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The sheer beauty of the Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales has inspired poets and artists for centuries. From our base we can explore the dramatic landscapes of the Lakes as well as enjoying the festive atmosphere and entertainment.
Saturday We collect you from home to join your tour coach travelling to Cumbria and Shap Wells Hotel. 4 nights stay – dinner, bed and breakfast, two lunches. Tea/coffee & mince pies available on arrival. During your stay hotel entertainment is provided each evening.
Sunday: Christmas Eve More fantastic scenery today as we make our way to Ullswater and follow the shore road to Glenridding. We continue over rugged Kirkstone Pass, with the lonely inn at the summit, and descend into Windermere and Bowness. Lunch break and time to explore the town or just relax by the lake. This afternoon we enjoy a delightful sail along Lake Windermere to Lakeside. Later we make our way back via Kendal and over the Shap fells. After dinner tonight we are entertained by a cabaret singer. For those wishing to attend Midnight Mass details of church services will be available.
Monday: Christmas Day Merry Christmas to all! Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, open your presents and then maybe enjoy a stroll to work up an appetite for a Traditional Christmas Day Lunch. Relax this afternoon, listen to the Queen’s Speech, have tea & Christmas cake. Dinner tonight is buffet style and we are entertained with a little light comedy and magic.
Tuesday: Boxing Day We begin this morning with a short sightseeing drive via Appleby – the former county town of Westmoreland – then Tea, Coffee and Mince Pies at Dockray Hall in Penrith, once home to Richard III, this historic building dates back to the 15th Century and is replete with oak panelling and massive ancient fireplaces. Afterwards we return to Shap Wells for a light buffet lunch. The afternoon is free to relax, maybe enjoy a board game with new found friends. Dinner tonight is followed by Race Night in the Riverside Lounge.
Wednesday After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey. We arrive back late afternoon and meet our taxis.
Shap Wells Hotel
Shap Wells Hotel is set in tranquil surroundings amongst the Lakeland fells and is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful corner of England. Set in 30 acres of grounds, the hotel offers well stocked bar, choice of lounges and spacious restaurant. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, radio, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.
4 nights Dinner, bed & breakfast
Luxury coach travel
Traditional Christmas day lunch
Lunch on boxing day
Festive hotel entertainment
Lake Windermere Cruise including tea/coffee and biscuits
Morning coffee and mince pies at the George Hotel, Penrith