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Lake District Sailing, Steaming & Dreaming

Paint a picture to last in the memory for years to come and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Lakes on this unique holiday.

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The sheer beauty of the Lake District has inspired poets and artists for centuries. Paint a picture to last in the memory for years to come and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Lakes on this unique holiday. One of the excursions is taken in mini buses to reach parts large coaches cannot go!


At a glance:

  • Mountain Goat mini bus tour

  • Beatrix Potter’s Hilltop House

  • Hawkshead and Tarn Hows

  • Coniston Water gondola cruise

  • Lake Ullswater cruise

  • Bowness and Lake Windermere cruise

  • Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, depart East Anglia and travel to Cumbria to the Shap Wells Hotel for the four night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.


Day 2

Head first for Ambleside to join the comfortable services of the Mountain Goat. A fleet of mini coaches arrives at Wray Castle for a brief stop before arriving at Hill Top. This 17th Century farmhouse is where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her children's stories and it remains exactly as she left it. From here, travel to the little village of Hawkshead for a lunch break. This afternoon head for Coniston Water to enjoy a cruise on board the Gondola. Return to Ambleside through the Yewdale Valley before re-joining the coach.

B, D

Day 3

The day begins with a visit to Bowness-on-Windermere. Spend the morning here with a chance to look around the town and shops. This afternoon, enjoy a delightful sail along Lake Winderemere to Lakeside at the southern end of the lake. Join the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway for a nostalgic steam train ride to Haverthwaite.

B, D

Day 4

More fantastic scenery today, travel to Ullswater and Pooley Bridge. Sail on board the 'steamer' along the lake to Glenridding. Continue to Keswick with time to explore and purchase lunch. Return to the hotel over the rugged Kirkstone pass.

B, D

Day 5

After the final breakfast, journey back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Shap Wells Hotel


The Shap Wells Hotel is set in tranquil surroundings amongst the Lakeland fells and is an ideal base from which to explore this corner of England.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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