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Lake District Day Tour by Train with Cream Tea

On arrival at Oxenholme you will be met by a local guide, who will take you on a tour of the Lake District.  Enjoy a spectacular cruise on Lake Windermere and visit the medieval village of Hawkshead.  Enjoy a cream tea at Bowness-on-Windermere at the home of Beatrix Potter.

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Tour Highlights

  • Round-trip tickets to Lake District National Park with reserved seats
  • Scenic Cruise on Lake Windermere (largest UK lake)
  • Visit to medieval Hawkshead Village
  • Visit to Hill Top (Home of Beatrix Potter)
  • Photo stop at Tarn Hows, the scenic viewpoint
  • Cream Tea at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel, once home to Beatrix Potter
  • Meet your representative at Euston Station to collect your tickets and itinerary for the day then relax and enjoy your train journey to Oxenholme
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Tour Schedule

Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm

We start the afternoon by making your way from Bowness Bay towards Waterhead cruising on England’s largest Lake, Windermere. Sit back and enjoy the unrivalled views from the Lake towards the fell ranges beyond. After arriving at Waterhead we make our way to Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm, where she wrote many of her famous children’s stories in this 17th century cottage. We will have the opportunity to go into the house* explore the garden and visit the shop. Continuing onto the medieval village of Hawkshead, we will have a little time to explore its many delightful features. There is plenty of photo opportunities as William Wordsworth old Grammar School is located here. On wards then, to the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows, which is one of the most photographed locations in the Lake District. Soak up the stunning views looking towards the mountains at Tarn Hows. We finish the tour in the lakeside village of Bowness-on-Windermere where you will be able to enjoy our Traditional English Cream Tea at a former home of Beatrix Potter, Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, which is now a four star hotel.

Hawkeshead and Tarn Hows

We make our way through the Southern Lake District arriving at the medieval village of Hawkshead, where you will have a little time to explore its many delightful features. There are plenty of photo opportunities as William Wordsworth old Grammar School is located here. On wards then, to the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows, which is one of the most photographed locations in the Lake District. Soak up the stunning views looking towards the mountains from Tarn Hows. We then make our journey into the Mountains and the Langdale Valley, which was formed by glaciers millions of years ago. The area provides the classic Lake District scenery, you will have chance to stop at the picturesque Blea Tarn, you might even see a few of the local Herdwick Sheep!

Sit back and relax at the end of afternoon whilst you make your way from Waterhead to Bowness Bay cruising on England’s largest Lake, Windermere. At 1 mile wide, enjoy the unrivalled views from the Lake towards the fell ranges. We finish the tour at Bowness-on-Windermere where you will be able to enjoy your Traditional English Cream Tea at the Four Star Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter.

Important Information

  • The following tour is available between 30th October 2017 and 16th February 2018 (Winter itinerary).
  • Tour does not run on Bank Holidays.
  • We regret this tour is unsuitable for child under 5 years of age.
  • Routes are subject to change without notice.
  • Please note some weather conditions may not allow a Lake Cruise to take part.
  • We reserve the right to alter or cancel tours in the event of severe inclement weather, traffic congestion or for operational reasons.
  • We include a number of attractions in our tours, however these are operated by third parties and therefore we are not liable for any damages, loss or closures to do with these third parties.
  • Lunch and refreshments are not included in our prices unless otherwise stated    .
  • Please note this tour is unescorted to and from the Lake District.
  • Please note – once booked, this tour is non-refundable.

Tour Inclusions

  • Lake Windermere, customers have a Lake Cruise.
  • Hawkshead, we stop for around 30-45 minutes for clients to grab some lunch.
  • Tarn Hows, a stop at the scenic viewpoint.
  • The Langdales, classic Lake District ‘u’ shaped valley famous for walking and climbing.
  • Cream Tea at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel a former home owned by Beatrix Potter.

Departure Information

  • Meet your representative to collect your tickets and itinerary for the day outside the Euston main ticket office at 08.00 am for an 08.30am train.
  • Returns: 21:25 pm – Euston Station.
  • Hill Top House is closed on Fridays however we will still visit its Garden and Shop.  Hill Top is not included in the Winter itinerary (30th Oct 2017 – 16th Feb 2018).
  • Euston Station, Outside Main Ticket Office.


Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.

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Why stop there?

The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

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There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

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