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From Manchester: Lake District Sightseeing Day Trip

1. From Manchester: Lake District Sightseeing Day Trip

The tour departs from Manchester Airport and bypasses the city heading into the luscious surrounding countryside. Admire the views as you travel to the UK’s largest national park, the Lake District, stopping at the underground Rheged Discovery Center along the way. During the partially narrated 2-hour journey to the Lake District, the tour also stops by the famous Castlerigg Neolithic Stone Circle where you can feel ancient mythical energy flowing around you. Continue on to Grasmere Village, which boasts an array of beautiful 19th century architecture as well as the grave of well-known poet William Wordsworth. Afterwards, let your nose lead the way to Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop, where you can taste a selection of traditional sweet treats from the region. After you have filled up on gingerbread, it is time to explore the national park and navigate through the Langdales, also known as “Little Switzerland”. As you wander around the park, marvel at the breath-taking views that sprawl across the landscape, which offers some of the most dramatic and diverse scenery in the UK. Throughout the tour there is plenty of stops both on and off the bus to make the most of your trip to the Lake District. One of the highlights of the day includes an amble around Blea Tarn before a stop at Ambleside where you can get lost in the maze of twisting streets or shop at a selection of picturesque stores.

Lake District: Exploration Pack with Route Maps & Discounts

2. Lake District: Exploration Pack with Route Maps & Discounts

The Lake District Bargain Box Tours includes everything you need for the perfect adventure. When booking select the level of difficulty for your walk (easy/moderate/advanced) and we'll send you out a surprise self-guided route. Your box tour will include: Detailed Tour Itinerary – The in depth route will tell you where to start (& park) & detail every stop along the way to make sure you never lose your feet. In depth marked map outlining your route. Small laminated maps to wear around your neck on your walk with summarised directions & things to look out for. Top tips to make the most of your adventures, help you prepare & keep you safe. Lots of fun facts about the places & things you’ll see along the way. Kit list to make sure you pack everything you need. Support for your trip and emergency contact details. Lots of suggestions of what else to do in the area – including places to eat, visit & other adventures. Novelty compass & ‘how to’ guide to make sure you always stay on track Exclusive Embark whistle & embark goodies Discount vouchers for some of your favourite outdoor brands.

From Liverpool: Lake District Shore Excursion

3. From Liverpool: Lake District Shore Excursion

Travel along the backbone of the UK as you head North to the area known as the Lake District in Cumbria. Your partially narrated journey will inform you of what to expect throughout the day and give you an insight into events throughout History as well as information on the places you will be visiting. As you arrive in Bowness on Windermere, you will have the opportunity to travel across this famous lake by Steamer style boat or similar lake cruiser. Fully narrated and lasting about 45-minutes, the views from the centre of the Lake are not to be missed. Boat trip over, you will now have the chance to explore the old mill town of Ambleside. Here, you can sample the delights of the Lake District in one of the many Bistros, Cafes, Hotels or Pubs. See the old Mill house standing on its own bridge across StockGhyll as you roam around this fascinating little town. You will then head outdoors, gaining elevation as we go where you will see the true National Park in its unspoilt glory. Blea Tarn will astound you with its natural beauty and you can burn a few calories as you take a gentle hike along a historic trail across the valley. Grasmere will tempt you to sample the world famous Gingerbread with the aroma wafting out of the little shop. Step back in time to the late 1900's as you enter the shop to fill your bags with lashings of Gingerbread. Who knows, some of it may make it home to share with your friends and relatives! For the lovers of Wordsworth's Poems, Grasmere is a must visit. Here you will find the last resting place of the great poet laid peacefully in his favourite place on earth. Your tour will end with the journey back to Liverpool and onto your ship.

United Kingdom: Personalised Self-Guided Walking Tours

4. United Kingdom: Personalised Self-Guided Walking Tours

Our bargain box tours are perfect for would be explorers, those who want to take up walking or those who want to explore new places but need a little inspiration – they also make the most perfect gift for all outdoor lovers. These personalised, self guided walking tours are tailored to your fitness levels and where you wants to go and include: • Detailed Tour Itinerary made especially for you – built around your preferences and fitness levels. The in depth route will tell you where to start (and park) and detail every stop along the way to make sure you never lose your feet. • In depth marked map outlining your route. • Bite sized, laminated maps you can wear around your neck while embarking on your walk – these include summarised directions and things to look out for en route. • Top tips to make the most of your adventures, help you prepare and keep you safe. • Lots of fun facts about the places and things you’ll see along the way. • Kit list to make sure you pack everything you need. • Support for your trip and emergency contact details as well as instructions about what to do in an emergency. • Lots of suggestions of what else to do in the area – including places to visit, other adventures and where to stop for a rest or bite to eat. • Novelty compass and ‘how to’ guide to make sure you always stay on track • Exclusive Embark whistle for any sticky situation • Embark goodies • Discount vouchers for some of your favourite outdoor brands. It all comes wonderfully wrapped in an Embark gift box for you to keep and use over and over again. Why not swap tours with your friends and explore a whole range of new and exciting places. Upon ordering your Embark Box Tour, a member of the Embark Team will be in touch to discuss your tour requirements (please do remember to check tour junk mail box.) There’s nothing quite like exploring the great outdoors – so be sure to Embark on your next adventure with us.

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Overall a great experience. As first time visitors in the UK this was a good way to see some of the Lake District without having to figure out everything ourselves. Good option if you don't have a lot of days in the region. The tour guide/driver was a big part of making it a great trip. It was fun to drive in the narrow high roads. The airconditioning wasn't working which made it extra hot, but it was because it was a replacement bus I believe and it wasn't so bad. It didn't take away from the fun. I would recommend this trip if you want to see the beautiful Lake District and don't have a lot of time. Tip: Pack enough water!

It was one of the best trips that I ever went, Frank was so entertaining, the weather and atmosphere were amazing. the only bad thing was the meeting point, if inside Manchester then it would be much more easier. Also it can be better if there is more time to take the boat in Windermere since it is unforgettable experience.

Loved the trip! Frank was superb and listening to the stories while going around the mountain terrains was worth an experience. I was traveling with senior citizens, had no issues at all! Wish we could look at a couple more lakes/water bodies. Grasmere was the best experience after Blea Tarn.

Wonderful experience! I was a solo female traveller and it was my first time in the UK. Many thanks to Shirley, my guide, for making it enjoyable and I felt safe throughout the journey. It was well-paced and the views were amazing!

Superb landscape and villages. A top class driver/guide/entertainer. To do !