This tailor-made package includes executive coach travel throughout the holiday and from three nights’ accommodation on a half board basis at a 3* or 4* hotel in the Lake District to suit your group’s requirements. The content of your preferred itinerary will be discussed with you at the time of enquiry.
- Our suggested itinerary could include
- Visit to Wedgewood Visitor Centre
- Windermere Lake Cruise
- Steam Railway Trip
- Keswick Launch Cruise
- Visit to Hawkshead & the Beatrix Potter Gallery
- Visit to Kendal & The Quaker Tapestry Museum
- Visit to Sizergh Castle & Garden
- Visit to Holker Hall & Gardens
- Group Organiser benefits
- No single room supplements (selected tours only)
To tailor-make your tour or for a personalised quotation call 01943 605999.
Day 1 - Arriving at the Wedgewood Visitor Centre, you will have access to the world’s largest selection of Wedgwood products, which include collections exclusive to the Wedgwood Visitor Centre.
Day 2 - Travelling to Lakeside where you will board the Windermere Lake Cruise for your 40 minute cruise to Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria’s most popular destination. You will have time to enjoy this lakeside town which has some excellent shopping facilities. Boarding the Haverthwaite Steam Railway you will travel through the beautiful Levan Valley.
Day 3 - A full day guided tour around the region where the Beatrix Potter film was made. At Derwentwater near to the Lakeland market town Keswick, you will take a 40 minute cruise onboard the Keswick Launch to the pretty town of Hawkshead where the world renowned Squirrel Nutkin and Benjamin Bunny were created.
Hill Top (NT) & Beatrix Potter Gallery (NT) is where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous children's stories and it has been kept exactly as she left it!
Day 4 - Visiting the nearby market town of Kendal which boasts two castles, two museums, a host of historical buildings and bridges, selection of shopping arcades, fine restaurants & a multitude of public houses. On a Wednesday there is also a wonderful street market and don’t forget to try the town’s most famous export, Kendal Mint Cake.
The Quaker Tapestry is a celebration of over 350 years of social history and like a modern Bayeux Tapestry, this internationally created exhibition includes interactive displays, films, personal audio guides, gift shop, garden and award winning Cafe. The captivating & interactive display entitled Full Steam Ahead: Quakers and Railways, tells among other stories of how Edward Pease, A Darlington Quaker, and George Stephenson, an accomplished engineer, shared a vision and built a railway. It features a working model railway lay-out and the Meeting House itself is a Grade II listed building. It is regarded as one of the finest Georgian buildings in Cumbria.
This afternoon we visit Sizergh Castle & Garden (NT). This was home to the same family, the Stricklands, for more than 750 years. Sizergh's land was first the property of King Henry II and has 14 acres of gardens. Walks lead through ancient woodlands and butterfly loving pastures with views over the fells.
Day 5 - Visiting Holker Hall & Gardens which ismagnificently situated and set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens merging into parkland.
Stopping en route at the Trentham Garden & Outlet Centre enroute home.