Lakeland Explorer

5 Days Half Board

Unforgettable scenic journeys by road, boat and train

This is a unique opportunity to see England’s finest scenery from a different angle – opening a wonderfully refreshing perspective on England’s most enchanting landscape recently awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO. Explore by train, by lake steamer and by Mountain Goat minibus, the beautiful Lake District like you have never done so before… it’s a real trip of a lifetime for those of you who love boats, trains, and the great British countryside at its very best.

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• Fully escorted throughout • Mountain Goat mini-bus • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway • Hardknott Pass • Hawkshead • Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway • Coniston Water Steam Yacht ‘Gondola’ • Bowness • Lake Windermere steamer cruise

Your Excursions

Monday: We depart by train late morning from London’s Euston station to Oxenholme, Lake District, where we change for the final short journey to Kendal and our hotel for four nights.

Tuesday: We visit beautiful Hawkshead, on our local coach, where William Wordsworth went to school, with its quaint cottages and cobbled lanes before continuing to Coniston and boarding the National Trust owned Steam Yacht ‘Gondola’ for a nostalgic cruise on Coniston Water.

Wednesday: This morning we make our way by local coach to the South Lakes and Haverthwaite to take a ride on the preserved railway to Lakeside. Here we join one of the lake ‘steamers’ for a cruise on Lake Windermere to Bowness before enjoying free time to explore this popular tourist centre at your own pace.

Thursday: A highlight today as we are collected by Mountain Goat minibus to explore the mountains, valleys and lakes not accessible by coach or train. Our tour starts with a drive through wild and rugged Wrynose Pass, before commencing the dramatic ascent of Hardknott Pass, the steepest in Britain. We pause at the remote Hardknott Roman Fort with its stunning views before making our way to the famous miniature Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway through Eskdale. In the afternoon we drive onward to Wastwater, voted ‘Britain’s Favourite View’ and England’s deepest and most dramatic lake before arriving at the splendid 14th century castle of Muncaster surrounded by its internationally acclaimed gardens.

Friday: A morning at leisure in Kendal before we depart Kendal and make our way to Oxenholme Lake District for the direct service back to London Euston.

Train Times

Times (in local time) are as follows, but are subject to change:

Depart Euston 13.30

Return Euston 15.12

Upgrade Options

First Class: Euston to Oxenholme Return £99 per person

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County Hotel, Kendal

County Hotel, Kendal

The County in Kendal is a historic former coaching inn situated opposite Kendal Station and next door to Kendal Museum. Just a short stroll from the town centre with it's many shops and restaurants.


• Lounge, bar, restaurant • En-suite bedrooms • Free Wi-Fi available • Full breakfast and three course evening dinner plus tea or coffee • Entertainment: Four nights – 8 day tours, Two nights – 5 day tours • Lift

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  • All rail travel in standard class
  • Hotel accommodation as stated with dinner, bed and breakfast from dinner on the day of arrival to breakfast on the day of departure
  • Itinerary, admissions and local transfers as stated
  • The services of the Grand UK Tour Manager

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Norwich, Norfolk
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