Lakes & Scenic Trains
The grandeur of the Lake District and the spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Cumbria combine in this classic tour that includes the Settle to Carlisle Railway, Lakeland Motor Museum, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and cruises on Lake Windermere and Ullswater.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Travel to our hotel
Today we will collect you from your local pick up point and make our way to our Hotel.
We will have a stop off on the way at Carnforth Station, the setting for the classic 1945 film ‘Brief Encounter’.
Day 2Lakeland Motor Museum, Lakeside & Haverthwaite
This morning we travel to the Lakeland Motor Museum, a unique collection of more than 30,000 exhibits, including 140 classic cars and motorbikes. There’s time for a light lunch (not included) before we travel the short distance to board the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway for a 20-minute steam train journey to Lakeside. A 40-minute cruise on Lake Windermere brings us to Bowness where there’s free time to explore the town.
Day 3Scenic Settle to Carlisle railway and Carlisle
The highlight today is a ride on the spectacular Settle to Carlisle railway, travelling the 72 miles through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, across the famous Ribblehead viaduct, and through the gentle rolling hills of the Eden Valley to the border city of Carlisle. There’s free time to explore the historic city, including the Castle and Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life.
Day 4Ullswater Cruise and Keswick
Start the day with a relaxing cruise on spectacular Ullswater. We join our ‘Steamer’ at Pooley Bridge and make our way the nine miles to Glenridding. We then travel to the small market town of Keswick to visit the Thursday local craft and produce market.
Day 5Travel home
After breakfast we will load up the coach and travel to Grand over Sands for a couple hours before travelling home.
Here you will have some free time,You may like to take a walk along the town’s mile long promenade,
HotelShap Wells Hotel
The hotel is situated in a secluded, wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells and surrounded by mountain streams and only minutes from the M6 (Junction 39) and the A6.
Free WiFi is available throughout the entire hotel including all public areas and guest accommodation. Complimentary parking is available at the front and rear of the hotel.
All 98 bedrooms have recently been refurbished and are equipped with en-suite bathroom, TV and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
- Return Coach Travel
- 4 Nights at The Shap Hotel Cumbria Half Board
- Tours as described.