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DALES and LAKELAND EXPLORER

'....in Cumbria'

SEPTEMBER
from Monday 3rd until Friday 7th  
5 Day Holiday Tour
By coach from pickups in Northern Ireland
4****Samlesbury Hotel Preston

Welcome to two of Britain’s true “breathing-spaces”. Firstly, the Lakeland valleys, fells and picturesque lakes. Secondly, to the tip of the Dales – famed for its wildflower meadows, heather moors and waterfalls. Sample the lifestyle, the history and scenery of both distinctly different areas. Included is a cruise on England’s most renowned Lake, entrance into an Elizabethan Hall with its world famous Topiary Garden. We finish this holiday with a 45-minute railway journey through glorious Dales countryside on part of the well-known Settle – Carlisle Railway with a morning visit to quaint Grassington in the centre of the Dales.

BEST WESTERN PLUS SAMLESBURY HOTEL – 4****hotel located just off the M6 motorway at junction 31, Samlesbury Hotel offers en-suite accommodation with free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, and 24-hour room service. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. All rooms at Samlesbury Hotel feature a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries. Each room is beautifully designed and maintained. The property boasts a fitness centre. This modern 4-stars hotel serves fine local cuisine and seasonal dishes with a twist. Preston and Lytham St Annes are less than 10-minute drive away. The popular Lake District National Park is about 40 miles away.

SOUTHERN LAKES & LEVENS HALL - We start the day in the Lake District and the market town of Kendal for a browse before continuing through Lakeland countryside to nearby Levens Hall and Gardens, dating back to 1350. The interior is from the Elizabethan period with fine oak panelling and ornate plasterwork. The well laid out gardens date back over 300 years and Leven Hall Topiary Garden is the finest and most extensive Topiary garden in the World with over 100 individually designed pieces.

THE LAKE DISTRICT - Today we head to Lake Windermere, through striking Lakeland scenery, where we have arranged a cruise on this world famous lake to Ambleside. Time free to roam around and have lunch in one of the many eateries in this popular tourist lake-side town or in Hayes Garden World. Later, we continue our Lakeland tour, along the shoreline of Consiton Water, of Bluebird fame, before leaving the Lake District Fells behind and returning to your hotel.

THE YORKSHIRE DALES - From Samlesbury we journey through an area known as Bowland Forest via Clitheroe and Settle to popular Grassington, described as “more than your average Dales Village”. Later today we board the diesel train for the best part of the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway Line. This 45-minute journey, will transport you past impressive limestone peaks, through tunnels and over viaducts including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct with 24 arches - a true masterpiece of Victorian engineering. Your coach awaits at Kirby Stephen completing a fabulous day though the Dales ending in the picturesque villages of Kirkby Stephen, an area of outstanding natural beauty open to explore.

From pickups in Northern Ireland on Monday 3rd September we take the 11.30am Stena Superfast sailing to Cairnryan with afternoon comfort/snack stops, planning to arrive Samlesbury Hotel 7pm app. Our return journey on Friday 7th September on 7.30pm sailing from Cairnryan to Belfast is due into Belfast 10pm, including two comfort and snack stops between Samlesbury Hotel and Cairnryan Port. Coach transfers to your set-down point in Northern Ireland. (Times correct at print date).

Tour Leaders: Rodney & Helen Mitchell.

TOUR COST: £399 per person sharing
                     £75 single room supplement
TOUR CODE: DLE/18
INSURANCE: £22 per person
DEPOSIT:      £75 per person

PRICE INCLUDES:
 Luxury coaching from pickup in Northern Ireland.
 Stena 11.30am ferry between Belfast/Cairnryan.
 4 Nights DB&B in 4****Samlesbury Hotel Preston.
 All day tours and excursions per printed itinerary.
 Cruise on Lake Windermere Bowness to Ambleside.
 45-minute ride on part of Settle-Carlisle Railway.
 Admission to Levens Hall and Gardens nr Kendal.
 Services of Tour Leader throughout holiday tour.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Hotel Lift Yes, Location Level, Steps Some, Walking Lots.

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