Victorian Lakes Journey

Lake District National Park

The experience

A Victorian grand circular tour from the 1860s. Step back in time and explore the unique landscape of the Lake District by various modes of transport. With an expert guide, travel on a steam train then onto a Windermere lake cruiser. Enjoy a Ferryman’s picnic lunch at the National Trust’s Claife Viewing Station. Then, travel by Mountain Goat minibus along the old route taken by horse-drawn carriages to Coniston Pier. Finish the tour onboard a Victorian rebuilt steam yacht on Coniston Water, where you’ll have the opportunity to steer the yacht and enjoy a glass of fizz & cake.

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The National Trust

  • Victorian modes of transport – steam train, Windermere Lake Cruiser, traditional wooden launch and steam yacht
  • Stunning views of the Lake District World Heritage Site
  • Cruising around Coniston Water onboard the National Trust’s Steam Yacht Gondola

The detail

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7 hours

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Group size

8 - 30 people

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Cost per person

£110 per person

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Fitness level


Parking Facilities

Yes, free of charge.

Refreshments and meals

Picnic lunch included and a drink and cake at the end of the tour.

Special equipment needed

Suitable clothing for the weather on the day. Flat sensible footwear recommended.


Monday – Friday, 1 April – 31 October Advance booking required, 4 weeks in advance.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Not accessible for wheelchair users.


Basic English required to fully appreciate the tour.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate
Lake District

Lake District National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Park of epic proportions, The Lake District is home to Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain – and Wastwater, its deepest lake.