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Walking and Culture in the Lake District National Park …

Lake District

Arrival times:
Manchester Airport: by 5pm.
Edinburgh Airport: after 12am plus £65.00 transfer charges on arrival
Glasgow Airport: by 12am plus £65.00 transfer charges on arrival.
Liverpool Airport: by 5pm plus £33.00 transfer charges on arrival.

Departure times:
Manchester Airport: after 11am.
Edinburgh Airport: after 6pm plus £65.00 transfer charges on arrival.
Glasgow Airport after 6pm plus £65.00 transfer charges on arrival.
Liverpool Airport: after 1pm £33.00 transfer charges on day of departure.

 

– A walking tour for couples, families and singles. A walking tour with an English and German speaking guide and lots of opportunities for like-minded English and German speakers to mix

– The possibility of a language course

– Very attractively situated accommodation with many opportunities for cultural and sporting leisure activities as well as for relaxation

– Discover one of Britain’s most beautiful areas

In choosing the Lake District we have selected for you England’s most beautiful national park and a walkers’ paradise. The enchanting mountains and lakes of the English Lake District have inspired travellers and artists for over two centuries. This is the cradle of English Romantic poetry. Stunning scenery, a wealth of cultural opportunities and convivial evenings in cosy, traditional pubs constitute the unique charm of the Lake District.
In the midst of lakes and fells and a landscape sculpted by rushing waterfalls you have many opportunities for relaxation and making new friends on idyllic walks or through other activities. Your friendly tour guide has known the area intimately since childhood and will be delighted to acquaint you more closely with the countryside, its culture and its people.

 

The Walks
The walks range from idyllic strolls along constantly branching tracks through woods and beside lakes, with the chance of boat trips and lunches in rural pubs and teashops in picturesque villages, to demanding mountain walks such as the ascent of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain. The guide will offer alternatives so as not to ask too much of anyone. The individual walks will be tailored to the interests and fitness of each group as well as to the weather conditions and will explore lesser-known paths. Thus, even in summer, you can enjoy the romance of the mountains, lakes and woods undisturbed by crowds.

You walk in small groups. The minimum group size is just eight people. On the walks you need only a small day sack to carry your packed lunch, camera and so on. Often we walk directly from our accommodation.

Accompanying Programme
Impressive Skipton Castle and Hardraw Force, England’s highest waterfall, are included in the sightseeing programme, as are Castlerigg Stone Circle, one of England’s best preserved prehistoric sites, and enchanting villages that look as if they have come straight from the pages of a picture book. On several evenings we experience proverbial English hospitality in cosy, traditional pubs.

You can also visit other attractions. These consist of two former homes of the poet, William Wordsworth, the massive fortress of Carlisle Castle, Roman remains, interesting museums, imposing Carlisle Cathedral, many small, historic churches, abbeys, Gretna Green or Hadrian’s Wall.

English Language Course (for second language speakers) Where more than 6 people are interested, price on enquiry. You will be taught in small groups (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced). Your course leader will help decide your level through conversation and a couple of written exercises. The course is conversationally based. Topics will be underpinned by means of written exercises and reinforced through light-hearted role play. You will improve fluency, build vocabulary, and become much more confident about using English. Practise your English through conversation during the walks, or by talking to the locals. On most days you can combine the language course with the walks.

During your tour you have plenty of time to chat with friendly and amusing English people over tea and scones, either about solving all the problems of the European Union, or to engage in a thorough discussion of the weather.

Our Home in the Lakes, Accommodation and Catering
Our accommodation is situated in beautiful, tranquil surroundings in fine parkland with ancient trees and an attractive garden overlooking Derwentwater. A pretty river borders the park. From the house there is a fabulous view of the mountains of the Northern Lake District.

The pleasant single and double rooms are modern and comfortably appointed with shower/WC, TV, a hairdryer and coffee and tea making facilities.
Family rooms are also available in a separate wing of the building. As an option you can stay in a cosy B&B guesthouse where you will be in close contact with English families.

You enjoy ample continental or English breakfasts and a first-rate three-course dinner in the evening. The head chef is happy to cater for vegetarians and prepares good packed lunches and takes care of individual tastes.

Keswick
Our attractive nearby town, Keswick, is only fifteen minutes’ walk away over a footbridge and across the fields. Keswick has numerous shops, banks and restaurants and cosy, traditional pubs.

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Around this most beautiful of the northern lakes there is a variety of excellent walks. Of course, you can also use the lake for swimming. Our accommodation has links with boat hirers where you can hire sailing or rowing boats, canoes or kayaks.

The wild flower meadows everywhere in spring; the intensive greens, and the deep blue of the lakes in summer; Autumn’s Indian summer with its flowering heather, and the ever changing moods of the landscape give colour new dimensions.

Leisure opportunities
Take advantage of the many different opportunities surrounding you. The variety of sporting, creative and cultural possibilities makes the choice very difficult. Sporting activities (some of which involve additional cost) range from extended cycle and mountain-bike tours to swimming, sailing, rowing, canoeing, kayaking, golf, tennis, horse riding, fishing, climbing and walking, and many others.

The rich menu of cultural opportunities includes visits to the homes of famous poets, painters and writers; to museums presenting the culture, history and traditions of the area; to interesting churches, potteries and art galleries. Cinema and theatre in Keswick, the weekly market, the Grasmere Games, and many other local festivities will keep you entertained as well as giving you the chance to meet the local people.

On organised day trips from Keswick you can discover many other parts of the Lake District or visit York, or even Edinburgh. An artist’s paradise, the Lake District offers ideal conditions for landscape painting and photo-safaris. Interesting small shops in Keswick and Ambleside provide attractive shopping opportunities.

Climate
The mild and moderate climate of the Lake District, England’s biggest and most impressive National Park, is influenced by the Gulf Stream. Often a light breeze blows and even in high summer the temperature rarely gets too hot for pleasant walking.

Tour leaders
Most tours are led by Richard. He is a former English teacher and recently retired vice principal of a British comprehensive school. Richard speaks a number of foreign languages , leads demanding walking and study tours and specialises in natural history tours. He has known the Lake District intimately since childhood.

Sometimes Klaus Frömmel or another of our team of tour guides will lead the tour. Klaus has lived many years in his adopted country, Great Britain. He is self-employed as a language and economics lecturer, leads upmarket study tours, is a qualified mountain leader and a Lake District and Scotland specialist. Both guides will be delighted to introduce you to the culture, land and people.

 

If you would like a detailed description of the tour complete with daily itinerary, please click here

3 Departures 2017:
(English & German speaking, Saturday to Saturday)

27.05. – 03.06.
01.07. – 08.07.
19.08. – 26.08.

All departures, minimum of just 8 people. Maximum group size 16 people!!

Further departures by arrangement

 

You can travel with an English and German speaking international group. Please ask for details.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY?
You can combine this tour perfectly with the:

– walking tours:
“Western Highlands” – in the footsteps of Rob Roy – our classic!
“Northern Highlights” (Orkney and Shetland Islands and Sutherland)
“In the Heart of Scotland” – walking and culture based on a single location
“Western Isles” (Islands of Lewis, Harris, Uists, Barra, and north-west Scotland)
Self-guided railway and walking tour, 9 days

We can organise your own holiday extension.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Guided walks, sightseeing, visits, entrance costs, bus journeys, transfers according to the programme. Experienced walking and tour guide, 7 nights in bedrooms with bath or shower/WC, hair dryer and TV, 7 full breakfasts, 2 packed lunches, 4 full dinners. Evening and accompanying programmes as described, airport transfers, welcome drink. The all day excursion “The Wider Cumbria” and a language course are not included in the price.

WHERE AND HOW YOU CAN BOOK:
You can book through a travel agent or, of course, directly with Rob Roy Tours Ltd. Arrival by plane, train or private car.

This tour can ideally be booked in combination with our other walking and sightseeing tours. Please ask us for details.

PRICES 2017:
per person sharing a twin/double room (single room supplement £290.00)

£971.20

 

– Flight not included
– Reduction for children sharing with parents

PLANNED departures 2018 (always Saturday to Saturday)

26.5., 30.6., 18.8.

Further departures on request.

 

If you have any questions, simply call us on 0044-(0)1620-890 908.
We will call you back right away!

Or send us an email at Urlaub@RobRoyTours.com or a fax to 0044-(0)1620-892 442.

 

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