The Lake District Explorer
3 giorni

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Questo tour combina un viaggio in treno da Londra con un'avventura attraverso le migliori attrazioni del Lake District.

Tour map

Highlights

Lakes
Walks
National Parks
Waterfalls
Literature
Mountains

Posti che esplorerai


- Ullswater

- Aira Force Waterfall

- Castlerigg Stone Circle

- Lake Windermere

- Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage

- Derwent Water

- Honister Pass


Il tuo viaggio


Potresti avere un po 'di poesia nel Lake District.

I laghi sono così incantevoli, potrai inventare dei versi sulla loro bellezza. Il Dove Cottage di William Wordsworth è così affascinante che ti ispirerai a rimare lo stile di vita del diciannovesimo secolo. E le montagne sono così magnifiche che diventerai lirico per le loro cime frastagliate e le loro pendenze rilassanti.

Questo tour include un viaggio in treno di ritorno da Londra Euston a Penrith. E all'arrivo a Penrith, il tuo autista guida ti incontra e ti guida attraverso il meglio del Lake District.

Fai questo tour e scopri perché questa deliziosa area ha ispirato i più grandi poeti e scrittori inglesi.


Dettagli del Tour

Andata
08.45 - London Euston Train Station, Kings Cross, London NW1 2DU
Ritorno
18:30 approx
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
  • Prepara i vestiti impermeabili e le scarpe da passeggio
  • Dopo aver prenotato il tuo tour, ti contatteremo sul tuo viaggio in treno
Tour inclusions
  • Trasporto su un minibus Mercedes a 16 posti
  • Aria condizionata
  • I racconti e i servizi di un autista-guida di Rabbie's
  • Ritorno di 2a classe Virgin Rail viaggia da Londra Euston a Penrith Station
Tour exclusions
  • Biglietti di ingresso alle attrazioni turistiche
  • Alloggio

Itinerario

Giorno 1

  • Esplora le antiche rovine del Castello di Penrith
  • Prendi più fotografie che puoi nel "lago più bello d'Inghilterra", Ullswater
  • Rilassati nella città mercato di Keswick

Si parte dalla stazione di London Euston e si procede in direzione nord verso la storica città mercato di Penrith, nella Cumbria. Qui hai la possibilità di gustare il pranzo ed esplorare le imponenti rovine del Castello di Penrith. Questo castello dai colori unici ha avuto un ruolo chiave nel difendere il confine dall'invasione degli scozzesi.

Dopo pranzo entriamo nel Lake District National Park e viaggiamo lungo le rive settentrionali di Ullswater. Questo lago è spesso descritto come il lago più bello dell'Inghilterra, ed è qui che vi diamo la possibilità di fare una passeggiata nella foresta e vedere la possente cascata dell'Aira Force.

Si viaggia poi verso Keswick, fermandosi fuori dalla città per visitare le misteriose pietre di Castlerigg, che si pensa siano state costruite oltre 5.000 anni fa e un tempo un vivace centro di antichi rituali pagani.

Hai un breve viaggio nella vivace città di mercato di Keswick, dove sei lasciato al tuo alloggio e libero di esplorare l'affascinante città.

(Durante luglio / inizio agosto questo tour può rimanere a Windermere).

Giorno 2

  • Stare meravigliati al punto di vista su una gita in barca opzionale, il Lago Windermere
  • Passeggia per l'accogliente villaggio di Hawkeshead
  • Salta nel mondo di William Wordsmith nel suo Dove Cottage e nel Daffodil Garden

Dopo la prima colazione, ammirerai le viste sul lago Ullswater mentre ci dirigiamo lungo le strade di campagna verso le sue coste meridionali.

Prosegui ancora verso sud e percorri lo stretto e tortuoso Kirkstone Pass verso l'incantevole lago Windermere. Qui avete la possibilità di fare una piacevole crociera sul lago o pranzare mentre vi godete una vista sublime del paesaggio circostante.

Dopo pranzo, viaggerete lungo la punta meridionale di Windermere e proseguite verso Coniston Water. La prossima tappa è il pittoresco villaggio di Hawkeshead, dove il poeta William Wordsworth ha frequentato la Grammar School.

Dopo aver esplorato l'accogliente villaggio, prendi le stradine di campagna verso nord verso Grasmere, che Wordsworth descrisse come "il posto più bello che l'uomo abbia trovato".

C'è tempo libero per visitare Wordsworth's Dove Cottage o godersi la pace e la tranquillità del Giardino del Daffodil di Wordsworth sul fiume Rothy. Nel tardo pomeriggio, ritorni a Keswick.

Giorno 3

  • Metti i tuoi occhi su viste di spazzate dalla cima del Passo di Whinlatter
  • Scopri le miniere di ardesia all'Onister Mountain Pass

Vi veniamo a prendere dal vostro alloggio e ci dirigiamo verso il Whinlatter Forest Park e sul Whinlatter Pass nei paesaggi più drammatici che il Lake District ha da offrire.

Si percorre strade tortuose, oltre le rive di Crummock Water e Buttermere, e verso l'Honister Mountain Pass.

Fermandoti tra le montagne hai l'opportunità di visitare i vecchi lavori in ardesia, dove un piccolo numero di Cumbriani continua a guadagnarsi da vivere.

Dopo i rinfreschi, si continua attraverso le foreste di Borrowdale, passando Derwent Water, dove c'è tempo libero per il pranzo e lo shopping.

Una volta che hai pranzato, ti dirigerai verso la stazione di Penrith. La tua guida ti lascerà alla stazione, dove prenderai il treno per Londra Euston Station.

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Alloggio

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 hosts directly. Most accommodation hosts don’t accept credit cards, so be prepared to pay cash.

Due to availability, we may not be able to reserve your first choice of accommodation. When this happens we’ll book your second choice, and If there are any further issues we’ll contact you.


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, increasing to a maximum of £25.00 depending on the length of your tour.


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. And if you’re unsure, please check with us first.


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. But during busy periods there can be a walk of up to 30 minutes.


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 rooms 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 - £65.00 per night. If you travel during a busy period, you can expect to pay up to *£75 - £80 per night. Rooms with a view are limited and may be more expensive.

In Ireland B&B's will be around €45 - €55 per person 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. Please be advised that 4* hotels aren’t available in some smaller rural areas of the Scottish Highlands and islands.

In Ireland, Hotels are around €55 - €65 per person per night.


Hostels

A hostel consists of dormitory rooms with 4 to 16 bunk beds. Towels aren’t provided, but you can hire towels there. 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). If you have a preference, please let us know at the time of booking.


I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, feel free to call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, or email rooms@rabbies.com.


Domande Frequenti

Where does the tour depart from?

Your tour departs from Euston Station, London. You take the train to Penrith Railway Station where your guide and mini-coach will be waiting for you. On the last day of your tour, your driver-guide takes you back to Penrith Railway Station where you catch the train back to Euston Station.


How do I get to London’s Euston Station?

Depending on where your London accommodation is located, there are several ways to get to the station. You can easily access the station using the underground network, local buses, or a taxi.


What time does the train depart?

The train departs London’s Euston Station at 9.30. We recommend you arrive by 8.45 in case there are delays on your journey. Leaving plenty of time also gives you a chance to collect your tickets and purchase refreshments. Your ticket is only valid on the 9.30 departure. If you miss the train, you will be responsible for purchasing new tickets for the next departure.


Where do I collect my tickets?

At the train station, insert any credit or debit card into one of the self-service ticket machines and enter the Ticket Collection Reference Number in the email we send you. If you have problems with this, please go to a manned ticket window with your booking confirmation. If they’re unable to assist, please call the Virgin Business TOD Helpdesk on 0121 2990259. Allow 20 minutes for ticket collection and ensure you collect all the tickets for your journey. Once you’ve collected your train ticket, it’s non-amendable and non-refundable unless the service is cancelled or delayed.


Do we have reserved seats?

In most cases, you have pre-assigned and reserved seats. The details are provided on your tickets. If you booked your ticket within one week of departure, you may not have a seating reservation. But don’t worry, there are usually plenty of unreserved seats available.


Can I buy food and drink on the train?

Each train has a café on board which provides a selection of food and drinks. If you require anything in particular, we recommend you pick up what you need from one of shops at Euston Station.


Which platform does the train leave from?

The platform changes every day. Your train’s destination is Penrith Station. Please watch the electronic departure board for notification of your platform. 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’ve seen which platform the train is departing from.


What happens if the train is cancelled?

If your train is delayed by more than 15 minutes or cancelled, please seek advice on the status of your journey from a railway staff member. Once informed, please contact us and we’ll help arrange public transport alternatives. Depending on the circumstances and transport options, your itinerary may be rearranged to bring you to an alternative meeting point. If this happens, we’ll provide compensation for any missed portion of your tour.


How long is the train trip?

The train a little over three hours.


Where do we meet the tour bus?

Your driver-guide will meet you at Penrith Station with the other guests who started the tour in Edinburgh or Manchester. Penrith Station is small, and you’ll easily find them. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the guide may not be at the bus stop to meet you. Don’t worry, they’ll be there as soon as possible. If you have problems finding your bus, just give us a call on +44(0)131 226 3133.


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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