Lake District - Dales & Lakeland Explorer

Lake District - Dales & Lakeland Explorer

A tour of contrasts, travelling by train, coach and boat, perfectly located in The Lake District


A tour of contrasts, travelling by train, coach and boat, perfectly located in The Lake District

For this new tour we have chosen a countryside hotel which is perfectly located to enjoy three very different days out, travelling by boat, train and automobile.  And all just on your doorstep.


Just a short journey through the Yorkshire Dales before we arrive at The Shap Wells hotel in Cumbria, where we will enjoy welcome refreshments on arrival.



After breakfast we start the day in Kendal before continuing through Lakeland countryside to Leighton Hall. Entry is included to the house and gardens. We will return to the hotel after the Birds of Prey display in the afternoon.

B, D


This morning we travel to Windermere where we have arranged a cruise across this famous lake to Ambleside. There will be free time to roam around and have lunch before we journey back to the hotel over Kirkstone Pass, through Glenridding and along the shores of Ullswater.

B, D


Today we visit the pretty Dales village of Kirkby Lonsdale where the farmers market will be in full swing. Continuing on to Settle we have some free time before we board the diesel train on the best part of the Settle-Carlisle Railway. We will pass impressive limestone peaks, travel through tunnels and over viaducts including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct, complete with 24 arches. You reboard the coach in Garsdale returning to the hotel via Kirkby Stephen.

B, D


After breakfast today we leave the hotel and make the short journey home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Best Western Shap Wells Hotel, Shap ***


The Shap Wells hotel is in a secluded and tranquil valley high in the fells and is approached by a 1-mile private road. There is a relaxing atmosphere, with an open fire in the foyer, and a well-appointed bar and restaurant. All en suite bedrooms, many of which have been recently refurbished, are equipped with TV, tea/coffee making facilities, iron/board, toiletries, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.  You may even be lucky enough to have the privilege of seeing the thriving colony of Red Squirrels.




4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

Welcome refreshments

3 full day excursions

Entry to Leighton Hall

Cruise on Windermere

Single train journey Settle to Garsdale

Entertainment every night

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
BINGLEY Outside Wetherspoons, Main Street
BRADFORD Interchange, Stand T to V
HALIFAX Bus Station, Stand E3
KEIGHLEY Outside Wetherspoons, North Street
SHIPLEY BUS STATION Bus Station, Market Square, Stand 3
SKIPTON Outside Bus Station, Keighley Road
WIBSEY Bus turnaround, High Street
WYKE Outside Travel with Kare, Town Gate
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