Wainwright’s Lake District
Day 1 Windermere
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Windermere and your hotel, located between Windermere and Ambleside. We aim for you to arrive between 4pm and 5pm and then there’ll be free time to settle in and enjoy the views over Lake Windermere.
Day 2 Windermere & Haverthwaite Railway
We depart for Ambleside village where we board our cruise. Enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding hills, secluded bays and wooded islands as we sail down the length of England’s longest lake.
We disembark at Lakeside, at the southern tip of the lake, to join the Haverthwaite Railway. We take a short trip on this preserved historic line, built during the 1850s and 1860s to transport coal and iron ore at the height of the Industrial Revolution (if the railway is not available we’ll visit Lakeland Motor Museum instead). We’ll return to our hotel later this afternoon.
- Cruise on Lake Windermere and one-way trip on Haverthwaite Railway (all day)
Day 3 Windermere
Today is free for you to make your own explorations. Maybe visit Ambleside, a largely Victorian village built originally by Romans to defend the lower fells from the Picts and Scots. Stock Ghyll Force, a spectacular 70-foot waterfall, is just a short walk from the village.
Or head to Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere, neighbouring villages that offer the opportunity to shop, dine or simply sit back and watch the boats on the lake. You may like to visit St Martin’s Church, which was built in 1483 and is one of the town’s most interesting buildings. The area behind the church, Lowside, is the oldest part of town, with narrow, winding streets to explore. You may also choose to rediscover childhood stories at the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.
Day 4 Lake District
We head out on our scenic drive of the Lake District, passing by the many hills, fells and lakes in the ‘National Park of the North’. We’ll also be travelling through a number of well-known towns and villages, such as Grasmere, Keswick and Ullswater. After making a number of stops in scenic spots to take those all-important photos, we’ll return to our hotel.
- Scenic drive of the Lake District (all day)
Day 5 Windermere
Today we bid farewell to the Lake District. You’ll be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.