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5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Overview

Explore the dramatic beauty and history of northern England on a 5-day tour from Edinburgh. With a small group and a private guide, enjoy coastal views on the way to York, England’s most medieval city. Wind through the North York Moors National Park and marvel at the pastoral perfection of the Yorkshire Dales. Then cozy up in the town of Keswick, and spend two days relaxing and visiting idyllic lakes and ancient landmarks like Hadrian’s Wall.
  • 5-day tour of York, the Yorkshire Dales, and the Lake District from Edinburgh with an expert driver-guide
  • Visit must-see sights such as Hadrian’s Wall, Alnwick Castle, and Lake Windermere
  • Marvel at the breathtaking natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District
  • Travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Enjoy two nights in York and two nights in Keswick, in 3-star accommodation with breakfast included
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people to ensure a personalized experience
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Professional guide/driver
Transport by top of the range Mercedes mini-coach
4 nights in B&B or 3-star Hotel accommodation (en-suite rooms with breakfasts)
Small group tour (16 people max)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Admission fees.

Departure Point

Edinburgh EH1 3DQ, UK

Departure Time

8:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your 5-day tour of England’s majestic north departs Edinburgh in the morning. Set off with your private guide in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach along the East Lothian coastline to York, for the first two nights. Throughout your journey, hit all the regional highlights, enjoying spectacular natural vistas in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, and visiting remarkable ancient and medieval landmarks like Hadrian’s Wall and Alnwick Castle. The charming town of Keswick is your second major destination, located within close proximity of gorgeous lakes like Lake Windermere and Ullswater.

Your tour includes round-trip transport, four nights accommodation in a 3-star hotel or guesthouse and daily breakfasts.
Itinerary
Rabbie's
Check-in at least 15 mins in advance at the Edinburgh Bus Station, Gate J & K and meet with your driver guide for this tour.
Admission Ticket Free
Alnwick Castle
Internationally renowned as a major shooting location for the Harry Potter franchise and Downton Abbey, this superb 1000-year-old site offers the archetypal English castle experience.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Accommodation:
 Overnight in York.
Meals:
  Not Included
Robin Hoods Bay Beach
This beautifully preserved fishing village offers a stunning contrast between its pretty cottages and rugged cliffside setting.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight in York.
Meals:
  Not Included
Yorkshire Dales National Park
The fiercely rugged and verdant expanse is a haven for plant species and hosts some of the UK’s most diverse wildlife, with the beautiful Gothic-influenced city of York at its centre.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight in Keswick. *Tours departing on: 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 27th and 30th July will stay in Bowness-on-Windermere
Meals:
  Not Included
Castlerigg Stone Circle
After breakfast, you head a short distance out of town to the mysterious Castlerigg standing stones. Many people think these were placed here over 5,000 years ago.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight in Keswick. *Tours departing on: 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 27th and 30th July will stay in Bowness-on-Windermere
Meals:
  Not Included
Vindolanda
Stopping at Hadrian's Wall, there’s an opportunity to explore some of the Roman remains and walk in the footsteps of the Roman Centurions who patrolled this desolate frontier of the Empire.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Scott's View
Our final stop, is at the world famous Scott’s View with stunning views over the River Tweed and the Cheviot Hills before continuing north to Edinburgh.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
  Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 20kg of luggage (44lbs); one medium sized suitcase/bag similar to airline standard carry-on luggage (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Alnwick Castle - You have free time in Alnwick between 12.30pm and 2.30pm . If you would like to visit Alnwick Castle, we reserve tickets for you and you may purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Lake Windermere Cruise - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Vindolanda Roman Fort and Museum- We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rabbies Trail Burners

If you cancel at least 22 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 21 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh.
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What is the policy on sanitization during 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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Q:
What is the departure point for the 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour?
A:
The tour departs from the Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is parking available near the departure point for the 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour?
A:
Parking can be difficult to find in the center of town. It is highly recommended that you take advantage of the excellent public transportation that is available.
Jun 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour?
A:
Check-in closes 15 minutes before your departure time. The tour departs on time, so please do not arrive late.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring luggage with me on the 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour?
A:
You may bring up to 20kg (44lbs) of luggage per person. This may consist of a small bag for onboard personal items and a larger suitcase or rucksack.
Jun 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour?
A:
Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Bring your camera and spending money for food, optional admission tickets, etc.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are admission fees included in the 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour?
A:
No. You pay for access to sites such as castles and museums as you arrive. Most of these locations accept both cash and card.
Jun 2021
Q:
What type of vehicle is used during the 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour?
A:
The tour is conducted in a 16 seat Mercedes Mini-coach. There are three steps up into the coach – each 150mm in height. There are grab handles on both sides, the step edges are clearly marked and the treads are non-slip.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring a wheelchair on the 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour?
A:
The bus is not wheelchair accessible, however, there is storage available for a folding wheelchair or walking frame. Guests must be able to get on/off the bus on their own or with the assistance of a companion as guides cannot assist physically.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are restrooms available on the bus during the 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour?
A:
There are no restrooms on board the bus, however, the group does make regular breaks to use the restroom during the tour.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring my small child with me on the 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour?
A:
All guests must be at least 5 years old to participate in this tour. If your child is 5 or older, but under 1.35m (4.4 ft.) tall, please notate this in the "Special Requirements" box so a booster seat can be arranged.
Jun 2021
Q:
Where will we be staying during the 5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour?
A:
You stay two nights in the historic city of York and two nights in Keswick OR Bowness-on-Windermere in the heart of the Lake District.
Jun 2021

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Well organised with comfortable...
r.johnstone
, Oct 2016
Well organised with comfortable transport and a knowledgeable, witty tour guide/driver. Accommodation option of 3 star hotels was as expected - dated but comfortable and congenially hosted. A much better option than self-driving!!
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My wife and I enjoyed this tour...
Dan
, May 2016
My wife and I enjoyed this tour immensely. We visited Scotland specifically to learn about the culture and the history of the area, and both the basic tour and the tour guide, James, exceeded our expectations and hopes. Both of the B and B's selected were top quality and much enjoyed. We had sufficient time to visit Alnwick Castle - important to us as castles were a major reason for being there. The free time allowed in each stop was, in fact, almost perfect. I might have been nice had the B and B's in York been closer together as the small number in the group promoted friendships and such things as meals taken together when possible. Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay were both interesting and we enjoyed simply walking around in both areas. Well worth the stop and time we took there. The drive to Keswick was enjoyable the van was nearly new and very comfortable with several short stops and beautiful scenery. The accommodations at Keswick were again top quality and we certainly had no complaints there! As with all our stops, the one for Aira Force waterfall was great. While not a tremendous waterfall, the walk to get there was beautiful and most pleasant after a long coach ride. The planning that included this walk was much appreciated. The timing on the trip to the stone circle was changed somewhat as rain was predicted, but we still got to visit - again very important to us as a part of the ancient history of the island. Awe inspiring to walk among those stones, erected so many thousand years ago. With approval from the group, James included a stop at an excavation of an ancient Roman fort near Hadrians wall why this wasn't included anyway I don't know as it was most fascinating and was a part of the history we were there to see. Nice that the tour guide could modify the itinerary. The stop at Hadrians wall was again awe inspiring to put a hand on that ancient fortification. A wonderful tour that convinced me to use Rabby's again when possible.
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