Overnight trip to the Lake District



Overnight trip to the Lake District

Euston Station
Euston Road


Explore Cumbria’s gorgeous Lake District region on an escorted overnight trip from London, including return rail travel, stunning scenery and fun activities.

Train to the Lake District

Head to Euston Station to get an early train to the beautiful UNESCO-listed Lake District region. After a little under three hours, step off the train and set off on your escorted tour with a professional guide.

Day one in the Lake District

For the first day of your overnight trip package to the Lake District, you can pick between two themed itineraries: the Beatrix Potter Tour or the Best of the Lake District Tour.

Beatrix Potter Tour

A large castle like building sitting on top of a lush green field in the Lake District on a clear sunny day with blue sky and children playing in the foreground.

Learn about the history of the Lake District as you drive along the shores of one of its most scenic spots, Lake Windermere, stopping off at Wray Castle if time allows.

On the Beatrix Potter tour, you’ll get to see the landscapes that inspired the author and visit her former homes, including Hill Top Farm and Tarn Hows.

Next, stroll through the charming villages of Coniston and Hawkshead, both steeped in history and literary connections.

Best of the Lake District Tour

A field of purple flowers with the Lake District's Langdale Pikes mountains in the background.

See astounding scenery while delving into the rich history and culture of the area, with the Best of the Lake District Tour.

Start off in Windermere and admire the gorgeous views from Langdale Pikes as you drive through the Langdale Valley. More spectacular vistas await at Blea Tarn, a hidden gem which you’ll get a chance to spot while travelling through the gorgeous Yewdale Valley.

Last but not least, explore two quaint villages, Coniston and Hawkshead, before enjoying a cruise on Lake Windermere.

Cream tea experience

Scones, cream, jam and tea. Image courtesy of iStock

Both itineraries include cream tea at Lindeth Howe, Beatrix Potter’s family home in Bowness. Treat yourself to delicious tea and scones with fresh clotted cream and jam.

Complete your first day in the Lake District with an overnight stay in a three-star hotel.

Day two in the Lake District

Sailboats on Lake Windermere with mountains and trees in the background, on a cloudy and sunny day.

On the second day, the Lake District is yours to explore further at your own pace, before catching a late-afternoon train back to London.

Why not hire a bike and ride through the pretty scenery, take a sightseeing tour of the lakes or hire a kayak and explore the water for yourself!

How do I get tickets for the tour?

You can book tickets for the overnight trip to the Lake District online now.

What's included in the ticket price?

The following are all included in your booking: reserved train seats, meet and greet at Euston Station, transport to and from Oxenholme Lake District Station, a professional guide, Lake Windermere cruise, cream tea at Lindeth Howe and overnight accommodation.

What time does the Lake District tour depart?

The tour usually runs from Monday to Friday (with some exceptions; check availability when booking your tour). You will receive all your tickets via email. On the day, please meet your Golden Tours representative at 8am outside the ticket office at Euston Station. You will then take the 8.30am train to Oxenholme Lake District Station, which will arrive at 11.08am.

Don't forget your e-ticket!

What time does the tour return to London?

The Lake District overnight trip package includes reservations on the next day’s 6.30pm train to Euston. Make sure you get to the station at least 15 minutes before the train departs. You will then arrive back in London at 9.19pm.

Check all timings on your booking confirmation.


Adult ticket (single room) £390.00 per ticket
Adult ticket (twin/double room) £339.00 per ticket