Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

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Duration - 13 hours

INR 18,751 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Explore an area renowned for its breath-taking scenery, stunning natural beauty and quaint market towns on this fantastic full-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

Available options

Independent Trip: Standard 08:00
Standard Rail Travel : Roundtrip Standard Class train ticket between London & Lake District.

INR 18,751
p.p. onwards

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lake District National Park, Oxenholme Road Murley Moss, Kendal LA9 4LF England

The tour starts in Windermere and heads towards the Langdale Valley, which is filled with heritage and farmland. On route to the Langdale valley you will drive along the famous Lake Windermere and our Driver/Guide will tell you many stories about our wonderful National Park..

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hawkshead, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Hawkshead is a charming medieval village full of narrow alleys and characterful squares. It is home to a grammar school which was established back in 1585 and where the famous English poet, William Wordsworth went to school. Overlooking the village on a hill, you can also find St Michael and All Angels Church, that has been there since 16th century. Whilst we're talking about Hawkshead we also must mention the delicious Hawkshead Relish Company, which is definitely worth a visit! Hawkshead is a village where you get a real sense of history and it is a great place to explore, which is why we include it in so many of our tours.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hawkshead Grammar School Museum, 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: 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

You will have time to take in the stunning scenery at Coniston before heading to Tarn How’s. Tarn Hows is another one of the Lake District's hidden gems. It has been the inspiration for many artists and writers and once you visit, you will understand why. After admiring the views, the tour will then take you to the final stop which is a trip to Hawkshead.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Coniston Water, Coniston England

Coniston is a beautiful village which is well known for Coniston Water and Donald Campbell CBE, who broke the world water speed record of 276mph. You might also catch a glimpse of a Steam Yacht Gondala that's a rebuilt Victorian steam powered yacht that offers cruises on Coniston Water.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lake Windermere, Windermere England

Relax & Enjoy A Scenic Cruise On England's Largest Lake.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Lake District, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Driving through the Langdale’s you will experience some spectacular views, including views of the Langdale Pikes. The Langdale Pikes are iconic and the most easily recognisable peaks in the Lake District. The Langdale’s are where you will usually find many native Herdwick Sheep, as they stroll across road and lay out in the fields, it really is a fantastic photo opportunity.

Duration: 15 minutes

Terms & conditions

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Outbound: Train departs London Euston: 08:30 / arrives Oxenholme: 11:08
  • Return: Train departs Oxenholme: 18:30 (18:26 Sat) / arrives at London Euston at 21:20
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Your electronic tickets and vouchers will be sent to you one week prior to your scheduled departure date via email (or, if booked within one week then within 24 hours of booking). We would recommend arriving at Euston Station 30 minutes before your scheduled train departure
  • Please note that the train journey is unescorted. On arrival at Oxenholme station in the Lake District you you will be met by your tour guide and start your Lake District guided tour
  • Child age: 5-11 yrs inclusive (Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on this Tour)
  • Itinerary is subject to operational and seasonal variations
  • We will make every effort to fulfil any requests you have for seating on the train however this cannot be guaranteed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons


  • Meet your Expert Guide in Oxenholme
  • Return Rail Journey
  • Free Wi-Fi On Board (Train Only)
  • Return Train tickets (between London Euston and Oxenholme Station (reserved seats)
  • Culinary Aspect (Cream Tea)
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Windermere

Departure time

08:00 AM

Departure point

London Euston, Euston Rd, London NW1 2RT, UK

Recent reviews

Sherry S   27th August 2019

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My mother, daughter and myself traveled to London for a three generations trip. We booked this trip before leaving the US and were not sure what to expect. We could not stop talking about how much we enjoyed this trip. Even though there was a light rain most of the day, we did not care. We were enjoying ourselves so much! We met the agent from Evan Evans group and received our tickets and instructions. Everything went smoothly, just like the agent explained to us. When we arrived at Oxenholme we were met by Peter, our guide from Mountain Goat tours. He was so knowledgeable about the history of area. He was funny and took his time with us. We did not feel rushed at all. The lake cruise was nice too. My 78 year old mother said she would definitely do this trip again. I agree with her. This was the best part of our trip to the UK.

BeckyB710   17th August 2019

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Our guide was nice enough but was very disorganized. We wasted so much time with checking people in, her talking to the other driver or buying our tickets. There was hardly any time at each stop, especially at Beatrix Potter’s house. No one asked any questions or even spoke on the ride, which is so unlike any tour I’ve taken. The boat ride was a complete time waster. Instead of doing the boat, we could have more time at the other stops. The highlight of the day was the tea & scones. Thumbs down on this tour, I wouldn’t recommend it.

Mobile119079   22nd July 2019

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Overall, this is a wonderful tour. We had a good time riding on Virgin train and seeing the landscape. When we arrived, Peter our tour guide was very visible and we all gathered promptly. He was very nice and explained what was going to happen for the day. The weather was not so cooperative. It rained all day making the boat tour miserable. Tea at the end of the day was delicious and allowed for us to connect with our fellow tour mates. Peter our tour guide with Goat adventures was a plethora of knowledge and was doing a splendid job. I would definitely recommend staying the night so as to get more out of the trip.

Melanie_R   5th October 2021

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I’m quite picky about my trips and I can say this one was lovely. Even though there are still some changes from COVID, the directions to get to the train were simple and clear. My tour guide was right there when I arrived in Oxenholme and so friendly! Although it was a rainy day (with rain off and on) it seemed the rain stopped every place we stopped for an experience or just for photos. The Lake District is not to be missed! Such beauty. I also loved the included cream tea at the end at Beatrix Potters house which is now a lovely hotel. Yes it is a very long day, but it didn’t feel like it. I would say our guide Graham was also part of the highlight. So very knowledgeable and friendly.

Olygirl63   4th July 2019

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This was a great day. I was promptly met at the train station and given direction on where the guide would meet me. Virgin trains was incredibly comfortable and clean, made the 2.5 hour ride a joy. Meryl our guide with Goat adventures was professional and pleasant. Answered all questions and was very friendly. Definitely would recommend this tour!!

heinz s   10th September 2019

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From the moment that Peter of Mountaingoat picked us up at the train station to to time he returned us there a few hours later there was never a dull moment. His tour guide comments about the Lake District were informative, delightful, and entertaining. His historical knowledge of the Romans and Vikings and how they connected to the Lake District was awesome. Thank you to Evan Evans for such an excellent day tour and an extra special thank you to PETER for a wonderful day.

teatimegrandma3   15th March 2019

This tour package is false advertisement. We were advised to be at the station at 7:30 am for an 8:00 departure. It departed at 8:31 and the Evan Evans rep showed up at 8:10. The "afternoon tea" was only cream tea with a scone and tea. There was no time or place for lunch. We expected afternoon tea with sandwiches, etc. The cruise, included in the price, was cancelled due to rough water. They didn't know what to do with us and drove us around on narrow county roads for two hours. Thirty minutes at the Beatrix Potter house was not enough for shopping. This is my first ever bad review.

Madawi_I   10th August 2022

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We had a wonderful day. Peter our tour guide was welcoming and helpful, and had a great knowledge about the place history. The ride was lovely we had reasonable time to enjoy all stops and the cream tea was amazing. To be honest I has some doubts about the feasibility of visiting the Lake District in a day trip from London. But I think this is great if you are short of time and wish to have a taste of Lake District and don’t mind the 3h each way train journey.

CanCalKerrBear   24th July 2022

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This was an amazing tour! Definitely worth the time on the train from London to Kendal and back. Our tour guide, Peter, was very friendly, passionate and well-informed about the history of Beatrix Potter and the Lake District. We were taken to a few breathtaking destinations around Windermere with just enough time at each spot to take photos and walk around. Lunchtime is spent in Hawkshead and if you’re not hungry you should check out the Beatrix Potter Gallery where you can view some of her original illustrations (there is a fee to get in). And it was a perfect ending to a perfect day with the ferry across the lake and finishing up with tea and scones at Lindeth Howe – just enough of a pick-me-up for the train back to London.

B4049VQ_   20th July 2019

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The guide spoke to me slowly and clearly.So I could understand what he said.And the tour was very nice.If I had had time,I would have stayed a couple of days.