Lake Windermere in the Lake District | England | United Kingdom
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Lake District From Edinburgh - 3 days map

Experience the beauty of the Lake District on this 3-day tour beginning and ending in Edinburgh. Head south through the Scottish Borders, the rolling Galloway Hills and Southern Uplands to the market town of Keswick before exploring the picturesque Lake District National Park to find waterfalls, forests, mountains, and lakes. Then discover Lake Windermere and the historic towns dotted around the park before returning north to Edinburgh.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Guesthouse Prices/Dates
Hotel Price/Dates

Trip Highlights

Aira Force Waterfall - Discover these flowing waterfalls deep in the forests of the Lake District
Lake Windermere - Enjoy a 45-minute cruise on England's largest lake, soaking up the scenery of the Lake District
Castlerigg Stone Circle - See this 5,000-year-old stone circle, believed to have been the site for many ancient rituals and ceremonies
Honister Pass - Gaze up at the stunning view of these towering mountains

Included

2 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide
Islands Cruise on Lake Windermere - 45 minutes
20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details
2 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
All road tolls
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified
Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

The Lake District and Keswick

Edinburgh - Lake District National Park - Keswick. Leaving Edinburgh, we journey south through the Scottish Borders, admiring the picturesque Galloway Hills and Southern Uplands en route to Moffat, a charming Victorian spa town. Continuing south into England, we reach Penrith, a historic Cumbrian market town, where we can enjoy lunch and explore the ruins of Penrith Castle, a key border defence against Scottish invasions.

After lunch, we enter the Lake District National Park, tracing the northern shores of Ullswater. Here, we can take a forest walk to witness the majestic Aira Force waterfall, and admire the beauty of England's most stunning lake. Next, we visit the mysterious Castlerigg standing stones, believed to be over 5,000 years old and steeped in ancient pagan history.

Our journey concludes in Keswick, a lively market town where we're free to explore its charming streets and settle into our accommodation.

Please note: Check-in closes at 08:30 (tour departs at 08:45) - Edinburgh Bus Station Pick Up, Gate J and Gate K, inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ

Accommodation: The Edwardene B&B, Elm Tree Lodge B&B or similar
Overnight: Keswick

Day 2

Lakes and Charming Villages

After breakfast, we journey along country roads to the southern shores of Ullswater Lake, soaking in its scenic beauty. Continuing south, we traverse the winding Kirkstone Pass to reach Lake Windermere. Here, we can enjoy an included 45 minute cruise on Lake Windermere, or you can opt for a leisurely lunch with stunning views of the surroundings. Afterward, we explore Coniston Water and visit the charming village of Hawkshead.

Following our exploration, we travel north to Grasmere, described by Wordsworth as "the loveliest spot that man hath found". Enjoy free time to visit Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage, sample the famous gingerbread, or relax in the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden. In the late afternoon, we return to Keswick.

Accommodation: The Edwardene B&B, Elm Tree Lodge B&B or similar
Overnight: Keswick  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Return to Edinburgh

Keswick - Lake District National Park - Edinburgh. Leaving our accommodation, we venture into Whinlatter Forest Park, traversing the Whinlatter Pass to immerse ourselves in the Lake District's stunning landscapes. Meandering through High Lorton village, we journey past Crummock Water and Buttermere before reaching the Honister Mountain Pass. Pausing amid the mountains, we explore old slate workings, where a small number of Cumbrians continue to make their living.

Afterward, we navigate through Borrowdale's forests, passing Derwent Water for lunch and shopping. Following lunch, we begin our return journey, heading towards Penrith and crossing into Scotland. We stop in the historic town of Biggar before a leisurely drive through the scenic border hills back to Edinburgh.

Please note: This tour ends at 19:00 - Edinburgh Bus Station Drop Off, Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
20 May - 22 May 22% off
£575
£449
£655
27 May - 29 May 22% off
£575
£449
£655
10 Jun - 12 Jun 22% off
£595
£464
£685
17 Jun - 19 Jun 22% off
£595
£464
£685
01 Jul - 03 Jul 22% off
£595
£464
£685
15 Jul - 17 Jul 22% off
£595
£464
£685
22 Jul - 24 Jul 22% off
£595
£464
£685
29 Jul - 31 Jul 22% off
£595
£464
£685
05 Aug - 07 Aug 22% off
£595
£464
£685
12 Aug - 14 Aug 22% off
£595
£464
£685
19 Aug - 21 Aug 22% off
£595
£464
£685
26 Aug - 28 Aug 22% off
£595
£464
£685
02 Sep - 04 Sep 22% off
£595
£464
£685
09 Sep - 11 Sep 22% off
£595
£464
£685
16 Sep - 18 Sep 22% off
£595
£464
£685
23 Sep - 25 Sep 22% off
£595
£464
£685
30 Sep - 02 Oct 22% off
£595
£464
£655
07 Oct - 09 Oct 22% off
£575
£449
£655
14 Oct - 16 Oct 22% off
£575
£449
£655
21 Oct - 23 Oct 22% off
£575
£449
£655
28 Oct - 30 Oct 22% off
£575
£449
£655

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
20 May - 22 May 22% off
£715
£558
£785
27 May - 29 May 22% off
£715
£558
£785
10 Jun - 12 Jun 22% off
£745
£581
£815
17 Jun - 19 Jun 22% off
£745
£581
£815
01 Jul - 03 Jul 22% off
£745
£581
£815
15 Jul - 17 Jul 22% off
£745
£581
£815
22 Jul - 24 Jul 22% off
£745
£581
£815
29 Jul - 31 Jul 22% off
£745
£581
£815
05 Aug - 07 Aug 22% off
£745
£581
£815
12 Aug - 14 Aug 22% off
£745
£581
£815
19 Aug - 21 Aug 22% off
£745
£581
£815
26 Aug - 28 Aug 22% off
£745
£581
£815
02 Sep - 04 Sep 22% off
£745
£581
£815
09 Sep - 11 Sep 22% off
£745
£581
£815
16 Sep - 18 Sep 22% off
£745
£581
£815
23 Sep - 25 Sep 22% off
£745
£581
£815
30 Sep - 02 Oct 22% off
£745
£581
£785
07 Oct - 09 Oct 22% off
£715
£558
£785
14 Oct - 16 Oct 22% off
£715
£558
£785
21 Oct - 23 Oct 22% off
£715
£558
£785
28 Oct - 30 Oct 22% off
£715
£558
£785

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Edinburgh
Ends
Edinburgh
Departs
Mondays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouses (hotel upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
5 years, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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