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Program #21251RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Itinerary for Jul 21 — Aug 3, 2014

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Day One: Monday, July 21 -
In Transit Overnight: Overnight flight from North America.

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: A classic Lakeland country house hotel set in 6 acres of its own private garden. It was once a holiday home for the Potter family and then the permanent residence of Beatrix's mother, Mrs Helen Potter. Lindeth Howe is a tranquil place to relax and enjoy yourself, with breathtaking views to admire from the lounges and sun terrace. Lindeth Howe sits in the heart of the National Park overlooking the largest lake in the country, Lake Windermere.

Contact info:
Longtail
Bowness on Windermere
Cumbria, LA23 3JF UK:England
phone: +44 15394 45759
web: www.lindeth-howe.co.uk/

Room amenities: Direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, free of charge WiFi Internet connection, hair dryer and a digital flat screen TV with radio.

Facility amenities: Hilltop and Bar lounges Award winning restaurant. Indoor heated pool with sauna and fitness room. Body therapies at additional cost and bookable.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, July 22 -
Arrive To: Manchester Airport Transfers by minibuses to the hotel.

Lunch: A light lunch is served in the hotel.

Afternoon: Check in and leisure time to settle in before your welcome meeting and pre dinner drinks reception.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Your welcome continues.

Lodging: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: A classic Lakeland country house hotel set in 6 acres of its own private garden. It was once a holiday home for the Potter family and then the permanent residence of Beatrix's mother, Mrs Helen Potter. Lindeth Howe is a tranquil place to relax and enjoy yourself, with breathtaking views to admire from the lounges and sun terrace. Lindeth Howe sits in the heart of the National Park overlooking the largest lake in the country, Lake Windermere.

Contact info:
Longtail
Bowness on Windermere
Cumbria, LA23 3JF UK:England
phone: +44 15394 45759
web: www.lindeth-howe.co.uk/

Room amenities: Direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, free of charge WiFi Internet connection, hair dryer and a digital flat screen TV with radio.

Facility amenities: Hilltop and Bar lounges Award winning restaurant. Indoor heated pool with sauna and fitness room. Body therapies at additional cost and bookable.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, July 23 - Discover Levens Hall with the Head Gardener.
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Discover Levens Hall with the Head Gardener. Levens is a magnificent Elizabethan mansion built around a 13th century pele tower. It is the home of the Bagot Family and contains a collection of Jacobean furniture, fine paintings, the earliest English patchwork, and many other beautiful objects. The world-famous Award winning Gardens were laid out from 1694. The Topiary, beech hedges and colourful seasonal bedding create a stunning visual impact.

Lunch: Homemade lunches are prepared daily in the house kitchens and served in the Bellingham Buttery.

Afternoon: The field trip continues after lunch to the monastic village of Cartmel and Holker Hall, and gardens, home of the Cavendish family. The ancient village of Cartmel is famous for the 12th Century Cartmel Priory, with its beautiful stained glass windows, modern sculptures, and ancient choir stalls. Leading off the village square, with its market cross, water pump, and fish slabs, is the Cartmel Priory Gatehouse, now a Heritage Centre which depicts the history of the monastery, and the village. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay, Holker Hall is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills. The immaculately kept gardens (25 acres in all) are part woodland and part formal garden. These are complimented by the 200-acre 'natural' parkland, which is the result of late 18th century planting by Lord George Cavendish. Over generations the family have continued to develop the gardens and they are constantly evolving as new plantings are made or new ideas are born and Lord and Lady Cavendish continue to make changes and additions to these gardens.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: A classic Lakeland country house hotel set in 6 acres of its own private garden. It was once a holiday home for the Potter family and then the permanent residence of Beatrix's mother, Mrs Helen Potter. Lindeth Howe is a tranquil place to relax and enjoy yourself, with breathtaking views to admire from the lounges and sun terrace. Lindeth Howe sits in the heart of the National Park overlooking the largest lake in the country, Lake Windermere.

Contact info:
Longtail
Bowness on Windermere
Cumbria, LA23 3JF UK:England
phone: +44 15394 45759
web: www.lindeth-howe.co.uk/

Room amenities: Direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, free of charge WiFi Internet connection, hair dryer and a digital flat screen TV with radio.

Facility amenities: Hilltop and Bar lounges Award winning restaurant. Indoor heated pool with sauna and fitness room. Body therapies at additional cost and bookable.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, July 24 - Lakeland Horticultural Gardens. Wordsworth sites.
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: A local day visiting The Lakeland Horticultural Society gardens at Holehird, Troutbeck, with a guide to take us around this fantastic garden with spectacular views across Windermere.

Lunch: Lunch will be in the heart of the valley at The Mortal Man Hotel.

Afternoon: The field trip continues to Rydal Mount, last home of William Wordsworth who designed the garden. Before departing Rydal we will have a look at the recently restored Mawson Italianate garden at Rydal Hall opposite Rydal Mount.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Talk in the hotel on "The Lowther family and Earls of Lonsdale", with the Head Gardener.

Lodging: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: A classic Lakeland country house hotel set in 6 acres of its own private garden. It was once a holiday home for the Potter family and then the permanent residence of Beatrix's mother, Mrs Helen Potter. Lindeth Howe is a tranquil place to relax and enjoy yourself, with breathtaking views to admire from the lounges and sun terrace. Lindeth Howe sits in the heart of the National Park overlooking the largest lake in the country, Lake Windermere.

Contact info:
Longtail
Bowness on Windermere
Cumbria, LA23 3JF UK:England
phone: +44 15394 45759
web: www.lindeth-howe.co.uk/

Room amenities: Direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, free of charge WiFi Internet connection, hair dryer and a digital flat screen TV with radio.

Facility amenities: Hilltop and Bar lounges Award winning restaurant. Indoor heated pool with sauna and fitness room. Body therapies at additional cost and bookable.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Friday, July 25 - Lowther Castle Gardens.
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Our journey today takes us over Kirkstone Pass to Ullswater for a cruise to Howtown where we visit two very special chuches, one over 800 years old and the other Victorian, but with very special stained glass windows.

Lunch: Taken out in the Howtown Hotel, run by the Brady family for 108 years. Howtown Hotel is situated in the small hamlet of Howtown surrounded by extensive and easily accessible Lake District Mountains with stunning views over Ullswater Lake.

Afternoon: In the afternoon we drive to Lowther Castle. This was the ancestral home of the Lowthers and although the castle is now only a façade, the gardens are being renovated to their former glory at great expense. Here we have a tour of the renovated gardens discussed last night and an opportunity for tea. The Lowthers are one of the oldest of recorded English armigerous families, both their yellow arms – or Six Annulets Sable – and the family tree are documented from the late 12th century. It was during the 18th century that the estate grew spectacularly. The first Earl of Lonsdale, ‘Wicked Jimmy’, bought estate after estate for two precious commodities – iron and the coal needed to smelt it. The estate became the largest in England. At one time it was possible to walk from the east coast to the west without stepping off Lowther soil. The Lowthers were also keen sportsmen, being closely associated with horses, with traditional local sports and boxing - to which they lent their name to the prize of the Lonsdale belt. We continue our exploration of this ancient family by visiting St Michael's Church, with its Victorian mausoleum and relics dating back to the Crusades. Next we explore Lowther Village which, at one time, housed the Lonsdale private army but was later used to accommodate estate staff. The village of Lowther has been home to the Lowther family from 1283, and the family are still the largest landowners in the Lake District. Lowther village was moved from its original site north of the castle. To make way for the second house, Lowther village was demolished and rebuilt and, to improve the Earl’s view from the castle, rebuilt again further east in the early 19th century to designs of Robert Adam. Our journey home is over Shap Fell, the highest major road in England.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: A classic Lakeland country house hotel set in 6 acres of its own private garden. It was once a holiday home for the Potter family and then the permanent residence of Beatrix's mother, Mrs Helen Potter. Lindeth Howe is a tranquil place to relax and enjoy yourself, with breathtaking views to admire from the lounges and sun terrace. Lindeth Howe sits in the heart of the National Park overlooking the largest lake in the country, Lake Windermere.

Contact info:
Longtail
Bowness on Windermere
Cumbria, LA23 3JF UK:England
phone: +44 15394 45759
web: www.lindeth-howe.co.uk/

Room amenities: Direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, free of charge WiFi Internet connection, hair dryer and a digital flat screen TV with radio.

Facility amenities: Hilltop and Bar lounges Award winning restaurant. Indoor heated pool with sauna and fitness room. Body therapies at additional cost and bookable.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Saturday, July 26 - Buddhist Temple, Morecombe Bay beach, Furness Pen...
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Explore the Furness Peninsula today. Our first stop is the Buddhist Temple of Conishead Priory near Ulverston where the gardens are open to the public. We then take a walk on the beach at Morecombe Bay before going on to Gleaston Water Mill.

Lunch: Taken in Gleaston Water Mill and café in the centre of the peninsula.

Afternoon: In the afternoon we have a quick stop at Roa Island before going on to Barrow in Furness, which used to be a major ship building town but now builds submarines. We visit the Town Hall for afternoon tea and an amusing and historical talk about the town. On our way back we stop off at the beautiful sandstone ruins of Furness Abbey.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: A classic Lakeland country house hotel set in 6 acres of its own private garden. It was once a holiday home for the Potter family and then the permanent residence of Beatrix's mother, Mrs Helen Potter. Lindeth Howe is a tranquil place to relax and enjoy yourself, with breathtaking views to admire from the lounges and sun terrace. Lindeth Howe sits in the heart of the National Park overlooking the largest lake in the country, Lake Windermere.

Contact info:
Longtail
Bowness on Windermere
Cumbria, LA23 3JF UK:England
phone: +44 15394 45759
web: www.lindeth-howe.co.uk/

Room amenities: Direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, free of charge WiFi Internet connection, hair dryer and a digital flat screen TV with radio.

Facility amenities: Hilltop and Bar lounges Award winning restaurant. Indoor heated pool with sauna and fitness room. Body therapies at additional cost and bookable.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Seven: Sunday, July 27 - The Kinsmans talk about owning and maintaining Wi...
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Have a coffee with David and Diane Kinsman, owners of Windy Hall, as we explore their property. A 4 acre fellside garden, with views over Windermere to Coniston Old Man, The garden has evolved over 25 years with Diane and David doing a lot of ‘talking about it’ (according to their mothers), all of the design and most of the work. High on the fell are woodland areas underplanted with species Rhododendrons, Magnolias and Hydrangeas; lower down is the quarry garden (with Japanese influences) where 400 years ago the stone used to build the house was extracted. The kitchen garden is just that plus the ‘collection beds’ and the compost heaps There is an alpine area planted with dwarf Rhododendrons and Gunneras, a wildflower meadow (where Orchids are increasing), a real ‘privy’ garden for sunny contemplation and a ‘Best Garden’ (in the Castle Bromwich sense) below the house. In the redesigned and replanted pond and bog garden many of the new plants were raised from seed collected by David on recent seed collecting expeditions to China. The waterfowl garden has many Stewartia species which are now sufficiently mature to flower.Diane is a research scientist; David a retired geologist who has judged at Chelsea for many years and also writes horticultural and conservation articles. David also holds the NCCPG Aruncus and Filipendula collections.

Lunch: Lunch will be taken at Windy Hall.

Afternoon: This afternoon we take a scenic drive in the heart of the Lakes and Grasmere. Enjoy free time in Grasmere before dinner.

Dinner: Taken in the Traveller's Rest Inn, Grasmere.

Evening: After dinner in the pub we return to the hotel.

Lodging: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: A classic Lakeland country house hotel set in 6 acres of its own private garden. It was once a holiday home for the Potter family and then the permanent residence of Beatrix's mother, Mrs Helen Potter. Lindeth Howe is a tranquil place to relax and enjoy yourself, with breathtaking views to admire from the lounges and sun terrace. Lindeth Howe sits in the heart of the National Park overlooking the largest lake in the country, Lake Windermere.

Contact info:
Longtail
Bowness on Windermere
Cumbria, LA23 3JF UK:England
phone: +44 15394 45759
web: www.lindeth-howe.co.uk/

Room amenities: Direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, free of charge WiFi Internet connection, hair dryer and a digital flat screen TV with radio.

Facility amenities: Hilltop and Bar lounges Award winning restaurant. Indoor heated pool with sauna and fitness room. Body therapies at additional cost and bookable.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Eight: Monday, July 28 - Optional activities on a free day.
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy your free day relaxing in the hotel and gardens at Lindeth Howe. Mountain Goat will advise you of things to do and how to use public transport on this day.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Free afternoon -as morning.

Dinner: Join for dinner in the hotel to recount your daytime adventures.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Crown Hotel is a 300 year old Victorian Hotel, refurbished in contemporary style and situated in the Antique Quarter at the heart of the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. Placed just a couple of minutes walk from the Harrogate International Centre, Turkish Baths, Betty's Tea Rooms and the picturesque town centre with its antique stores and Victorian arcades.

Contact info:
Crown Place
Harrogate, HG1 2RZ UK:England
phone: +44 1423 567755
web: www.crownhotelharrogate.com

Room amenities: 24 Hour Room Service, telephone, television and movies, guest link TV / radio with messaging, tea and coffee facilities, modem-linked phone with voice mail, trouser press and hair dryer. Broadband connection via modem.

Facility amenities: The Place Bistro and bar. Thackwray Restaurant. Breakfast is served in the Churchill Suite, an oak panelled room with stained glass windows and ornate ceilings.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Tuesday, July 29 - Follow the route of the Pendle witches.
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Transfer by coach in the footsteps of the famous Pendle witches to Clitheroe, Newchurch, Barley and Roughley and on to Harrogate. Your guides will delight in telling you the grisly tale of the witches - all true. During the sixteenth century whole districts in some parts of Lancashire seemed contaminated with the presence of witches; men and beasts were supposed to languish under their charm, and the delusion which preyed alike on the learned and the vulgar did not allow any family to suppose that they were beyond the reach of the witch's power. At the assizes at Lancaster in the autumn of 1612, twenty persons, of whom sixteen were women of various ages, were committed for trial, and most of them tried for witchcraft.

Lunch: Taken out in Clitheroe.

Afternoon: The transfer continues. Check in to the hotel. Pre dinner talk on the History of Harrogate.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: The Crown Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Crown Hotel is a 300 year old Victorian Hotel, refurbished in contemporary style and situated in the Antique Quarter at the heart of the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. Placed just a couple of minutes walk from the Harrogate International Centre, Turkish Baths, Betty's Tea Rooms and the picturesque town centre with its antique stores and Victorian arcades.

Contact info:
Crown Place
Harrogate, HG1 2RZ UK:England
phone: +44 1423 567755
web: www.crownhotelharrogate.com

Room amenities: 24 Hour Room Service, telephone, television and movies, guest link TV / radio with messaging, tea and coffee facilities, modem-linked phone with voice mail, trouser press and hair dryer. Broadband connection via modem.

Facility amenities: The Place Bistro and bar. Thackwray Restaurant. Breakfast is served in the Churchill Suite, an oak panelled room with stained glass windows and ornate ceilings.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Wednesday, July 30 - Yorkshire Dales and Wallace and Gromit cheese fac...
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Today we are going to explore the Yorkshire Dales,-- Wharfedale, Grassington, Hawes, Coverdale and Wensleydale. We are in Wallace and Gromit Country!

Lunch: Take lunch in the Wensleydale Creamery.

Afternoon: In the afternoon we move on to the Forbidden Corner garden. Your guides will explain!! We will also visit a garden made of huge boulders set on the fell side above the village of Masham; we reveal the secret garden experience as we visit the wonderful Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden, commissioned by local landowner Frank Sayer-Graham (1859-1946). It has such a fascinating story that it is now Grade II listed.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: The Crown Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Crown Hotel is a 300 year old Victorian Hotel, refurbished in contemporary style and situated in the Antique Quarter at the heart of the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. Placed just a couple of minutes walk from the Harrogate International Centre, Turkish Baths, Betty's Tea Rooms and the picturesque town centre with its antique stores and Victorian arcades.

Contact info:
Crown Place
Harrogate, HG1 2RZ UK:England
phone: +44 1423 567755
web: www.crownhotelharrogate.com

Room amenities: 24 Hour Room Service, telephone, television and movies, guest link TV / radio with messaging, tea and coffee facilities, modem-linked phone with voice mail, trouser press and hair dryer. Broadband connection via modem.

Facility amenities: The Place Bistro and bar. Thackwray Restaurant. Breakfast is served in the Churchill Suite, an oak panelled room with stained glass windows and ornate ceilings.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Thursday, July 31 - World Heritage Site Fountains Abbey, Studley Roya...
World Heritage Site Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal Water Garden. Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park.

Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Ripon, the Cathedral city of the Yorkshire Dales is our destination today. The Cathedral was founded over 1300 years ago by St Wilfred. From here we drive the short distance to Fountains Abbey, one of the most famous abbeys in the country and a World Heritage Site, set in 323 hectares (800 acres) of beautiful countryside. Enjoy an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the range of England's heritage. Discover the magnificent 12th-century abbey ruins and the only surviving Cistercian corn mill.

Lunch: In Fountains Abbey.

Afternoon: After lunch, amble through the beautiful landscaped Georgian water garden of Studley Royal, complete with Neo-classical statues, follies and breathtaking views.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: The Crown Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Crown Hotel is a 300 year old Victorian Hotel, refurbished in contemporary style and situated in the Antique Quarter at the heart of the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. Placed just a couple of minutes walk from the Harrogate International Centre, Turkish Baths, Betty's Tea Rooms and the picturesque town centre with its antique stores and Victorian arcades.

Contact info:
Crown Place
Harrogate, HG1 2RZ UK:England
phone: +44 1423 567755
web: www.crownhotelharrogate.com

Room amenities: 24 Hour Room Service, telephone, television and movies, guest link TV / radio with messaging, tea and coffee facilities, modem-linked phone with voice mail, trouser press and hair dryer. Broadband connection via modem.

Facility amenities: The Place Bistro and bar. Thackwray Restaurant. Breakfast is served in the Churchill Suite, an oak panelled room with stained glass windows and ornate ceilings.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Friday, August 01 - RHS Harlow Carr Gardens.
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Today we have a field trip to the Royal Horticultural Society's most northerly and newest garden at Harlow Carr. Harlow Carr is a garden dominated by water, stone and woodland and is very much part of the surrounding Yorkshire landscape.

Lunch: Packed lunch will be provided.

Afternoon: Free for you to explore Harlow Carr on your own.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: The Crown Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Near to airport (Terminal 1).

Contact info:
Outwood Lane.
Manchester., M90 4HL. UK:England
phone: +44 161 498 0333
web: www.bewleyshotels.com/manchester_airport_hotel

Room amenities: Free Broadband Internet, Telephone & Voice mail, Sky TV, Tea & coffee facilities, Hairdryer, Iron & board, Trouser-press, Fax & Modem point, Hypoallergenic duvets.

Facility amenities: Brasserie, hotel lounge with free wireless internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBC
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Thirteen: Saturday, August 02 - The Brontë's Old Parsonage and Haworth.
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Today we leave Harrogate for our journey to Manchester Airport. Our route takes us over the wild moors to Haworth, home of the Brontë family. The worlds of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre are brought to life in the famous village of Haworth. This picturesque village was once home to the literary greats the Brontës and their home is now the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

Lunch: Taken out in Haworth.

Afternoon: The transfer continues. Check in at Bewley's Hotel Manchester Airport.

Dinner: Farewell dinner in the hotel.

Evening: At leisure. Time to bid your new found friends farewell.

Lodging: Bewley's Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Fourteen: Sunday, August 03 -
Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Depart by complimentary shuttle bus from the hotel to Manchester Airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips

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