Victorian Circular Tours

Tourists at Pier Cottage

Experience one of our grand Victorian circular tours from the 1860s in the present day.

Grand Victorian Circular Tour

Step back in time and retrace the steps of Victorian and Edwardian tourists on an adaptation of one of the original Furness Railway tours in the Lake District. On this whole day tour with an expert guide, you’ll experience the unique landscape by steam train, boat, foot, steam yacht and minibus, stopping off for a Ferryman’s picnic lunch at the National Trust’s Claife Viewing Station overlooking Windermere Lake.

Our scheduled tour dates for 2019 are Friday 7 June, 6 September and 4 October. We require a minimum of eight people for the tour to go ahead. For the full itinerary and how to book, please see here.

Victorian Lakes Journey

The Victorian Lakes Journey is a Grand Victorian Circular Tour with some additional special touches. Following the same itinerary as the Circular Tour, when you board Steam Yacht Gondola you’ll have the opportunity to steer the yacht from the helm and sip a glass of fizz and enjoy a piece of cake in the elegant saloons, before returning to the railway station.
This tour is available Monday–Friday for groups of min. 8 people, max. 30 people. Booking is required four weeks in advance. £110per person.

To discuss your group's requirements and book your place:

  • Telephone: 015394 32733 or 07484082167
  • Email: gondola.bookings@nationaltrust.org.uk