Discover some of Great Britain's famous historic towns and cities by 1st class rail, all offering a variety of memorable experiences. Your stay begins in cosmopolitan, vibrant London. Enjoy a unique, fun experience, with a "Willy Wonka" themed afternoon tea. Harry Potter fans can go behind-the-scenes with a studio tour of some of the most popular sets. In Windermere, visit the serene Lake District, renowned for its bucolic countryside and glittering lakes. Then tour the farmhouse of Beatrix Potter, where Britain's famous children's book author was born and grew up. Your journey continues, taking you north to Scotland's capital, Edinburgh. In addition to taking a revealing tour of the city, you'll have an excursion to majestic Alnwick castle and the Northumberland coast on a full day tour.
Windermere is England’s largest natural Lake District fed by numerous rivers and for centuries aided transportation for heavy materials. Protected since 1951, its valleys, woodlands and lush green make this beautiful picturesque countryside an ideal area to experience the great outdoors. Surrounding Windermere are towns and villages where tourists can shop, eat and rest. Approximately one mile from the lake lays a railway station, Lakeside Pier and Aquarium of the Lakes where the world of wildlife and freshwater creatures are revealed. It’s a destination spot for cruises, sailors, rowers and swimmers, but that doesn’t mean adventure is limited! There is Treetop Trek Aerial, Climb 365 and High Adventure Balloon Flights for extreme adrenaline enthusiasts, family-friendly cycle fun, hound trailing, horseriding and even bird spotting. Windermere is a fun outdoor getaway for all ages!
Dominated by the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, this picturesque city offers shopping on Princes Street, the grandeur of the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral and historic Palace of Holyrood House, where Queen Mary lived and many Scottish kings were wed. Or venture across the moors to marvel at the scenic Highlands.