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Monday 3:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday 3:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday 3:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Thursday 3:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday 3:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Saturday 4:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday 5:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The English Lake District

(Tour code: LDS4)Enjoy three scenic lakeland railway journeys

Experience the grace and beauty of this delightful region, and take advantage of witnessing the Lake District by train. We glide effortlessly on vintage trains and steamers around the famous lakes, taking in the high fells. Discover the Lake District by train.

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Tour Highlights
  • Stay in Beatrix Potter’s former home
  • Windermere cruise
  • The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
  • 10 Lake excursion
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle
  • The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
    Lindeth Howe Country House
  • Optional Bag Concierge
Additional Information Departure Times

We typically suggest that our guests join our UK tours between 2pm and 3pm at the first hotel in the tour.

We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Lake Windermere
Day 1

To Bowness-on-Windermere

Your Tour Manager greets you in the 4-star Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel. After time to settle in, we meet for dinner this evening in the hotel's restaurant.

  • Dinner
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
Day 2

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

This morning we travel by coach to Haverthwaite, where we board the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway to Lakeside on Windermere's shore. Here we take to the water, enjoying a relaxing steamer cruise across Windermere to Bowness. You are free to explore Bowness for the remainder of the day.

  • Breakfast
  • Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
  • Lake steam cruise
Day 3

The 10 Lakes Spectacular excursion

Today we travel by minibus for the '10 Lakes Spectacular' excursion, covering Ullswater, Buttermere, and Borrowdale. Magnificent scenery of mountains, valleys and lakes awaits us, as we travel over precarious passes, through dramatic valleys and past cascading waterfalls. The tour also includes a lake cruise and a visit to the 4,000 year old Castlerigg Stone Circle.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • 10 Lakes Spectacular
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle
Day 4

At leisure in Bowness-on-Windermere

Your day is free for you to explore at your own pace. Relax in Lindeth Howe's parlour library, stroll around its gorgeous landscaped gardens or enjoy the hotel's leisure facilities. The excellent Blackwell Arts & Crafts House is within walking distance of the hotel, and you could also visit the Windermere Steamboat Museum. Alternatively, you could explore historic Bowness, discovering its proud connections to the author William Wordsworth.

  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
Day 5

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Today we travel towards the coast to board the enchanting Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, passing between rugged hills dotted with sheep. We enjoy breathtaking views as the line climbs up the valley to Dalegarth, nestling at the foot of England's highest mountains, the Scafell Range. We then continue by rail along the Cumbrian Coast Line, with dramatic seascapes to one side and the brooding fells of the Lakes to the other. Disembarking at Workington we continue to Keswick by coach, then returning to the hotel.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
  • Cumbrian Coast Line
Lindeth Howe Hotel, Bowness
Day 6

Homeward Bound

After breakfast this morning the tour concludes and you are free to embark on the journey home.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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