2017 Lake District & Mountains Rail Roamer

2017 Lake District & Mountains Rail Roamer

Explore dramatic landscapes; enjoy spectacular rail journeys over peaks and along coasts, and experience great history and nostalgic charm on this wonderful Lakes & Mountains rail tour.

7 Days From Only £775.00

 

DEPARTS

Monday 15 May 2017

Monday 19 June 2017

Monday 18 September 2017

 

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wonderful coast and mountain vistas roaming by rail around Cumbria

  • Relax on a leisurely cruise on idyllic Lake Windermere

  • Lakeside & Haverthwaite steam train journey through the Vale of Leven

  • Explore historic Carlisle

  • Hadrian’s Wall & Roman Fort

  • Travel the famous Settle & Carlisle line

  • Steam on "The Railway Children" line

  • Sightseeing in the Brontë village of Haworth

  • Visit Hexham - Britain’s favourite market town

  • Scenic Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway

  • "Brief Encounter" tearoom

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening, plus tea in the station buffets at Haverthwaite and Carnforth

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tours Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

DAY 1

Monday - Arriving in the historic border city of Carlisle, our ideally situated hotel is by the station and alongside the ancient city walls.

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DAY 2

Tuesday - Roaming by rail the northern fells of the Tyne Valley to the market town of Hexham. After browsing the market stalls we have an afternoon viewing Hadrian's Wall; bring history alive at Vindolanda - a fascinating Roman fort and settlement - and the Roman Army Museum.

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DAY 3

Wednesday - After travelling by train to Windermere and enjoying sightseeing, we relax aboard one of the graceful lake steamers and cruise to the southern tip of the lake. Here we board our vintage steam train to journey through the picturesque Vale of Leven to the village of Haverthwaite and enjoy traditional afternoon tea in the station buffet. We return by rail to Carlisle.

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DAY 4

Thursday - A day of stunning sea and landscapes. We sit back, relax and meander by train around the whole of the Cumbrian coast. To Ravenglass for a steam train ride on the famous 'Ratty' through glorious Eskdale; we continue the wonderful coastline rail journey through Grange-over-Sands and around Morecambe Bay to Lancaster, taking tea and scones in the 1940s station buffet at Carnforth, scene of the famous film "Brief Encounter". We complete our circular rail tour north up over Shap summit, back to Carlisle.

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DAY 5

Friday -A day at leisure to discover the history of Carlisle - a 2,000 year old border city, scene of many invasions and battles. Perhaps explore Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle Castle - where Mary Queen of Scots was held captive - and the glorious 14th century stained glass window in the medieval cathedral.

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DAY 6

Saturday - One of the holiday highlights as we take the train over the world famous 'Settle & Carlisle' line to Keighley. Here step into the time capsule that is 'The Railway Children' line and ride behind steam into the hills of Brontë land with time for sightseeing. From Haworth we return over the Settle & Carlisle line - past the peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough, and Pen-y-ghent - across Ribblehead viaduct and hopefully a glorious sunset as we cross the summit at Ais Gill.

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DAY 7

Sunday - Bidding farewell to Carlisle we depart for homeward destinations.

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B=Breakfast, T=Afternoon Tea, D=Dinner

HOTEL

Hallmark Hotel, Carlisle

Situated adjacent to the station and city walls, this historic building has been transformed into a boutique style hotel with a modern mix of luxury furnishings and stylish design whilst retaining all its magnificent Victorian features. All rooms have modern en-suite bathroom, TV and tea & coffee making facilities.

 

FARES


Fare Region

First

Standard

RC (-)

London: Euston

£1,065

£925

-£15

Greater London

£1,100

£945

-£15

South of England

£1,100

£945

-£15

East Anglia

£1,125

£965

-£20

South West

£1,085

£955

-£15

Heart of England

£975

£875

-£10

Midlands

£970

£870

-£10

Yorkshire

£895

£855

-£10

North East

N/A

£810

-£5

North West

£920

£840

-£10

South Wales

£1,010

£905

-£15

North Wales

£945

£860

-£10

Scotland

£920

£850

-£10


 

Join & Leave at Hotel £775

 

Single Room Supplement £150

 

6 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal, 2 teas

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tours Manager

Hotel Porterage

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