AVAILABLE FROM MID-SUMMER 2019 Lake District ‘Cruise, Poetry and Grasmere Gingerbread’ Day Trip

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    Day Trip to the Lake District
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From £37.00

Day Trip to the Lake District

Including Entrance to Dove Cottage, the Village of Grasmere and a River Cruise

The Lake District is England’s most beautiful National Park. With its picturesque lakes and craggy mountains, it is easy to see why England’s greatest poet, William Wordsworth, chose to live here and to write extensively about the landscape.

Visit Dove Cottage, the house in which he lived with his family, and learn about the life and works of the poet. Then, head to the traditional Lakeland village of Grasmere where you can visit Sarah Nelson’s Ginger Bread Shop to purchase some Grasmere Gingerbread. Nowhere else in the world sells this delicious cake/biscuit hybrid treat.

Finally, admire the dramatic scenery as you cruise down Lake Windermere to the town of Bowness where there is some time to explore before returning to Windemere to catch the train back to Manchester.

What’s included in your day trip to the Lake District:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your train tickets and a welcome pack containing your itinerary, payment vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train from Manchester to Windermere
    Travel by train to Windermere, with a change at Oxenholme (journey time approx. 2 hour 15 minutes).
  • Full day bus travel in the central lakes zone
    The route stops in Windermere, Rydal, Grasmere, Ambleside, Waterhead and Bowness.
  • Dove Cottage, Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere Village and Gingerbread
    Visit the famous former home and museum of poet William Wordsworth. Afterwards take a short walk to the pretty village of Grasmere where you can visit his grave and the famous gingerbread shop.
  • Lake Windermere Cruise
    Enjoy a scenic cruise from Waterhead to the town of Bowness-on-Windermere. In Bowness, visit the many shops, restaurants, old pubs and cafes. The quaint church of St Martin’s built in 1483 is worth a visit.


Dove Cottage will be closed from 23rd December 2018 until at least mid-June 2019. During this time this Day Trip will not run.


If you wish to extend your stay in the Lake District, we can secure accommodation for you. Please contact us for more details.






£37.00 (5-15 years)

Please note:

  • All daytrips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.

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