The Border Region September 2017 | Craig Travel

The Border Region September 2017

The Border Region, Scotland and England
An Active Sightseeing Journey
September 12, 2017 to September 24, 2017
13 Days
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The magnificent British countryside awaits us as we enter the Scottish Border and Northern England’s regions of North Yorkshire and Cumbria. After our successful hiking trips to the Cotswolds and Lake District we hope you will join us as we explore the Southern Lowlands of Scotland followed by the beautiful Lake District and Northern East Coast of England. The Lake District has twelve of England's largest lakes and is truly one of the country's breathing spaces. Along the coast we will take in the scenery and explore castle ruins and visit the ancient fortified monastery at Lindisfarne.
Our trip includes accommodation at traditional country homes renovated into hotels. Being traditional houses, bedrooms are not all the same size and decor / amenities are simpler. Each HF house is equipped for outdoor activities with a boot and drying room and a lounge and bar. The chance will be to mingle with other hikers/walkers and have the opportunity to enjoy some free time visiting the surroundings and absorb the lifestyle. Each hiking day you will be provided with a picnic lunch. In addition to our Canadian tour escort, you will have the services of a seasoned and professional hiking guide willing to share their knowledge with you. Our rates for this small group journey are truly inclusive and space is strictly limited to 18 members.

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This is a hiking adventure operated in conjunction with HF Holidays, one of England's most reputable hiking companies. Daily walks will range from 5 to 6.5 km with some hills and over some rough surfaces. Travellers must be fit, able to maintain a good walking pace and have absolutely no mobility issues in order to take this adventure. Distances and elevation changes in this brochure are estimates. Hikes are subject to weather conditions, conditions of the trails, and physical capability of travellers.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Daily hikes through the magnificent British countryside (approximately 5 to 6.5 km)
  • Guided tour of Melrose Abbey
  • See Abbotsford House, Sir Walter Scott’s former home
  • Cruise on a Victorian Steamer through the Lake District
  • Visit Dove Cottage, former home to poet William Wordsworth
  • Explore the 13th century priory at Lanercost
  • Walks through the magnificent Lake District National Park
  • Visit the ancient fortifications at Lindisfarne
  • Enjoy a guided walk down the Royal Mile and a visit to Edinburgh Castle
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Edinburgh
  • Comfortable country house hotels as indicated or similar
  • 28 meals included (B - 11 breakfasts / L - 6 picnic lunches / D - 11 dinners)
  • All gratuities, taxes and fees for included services
  • Services of our Canadian tour escort plus a professional hiking leader
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only*
Ottawa / Montreal
Halifax / St. John’s
Saskatoon / Regina
Calgary / Edmonton
Single Supplement

Prices are based on a minimum 15 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective July 2016. Prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

*Land Only price is based on joining the group at our hotel in Melrose and leaving at our hotel in Edinburgh.
Group air listed is estimated and subject to final confirmation. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details.

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $245 to $314 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $182 to $355 pp plus applicable taxes. Clients 86 years and older and/ or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017