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Liverpool, United Kingdom-port

Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, in North West England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. Inhabitants of Liverpool are referred to as Liverpudlians and nicknamed "Scousers," in reference to the local meal known as 'scouse', a form of stew. In 2004, Liverpool's waterfront was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site, reflecting the city's importance in the development of the world's trading system and dock technology.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Bowness, Lake Windermere Cruise & Railway
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Charming Chester
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Chester and Llangollen
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • In the Steps of the Beatles
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Liverpool Highlights
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • North Wales and Conway Castle
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Steam Train, Chirk Castle & Llangollen
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Victorian Port Sunlight & Afternoon Tea
    Light Activity /Walking

Bowness, Lake Windermere Cruise & Railway

Light Activity /Walking Regent ChoiceMeal

Duration: 9 1/4 hours

Tour Code: LPL-011

Travel through the bucolic Lake District on a steam train and steamer boat before enjoying free time in Bowness on the shore of England’s longest lake.

After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a leisurely drive north into the Lake District National Park, a natural wonderland that is home to England’s highest mountain and longest lake. The abundance of lakes and smaller tarns is due to the volcanic rock just below the surface that prevents water seepage.

Upon arriving in Haverthwaite, you will board a vintage steam train and ride through the Leven River Valley. As the train puffs along the 3-mile railway, expect extraordinary views. The railway was built in the 1850s at the height of the Industrial Revolution to carry iron ore. It became a passenger line in the 1970s and was lovingly restored to its original condition.

In time, you will pull into Lakeside at the southern tip of Lake Windermere, where you will board a steamer. Although motor-powered, the boat is still known as a steamer in light of its original source of power. The gorgeous scenery continues as you cruise up the long, narrow lake to the Victorian-influenced village of Bowness.

During free time in Bowness, you may browse the shops lining the narrow streets, enjoy a pint in a 17th-century pub and tour St. Martin’s Church in an even older part of town called Lowside. Then following lunch at a local restaurant, you will return to the pier via coach, offering a different, yet equally scenic route.

Please note: This tour is largely panoramic in nature; with walking mostly optional and at the guests’ discretion during free time in Bowness. There will be steep steps to negotiate to board the train and cobblestone surfaces in some areas of Bowness. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Warm, layered clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Public toilet facilities may require local currency. The tour sequence may vary.