Lake District Rail Day Trip from London | La Vacanza Travel

Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

Duration: 13 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 13 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
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  • Not-Cancellable


Explore an area renowned for its breath-taking scenery, stunning natural beauty and quaint market towns on this fantastic full-day tour to England's largest National Park. Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Windermere and indulge in a spot of traditional Afternoon Tea amidst the tranquil surroundings of one of the most beautiful areas in the country.

• Panoramic Small Group Tour of the Lake District
• Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Windermere
• Visit medieval Hawkshead Village & Hill Top House ( the former home of Beatrix Potter)
• Drive through the stunning Langdale Valley
• Tarn Hows – renowned beauty spot
• Experience a traditional English cream tea
• Return train journey with reserved seating from London

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lake District National Park, Oxenholme Road Murley Moss, Kendal LA9 4LF England

The tour starts in Windermere and heads towards the Langdale Valley, which is filled with heritage and farmland. On route to the Langdale valley you will drive along the famous Lake Windermere and our Driver/Guide will tell you many stories about our wonderful National Park..

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hawkshead, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Hawkshead is a charming medieval village full of narrow alleys and characterful squares. It is home to a grammar school which was established back in 1585 and where the famous English poet, William Wordsworth went to school. Overlooking the village on a hill, you can also find St Michael and All Angels Church, that has been there since 16th century. Whilst we're talking about Hawkshead we also must mention the delicious Hawkshead Relish Company, which is definitely worth a visit! Hawkshead is a village where you get a real sense of history and it is a great place to explore, which is why we include it in so many of our tours.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hawkshead Grammar School Museum, Old School House Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT England

Hawkshead Grammar School in Hawkshead, Cumbria, England was founded in 1585 by Archbishop Edwin Sandys, of York, who petitioned a charter from Queen Elizabeth I to set up a governing body. The early School taught Latin, Greek and sciences, including arithmetic and geometry.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Due to its position on the banks of Windermere, the town has become a tourist honeypot. After a busy day exploring, what better way to relax than with an English afternoon cream tea experience at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter herself?
Afternoon cream tea
Enjoy tea and scones, and soak in the views of some of the famous author's favourite countryside that provided the inspiration for her novels.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Tarn Hows, Lake District National Park, Coniston LA21 8AQ England

You will have time to take in the stunning scenery at Coniston before heading to Tarn How’s. Tarn Hows is another one of the Lake District's hidden gems. It has been the inspiration for many artists and writers and once you visit, you will understand why. After admiring the views, the tour will then take you to the final stop which is a trip to Hawkshead.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Coniston Water, Coniston England

Coniston is a beautiful village which is well known for Coniston Water and Donald Campbell CBE, who broke the world water speed record of 276mph. You might also catch a glimpse of a Steam Yacht Gondala that's a rebuilt Victorian steam powered yacht that offers cruises on Coniston Water.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lake Windermere, Windermere England

Relax & Enjoy A Scenic Cruise On England's Largest Lake.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Lake District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Driving through the Langdale’s you will experience some spectacular views, including views of the Langdale Pikes. The Langdale Pikes are iconic and the most easily recognisable peaks in the Lake District. The Langdale’s are where you will usually find many native Herdwick Sheep, as they stroll across road and lay out in the fields, it really is a fantastic photo opportunity.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Main St Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF England

Famous lakeland home of Beatrix Potter. (The property is not open Fridays outside of the UK school holidays or between November - February). When Hill Top is closed we will visit the World Of Beatrix Potter in Bowness to learn more about the author and the characters she created.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Meet your Expert Guide in Oxenholme
  • Return Rail Journey
  • Free Wi-Fi On Board (Train Only)
  • Return Train tickets (between London Euston and Oxenholme Station (reserved seats)
  • Culinary Aspect (Cream Tea)
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Windermere
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Outbound: Train departs London Euston: 08:30 / arrives Oxenholme: 11:08
  • Return: Train departs Oxenholme: 18:30 (18:26 Sat) / arrives at London Euston at 21:20
  • Your electronic tickets and vouchers will be sent to you one week prior to your scheduled departure date via email (or, if booked within one week then within 24 hours of booking). We would recommend arriving at Euston Station 30 minutes before your scheduled train departure
  • Please note that the train journey is unescorted. On arrival at Oxenholme station in the Lake District you you will be met by your tour guide and start your Lake District guided tour
  • Child age: 5-11 yrs inclusive (Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on this Tour)
  • Itinerary is subject to operational and seasonal variations
  • We will make every effort to fulfil any requests you have for seating on the train however this cannot be guaranteed
  • Hill Top House, home of Beatrix Potter, is not open Fridays outside of the UK school holidays or between November - February. When Hill Top is closed we will visit the World Of Beatrix Potter in Bowness.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Departure Point

Euston Rd., London NW1 2RT, UK

Departure Time

08:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


13 hours

User's Reviews


28 Nov, 2023

Due to the disruptions and cancellations of the train, we got off it at the Preston station unexpectedly. I was confused at first because I'm a foreign tourist, but the tour agent(Evan Evans Tours) got in touch with me immediately and the local tour guide, Tim picked me up in front of the station. He was very friendly and his explanation was easy to understand for foreigner. In addition, he helped me to take pictures at a great photo spot. There are a lot of beautiful nature, so I could forget daily life and enjoy this tour. Thank you for your kind support, Tim!


26 Nov, 2023

Mark, the guide, knows the area very well and has great information about many details. I'd suggest leaving the Beatrix Potter's World off the tour, unless there are young children signed up.


28 Sep, 2023

Round Top and the boat ride on the lake. We had a very personable and knowledgeable guide who was very attentive.


28 Aug, 2023

We got picked up 2 hours late from the station. No apologies from the local guide. Not worth of money at all!


29 Jun, 2023

The tour was great! A truly beautiful part of the world. The tour is very well organised, informative, fun and has a range of activities, including a boat ride. Well worth the day trip!

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