For that special Easter getaway,the Lake District offers an exciting playground for all. Spring is in full swing, with daffodils and blue bells in the fields and woods, the trees are green with leaves once more and the weather clement. This break explores the Lake District with a Ullswater Steamer cruise included.
Departure points to suit you...
Crusader Holidays uses an interchange system, taking place at either Beaconsfield Services (M40), South Mimms Services (M25/A1M) or Thurrock Services (M25).
Here you may have to change to your holiday coach and we are renowned for ensuring that this is smooth and efficient.
The holiday coaches typically depart from Beaconsfield Services at 11.15, Thurrock Services at around 09.30 and South Mimms Services at 10.30. Some customers find it more convenient to join direct at the interchange, please let is know when booking if this is the case.
*Due to increased operational costs, from Monday 16th October 2023 Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury & Ashford joining points will be subject to a £25.00 per person supplement on all 2024 UK Tours.
NOTE: Pick up points are a guide so please refer to your holiday confirmation for specific locations as details are subject to change.
- Hotel for 3 nights with breakfast & dinner- Welcome tea/coffee on arrival- Some entertainment in hotel- Visit to Kendal & Windermere- Visit to Ullswater with Ullswater Steamer Cruise included- Porterage
Easter in Cumbria
Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach head north with a pleasant lunch time stop en-route to Cumbria. Arrive this afternoon for the next 3 nights with a welcome drink on arrival. DBB
Days 2 - 3 At leisure with two included excursions
Easter Saturday - Ullswater Steamer Cruise
This lovely lake is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery to its south, softening to the gentle hills of the north. The lake is the second largest in England at seven and a half miles long but is less than a mile across. It is also the third deepest English lake at 250 feet deep. There are dramatic views from both sides of the lake, by foot or by vehicle
Enjoy an Ullswater Steamer Cruise from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding with some free time in both. Fare included
Easter Sunday - A Day out in the Lake District
Start the day in Kendal, the Southern Gateway to the Lakes (less than a mile from the boundary of the National Park) and home of the famous Mint Cake. Much of the town centre is pedestrianised with narrow lanes and yards branching from the main street. The unique History Trail, a walking route around the town centre with information plaques along the way delves into the town's story. Into the National Park and for many, where the Lakes begin proper begin - Windermere. At ten and a half miles long, a mile wide in parts and a shade over 200ft deep, the lake itself - Windermere, incidentally, never 'Lake' Windermere - is the heavyweight of Lake District waters. Enjoy time in Bowness with its cafes, shops and lakeside seating
Day 4 - After a hearty breakfast all aboard to start the homeward journey. A break for lunch in an interesting spot - time permitting
Shap Wells Hotel - Shap, Cumbria Shap Wells
Situated in a secluded, wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells and surrounded by mountain streams yet only minutes from the M6 (Junction 39) and the A6.
3* Shap Wells Hotel is the ideal place from which to explore the Lakes. Perfect setting surrounded by open and wooded countryside, red deer, red squirrels and other wildlife within the grounds of the hotel and beyond.
Many of the rooms having breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside and fells, offering a true taste of the English countryside. The hotel has retained many of its original features over the years and much time has been taken to retain the true character of the building. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire hotel including all public areas and guest accommodation. Lift access to most rooms.