The Lake District Offer – Landscapes, Literature and Luxury!

Swimmers enjoying the calm waters of Buttermere, Lake District, England

I have always thought that the Lake District is a slice of heaven served on a plate. If you have always wanted to do the Lake District, here’s something for you to consider.

The package is by GeoCultura, which began their journey when a group of friends got together to plan a holiday that would satisfy their desire to combine culture, spectacular landscapes and rocks. They couldn’t find such a package so they created their own and so GeoCultura was born.

Views of meadows, valleys, lake at Grasmere, at the Lake District
The hills and dales of Grasmere

Today, GeoCultura provides specialist holidays that offer the best of geology, landscapes, earth history and culture for like-minded people.

GeoCultura’s Chief Executive, Pam Foden said: “GeoCultura offers geology and culture tours to spectacular landscapes in Europe, Britain and North America. The trips explore the history of our earth and its influence on our culture, in ‘must-see’ destinations. Guests are accompanied by tour leaders who are world renowned experts drawn from the fields of geology, earth sciences and history.”

She added: “On our website, guests simply choose a destination and join fellow enthusiasts who share the same interests, namely, art, archaeology, geology, food, wine, and awesome landscapes. From London to Lisbon or – Aragon to Arizona we will take them through our selection of the world’s most stunning and fascinating locations.”

GeoCultura has a great choice of specialist tours coming up over the next few months but to kick start 2023, they have a fascinating trip available to book now which is sure to be a hit with walkers, book lovers and geology enthusiasts.

England’s Lake District: Landscapes, Literature and Geology. 

Guests can explore the stunning Lakeland scenery that inspired literary greats. Experts will guide the group through beautiful Lake District regions that inspired world famous Romantic poets, while enjoying behind-the-scenes tours at Wordsworth’s homes and the Wordsworth Grasmere/Jerwood Centre in Ambleside as well as walks through jaw-dropping landscapes that display the amazing deep-time geological history of the Lakes. 

The tour includes:

  • The services of expert tour guides who will be with the group throughout
  • Local experts and historians to guide the tour at selected sites
  • Transportation costs from the start to the end of the tour 
  • All accommodation costs for four nights. 
  • All breakfasts, lunches, and three dinners
  • Entry fees, local guide fees and activity fees, where arranged as part of the tour
  • All service charges and most gratuities
  • No single supplement for solo travellers.


3 days / 4 nights. May 23 – 27 2023.  Full details on website


  • Guided walks in spectacular Lakeland scenery with specialist insights on the creation of landforms and inspiration for the work of poets, authors, artists and early scientists.
  • Private, behind-the-scenes visits and sessions with the experts at two of Wordsworth’s homes (Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount) as well as at the Wordsworth Grasmere Centre. The tour will explore the inspiration behind Wordsworth’s engagement with the landscape using original archive material at the Jerwood Centre.
  • Easy walks in beautiful scenery with opportunities to learn about the glaciations, volcanic eruptions, and other geological forces which played a part in the development of these landscapes.
  • Explore how the landscape reflects past tensions between industrialization and conservation, as well as being the arena for more modern conflicts between the differing goals of conservation, agriculture, and tourism. 
  • The tour stays four nights in The Grange Country House, Keswick, a small award-winning Victorian house with spectacular views over the Lakeland scenery.

Activity Level and Transport

The activity level is moderate, and participants should be reasonably fit. The tour will include walks of up to 5km (3 miles) on country/lakeside paths. Sturdy waterproof footwear is essential. Spring weather is typically mild, with daytime highs of 15-18°C (60-65°F) and night-time lows of 5-7°C (40-45°F). Rain is always possible, and participants should be prepared with warm and waterproof clothing. 

Transport will be by small luxury coach.

Find details of England’s Lake District: Landscapes, Literature and Geology here.


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