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Scenic Lake District with Afternoon Tea at the World of Beatrix Potter - Tour from London

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Key Highlights

  • Spend a day in the Lake District enjoying the very best of English scenery
  • Tour includes return train transportation from London
  • Included Lake Cruise and Afternoon Tea at the Lindeth Howe Hotel
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Sunday
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

    Duration

    Approx. 14 hours

    Start time

    08:00am

    Meeting Point

    The tour departs from Euston Station –Outside the Main ticket office.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Tour returns to Euston Rail Station.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Enjoy a relaxing train journey to the spectacular Lake District National Park Area. Travel through the Midlands passing canals, market towns, to reach Oxenholme where your tour starts.Highlights of the day include acruise on one of the lakes and a visit to the the medieval village of Hawkshead.

    Hill Top, the inspiration for many of Beatrix Potter's winsome and delicate illustrations, is also included on this tour. The author’s home remains exactly as she left it and in each room there's something that appears in one of her books. The cottage garden contains the same pleasing mix of flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables as grown by Beatrix.

    This tour has a range of unavailable dates in the month of December.

    Itinerary

    The tour starts from Euston Station, outside the Main ticket office at 08:00am where you will meet a local representative. You will be given a round trip train ticket (with reserved seats) and will arrive at Oxenholme where you'll be met by a guide who will take you on your tour of the Lake District. Apart from enjoying a Lake Cruise on one of the Lakes, you will also visit:

    Hawkshead: A picturesque medieval village with an enchanting combination of whitewashed houses, cobbled streets and narrow alleyways. We make our way to Hill Top, the inspiration for many of Beatrix Potter's winsome and delicate illustrations. The author's home remains exactly as she left it.

    Wray Castle built in 1840 in the Gothic Revival style, Beatrix Potter enjoyed several holidays as a child in Wray castle. Wray castle offer splendid views over Lake Windermere.

    Afternoon tea is provided at the Lindeth Howe Hotel.

    On your way back to the station, you will cross the sprawling Victorian town of Bowness-on-Windermere in time to take the train back to London, arriving at Euston Station at around 09:25pm.

    Winter Special Itinerary:
    you will meet a local representative at Euston Station to collect your tickets and itinerary for the day, then enjoy a relaxing train journey to Oxenholme in the spectacular Lake District National Park.

    On arrival at Oxenholme you will be met by a local guide, who will take you on a tour of the Lake District. This tour is the ideal way to explore the favourite places associated with Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth.

    We travel north alongside Lake Windermere to Waterhead and then from here we drive to the medieval village of Hawkshead where you have time to explore this fascinating village. We continue on towards the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows where we stop for a photo before driving through Yewdale, passing Yew Tree Tarn and Skelwith Bridge.

    Our next destination is the charming setting of Rydal Mount & Gardens once home to the famous poet William Wordsworth. Here you can enjoy a guided tour of the house & garden and a delightful cream tea before returning back to Bowness for some free time to look around the picturesque village.

    You will be taken back to Oxenholme Station for the train back to London.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Scenic Lake cruise
    • English speaking guide
    • Round trip train tickets with reserved seats
    • Afternoon tea at the Lindeth Howe Hotel
    • Coach transportation in the Lake District
    • Free Wifi - in the coach
    • VOX RADIOGUIDE -microphone and headset system

    Exclusions

    • Lunch
    • Hotel Pick up and drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    Train times:
    London Euston/ Oxenholme: 8:30am/ 11:08am
    Oxenholme/London Euston: 6:29pm / 9:24pm
    Please arrive at the start point at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

    Visit the World of Beatrix Potter (not included in price)

    Additional info

    Contact details for the local activity operator will be found on your confirmation voucher.The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Guests with smart phones or tablets can now remain fully 'connected' during their coach tour with fantastic FREE WI-FI!Using this complimentary service, international guests can avoid expensive 'roaming' fees when using an internet connection on board our coaches. At the start of the tour, guests are issued with a headset. During the walking sections the guide speaks to the guestsusing a radio microphone. With no interruptions from traffic noise, or other tour groups, guests now receive greater audio clarity and a far more intimate touring experience.
  • Reviews
    • Lake District

      Tour guide a very knowledgeable nice fellow. Peter was a great driver on roads that were so narrow and winding. Beatrix Potter house so quaint and lovely. Boat ride very...

      Nicole McCloskey
    • Very interesting and pleasant tour

      The guide - Peter - is exactly in his place - he is nice and attentive, his stories are quite informative and all is well arranged. One of his advantages is a rather slow and...

      Elena Arefieva
    • Convenient way to get to see Beatrix Potter Lake District locations when you have limited time .

      This trip was a convenient way to get to the Lake District to see the Beatrix Potter sights. Peter, the tour guide and driver, was excellent. The train ride from London and...

      Carolyn Buboltz