York, Lake District & Hadrian’s Wall 2021

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5 Days / 4 Nights (B 'n B)
Availability : April - October
Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

York, Lake District & Hadrian’s Wall: 2 nts York, 2 nts Keswick

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

Explore the cultural highlights and scenic peaks of Northern England on this five day tour.

Roam from the dramatic Yorkshire Dales to the North’s powerful castles and halls. Ascend to the tip of Gothic cathedral’s spires before delving into the nooks and crannies of valley villages. And relive the scenes of fierce conflicts as you wander Hadrian’s Wall.

Picturesque bays, broad lakes, and stunning buildings are guaranteed on this comprehensive tour of the English landscape.

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS / MAX 16 GUESTS

Tour Details
Places you explore

Alnwick Castle – A major shooting location for the Harry Potter franchise and Downton Abbey, this superb 1000-year-old site offers the archetypal English castle experience.

York Minster – Majestic Gothic spires reach up into the York sky on one of Europe’s largest cathedrals, a focal point for dramatic events throughout English history.

Robin Hood’s Bay – This beautifully preserved fishing village offers a stunning contrast between its pretty cottages and rugged cliffside setting.

Yorkshire Dales – The fiercely rugged and verdant expanse is a haven for plant species and hosts some of the UK’s most diverse wildlife, with the beautiful Gothic-influenced city of York at its centre.

Wordsworth’s Cottage – Famed abode of the poet William Wordsworth and the refuge where he produced some of his greatest works, this cottage is full of the great man’s secrets and truths.

Lake Windermere – Spiritual home to Beatrix Potter’s fabulous stories, the largest natural lake in England provides historical and natural fascination.

Scottish Borders – Explore from the ancient boundary of Hadrian’s Wall to the great city of Edinburgh.

Pick Up Location & TIme

Edinburgh  (Google Map)
Check-in closes at 8:30am (tour departs at 8:45am) – Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ

Drop off Location & Time

Edinburgh
7:00pm

Price Includes

  • 4 night Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • Daily full Scottish breakfasts
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide

Meals

  • 4 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Entry fees to visitor attraction
  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Explore in 16 seat mini-coaches, always taking the scenic route, you have great views through large windows, and you’re free to sample the local tipple without worrying about driving. Our driver-guides are world famous for their knowledge, facts, quirky stories, history, and fairy-tales. They truly take you beyond the guidebooks and into your adventure. You make your trip your own. We provide the timetable; and you can choose where you want to eat and which attractions you pay to see. So, if you want to skip a castle and read your book by a mountain view, you can.

Itinerary

Day 1Edinburgh - York

You depart the cosmopolitan city of Edinburgh and follow the magnificent East Lothian coastline towards the walled border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

After stopping to admire the fortifications, you continue to Alnwick Castle. This immense stronghold has been home of the Earls and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309 and has stood strong for nearly a millennium.
It was originally built to assert Norman rule over newly conquered lands. But more recently Alnwick Castle has found fame as one of the settings for the fictional Hogwarts school in the Harry Potter movie series and Downton Abbey.

Leaving Alnwick behind, you travel towards the city of York on the Great North Road, a route that has carried countless Roman legions between the remote Northern outposts and the more populous settlements of Roman Britannia. In the late afternoon, you arrive in York; your base for the next two nights.

Day 2York

Today you can decide what you want to do.

You can choose to spend the day exploring the medieval heart of York; an ancient city with a colourful history dating back to the times of the Romans, Vikings, and Normans. There’s much to see and do: you can visit a chocolate museum, find out about the Vikings, or even just stroll around the ancient walls.

Alternatively, you can journey out with your guide on a half-day excursion to the magnificent North York Moors National Park. Your next stop is Whitby, a bustling fishing port and inspiration for the imagination of Bram Stoker, who stayed here in a hotel while writing his famous novel Dracula.
After lunch and free time in Whitby, you travel to the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay*; They doubt if the real Robin Hood ever came here, but there are still plenty of smugglers tales dotted around this remarkable harbour village. You then return to York in the early evening.
Whichever option you choose, you spend your evening enjoying the sights and sounds of York. (B)

*Robin Hood’s Bay – The mini-coach cannot access the main village because of local restrictions. The coach will drop you off at the top of the village and you must walk down (and back up!) a steep hill to reach the old village centre.

Day 3York - Keswick

You’re picked up from your accommodation and head west into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Established in 1954, the Yorkshire Dales National Park has outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and rich cultural heritage. It’s a special place – a fantastic outdoor arena for recreation and relaxation and a haven for wildlife.

Continuing west, the route takes you through the Northern Dales – the centre of the Dales cattle trade.
The final leg of today’s journey takes you high up into the remote hills of the Yorkshire Dales before descending into the lively market town of Keswick* where you’re dropped off at your accommodation and have free time to explore this charming town (B)

(*Please note all tours that depart in July will stay in Bowness-on-Windermere instead of Keswick.)

Day 4Keswick

After breakfast, you head a short distance out of town to the mysterious Castlerigg standing stones. Many people think these were placed here over 5,000 years ago and were once a lively hub of ancient pagan rituals.

You then travel on to the shores of Ullswater, known as England’s most beautiful lake. Here, you can take a forest walk to see the mighty Aira Force waterfall. Continuing south over the narrow and winding Kirkstone Pass, you stop at Lake Windermere where you have the option to take a leisurely cruise on the lake or simply eat lunch while enjoying views of the mountains and lakes.

After lunch, you travel around the southern tip of Windermere and on towards the picturesque conservation village of Hawkshead, where the poet William Wordsworth attended Grammar School.

After free time to explore the village, you take the narrow country lanes north towards Grasmere, which Wordsworth described as “the loveliest spot that man hath found”. There’s free time to visit Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage, taste the legendary gingerbread, or enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden by the River Rothy.

In the late afternoon, you return to Keswick. (B)

Day 5Keswick - Edinburgh

Leaving the lakes behind, you start the climb towards Hartside Pass, at over 1,900ft. On a clear day, the hills and mountains of Scotland and the English Lake District are clearly visible. You follow the route of the old sheep drovers between England and Scotland.

Stopping at Hadrian’s Wall, there’s an opportunity to explore some of the Roman remains and walk in the footsteps of the Roman Centurions who patrolled this desolate frontier of the Empire. You then travel along the ancient Roman Dere Street, cross the border into Scotland, and head to the border town of Jedburgh for refreshments by the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey.

Your final stop is at the world-famous Scott’s View with stunning views over the River Tweed and the Cheviot Hills before continuing north to Edinburgh. (B)

Dates and Prices
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2021: April 5 to April 26 – Monday $970 $1090
2021: May 3 to September 27 – Monday $1070 $1190
2021: October 4 to October 25 – Monday   $970 $1090

All guaranteed departures.

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

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Notes
Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage: You’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.

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