Summer Itinerary (April - October)
Begin your tour by meeting your Evan Evans representative at Euston Station to collect your train tickets and itinerary for the day. After you're all set up, head out of the capital on a relaxing train journey through the English countryside to the spectacular surroundings of the Lake District, England's largest National Park.
Your 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.
Included in your tour is a cruise on Lake Windermere, England's largest lake, as well as a visit the tiny medieval market town of Hawkshead. A charming mix of higgledy-piggledy houses and narrow cobbled streets, this pretty village in the heart of the Lake District was beloved by both William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.
After Hawkshead, we will make our way to Hill Top Farm**, former home of Beatrix Potter and the inspiration for so many of her characters. We will also stop to admire the scenic views from Tarn Hows, a tranquil lake District beauty spot. After a busy day exploring, what better way to relax than with a full English afternoon tea experience at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter herself?
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
* If Lindeth Howe Country Hotel is closed, the tea will take place at Lindeth Fell
**Hill Top is closed on Fridays, except between May 31st and August 30th.
Winter Itinerary (November - March)
The idyllic surroundings of the Lake District are perfect for exploring year-round, and our winter itinerary is designed to showcase the best of this stunningly beautiful area.
We begin our tour travelling north alongside Lake Windermere to the medieval market town of Hawkshead, nestled deep inside the heart of the park. Wander its narrow cobbled streets and explore the secret courtyards of the houses huddled around its medieval market square.
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 chased with silver waterfalls and impressive rock scenery.
Enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere and take in the views of the Lakeland Fells (local word for Mountains), before making your way to the World of Beatrix Potter. Here, the famous author's stories, such as Peter Rabbit, are brought to life in a magical interactive exhibition.
Our final stop is Bowness Bay, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere. Here, you will have time to enjoy a full afternoon tea experience at the beautiful Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter.
Overnight in the Lake District (Optional)
Want to extend your stay in the Lake District? Why not choose to stay overnight at a local three-star hotel with us?
Prices are per person, based on two people staying in a twin room. First-class travel includes hot meals provided onboard the train from London, plus free Wi-Fi (excluding Saturdays, when chilled meals are provided)
Tour Departs: 8.00am at Euston Station. Meet the Evan Evans Representative outside the main ticket office
Tour Finishes: approx. 9.30pm at Euston Station
Once booked tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable.
Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on this tour.
Child price is age 5-11 years inclusive. November - March itinerary may vary
Due to rail works between 20 July - 04 August 2019 our tour will not be operating.