Tours to the Lake District from London

Day trips from London to the Lake District can be made by train - in less than three hours you can be in the Lake District World Heritage Site. 

Any of our tours can be enjoyed as a day trip from London by joining the tour at Oxenholme station - the Gateway to the Lake District.

Your departure station is London Euston to arrive at Oxenholme the Lake District where you will be met off the train. At the end of the tour we return you to Oxenholme in time for the 1830 train to London - both Oxenholme station pick up and return are included in the tour fee.

You need to book your own train tickets as these are NOT included in the tour price.

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Day trips from London are confirmed for a minimum of two adults - this means you can book well in advance and take advantage of cheaper rail tickets in the knowledge that your tour will not be cancelled due to insufficient numbers. 

Read our blog for advice on rail travel to the Lake District and handy hints for getting the best fare.

IMPORTANT : Visiting the Lake District from London in a day means an early start from London Euston and we help you make the most of your time by picking up at Oxenholme station so you do not have to change trains. This means you have more time on tour, less time in transit and crucially will not miss your tour if your train is delayed.  We also return you to Oxenholme for your onward journey. You may wish to book a hotel within easy reach of Euston station.  

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How to Book

  1. Check train availability
  2. Call 07833439303 or email sales@lakedistricttours.co.uk to confirm tour availability
  3. Purchase your train ticket. Visit our blog for helpful information on how to get the best fare 
  4. Book your tour below

TOUR OPTIONS

Excursion 1 - Lake District Scenic Tour n Hike

This tour takes you through some of the most beautiful lake and mountain scenery with time for shopping, hiking or taking a cruise on Lake Windermere. One of our favourite tours and a refreshing, relaxing change from the hustle of London. 

08:30 Depart London Euston
11:08 Arr Oxenholme and meet your tour guide on Platform 2 by the Cafe Express
  Transfer to Bowness on Windermere (approx 40mins) and time for lunch before the tour starts at 1300. If you prefer to join and finish the tour in Windermere please book the Tour B See detailed itinerary
16:30 Return to Windermere and free time or cruise on the lake to Bowness
17:30 Pick up and transfer to Oxenholme station
18:31 Depart from Oxenholme to London
21:24 Arr London Euston
PRICING: Adult £95  Child £75 excluding rail fare 
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 Excursion 2 - Lakes Explorer Tour

History, stunning scenery, lakes and waterfalls - this tour has it all!

05:31 Depart London Euston. 
08:45 Arr Oxenholme and meet your tour guide. Saturday departures arrive 0900. If you prefer to join and finish the tour in Windermere please book the Tour C Lakes Explorer from Windermere
09:30 to 16:30 Enjoy a spectacular full day tour of the Lake District with time for tea stops, and delicious home made Lakeland ice cream. See detailed itinerary
16:30 Free time to enjoy Bowness on Windermere or take a lake cruise or visit the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction 
17:30 Transfer to Oxenholme station
18:31 Depart from Oxenholme to London
21:24 Arr London Euston
PRICING: Adult £108  Child £95 excluding rail fare 
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Click here for a detailed Tour Description 

 Excursion 3 -  Beatrix Potter Scenic Tour  

This tour takes you back in time through beautiful lake and mountain scenery to visit the home of Beatrix Potter. By travelling in a small group on a different schedule to the London based operators we aim to avoid the peak times and create a more relaxing experience.   

08:30 Depart London Euston
11:08 Arr Oxenholme and meet your tour guide
  Transfer to Windermere for the tour starting at 1200. See detailed itinerary. If you prefer to join and finish the tour in Windermere please book here
16:15 Steam train and cruise to Bowness
17:30 Pick up from Bowness pier and transfer to Oxenholme station
18:31 Depart from Oxenholme to London
21:24 Arr London Euston
    
PRICING: Adult £130  Child £95 Includes all entry fees excluding rail fare 
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Excursion 4 - Essential Lakeland - a Private Tour 

 A more leisurely selective tour focusing on 'essential lakeland' - lakes, waterfalls ,mountains and pretty villages. Take lunch as and where you please, visit the home of William Wordsworth and cruise on Ullswater thought by many to be England's most beautiful lake.

06:43 Depart London Euston
10:21 Arr Oxenholme and meet your tour guide. A suggested itinerary can be viewed here but on a private tour we can adjust and tailor to your interests
  Optional entry to Dove Cottage or cruise on Ullswater 
   
17:30 Pick up from Bowness pier and transfer to Oxenholme station
18:31 Depart from Oxenholme to London
21:24 Arr London Euston
    

 

PRICING: £495 for a maximum of 8 persons, if travelling with children please email for advice
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an official, professional tourist guide of the United Kingdom. They are recognised by local tourist bodies throughout the UK, and by Visit Britain as Britain's official tourist guides.

Lake District Tours start with an unfair advantage. The Lake District is one of the most sublimely beautiful places I’ve seen.

Their service is attuned to the scenery. Rather than travelling in big impersonal coaches, it’s as if you’re being driven around by friends who’ve been looking forward to your visit so they can show you, and share with you, the special places they’ve come to love.

After five memorable and varied weeks overseas, we’re telling family and friends how the Lake District tour was the highlight.

 Thanks again – Don & Judy Lipscombe

Lake District Tours Excellent service


“Four days of sublime scenery, most of which we would have missed had we not been guided by Andy.  He was generous with his exceptional local knowledge, was a considerate and careful driver, but mostly was a most enjoyable travelling companion.  Highly recommended.  Tim & Gethyn Prior”


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