Overnight Lake District with Afternoon Tea & Cruise from London | La Vacanza Travel

Overnight Lake District with Afternoon Tea & Cruise from London

Duration: 2 days
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

Check Availability

  • 2 days
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Explore an area renowned for its breath-taking scenery, stunning natural beauty and quaint market towns on this fantastic two 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 (lakeland 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
• Free day free on Day 2


Day 1: London Euston to Oxenholme Station by train, then start Lake Distorict tour by an expert driver/guide

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

Pass By: Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Main St Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF England
Hill Top is a 17th-century house in Near Sawrey near Hawkshead, in the English county of Cumbria. It is an example of Lakeland vernacular architecture with random stone walls and slate roof. The house was once the home of children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter who left it to the National Trust. Please note that this attraction open from Mid February to October only (Friday may be closed).

Stop At: Lake Windermere, Windermere England
Relax & Enjoy A Scenic Cruise On England's Largest Lake.
Duration: 45 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
Tarn Hows is an area of the Lake District National Park, containing a picturesque tarn, approximately 2 miles northeast of Coniston and about 1.5 miles northwest of Hawkshead.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lake District, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Your Expert Guide will be waiting for you at Oxenholme Station, ready to whisk you away on your journey into this incredible area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the scenic surroundings of the Cumbrian Mountains, which includes Scafell Pike, the tallest mountain in England. From here, we will head towards the tranquil beauty spot of Tarn Hows, where we will stop for photos before heading into the Langdale Valley. Derived from the Old Norse term for 'long valley', this stunning glacial valley is decorated with silver waterfalls and impressive rock scenery.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Lindeth Howe Hotel, the house was once owned by Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere

Day 2: Bowness-on-Windermere (free day), Oxenholme Station to London Euston by train

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.
Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Grasmere, Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England
You can take a local bus to visit Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in Cumbria, England, in the centre of the Lake District. It takes its name from the adjacent lake. It has associations with the Lake Poets, one of whom, William Wordsworth, lived in Grasmere for 14 years and called it as "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found." (Free day at leisure - suggestion)

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

  • Return Rail Journey
  • Free Wi-Fi On Board the Train
  • Culinary Aspect (cream tea on Day 1)
  • One night's hotel stay at the Lindeth Howe Hotel with Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 1x Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Windermere
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 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 (in Day 2)
  • 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.
  • Overnight accommodation: Prices stated are per person, based on two people staying in a twin/double room (Single travellers pay a single person supplement rate)
  • Please note this is an unescorted tour although you will have a tour guide in the Lake District on Day 1
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

Euston Rd., London NW1 2RT, UK

Departure Time

08:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


2 days

User's Reviews


09 Jul, 2023

It was all so very lovely…staying at the hotel was very special and memorable. Thank you to Peter who provided a wonderful tour and Elliot for sharply getting us to the station!


09 Sep, 2019

We took the overnight tour - used first class rail from London to Oxenholme which is worth the extra dollars. Our tour included Beatrix Potter's home - Hill Top as well as a short boat cruise across Lake Windermere, and a couple of short stops for breathtaking photo ops. The last stop was Lindeth Howe for cream tea (tea and a delicious scone), and this happened to be our hotel for the night as well. Delightful staff, very nice dinner, and good English breakfast. Day 2 was free for us to visit other towns in the area, and we highly recommend taking a bus to visit Keswick (about an hour ride from Windermere). Worth the time and the money!!!

Deborah B

19 Aug, 2017

We enjoyed our trip to the Lake District very much. We booked a hotel near Euston Station and were able to leave our luggage at the station, since we were going to another hotel when we came back, and only needed a backpack with needed items for overnight. There was so much to see, as we rode the train to the Lake District and back the next day.

Probably our favorite part was visiting Beatrix Potter's home, but we enjoyed learning about the area with our driver Peter Cole I think. He was very helpful, answered questions and gave us the highlights of the area.

The hotel was wonderful and very comfortable. Our room overlooked a valley with a castle in the distance. We enjoyed the afternoon tea.

We were surprised that our breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, that were listed on our reservations as inclusions in our tour, were not included. I don't know why, but that was very disappointing and rather inconvenient. We paid for our lunch at the hotel, which was delicious, and the chef was able to make a glutin-free meal for my daughter, who has severe Celiac's disease, and usually carries her own food.

Bandhana D

08 Jul, 2015

LOVED the Lake District! The Lindeth Howe was charming although the room we were given overlooked a car park- not exactly the best view- especially in a place with so much natural beauty. The tour on Day 1 was well planned and the driver/guide good. The return to Oxelholme on Day 2 was awful. Despite confirming and reconfirming the return arrangements to Oxelholme train station with the hotel/tour company multiple times as suggested by Evans Staff at London Euston there was no transport arranged to bring us back to the train station on Day 2. Pegasus Taxi service saved the day and after a hair-rising drive back to Oxelhome we caught our train to London with a minute to spare. A sad ending to a trip to this beautiful part of England.

Judith A. B

09 Sep, 2014

It was a very enjoyable tour the hotel was very nice, a little far from the town too far to walk but a short Taxi ride. My only comment, is instructions were to be at the Euston station at 7.45 am for 8.00 a.m. I thought the train left at 8.00 and was getting agitated as the representative didn't show until 8.00. Apart from that it was an excellent tour.

User's Picture Gallery

Similar Packages

Other Populars

Some popular Sightseeing Tours, Activities and Holiday Packages.

England - SightSeeing Tours and Activities View All

London - Holiday Packages View All

- Where To Stay View All

- Top Tourist Attractions View All