British Heritage Magazine
Lake District Walking Vacation
2nd Sept 2004
LancasterAuthentic are proud to offer an extended Lake District Walking
Tour exclusively for British Heritage Magazine. All are welcome to join.
Combine the majestic scenery of the famous Lake District, the softly rolling
hills and fields of beautifully undiscovered Silverdale & the Lune
Valley. Add to this two nights stay in Central London and a visit to the
Lancaster & its castle, still owned by Her Majesty Elizabeth II..
The mountains & scenery that inspired William Wordsworth, Beatrix
Potter, John Ruskin & others await you on this walking vacation of
England's North Country.
"...In the days that followed I lived in an ecstasy of delight. We walked
entranced along the valleys and lakesides. I was bewitched by everything.
The natives ..and their smiling faces reflected an inner peace and contentment
as though their serene surroundings had permeated their philosophy of
life." Alfred Wainwright (author and lake district fell-wanderer 1907--1988
from his autobiography published on his 80th birthday.
British Heritage Magazine
English Lake District Tour
Departure 2nd September 2004
The expectation of your discovery is with you as you leave for Britain...
Arrive in London, England! As red double decker busses groan along the
wrong side of the road, you'll be checking into your centrally-located
London hotel. Time for a walking tour or a nap before an evening dinner
party with your fellow travelers.
Head north from Euston station on the West Coast Main Line. A few of hours
later, you'll be arriving in in England's North Country & the famous
A transfer whisks you away for your evening meal and overnight. Before
a week exploring the English Lake Country, a sumptuous meal, wine and
a chat about the treats in store
A visit to the delightful Lune Valley. Ancient villages, babbling brooks,
old churches, winding lanes originally recommended to travelers by William
Wordsworth! Call in at friends for coffee before going inside impressive
In the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of Silverdale, call at a church
that flies the Stars and Stripes before strolling through the grounds
of Leighton Hall. Enjoy the stunning views over the Bay to the Lakeland
Explore the unvisited lower fells at the tip of famous Lake Windermere.
See the impressive 12th C monastic church in delightful Cartmel village
and Holker Hall and gardens, owned by Lord & Lady Cavendish. Then
explore around Bowland Bridge discovering the delights of this little
visited corner of the Lake District.
On the shores of Lake Coniston, visit John Ruskin's home. Awe-inspiring
scenery as we wind our way through Beatrix Potter country. You'll also
explore the bustling centre of Ambleside nestling on the North tip of
In the heart of the Lakeland mountains, we explore little-known valleys
of Kentmere and Troutbeck. Time permitting we can then visit the hustle
and bustle of market town Kendal or Town End Cottage.
A final view of of the majestic mountains before heading to the train
and the capital. A free afternoon for personal exploration in London before
a farewell banquet.
Maybe time to make a last purchase before heading to the airport!
From the moment you arrive, you'll be spoiled with excellent food, pampered
in outstanding accommodation and be transported in total comfort. Our
tour price is inclusive of virtually all of what you'll need.
On your walking tour with us you'll have chance to relax. The pace is
gentle, as are the grades of the walks you'll undertake. You'll walk between
four to six miles a day, which not only gives you a leisurely pace, it
also gives you time to explore with us and discover more both during the
walk and after.
Our trusty Land Rover or back-up van is always on hand to give a break
to those that want it, or to help us adapt the itinerary as we please.
After a great day out, you'll just love to return to your beautiful accommodation
for a soak and chat about the events of the day over a superb evening
This tour includes:
- Return flights from the US
- All ground transportation & airport transfers
- A full breakfast daily
- A generous lunch or picnic (Days 4 - 8 inclusive)
- A three or four course evening meal with wine daily
- En suite accommodation in characterful hotels and country inns of
- Your personal transportation always at your beck - and -call during
our itinerary (Day 3-8 inclusive)
- The services of an excellent local LancasterAuthentic guide
- Incidental refreshments and entrance fees
Tour prices listed below are per person, double or twin occupancy. Singles
are welcome, supplement of $450 or indicate "willing to share"
on your booking form.
Fully inclusive tour with return flights $3890*
Land Only US$3190
Single supplement US$450
*price features return flights from New York or Boston. Flight
supplements to the "with return flights" are:
Washington D.C. +US$70, Miami US$ 140, LAX US$ 170, San Francisco / Chicago
US$200, Las Vegas US$250.
All airports are available on demand. For rates available from other hubs,
please contact us for a quote.