Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

Duration: 13 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 13 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

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
• 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

Itinerary
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, 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

Inclusions
  • Meet your Expert Guide in Oxenholme
  • Return Rail Journey (Standard or Fist class)
  • 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

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Lunch
  • 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
  • Unfortunately children under the age of five years cannot be permitted on this tour, as the minivans are not fitted with child safety seats
  • Tour Departs: 8.00am at Euston Station. Meet the Evan Evans Representative outside the main ticket office Tour Finishes: approx. 9.30pm at Euston Station
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note this is an unescorted Tour although you will have a Guide for the Lake District Guided Tour
  • We will make every effort to fulfil any requests you have for seating on the train however this cannot be guaranteed.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

London Euston (EUS), London NW1 2DS, UK


Departure Time

8:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

13 hours

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

Ian T

28 Sep, 2018

An extremely well organized tour - all aspects of this tour occurred with clockwork precision. The travel in the Lake District was provided by Mountain Goat Tours with our guide having excellent knowledge of all aspects of the history, culture, geography and life style of the Lake District and the part Beatrix Potter played in that history. A great day.

Daisybums

30 Jun, 2018

A wonderful day trip from London. Clear instructions were provided on the ticket emailed including where to meet a representative from the tour company at Euston Station. The representative was excellent outlining the day trip and what to expect. Upon arrival at Oxenholme railway station, we were met by Peter Fox our tour guide for the day. Peter was very polite, informative, obliging and an excellent driver. The highlights for me were Beatrix Potters home Hilltop, Hawkshead and the cruise on Lake Windermere. Peter ensured we were back in time at Oxenholme to meet our train back to London. A beautiful part of the UK and would highly recommend the tour if you have limited time to visit.

Dean M

04 Dec, 2017

The Lake District is beautiful and a few days there would be fun. But if you do not have that time this tour is a great way to see it. It is very doable in a day. The guide was very nice and full of fun interesting information. I would recommed this tour.

judith p

29 Oct, 2017

Itinerary was well planned and thoroughly enjoyable. Tour Guide was professional and knowledgeable.

Patricia T

16 Oct, 2017

The day in the Lake District was the highlight of my trip to England. Everything, from the train trips, being picked up and returned to the station, and the visit to Beatrix Potter's cottage, went without a glitch. It's a long day, but it was thoroughly enjoyable!

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Beatrix Potter Home

Hilltop House--the Home of Beatrix Potter

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Meet the sheep

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