Il Lake District Explorer
3 giorni

  • Penrith
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  • Ullswater tours
  • Ullswater lake tours
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  • Honister

Lasciatevi ammaliare dalla poesia della natura, fatevi conquistare dai paesaggi più incantevoli dell’Inghilterra e seguite le orme degli artisti e degli scrittori che ne hanno tratto inspirazione.

Mappa del tour

Highlights

Lakes
Walks
National Parks
Waterfalls
Literature
Mountains
Boat Cruises

Posti che esplorerai


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Ullswater

- Aira Force Waterfall

- Castlerigg Stone Circle

- Lake Windermere

- Derwent Water

- Honister Pass


Il tuo viaggio


È molto probabile che il Lake District risveglierà il vostro animo poetico. I laghi sono talmente strepitosi che vorrete comporre qualche verso sulla loro bellezza. L’intero tragitto attraverso gli epici paesaggi montani stimolerà senza dubbio la vostra immaginazione. Unitevi a questa escursione per scoprire come e perché questa splendida zona ha ispirato alcuni dei maggiori poeti escrittori inglesi.


Dettagli del Tour

Andata
Check-in closes at 08.30 (tour departs at 08:45) - Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Ritorno
19:00
Bagagli
Il bagaglio a mano è limitato a 14kg a persona. Le dimensioni sono simili ad un bagaglio a mano della compagnia aerea(circa 55 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm / 22 pollici x 17 pollici x 10 pollici) e una piccola borsa per gli oggetti personali a bordo.
Discounts

Studenti, persone che abbiano compiuto i 60 anni, bambini e ragazzi tra i 5 e i 15 anni.

Important information
  • Metti in valigia scarpe comode e indumenti impermeabili
Tour inclusions
  • Trasporto su un minibus Mercedes a 16 posti
  • Aria condizionata
  • Servizio guida professionale in inglese
Tour exclusions
  • Biglietti di ingresso alle attrazioni turistiche
  • Alloggio

Itinerario

Giorno 1

Si parte da Edimburgo alle 8:30 e si viaggia in direzione sud attraverso gli Scottish Borders. Potete godervi le splendide distese ondulate delle colline di Galloway e della zona montana delle Southern Uplands per poi arrivare alla prima tappa del giorno, la cittadina di Moffat, popolare centro termale vittoriano. Da Moffat proseguiamo verso sud, oltrepassando il confine e arrivando in Inghilterra, e ci dirigiamo a Penrith, storica città di mercato della Cumbria. Qui potrete pranzare ed esplorare le imponenti rovine del Castello di Penrith. Questo castello, che si distingue per la sua splendida costruzione in pietra rossa, svolse un ruolo chiave nella difesa del confine dagli invasori scozzesi. Dopo pranzo vi aspetta una vera e propria delizia. Attraverseremo il Parco nazionale del Lake District e viaggeremo lungo le sponde settentrionali di Ullswater, spesso descritto come il lago più bello d’Inghilterra. Qui avrete la possibilità di fare una passeggiata nella foresta e ammirare la poderosa cascata di Aira Force. Poi ci dirigiamo verso Keswick, fermandoci prima a visitare i misteriosi monoliti di Castlerigg. Il cerchio di pietre, presumibilmente eretto oltre 5000 anni, era anticamente un centro di riti pagani. Dopo un breve tragitto arriviamo alla vivace città di mercato di Keswick, dove vi porteremo al vostro alloggio e sarete liberi di esplorare l’incantevole cittadina. (**A luglio/inizio di agosto, il soggiorno potrebbe essere a Windermere).

Giorno 2

Dopo colazione, potrete abbracciare con lo sguardo lo scenario del lago di Ullswater mentre, lungo le strade di campagna, ci dirigiamo verso le sponde meridionali. Si prosegue in direzione sud, attraversando lo stretto e tortuoso valico di Kirkstone Pass e giungendo al bellissimo Lago di Windermere. Qui potrete scegliere una comoda minicrociera sul lago oppure godervi le sublimi vedute del paesaggio circostante mentre pranzate. Dopo pranzo, costeggiando la punta meridionale di Windermere si procede verso il lago di Coniston Water. La tappa successiva è Hawkeshead, il pittoresco villaggio ‘protetto’ dove il poeta William Wordsworth frequentò la Grammar School. Dopo aver esplorato il grazioso villaggio, imboccheremo le stradine di campagna in direzione nord verso Grasmere, a detta di Wordsworth “la più splendida località che l’uomo abbia mai trovato”. Avrete il tempo libero per godervi la pace e la tranquillità del Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, il giardino dei narcisi presso il Fiume Rothy. Nel tardo pomeriggio si ritorna a Keswick.

Giorno 3

Vi preleviamo dal vostro alloggio e ci dirigiamo verso il parco forestale Whinlatter Forest Park, oltrepassando il Whinlatter Pass per raggiungere i paesaggi più emozionanti in assoluto del Lake District. Viaggeremo lungo stradine tortuose, attraverso il villaggio rurale di High Lorton, oltre le sponde del fiume Crummock Water e Buttermere, prima di giungere a Honister Mountain Pass. Qui ci fermiamo tra le montagne per visitare le antiche miniere di ardesia, dove alcuni abitanti della Cumbria continuano a guadagnarsi da vivere. Dopo una bevanda proseguiamo attraverso le foreste di Borrowdale, passando per Derwent Water, dove avrete tempo libero per pranzare e fare shopping. Dopo pranzo cominciamo il viaggio di ritorno, avviandoci verso Penrith e a nord, verso il confine. Una volta entrati in Scozia, faremo una sosta nella cittadina di Biggar, borgo reale dal 1415. Da lì percorreremo un piacevole tragitto attraverso le colline ondulate dei Border per poi rientrare a Edimburgo.

Itinerario (English)

Day 1

  • Travel over the smooth rolling hills of the Scottish Borders
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Penrith Castle
  • Take as many photographs as you can at ‘England’s most beautiful lake’, Ullswater
  • Relax in the market town of Keswick

You depart Edinburgh and head South through the Scottish Borders. You can enjoy the gorgeous rolling expanses of the Galloway Hills and Southern Uplands as we travel to our first stop of the day, the Victorian spa town of Moffat.

From Moffat you continue south over the border into England and head to the historic Cumbrian market town of Penrith. Here you have the chance to enjoy lunch and explore the imposing ruins of Penrith Castle. This uniquely coloured castle played a key role in defending the border from invading Scots.

After lunch we enter the Lake District National Park and travel along the northern shores of Ullswater. This lake is often described as England’s most beautiful lake, and it’s here we give you the chance to take a forest walk and see the mighty Aira Force waterfall.

You then travel towards Keswick, stopping outside the town to visit the mysterious Castlerigg standing stones, thought to have been built over 5,000 years ago and once a lively hub of ancient pagan rituals.

You have a short journey into the lively market town of Keswick where you’re dropped off at your accommodation and free to explore the charming town. (**During July/early August this tour may stay in Windermere).

Day 2

  • Stare in wonder at the views on an optional boat trip, Lake Windermere
  • Wander around the cosy village of Hawkeshead
  • Enjoy the peace of the Wordsworth Memorial Daffodill Garden

After breakfast, you take in views of Ullswater Lake as we head along country roads to its southern shores.

You continue further south and travel over the narrow and winding Kirkstone Pass towards the lovely Lake Windermere. Here you have the option to take a leisurely cruise on the Lake or eat lunch while enjoying sublime views of the surrounding scenery.

After lunch you travel around the southern tip of Windermere and on towards Coniston Water. Your next stop is the picturesque conservation village of Hawkeshead, where the poet William Wordsworth attended Grammar School.

After exploring the cosy village, you take the narrow country lanes north towards Grasmere, which Wordsworth described as “the loveliest spot that man hath found”.

There’s free time to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden by the River Rothy. And there's Sarah Nelson's Gingerbread shop you have to visit to try the best gingerbread in the world. In the late afternoon, you return to Keswick.

Day 3

  • Set your sights on sweepings views from atop the Whinlatter Pass
  • Learn about the slate mines at the Honister Mountain Pass

We pick you up from your accommodation and head for the Whinlatter Forest Park and over the Whinlatter Pass into the most dramatic landscapes that the Lake District has to offer.

You journey along winding lanes, through the rural village of High Lorton, past the shores of Crummock Water and Buttermere, and towards the Honister Mountain Pass.

Stopping amongst the mountains you have the opportunity to visit old slate workings, where a small number of Cumbrians continue to make their living.

After refreshments, you continue through the forests of Borrowdale, passing Derwent Water, where there’s free time for lunch and shopping.

Once you’ve eaten lunch, you begin your return journey, heading towards Penrith and north towards the border. After crossing into Scotland you take a stop in the town of Biggar, a royal burgh since 1415. From here it’s a leisurely drive through the rolling border hills back to Edinburgh.

Recensioni

Outstanding Tour

Rich, Mary and Mike Guenzel Posted on 14/09/2019

We had a wonderful tour from Edinburgh to the Lake District. Our guide, Jude, was outstanding. She was quite knowledgeable, a gifted storyteller, and had a wonderful and diverse music selection. Although not as wild as Scotlands Highlands, there are great scenery, hiking, and places of interest in the Lake District. The Castlerigg Stone Circle was much more impressive than the photos we had seen before our tour. Touring when the heather was in bloom made the hillsides extra beautiful and reminded us of our visits to the Highlands. An added benefit was our unscheduled visits to Hadrians Wall, Vindolanda, and Jedburgh Abbey. Our hosts and accommodations at Grassmoor Guesthouse in Keswick were wonderful. All of our previous tours with Rabbies have been excellent. While we have focused on Scotland, the Lake District tour was great and a bit different from our other tours. This was a great introduction to the Lake District and the southern border of Scotland.

Wonderful three day tour of the lake district

Carol Posted on 07/06/2017

On a side note: this is a tour of the lake district that does not include a stop at Hadrians Wall. Had a fantastic time touring the lake district in mid May. Our guide was James and he was brilliant. Gave us the history of places along the way, interesting stories and how things are now. I love this sort of stuff so it was great. We had a small group and several of us stayed in the same accommodation. James was attentive and really took care of us. Great guide. We were lucky and had sunny weather for most of the trip (rained a bit on and off the last day). The lake district was so beautiful and scenic and peaceful. We had some good time off the coach for picture stops and to walk around, including areas where sheep were (there were a lot of sheep everywhere). Keswick was a good place to stay in (Yew Tree House BB - Bob was a fantastic host). Really thoroughly enjoyed this tour.

Thank You, Rabbie's.

Govendram Premchand Posted on 09/05/2014

We're a family of four from Singapore. We booked two tours with Rabbie's on the internet - the Whiskey & Highlands Tour (3 May) and the Lake District Tour (7 - 9 May). We are indeed delighted with the service we received from its two two resentatives, Alan and Mav respectively. Both gentlemen were knowledgeable, service-oriented and friendly. We learnt so much about your beautiful country from them. We had such a great time that we have already informed our friends and relatives back home to travel with Rabbie's when they visit Scotland. Well done Rabbie's!

Unforgettable journey.

Jenny Tang Posted on 06/11/2012

We joined 2D1N to Bath and Oxford, and 3D2N to Isle of Skye. It was very good! The place, the service provided by our tour guide cum driver, and etc. Especially to Isle of skye, We were constantly entertained by Gus throughout the journey with his music, story-telling, his driving skills, politeness, and etc. Everything is just so, so, so good!

Pete was an excellent guide, historian and storyteller

Marcus & Anette Schmidt Posted on 20/07/2012

We went on the 3 day tour to the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall with Pete. Pete was an excellent guide, historian and storyteller, and he made sure that we all had a fabulous tour.

Thank you

GertraudeFreche Posted on 08/11/2011

A great time! Hallo you all in Edinburgh. Sorry, I couldn't write earlier because work caught me faster than I had expected. My daughter Jana and me went on the 3 Day tour down to Hadrian's Wall and the Lake District. What a great tour with our guide Peter! He was very friendly, helpful and not bored by answering my endless questions. It was a tour through an amazing countryside, through Scottish history. We learned a lot and were able to recreate in places we would never have seen on our own. Autumn is a wonderful time: all the bright colours and the peaceful places without any hustle and bustle. Back to Edinburgh we had another day to spend. What to do because we saw a lot last year on our trips to the western Highlands and Loch Ness and on our stay in Edinburgh? Having passed your office, we decided to ask for a day tour. And we got one to St. Andrews. Thanks to Sarah who took us there and made our Scotland experience perfect. We are planning to come back next year to explore either the Isle of Skye or the Orkney Islands. Scotland has us calm in its hand.

Big 'thank you' to Ally

Monika Bowditch Posted on 03/09/2011

Wow –we had three wonderful days – 24 – 26 Aug. My sister and I have just returned from the 3 day English Lake District Tour with Ally. We admired Ally’s knowledge of the geology of the Lake District, the history and relevant dates, all told with a lot of humour. He is a mine of information, history, poetry, geology, music etc. We learned a lot and laughed a lot. It was great. The group consisted of a wide variety of nationalities and ages but Ally managed to get everybody involved and nobody felt ‘alone’. If you have not seen the English Lake District, book a tour with Rabbies and I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. A big thank you to Ally and to Rabbies. Hope to see you again next year.

Ally Palmer

Viral Sodha Posted on 24/09/2010

Ally Rocks.. comments anyone?

Rabbie's is best

Khandoker Jelani Posted on 18/09/2010

I just had gr8 tour at lake district....our guide Ally was soooo good and he got excellent knowledge of everything...and he is funny aswell..i would love to go to another tour with him...this is my second tour with ribbie's.... and i can say rabbie's is the best of the best...i will definitely coming back to scotland again and next time and and and of course i will take rabbie's tour again. Again thanks to rabbie's team and specially Ally for the great tour....

Bonny Liz

Angela Posted on 29/05/2010

Happy tourer!

Alloggio

Da dove viene questo tour pernottamento?

Potrete soggiornare nella vivace città mercato di Keswick. (Nei mesi di luglio / inizio agosto il tour può rimanere a Windermere).

Come funziona la sistemazione?

Il tuo tour esclude la sistemazione; ma quando prenoti, puoi chiederci di prenotare un alloggio locale per te, oppure puoi scegliere di prenotare il tuo alloggio nei luoghi notturni.

Voglio che Rabbie's prenoti il mio alloggio, cosa succede ora?

Una volta prenotato il tour, prenoteremo tutto il tuo alloggio e il tuo autista ti lascerà con i padroni di casa. Pagherai direttamente il tuo alloggio. La maggior parte non accetta carte di credito, quindi preparati a pagare in contanti.

Che cosa succede se desidero modificare la prenotazione dell'alloggio con Rabbie's?

Le modifiche all'alloggio non possono essere garantite e sono soggette a disponibilità. Si applicherà una tassa di modifica.

Ho prenotato il mio alloggio c'è qualcosa che devo fare?

Dovrai contattarci con i dettagli della tua sistemazione. Si prega di prenotare solo l'alloggio all'interno delle città durante la notte in cui il tour si ferma. L'autista ti lascerà all'alloggio prescelto purché sia relativamente centrale.

Cosa succede se cancello il mio tour con un breve preavviso?

Se annulli meno di tre giorni prima della partenza, potresti essere responsabile per il costo della sistemazione della prima notte. E occasionalmente potresti essere responsabile per tutte le spese di alloggio.

Quali sono i tipi di alloggio?

Cerchiamo di prenotare un alloggio che si trova a non più di 20 minuti a piedi dal centro della città. Controlliamo regolarmente i nostri fornitori di alloggi per garantire che raggiungano un certo standard. I prezzi sottostanti sono solo indicativi.

Standard B & B (Bed & Breakfast)

Il bagno e la doccia sono condivisi con almeno un'altra stanza della casa e il prezzo include la colazione. Il costo è di £35 - £40 a persona a notte. Una camera singola standard costa £40 - £60 a notte.

B & B En suite

Le docce e i servizi igienici sono privati e la colazione è inclusa nel prezzo. Il costo è di £45 - £55 a persona a notte. Un singolo con bagno privato è di £60 - £80 a notte.

hotel

Gli hotel hanno un bar o un ristorante e offrono pasti serali. La colazione è inclusa nel prezzo. Il costo è di £70 - £85 a persona a notte. Una singola è £85 - £130 a notte.

Ostelli

Un ostello è composto da dormitori con da 4 a 16 letti a castello. I bagni sono a breve distanza dalla stanza del dormitorio. Le attrezzature della cucina sono attrezzate in modo da poter preparare i propri pasti. Il costo in base ai letti del dormitorio è di £19 - £25 a persona a notte.

Si noti che gli ostelli SYHA offrono solo dormitori dello stesso sesso. Alcuni ostelli indipendenti offriranno stanze miste (maschi e femmine insieme).

Ho altre domande, chi può aiutarmi?

Se hai altre domande, puoi leggere le nostre Domande frequenti , chiamaci su + 44 (0) 131 226 3133 o e-mail rooms@rabbies.com .


Domande Frequenti

Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.

Is there parking close to the departure point?

We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.

When should I get to the departure point?

Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.

What are your cancellation policies?

We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.

What is a guaranteed departure?

It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.

Can I pre-book a specific seat?

Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

How do you cater for people with accessibility needs?

We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.

Do you take children on your tours?

We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.

You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.

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.

What is ABTOT?

You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.

I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com , or check out our full FAQs .

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