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14 Days | 13 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Inspiration for the Romantic poets and popular summer retreat for the aristocracy in the Victorian Era, the Lake District and Yorkshire are today renowned for their sweeping vistas, melancholy moors and spectacular estates and gardens. Discover these classic English homes and gardens, quaint villages and idyllic pastoral landscapes with the owners, caretakers, horticulturists and historians who know the true character of these national treasures.


• Based in a classic country home in the heart of Lake District National Park, discover a myriad of spectacular homes and gardens.
• Experience Fountains Abbey, a 12th-century abbey ruins and a World Heritage Site set on 800 acres of beautiful countryside.
• Meet the head gardener of Levens Hall and explore this magnificent Elizabethan mansion and its world-famous award-winning gardens laid out in 1694.

Activity Notes

Walking average 1 – 2 miles per day. All in garden environments. Some paved, often grassed lawns and firm paths. A few gardens with gentle elevations. Stairs at historic houses and one historic Castle.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Manchester, coach to Bowness on Windermere (Lake District), 7 nights; coach to Harrogate, 4 nights; coach to Manchester, 1 night; departure.

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You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips


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