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Group Tours & Rates 

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COVID-19 NOTICE: Please note all tours may be amended or cancelled with or without notice according to Government regulations prevailing on the proposed date of travel. We are unable to accommodate large groups of solo travellers due to social distancing regulations. We are not currently operating so please call us with any enquiries.

Tour guides and drivers travel free on all of our group tours with free coach parking at Glenridding and free coach drop off at Pooley Bridge. Please contact us for series tour rates. We can also offer any tailored tours to specifically suit your group needs; these are not included in the below information. Minimum group numbers of ten for all tours unless stated and all tours must be booked in advance.

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NEW VIP Cruise for 2021

Passengers will enjoy a one-hour circular sailing from Glenridding at the southern end of Ullswater, complete with a live commentary guiding visitors along the Lake District’s highest mountains and through the sweeping landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 71-year-old Lady Wakefield will be dedicated completely to the group travel market and will set sail at 11am and 2pm every day. 

Tour guides will travel for free, and tickets include complimentary tea or coffee on arrival. Min/Max 30-50 depending on make-up of group. 

£9.95 per person, with special rates available for series tours.


Single One Hour Cruise

Ideal for groups travelling to/from North to South or vice versa. This cruise is approx. one hour and travels the full seven mile length of Ullswater on our scheduled services. Drop off at Pooley Bridge or Glenridding Pier. This is for tour operators only min 10 persons per booking, with a free place for the tour guide.

£12.00 per person.


Boots and Boats Walking Tour

This option is suitable for walking and nature tours who want to do something a little bit different. Combine a cruise with some of the most famous walks in the Lake District, around the Ullswater Way. A single journey from Pooley Bridge or Glenridding to Howtown is approx 40 minutes.

£8.00 per person.


National Trust Aira Force Waterfall Tour 

We have the option for either a one way 20 minute, or return cruise to Aira Force from Glenridding. Enjoy a cruise to Aira Force and then walk through ancient red squirrel woodland and landscaped glades to the tumbling waterfall of Aira Force, which drops an impressive 65ft. You can experience the falls from high up and down below from the ornate stone bridges. There is a further connection with William Wordsworth at Aira Force, which lies between Glencoyne Park and the hill called Gowbarrow to the North. The legend associated with the waterfall concerns Emma, the daughter of the Duke of Norfolk, and her husband Sir Eglamore.

£6.00 per person single journey, £12.00 per person return journey.


1st Class Cruise & Steam Tour 

A combined 1st class tour including a private charter one hour cruise on Ullswater and return 1st class carriage journey from Ravenglass Station on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. Passengers will enjoy a one hour circular sailing from Glenridding at the southern end of Ullswater, through the sweeping landscape of the Lake District National Park. Take the train from Ravenglass, located in two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the Western Lake District Coast, to the foot of Englands highest mountains. This is a return trip in one of the 1st class carriages pulled by a heritage steam engine. The tours do not have to be taken on the same day and can be booked at either attraction.

£28.50 per person.


One Happy Family 

A combined fare with our sister attraction the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. The tour includes a one hour single seven mile cruise on Ullswater from either Pooley Bridge or Glenridding Piers and a return steam trip on the Railway from Ravenglass Station. The tours do not have to be taken on the same day and can be booked at either attraction.

£20.00 per person.


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