Lake District Long Weekend
LAKE DISTRICT TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a long weekend? Somewhere with breath-taking views, fresh mountain air and a lovely bunch of fellow travellers? We’ve got just the ticket. Join us for a long weekend of exploration in the stunningly beautiful Lake District National Park. Comprised of mesmerising lakes, vast green landscapes, and endless rolling hills, the area was recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status – and we can totally see why. During the course of the weekend we will enjoy a full-day private tour of ten spectacular lakes, get out into the fresh country air for some leisurely scenic walks, and, if the weather allows, we’ll enjoy a boat cruise on the glistening waters of the national park.
Discover 10 stunning lakes on a full-day private tour
Breathe in the fresh mountain air on a scenic country walk
Enjoy a boat cruise on one of the National Park’s beautiful lakes
Day 1 – Arrive Keswick
When you arrive in the Lake District, make your way to the hotel which is located in Keswick. Check-in will be from 2pm onwards. Today is an arrival day so there are no planned activities. If you arrive in time, you can join your tour leader and the rest of the group for dinner to get to know your fellow travellers! Overnight in Keswick.
Day 2 – Full Day 10 Lakes Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, we will begin a full day private-bus tour to ten spectacular lakes, passing through beautiful valleys, gushing waterfalls and traditional Lakeland villages on the way. We will make plenty of stops to admire the views and take lots of gorgeous photographs. We will pass some of the region’s most spectacular sights, such as Newlands Valley, Thirlmere and Grasmere. A highlight is the Castlerigg Stone Circle, one of the most famous and most visited stone circles in the country. From within the circle you will have picture perfect views to some of the Lake District’s highest peaks. If the weather allows, we will take a boat out on one of the lakes, and then afterwards we’ll head back to Keswick for a well-earned dinner with the group. Overnight in Keswick.
Day 3 – Scenic Lake District Walk
After breakfast, we will be joined by our lovely local guide who will be taking us out for a scenic walk in the Lake District. The walk will be suitable to all fitness levels – just make sure you have appropriate footwear and clothing! Once we have built up an appetite we’ll stop for a delicious pub lunch in a local village. In the evening, you can join your tour leader and the rest of the group for a final dinner together. Overnight in Keswick.
Day 4 – Depart Keswick
Today is a departure day so you are free to leave Keswick at anytime.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR
- Sharing a twin room at a 3-star hotel in Keswick
- All breakfasts & dinners throughout the trip
- Services of an experienced local guide
- One of our Solo Travellers tour leaders to accompany the group throughout
- 10 Lakes private full-day tour
- Boat Ride (weather permitting)
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR
- Transport to/from Keswick
- Drinks during dinners
- Tips and other personal expenses
- Up to eight weeks before departure, a place can be reserved on payment of a deposit of £100.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
- Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions.
- The outstanding balance is due 8 weeks before travel.
- Transport to and from the Lake District is not included in the cost of the tour and will need to be organised separately. Please do not book transport until we have given the go-ahead.
- Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
- Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
ESSENTIAL TRIP NOTES
It is the responsibility of the traveller to ensure they have checked visa requirements and obtained documents where necessary.
Travel insurance is mandatory for all trips and you need to carry a copy of your certificate with you. If you haven’t purchased It already, we have partnered up with Columbus Travel Insurance and you can buy your policy through us.
MONEY & COSTS
The currency used in England is the Great British Pound, and it’s recommended to change up your money before you leave. We also recommend taking a credit or debit card with you as a back-up.
We recommend budgeting £20 – £30 a day for lunches, water, and drinks (not including alcohol), but this is just an indicative amount and can vary from place to place, so you may end up spending less or more. You will have a better idea of how much you usually spend when you’re on holiday so please budget accordingly.
If you feel you have received good service, you can tip your local guide during the trip if you wish. As a guideline we would recommend tipping between £5 – £10 per person, per day.
If you would prefer to have your own room on this trip, the additional cost would be £150. Please let us know at the time of booking as it cannot be guaranteed closer to the time.
There won’t be much driving involved on this trip, but when we are on the road, we will be in a private vehicle.
WHAT TO PACK
- Comfortable walking boots as well as trainers
- Layers are key when you are walking so make sure you bring multiple t-shirts and jumpers
- Waterproofs – jackets and trousers if possible
- Warm clothing
- Thick socks, gloves and warm hat (depending on time of year)
- A small day pack
- Adequate sun protection – hats, sunglasses, sunscreen
- Wet-suit (if you’d like to swim in one of the lakes – it’s very cold!)
- Refillable water bottle
- Camera with spare batteries and memory cards – you’re going to want to take some photos!
- Power bank
WEATHER & CLIMATE
The warmest time to visit Northern England is between June & August when average daily temperatures are between 15-17°C. During the Autumn months, average daily temperatures fall to around 13°C, and in Winter drop again to around 4°C. Spring is similar to Autumn. You should always be prepared for rain in England, especially in the Lake District where the weather can change quickly.
We never recommend taking more luggage than you can personally carry as there might not always be someone on hand to help you. One suitcase ideally that can be wheeled, and a small day pack will be more than enough.
Whilst England is a very safe place to travel, we recommend you don’t bring anything you won’t really need – expensive jewellery and watches are not necessary, you can leave them at home.
HEALTH & MEDICAL
It is completely fine to drink the tap water in England. You should keep hydrated whilst you are walking and doing activities, so make sure you always have a bottle of water with you. You will be able to fill up your water bottles at the hotel, so you don’t need to keep buying plastic bottles.
If you take medication for anything or think you may need something whilst you are away, it’s better to take it with you rather than relying on getting to a pharmacy whilst you are on the trip.
We recommend you read the travel advice for any country you are visiting ahead of your visit. This can be accessed on the FCO website.