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Lake District Explorer


The sheer beauty of the Lake District has inspired poets and artists for centuries.

The sheer beauty of the Lake District has inspired poets and artists for centuries. On this tour we will paint a picture that will last in your memory for years to come. From our base we can explore both the dramatic landscapes of the Lakes and see the Cumbrian Mountains that tower above the wooded hillsides and green fields.




Hotel: Shap Wells Hotel, Penrith (4 nights D, B&B) ***

Set in tranquil surroundings amongst the Lakeland fells and an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful corner of England. Located in 30 acres of grounds, the hotel offers a bar, lounges and a spacious restaurant. All 98 bedrooms are equipped with TV, radio, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Hotel has a lift.



Day 1

Europa Buscentre to the Cumbrian Fells via Cairnryan with Stena Line.


Day 2

Our day begins with a ride over the rugged Shap Fells and Tebay to Bowness-on- Windermere. Here we spend the morning with a chance to look around the town and shops, maybe visiting the World of Beatrix Potter Exhibition or just enjoy lunch. This afternoon we have a delightful 45min circular cruise of the islands of Lake Windermere before returning to our hotel.

B, D

Day 3

This morning we visit Holker Hall set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into parkland, framed by the Lakeland Hills. We have the afternoon free in Kendal.

B, D

Day 4

We spend the morning in Keswick exploring the weekly market. In the afternoon we take a drive through the northern lakes passing through Ambleside, Glenridding and Ullswater.

B, D

Day 5

We return on the afternoon Stena Line sailing to Belfast.


B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included

Tour Highlights

Holker Hall



Lake Windermere Cruise

Keswick Market



Price Excludes

Single Room Supplement from - £60

Holiday Insurance


Please note that the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry is closed until 2022 so this tour will be visiting Holker Hall instead, to facilitate this change days 2 & 3 have been swapped around.

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

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

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Europa Buscentre Ulsterbus Tours, Europa Buscentre Stands 2-5
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Europa Buscentre,

Glengall Street,

Belfast, BT12 5AH

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday 09:00 - 12:30

Sunday Closed

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