Overnight Lake District with Afternoon Tea & Cruise from London

Overnight Lake District with Afternoon Tea & Cruise from London

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
• 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
* Duration: 2 days
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Multi-day & Extended Tours >> Multi-day Rail Tours




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
• 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

Itinerary

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

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: 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 (or alternative hotel)

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:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.