Ullswater Steamers launch new VIP group tours for 2021

Ullswater Steamers VIP groups
Ullswater Steamers VIP groups

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ are launching new VIP group cruises for 2021 which will give tour operators exclusive sailings on a dedicated heritage vessel, to take in some of the most epic views in the Lake District National Park.

Recently named one of the UK’s top historic attractions by Which? Travel magazine, Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is giving groups exclusive access to MV Lady Wakefield for the first time from December 2020. The vessel has been newly fitted with dividing screens to enable socially distanced, COVID-secure trips for up to 50 passengers depending on the composition of the groups.

Passengers will enjoy one-hour sailings from Glenridding at the southern end of Ullswater, complete with a live commentary guiding visitors along the Lake District’s highest mountains, 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 on the hour throughout the day.

Rachel Bell, Head of Marketing and Development at Ullswater ‘Steamers’ said, “This is quite a step up for group tours and reflects the importance we place on the group travel market. It means a select number of passengers will have their own boat for VIP, COVID-safe experiences on a spacious vessel which, in normal times, could carry up to 150 people.

“They also have the added reassurance that they can remain completely separate from passengers outside their tour who are travelling on our daily scheduled services.”

Tour guides will travel for free, and tickets include complimentary tea or coffee on arrival. Tickets are priced at £9.95 per person, with special rates available for series tours. For more information or to book call 01768 482229 or email [email protected].