Lakes and Dales by Steam
Low Deposit £25pp
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.
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.
Lake 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.
Enjoy a spectacular journey 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.
After breakfast this morning, 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, perhaps to enjoy lunch.
Take a steam-hauled rail journey to Dalegarth this afternoon on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, originally opened in 1875, and boasting some truly incredible views as you journey on the line
Today, you bid a fond farewell to Carlisle as your tour ends after breakfast and you are free to depart at leisure.
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.
This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the spectacular north of England