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Rail and Sail the Lake District

5 days - from only £469pp


Rail and Sail the Lake District

Be captivated by the Lake District from our base in Windermere, the town which spreads down the hillside to join the village of Bowness on the shores of Lake Windermere. We explore this region by cruise, rail and coach to see as much of the stunning scenery as possible.


  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to the Windermere Hotel, Windermere for four nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Lakes tour with Railway and Cruise

    Excursion travelling to the south of Lake Windermere where we join the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and journey through the Leven Valley.

    We then enjoy a cruise on the lake to pretty Bowness where we have some free time to explore.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Haverthwaite Steam Railway

    Haverthwaite Steam Railway
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    Included Highlights

    • Haverthwaite Steam Railway
    • Bowness-on-Windermere & Lake Cruise
  • Day 3: At leisure or Kendal

    Relax in Windermere, or join our optional excursion to the market town of Kendal, home to the famous mint cake!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    • Kendal

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Keswick and Grasmere

    Visit the market town of Keswick, on the shores of beautiful Derwentwater where the main square is flanked by independent shops, quaint cafes and art galleries.

    We also call at pretty Grasmere, in the very heart of the Lake District, home to the tiny Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Keswick
    • Grasmere
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £79.00 (5 days).


You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Windermere Hotel in Windermere.

  • Windermere Hotel

    Overlooking the shores of England’s largest lake, the English heritage-listed Windermere Hotel has been welcoming guests since 1847 and is a firm favourite with visitors to the Lake District to this day. It is the perfect place from which to explore the lakes, and many of the region’s most stunning walks can be started nearby. The hotel’s period charm is sharply contrasted by its modern amenities, giving its guests the best of both worlds. With breakfast and evening meals available, guests can enjoy fantastic and varied menus in the restaurant, and after spending time discovering the local area, why not have a nightcap in the Orrest Head Lodge bar? The lodge has wonderful views of the lake, and you can soak up the relaxing atmosphere as the sun goes down at night.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.