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York & the Lake District: Small-Group Tour from London (5-days)

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US$ 725.14
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    What to Expect

    Day 1: Cambridge & Lincoln

    Stop At: University of Cambridge, The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS England
    The adventure begins by departing London and travelling to the iconic city of Cambridge, home to the world famous university. Whilst here you'll be able to visit some of the famous colleges where the likes of Stephen Hawking & Sir Isaac Newton studied, partake in a Cambridge tradition; punting and have lunch.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Lincoln Cathedral, Exchequergate House 18A Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX England
    We’ll continue north to the historic city of Lincoln. Here you can visit the magnificent Cathedral or explore the historic Castle where you can see an original copy of the Magna Carta, written in 1215.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: overnight destination - York

    Day 2: The Yorkshire Dales and southern Lakes

    Stop At: Aysgarth Falls, Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales National Park England
    This morning we'll travel through the beautiful green valleys of the Yorkshire Dales. Meander along country lanes towards the stunning Asygarth Falls, which featured in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: St Ostwalds Church, Silver Street, Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL8 3HS England
    Next we'll stop in the traditional Yorkshire town of Askrigg; fictional setting of All Creatures Great and Small, based on the novels of James Herriot.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sizergh Castle Near Kendal, Cumbria, Kendal LA8 8AE England
    Absorb the scenery on our way from the Dales into the Lake District, where the lunchtime stop is Sizergh Castle, a place with a history dating to the fourteenth century.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF England
    This afternoon you’ll visit the quaint Hill Top; formerly the home of author Beatrix Potter, who wrote the Tales of Peter Rabbit.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: overnight destination - Windermere (first night)

    Day 3: The Best of the Lake District

    Stop At: Dove Cottage, Grasmere LA22 9SH England
    Today, your journey features some of the highlights of the Lake District. You’ll begin by heading to the village of Grasmere, where you can sample the famous gingerbread and visit Dove Cottage; home of the celebrated poet William Wordsworth.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Castlerigg Stone Circle, Castle Lane Underskiddaw, Keswick CA12 4RN England
    We'll visit the neolithic monument of Castlerigg stone circle; one of Britain's most scenic ancient sites and thought to be over 4,000-years-old.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Keswick Museum, Station Road Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF England
    Enjoy breath-taking mountain scenery as you travel along the Honister Pass; one of Britain’s most dramatic roads. Next, head to the market town of Keswick, where we'll stop for some lunch.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ullswater Lake, England
    This afternoon we’ll drive along the beautiful Ullswater Lake, and make a stop at the beautiful Aira Force waterfall.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Windermere, Windermere England
    Now we travel back to Windermere, where you’ll have the opportunity to take a boat trip on England’s largest lake.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: overnight destination - Windermere (second night)

    Day 4: York

    Stop At: York Minster, Minster Yard Deangate, York YO1 7HH England
    Today we return to York, and then have the afternoon free to explore this historic and beautiful city. There’s so much to do here including; visiting the magnificent York Minister, discovering the Roman & Viking history of the city, exploring the world-renowned National Railway museum, taking a walk along the city walls, wandering through the historic central streets known as ‘The Shambles’, trying a traditional Yorkshire pudding, or joining one of the famous ghost tours.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: overnight destination - York

    Day 5: Hardwick Hall & Stratford-upon-Avon

    Stop At: Hardwick Hall and Gardens, Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QT England
    This morning we visit Hardwick Hall, one of Britain's great Elizabethan houses. The stunning house and gardens were created in the 1590's by Bess of Hardwick, and who became the second wealthiest female in the land, after Queen Elizabeth I.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW England
    We’ll continue south to the last stop Stratford-upon-Avon; home town of the world’s greatest playwright; William Shakespeare. Here, you can explore the charming town and see some of the places with a connection to Shakespeare, including his birthplace
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mercure London Kensington Hotel, 1a Lexham Gardens, Kensington, London W8 5JJ, UK
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    5 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 4x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • 4-nights en-suite accommodation
    • Driver/guide
    • Transportation in air-conditioned minibus
    • Small-group tour (max. 16 passengers)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - University of Cambridge
    • Entry/Admission - Lincoln Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Sizergh Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
    • Entry/Admission - Dove Cottage
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Windermere
    • Entry/Admission - York Minster
    • Entry/Admission - Hardwick Hall and Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Birthplace
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children (aged 10+) must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please bring suitable clothing for various weather conditions
    • Each passenger may bring one suitcase (max. weight 20kg) and one carry on item
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a great time touring all the way from Cambridge to York and the Lake District. The small-group setting and accommodations were great. The journey through the countryside was beautiful with a nice weather as well. Steve was knowledgeable about the places we went to and
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    Our group of six not only had a great time, we also had great weather! There were a total of 12 of us our our tour, and our traveling companions (Aussies) couldn't have been nicer than if we had selected them ourselves. Steve was quite accommodating, which permitted me to
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    My husband and I took the York and Lake District tour last month. Not only did it exceed expectations but it was terrific value. The convenient London hotel departure point has a lobby cafe and facilities available prior to departure. The small 16 seat bus was modern and
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    In September of 2017 we went on the Cornwall tour and had an amazing week. There was so much to see, it was beautiful, and our guide Glenn was so knowledgeable. We could never have seen all that we did if we had been on our own. We learned that there was a tour of York and
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