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Highlights
  • Set out on one of the ten best long-distance hikes in the world!
  • Step back into England’s fascinating history as you explore sites from prehistory to the Roman era to the Tudors and beyond.
  • Visit the home of poet William Wordsworth in the enchanting Lakeland village of Grasmere.
  • Stay in picturesque inns that exemplify the character and charm of the region.

Cross England on foot, trekking from the Irish Sea to the North Sea through three incredible national parks. Immerse yourself in the mystical landscapes of the Lake District, where gemlike lakes reflect England’s highest mountains and poets like William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge drew their inspiration. In the Yorkshire Dales—James Herriot country—hike to storybook villages filled with half-timbered cottages and warmly lit pubs. Then climb into the wild, heather-covered highlands of the North York Moors. Along the way, discover ancient stone circles, medieval castles and monasteries, and the legendary charm of northern England. This is a moderate to strenuous 137-mile hike designed to take in the most beautiful and historic sections of Alfred Wainwright’s famous 190-mile Coast-to-Coast walk.

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great sights. Great local guides. Impatient unpleasant photographer leader November 2017

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  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
The local guide went above and beyond. The sights were amazing. The accommodations and meals much better than expected. Lots of driving but in good cars with good drivers. The trip is advertised as being for all levels of photographers but you need to check carefully if this is true for each particular photographer. This trip for me was spoilt by attitude and behavior of photographer and being told by the photographer that if I did not know what I was doing he could not help me. I have reasonable photography experience and I thought these trip were to help all levels learn. Photographer spent most of his time with the most experienced photographers and was dismissive of those less experienced .
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Photographic tour of Turkey featuring Istanbul, Capadoccia and the coast January 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Turkey was a destination I had dreamed of visiting, and going there with a group of photographers was a dream come true. in 2014 I travelled with a National Geographic Expedition to Turkey which allowed us access to many locations and sight we would perhaps not had the opportunity to see with another group or travelling individually. The cost of the tour was a little expensive but the accommodation and tour generally was 5star.

Our tour was for only 10 days so we stayed in 3 main destinations for 2-3 nights, and we took an internal flight to keep our exploration time on the ground to a maximum. We were lead by 3 tour leaders being a cultural guide, photographic guide and general organiser. Our cultural guide was an expert on the history of the country and he passionately shared this with us on our journey. We visited many other highlights and our photographic guide was available for questions and help throughout the whole tour. Our tour was designed to take advantage of photographic opportunities wherever possible. The opportunity to do your own thing was also possible with the extended stays in each location.

We started off in Istanbul where we stayed for 3 nights, then flew to Capadoccia where we stayed a further 2 nights. My friend and I took advantage of a balloon ride over the amazing landscape there and I am so glad we did. We also experienced a whirling dervishes and were allowed to take photos of their spiritual dance which was a thrill and privilege. We then headed towards the coast where we visited the ruins at Ephesus and by bus to Bodrum which was our final destination. We visited the Museum of Underwater Archeology, and had a behind the scenes tour of the complex and watched the process of reconstruction and recovery of ancient shipwrecks in the area. There were many other sights and locations we visited throughout the trip, and each day we experienced local food and hospitality which really enhanced the experience.

My friend and I decided to book a further couple of nights in Bodrum to extend the length of the holiday as we didn't want to leave the magical coast of Turkey. The locals were very friendly throughout our tour and we were made welcome by everyone we met.

National Geographic Expeditions were a high standard of tour and I would be happy to recommend them as a tour provider for a photographic experience.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Penrith, England/Ennerdale

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Ennerdale Country House Hotel

Arrive in London and take the train to Penrith in northwest England. Your trip leader will meet you at the station for the transfer to our charming hotel in Cleator. After a trip briefing, gather for our welcome dinner.

Day 2: St. Bees to Ennerdale Bridge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ennerdale Country House Hotel

Our journey kicks off early this morning with a Coast to Coast tradition, dipping a toe in the Irish Sea. Then set off along the sandstone cliffs of St. Bee’s Head, keeping an eye out for puffins, kittiwakes, and guillemots. Turning inland, we’ll pause for a typical pub lunch on our way to Ennerdale Bridge, nestled at the foot of the Lake District mountains. (14 miles hiking, 8 hours)

Day 3: Ennerdale Bridge to Honister

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Inn on the Lake

Today, we’ll walk into spectacular Lake District National Park, where glass-like lakes reflect mountains that rise abruptly from their shores. Our splendid ramble traces the southern edge of Ennerdale Water, the park’s most westerly lake—and one of its most remote. After lunch near the Black Sail Hut, climb a 2,000-foot pass and take in the vista of peaks, lakes, and sheep-speckled pastures. We finish in Borrowdale, a short transfer from our hotel. (10.5 miles hiking, 7–8 hours)

Day 4: Grasmere to Glenridding

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Inn on the Lake

Take a short drive to Grasmere, where the great poet William Wordsworth wrote some of his most renowned works. Visit the poet’s home, and stroll through the village where he found inspiration. Then climb over Grisedale Hause (1,936') enjoying views of Helvellyn, England’s third-highest peak. Hike down the valley toward Lake Ullswater and spend the night in Glenridding. (9 miles hiking, 5 hours)

Day 5: Lake Ullswater to Shap

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: The Black Swan

The day begins with a scenic cruise on Lake Ullswater to Howtown. From here, we cross a historic Roman road on our way to Bampton. Hike to the 12th-century Shap Abbey. A short transfer takes us to our hotel in the quintessential English village of Ravenstonedale. (12 miles hiking, 6-7 hours)

Day 6: Shap to Orton and Ravenstonedale

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: The Black Swan

Today we trek across a limestone plateau dotted with prehistoric settlements, stone circles, and burial mounds. In the charming village of Orton, we’ll stop for lunch and visit the chocolate shop and factory. Continue the hike or transfer back to Ravenstonedale for a wander along the riverside or to try a pint of local ale. (8 or 15 miles hiking, 4–9 hours)

Day 7: Ravenstonedale to Richmond

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: The Kings Head Hotel

Follow a lovely trail across rolling hills to the market town of Kirkby Stephen. After a lunch of fish-and-chips, drive to the hamlet of Keld in the heart of Yorkshire Dales National Park. Hike along the River Swale, discovering waterfalls and enchanting hamlets tucked in among the dales. Pause for an afternoon cream tea in Muker before walking on to Gunnerside. A short bus ride brings us to Richmond, the market town of the Swaledale region. (12 miles hiking, 7 hours)

Day 8: Reeth to Richmond

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: The Kings Head Hotel

A short transfer brings us to the village of Reeth. From here, continue through the Yorkshire Dales, hiking along fascinating stretches of limestone on the way to historic Richmond. Here, we’ll explore an 11th-century Norman castle. (10 miles hiking, 5–6 hours)

Day 9: Richmond to Lord Stones

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: The Kings Head Hotel

Our path takes us along the River Swale past the remains of Easby Abbey, founded in 1152. In Catterick Bridge, we’ll hop on our bus, heading through the Swaledale plain to Ingleby Cross. After lunch, venture into the ruins of Mount Grace Priory, an important 14th-century Carthusian priory located at the edge of North York Moors National Park. Explore the ruins, and after lunch, we’ll hike toward the Cleveland Hills in the heart of the moorland. Return to Richmond for free time to explore. (4.5 or 11 miles 2–7 hours)

Day 10: Clay Bank Top to Blakey Ridge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: The Lion Inn

A short transfer takes us into the North York Moors national Park, where we begin hiking across the sometimes bleak, often dramatic landscape of the Moors. Our high level route allows us to enjoy far-ranging vistas as we hike towards our home for tonight, the 400-year-old Lion Inn. (9 or 12.5 miles hiking, 5–7 hours)

Day 11: Blakey Ridge to Grosmont

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Mallyon Spout Hotel

From the Inn, we descend to Great Fryup Head, an important region during the 19th-century iron ore boom. Continue to Glaisdale where we’ll see Beggars Bridge. Then hike along an old trade route to Grosmont—or opt to ride the bus. (9 or 14 miles hiking, 5-8 hours)

Day 12: Littlebeck to Robin Hood’s Bay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Victoria Hotel

Starting out at the hamlet of Littlebeck, our walk takes us back into the Scarry Wood, past a legendary cave, and up to the gorgeous waterfall of Falling Foss. Walk along the cliff-top to the picturesque fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay, and bathe your feet in the North Sea. (15 miles hiking, 9 hours)

Day 13: York/U.S.

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, depart from York to London for your return flight home.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 5,695

Price Per Day:

$ 438 per person
 
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 600

Price is per person, double occupancy. For a single room, add $600 in 2016 and $700 in 2017. International airfare to/from London or Manchester and the transfer to Penrith on Day 1 are not included in the adventure cost. 

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
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Trip Includes
  • Accommodations and meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Pre-departure information
  • Entrance fees, excursions, and sightseeing noted as included in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Services of National Geographic experts and/or local guides, lecturers, expedition leaders
Trip Excludes
  • Air transportation and related fees
  • Passport, visa, and permit expenses
  • Baggage/accident/cancellation insurance
  • Personal expenses
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 16
Start City
Penrith
End City
York

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