticket is valid on the next departure at 10.30am, however you’ll not have reserved seats. If this happens, please contact the Rabbie’s customer service team on +44(0)131 226 3133, so we can advise the guide and ensure they’re there to pick you up at the new time.


How long is the train trip?

The train takes three hours from London Euston to Penrith Station.


Where do we meet the tour bus?

Your Rabbie’s driver-guide meets you at Penrith Station with other guests who started the tour in Edinburgh. Penrith Station is small and your guide will be easy to find. Due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances, the guide may be unable to meet you there immediately. But don’t worry, they’ll be there as soon as possible.


How much time do I get off the bus?

We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.


Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.


Do we need to bring our own lunch?

You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.


Should I tip the driver-guide?

Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.


What about travel insurance?

We advise you take out travel insurance. You can click here for excellent rates.

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