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Lake District Rail Day Trip from London provided by Evan Evans Tours

Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

Lake District Rail Day Trip from London
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Tour snapshot
Get to the Lake District with ease—round-trip rail tickets included
Duration:
13h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
The Lake District is a mountainous area of England, known for its spectacular valleys, rugged beauty, and literary heritage. Enjoy a guided day trip from London that helps you cover many of the region’s highlights in a day, without having to worry about navigating. See Lake Windermere, Tarn Hows, and Hawkshead, learn about the links to William Wordsworth, and Beatrix Potter, and enjoy the perk of having transport included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Travel seamlessly between sites in a minivan, including Lake Windermere
  • The tour adapts to the season—enjoy a lake cruise in the summer
  • Great for literary fans—learn about William Wordsworth, and Beatrix Potter
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Travel seamlessly between sites in a minivan, including Lake Windermere
  • The tour adapts to the season—enjoy a lake cruise in the summer
  • Great for literary fans—learn about William Wordsworth, and Beatrix Potter
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3858EE040
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Lunch
Duration
13h
Departure details
  • London Euston, Euston Rd, London NW1 2RT, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • London Euston, Euston Rd, London NW1 2RT, UK
Duration
13h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    London Euston
    Euston Rd, London NW1 2RT, UK
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lake District National Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hawkshead
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Hawkshead Grammar School Museum
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Bowness-on-Windermere
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Tarn Hows
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Coniston Water
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Lake Windermere
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 8
    Lake District
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Kerry G
1 contribution
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.
Written July 24, 2022
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EvanEvansAdmin
Dear CanCal, Thank you for leaving us feedback about the tour. We are glad that our team did a great job. We work very hard to ensure that our customers get outstanding service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your recent visit. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Written July 25, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mobile119079
Commerce City, CO1 contribution
Couples
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.
Written July 22, 2019
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ilex21771
Mt. Airy, MD282 contributions
Couples
We were so very lucky to have a "no rain" day in the Lake District. We were picked up at the train station by our guide and were the only ones that day so had a private tour which was nice. We headed off to see the sights. Our first stop was a little village with shops and small restaurants/cafes. I immediately asked where the restrooms were and our guide said "There are none" WHAT??? He said the only bathrooms were up the hill 10 minute walk each way??? I have 2 knee replacments and walk with a cane. He made NO suggestion to drive us up the hill and back. I could not believe it. Fortunately I asked a couple of places and finally found one kind enough to let me use their bathroom. Unfortunately that really put a damper on my opinion of our guide! I am retired from the National Park Service with 33 years of working with the public. The 2 most important pieces of information you relay to any public group is #1 the itinerary for the tour/walk with times at each location and MOST Importantly - where and when there will be be restroom facilities!!! Otherwise the tour itself was spectacular and we loved every minute of the area itself. I urge this tour company to review how they deal with this necessity!
Written May 16, 2018
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Heinz S
2 contributions
Couples
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.
Written September 10, 2019
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Sherry S
8 contributions
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.
Written August 27, 2019
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BeckyB710
Chicago, IL319 contributions
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.
Written August 17, 2019
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rana
18 contributions
Solo
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.
Written July 20, 2019
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cbgooch
Phoenix, AZ18 contributions
Couples
So glad we took this day trip, although this is a long way from London! Our Trip Advisor/Evan Evans rep met us with information that told us exactly what to expect once our train arrived in the Lake District at Oxehholme Station. The subcontractor with Mountain Goat Tours was EXCELLENT - very familiar with the area, a good sense of humor, and we had plenty of time on our own for a quick meal and shopping. The trip included the lovely Hill Top Farm (think Beatrix Potter) and a short trip across Lake Windemere. This was a highlight in our trip of over 3 weeks in the U.K. and Ireland.
Written July 21, 2018
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Hi There, We're delighted to hear that you had a great experience on the attraction. We are pleased that you had a pleasant overall experience, We would like to thank you for the positive feedback and we hope you take on an Evan Evans again in the future. Kind Regards, Evan Evans team. #EvanEvansTours
Written August 14, 2018
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Penny Farrer
Olympia, WA6 contributions
Solo
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!!
Written July 4, 2019
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Hi there, Thank you for your feedback, we're delighted to hear that you had such a great time! Kind regards, Team Evan Evans
Written August 15, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

homeschools7
Sioux City, IA215 contributions
Although trip advisor members were quick to jump on the don't go if you only have one day bandwagon when I originally inquired about this trip it was a lovely trip, only about a two and a half hour train trip. It was nice to see outside of London and the Lake District was stunning. While I would certainly love to spend more time there most likely I will never get to the UK again so I am very glad I went and Mountain Goat who does the tour in the Lake District does a fabulous job.
Written September 26, 2018
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Dear homeschools7, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We will pass on your positive feedback to our members of staff. We hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, The Evan Evans Team
Written September 27, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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