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Lake District by Steam

Gently rising fells, craggy hilltops, mountain tarns and glittering waters, the Lake District is an exceptionally old landscape shaped over time by wind, rain and glacial erosion into one of the most beautiful corners of the world. On the outskirts of the market town of Penrith, our hotel is perfectly placed to explore this much-loved National Park. Enjoy a traditional steam boat ride on Lake Windermere soaking up the scenery that inspired 19th century poets. Amidst the glorious landscape visit grand historic houses that have been family homes for centuries. A  fantastic journey on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway allows you to explore the North of England’s rich railway heritage and Golden Age of Steam.

5 days from £675pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights’ half-board accommodation at the North Lakes Hotel & Spa
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Round trip on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
  • Services of our experienced Tour Manager

Itinerary

Overview

Make your own way to our hotel in Penrith where you’ll meet our tour manager. Enjoy a relaxing evening and dinner served in the hotel’s restaurant.

Includes Dinner

Overview

Today our coach takes us to Hutton-in-the-Forest. This 17th century hidden gem is home to Lord and Lady Inglewood; you will find fantastic architecture, interiors, and outstanding gardens. We will enjoy a guided tour inside, with time to explore the Gardens. From here we travel into the northern area of the Lake District National Park, and to the pretty Market town of Keswick, situated by Derwentwater. We enjoy plenty of time to explore the Town, and maybe have a spot of lunch, before heading to the shores of Derwentwater for a Cruise this afternoon. After which you will return by coach to the Hotel.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Keswick Birds

Overview

After breakfast our coach takes us to England’s largest lake, Lake Windermere. We join at Lakeside where we board our steamboat for the journey halfway up the lake to Bowness. Here we explore this pretty little tourist town, enjoy some free time to have lunch at your leisure. We head back onto our steamboat and continue up the lake to Ambleside where our coach will take us to the quaint village of Grasmere. Best known for its association with William Wordsworth, we include entrance to the Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage – Wordsworth’s first home within the Lake District and the seat to his most famous and best-loved poetry. We have some free time here, where you can explore at your leisure, or sit back and admire the views. Later, our coach takes back to our hotel.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Dove Cottage

Overview

Today's journey takes us to Holker Hall & Gardens where we will enjoy a guided tour of Holker Hall, owned by the Cavendish Family. This 17,000-acre estate has plenty to see with beautiful gardens, the Cascade, and a marble statue of Neptune. There is also 200 acres of parkland which are a member of the British Deer Farms & Parks association. With free time at leisure for lunch and to enjoy the grounds before we head to Haverthwaite, for our roundtrip on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. This 3.2-mile track was originally constructed during the 1850’s and 60’s as the Furness railway. Due to decline in the iron industry and the Great War the service closed in 1938. 1946 saw the summer passenger service reintroduced which remained open until 1965. After negotiations and a refurbishment, the railway re-opened in 1973 and has remained open ever since. After our relaxing journey onboard the train, we re-join our coach and head back to the hotel for dinner this evening.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Holker Hall Estate

Overview

After a leisurely breakfast it’s time to check out of the hotel and make your way home. *Please note: We cannot guarantee that all our rail journeys will be steam hauled and the running order of the itinerary may change depending on availability. The final itinerary will be confirmed in your final Travel Documents.*

Includes Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for nights at the North Lakes Hotel & Spa.



North Lakes Hotel And Spa

Located on the edge of the historic market town of Penrith, the North Lakes Hotel & Spa is surrounded by delightful countryside. This cosy retreat has leisure facilities for you to enjoy including a heated indoor pool, spa pool, sauna and steam room. There is also a restaurant with an open-fire grill and a bar with lounge area.

Hotel Facilities

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Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron or Trouser Press
  • Ensuite Facilities
General
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Sauna or Steam Room
Accessibility
  • Lift
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • Gym
Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Lift

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination. Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from

Meet us at the ship

Meet us at the ship

For complete flexibility, make your own transport arrangements to and from the ship. We will provide you with times and locations as well as some useful information for you to make your own arrangements to join your cruise.

If you require any further information to assist with your travel plans, please contact our Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help.

Meet your Coach at Dover

Meet your Coach at Dover

Travel down to Dover and jump onboard your coach for your ferry crossing.

Alternatively, travel the day before your departure and enjoy an overnight stay, with complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise, before being collected after breakfast the following morning.

Travel by Eurostar

Travel by Eurostar

Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. You can even upgrade your reserved seat to Standard Premier – speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information. On arrival in Paris, Lille or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Travel by Air

Travel by Air

Return flights from London Heathrow with transfers to and from the ship are included in our package on our specific arrival and departure dates. We also include one item of checked in luggage per person.

If our included flights are not suitable, alternative flights may also be available from other airports on our arrival and departure dates. These may have an additional supplement and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

More flexible travel options

Travelling by Eurostar?

Travelling by Eurostar?

Why not stay overnight in London?

For those travelling from further afield, you can also book overnight accommodation in London, before and after your holiday. Speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information.

Travelling by Eurostar?

Stay overnight near the port

For an even more relaxed start to your European holiday, why not stay overnight in Dover or nearby Ashford the night before your cruise from only £65pp? All our quoted prices include car parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise and cooked breakfast the following morning. Our coach will collect you and return you to the hotel on its way to/from the port of Dover. And if you don’t want that holiday feeling to end, why not do the same on your return journey?

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