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
01 Jul - 03 Jul 19% off
R15,335
R12,421
R17,455
R14,139
15 Jul - 17 Jul 19% off
R15,335
R12,421
R17,455
R14,139
22 Jul - 24 Jul 19% off
R15,335
R12,421
R17,455
R14,139
29 Jul - 31 Jul 19% off
R15,335
R12,421
R17,455
R14,139
05 Aug - 07 Aug 19% off
R15,335
R12,421
R17,455
R14,139
12 Aug - 14 Aug 19% off G
R15,335
R12,421
R17,455
R14,139
19 Aug - 21 Aug 19% off
R15,335
R12,421
R17,455
R14,139
26 Aug - 28 Aug 19% off
R15,335
R12,421
R17,455
R14,139
02 Sep - 04 Sep 19% off
R15,335
R12,421
R17,455
R14,139
09 Sep - 11 Sep 19% off
R15,335
R12,421
R17,455
R14,139
16 Sep - 18 Sep 19% off
R15,335
R12,421
R17,455
R14,139
23 Sep - 25 Sep 19% off
R15,335
R12,421
R17,455
R14,139
30 Sep - 02 Oct 19% off
R15,335
R12,421
R17,455
R14,139
07 Oct - 09 Oct 19% off
R14,595
R11,822
R16,715
R13,539
14 Oct - 16 Oct 19% off
R14,595
R11,822
R16,715
R13,539
21 Oct - 23 Oct 19% off
R14,595
R11,822
R16,715
R13,539
28 Oct - 30 Oct 19% off
R14,595
R11,822
R16,715
R13,539

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
01 Jul - 03 Jul 19% off
R19,125
R15,491
R20,965
R16,982
15 Jul - 17 Jul 19% off
R19,125
R15,491
R20,965
R16,982
22 Jul - 24 Jul 19% off
R19,125
R15,491
R20,965
R16,982
29 Jul - 31 Jul 19% off
R19,125
R15,491
R20,965
R16,982
05 Aug - 07 Aug 19% off
R19,125
R15,491
R20,965
R16,982
12 Aug - 14 Aug 19% off
R19,125
R15,491
R20,965
R16,982
19 Aug - 21 Aug 19% off
R19,125
R15,491
R20,965
R16,982
26 Aug - 28 Aug 19% off
R19,125
R15,491
R20,965
R16,982
02 Sep - 04 Sep 19% off
R19,125
R15,491
R20,965
R16,982
09 Sep - 11 Sep 19% off
R19,125
R15,491
R20,965
R16,982
16 Sep - 18 Sep 19% off
R19,125
R15,491
R20,965
R16,982
23 Sep - 25 Sep 19% off
R19,125
R15,491
R20,965
R16,982
30 Sep - 02 Oct 19% off
R19,125
R15,491
R20,965
R16,982
07 Oct - 09 Oct 19% off
R18,385
R14,892
R20,225
R16,382
14 Oct - 16 Oct 19% off
R18,385
R14,892
R20,225
R16,382
21 Oct - 23 Oct 19% off
R18,385
R14,892
R20,225
R16,382
28 Oct - 30 Oct 19% off
R18,385
R14,892
R20,225
R16,382

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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