Itinerary ideas: Natural North Tour
Off the shelf, flexible tours of the UK and Ireland
Natural North Tour
What's it all about?
Northern Britain is a place of stunning scenery and perfect for a relaxing or an adventure sports style holiday. This 2 week break takes in the mountain regions of the English Lakes and the Scottish Highlands and allows time to walk, climb, cruise or ski at the right time of year. This tour is perfect for lovers of the great outdoors who wish to get away from it all and spend a little time getting reenergised amongst the most dramatic scenery Britain has to offer.
Region: Northern England, Scotland
Length: 14 days / 13 nights
Transport options: Vehicle hire, Rail
Start and End: Manchester International
Price: Please enquire with dates for prices
Inclusions: 13 nights accommodation, Airport transfers, Rail Travel, 10 days car hire Info Pack, maps, taxes, fees and financial protection.
Exclusions: Meals other than breakfast, optional activities unless stated, Flights, Tips, Visa's
Natural North Tour Itinerary
Arrive on day 1 in Manchester's International airport and head straight over to the Lake District by rail. You will stay here until day 4. The English Lake District provides that perfect antidote to a hectic modern lifestyle. Life moves more slowly here as you wander around breathtaking lakes surrounded by mountains. The towns here are friendly, made of stone and quintessentially British. A boat ride across Lake Windemere is a must.
Day 5-6: Loch Lomond
It's time to head up to the Scottish Highlands now for more lakes and mountains. Collect a car in Glasgow and drive to nearby Loch Lomond which is a brilliant example of just how beautiful Scotland can be. A hotel by the lake is just the ticket as you contemplate life in this little piece of heaven.
Day 7 - 8: Fort William
After the Islands why not head to the Highlands for more spectacular scenery, Britain's highest mountain and what is widely regarded as one of the best views in Scotland, Glen Coe. If you're the adventurous type you may want to have a go at Ben Nevis but to appreciate true beauty, pack a lunch and admire Glen Coe.
Day 9: Inverness
Back to a touch of civilisation in the town of Inverness but don't worry, it won't last long as you're here to appreciate the beauty and search for that legendary creature, the Loch Ness monster. Will you be the first to get a clear genuine photo? Let's hope so
Day 10-14: Northumberland - Manchester
We're back down into England as we near the end of our nature holiday. Northumberland combines stunning landscape with history as you explore the castle and nearby ancient monastic settlements. After your final stint in Northumberland, it's back to Manchester for the journey home.