Watching the Autumn mist roll off the water, revealing the reflection or heather clad mountains, gorgeous fir trees and a crisp blue sky, these are the visions that can only be found in the majestic landscape that is Cumbria, otherwise known as The Lake District. This leisurely break will inspire you, captivate you, and fill you with a feeling of pure freedom. Staying in the comfortable 4*+ Castle Green Hotel in Kendal with all it's facilities will only enhance your feeling of complete contentment and relaxation. This is a break that is not to be missed!
Day One: To be met at your local pick-up point by two smiling faces puts everyone in a good mood to start their break, two faces we hear you ask, yes on a Vision Getaways Short Break like all our daytrips you will have a driver and a Tour Manager with you all the way, and with no feeders there is an even bigger reason for you to smile. Once all guests are on board we will head North and as the scenery gets more dramatic the anticipation will rise,. Before long we will be in Cumbria and the town of Kendal, your home from home for the next few nights. The Hotel has views over parts of the town and the fells, so a good view is never far away. Once in your well designed room and you are settled it's time for a delicious dinner before heading to the bar and a chance to meet your fellow guests before retiring. There's so much to look forward to.
Day Two: After a truly Cumbrian breakfast it's time to meet your fellow travellers for a day of fun and discovery, this area has so much to offer and your Tour Manager and driver know all the best places. So as you head off into the stunning hills, it's time for you to wonder whats in store today. Well soon you will be arriving in the beautiful town of Windermere, with it's shops and cafes, a beautiful small lake marina where boats can be hired and people thronging. But what will you choose to do? Why not take a lake cruise on one of the many steamers that ply Windermere, or even take out a small boat from the marina yourself. Spend time shopping looking for gift or two to take home or simply sit by the lake and take it all in. The day will fly by and soon you'll be heading back through unbelievable scenery to your Hotel for a fabulous dinner !!
Day Three: Today is a free day for you to discover what the town of Kendal has to offer. With great shopping, good restaurants, and plenty to keep you occupied if you want to stroll around the town visiting the museums, art galleries, craft shops and other attractions As you wander around the streets exploring the town you will find many quaint and attractive alleyways and passages leading off the more ordered main streets. These alleys give some clue as to the look of the town in older times. Many delights can be found amongst these quaint lanes (such as the New Shambles) both for those out shopping and also for those looking for refreshment. You may want to visit the Westmorland Shopping Centre which provides a covered shopping mall; and of course don't forget to buy some Kendal Mint Cake! Or you could simply stay in the hotel and stroll in the well kept grounds or visit the pool for a leisurely swim. Just relax the day is yours!!
Day Four: After a hearty Breakfast we rejoin our luxury coach for a wonderful trip amongst the fells and hills of Cumbria, we will visit Ambleside, Ullswater, Grasmere to name but a few and with plenty of camera stops you'll be taking memories with you all the time. But you will never forget the sound of pure peace and tranquility each time you stop at a lakeside, all you'll hear is the gentle lapping of water and the sound of the sheep bleating on the hillsides. Agh peace!! This evening is your last chance to enjoy the culinary delights of the Hotel restaurant, the Hotel has a reputation throughout Cumbria for really great food, so enjoy with a glass of wine or two. Afterwards sit and chat to new found friends in the bar and be mesmerized by this captivating part of England.
Day Five: After a delicious Breakfast it’s time to head back down south and leave this rural paradise behind, but you will never forget the feeling that Cumbria gave throughout your stay. You'll look at those photographs for many years to come and remember the scenery, the lakes, the pretty little towns and villages and, of course, the sound of the sheep!!
Whats Included: Luxury Coach from your local pick up points (NO FEEDER COACHES) + Four Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the 4*+ Best Western Castle Green Hotel in Kendal Cumbria + Use of the gym and pool fascilities in the hotel + 2 Full day trips to various attractions around the lake district + One full free day to explore the town of Kendal + Services of a Vision Getaways Tour Manager throughout the break. Limited number of Single rooms are available with a Supplement