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Lakes and Dales by Steam

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(Tour code: 19LKL)

Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the spectacular north of England

From your base in Carlisle, travel on three incredible railway lines, and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the spectacular north of England, including the world-famous and UNESCO-listed Lake District.

  • Carlisle
  • Lake Windemere
  • Settle to Carlisle Railway
  • Haverthwaite Railway
  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
  • Free time at Muncaster Castle
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Boat trip across Lake Windemere

Lakes and Dales by Steam 2019Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Lake Windemere
Lake Windemere

Meet in Carlisle and Lake Windemere

Begin your adventure at the Hallmark Hotel in Carlisle, where you meet your group and Tour Manager. Day 2 sees you journey by rail on a steam train from Haverthwaite to Lakeside on the shores of stunning Lake Windemere. Enjoy a boat trip across the lake to Bowness.

Windemere is one of the Lake District's most famous bodies of water, and it is surrounded by verdant forest and picturesque mountains and hills. You have free time in Bowness before transferring by coach back to your hotel in time for dinner.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Settle to Carlisle Railway
Settle to Carlisle Railway

The Settle to Carlisle Railway

Enjoy a spectacular journey to Skipton on the wonderful Settle to Carlisle Railway today. Travelling through some of northern England's most incredible scenery, the line starts in Carlisle before skirting the North Pennines. The line enters the Yorkshire Dales and passes over the majestic Ribblehead Viaduct. Watched over by atmospheric Whernside, one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, the Ribblehead Viaduct was opened in 1876 and stretches 400 meters over the boggy land below. You have free time in Skipton at your leisure.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

After breakfast this morning, take a steam-hauled rail journey to Dalegarth this morning on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, originally opened in 1875, and boasting some truly incredible views as you journey on the line.

Transfer to Muncaster, where you visit Muncaster Castle. Owned by the Pennington family for over 800 years, this fortress is almost Arthurian in appearance, with square towers topped with crenellated parapets. After free time to explore the castle, transfer to nearby Ravenglass for some free time.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Carlisle Cathedral
Carlisle Cathedral

Homeward bound

Today, you bid a fond farewell to Carlisle as your tour ends after breakfast and you are free to depart at leisure.

  • Breakfast

Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner
  • Boat trip across Lake Windemere to Bowness
  • Journey on the Settle to Carlisle Railway
  • Journey on the Haverthwaite Railway
  • Free time at Muncaster Castle
  • Excursion on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.


Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Julie Pacalon
Helen Laverack
Lakes and Dales by Steam

Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the spectacular north of England


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