Secret Solway Tours™

Guided Tours


Secret Solway tours take visitors on a journey through the ages exploring the lands known as ‘the place where the glaciers met the sea’. This spectacular area, to the west of Carlisle in Cumbria, has distant views of the Lake District Fells and across the beautiful Solway estuary to the Scottish hills. Weaving their way through scenic rural lanes and villages, tours visit some of the less well known historic and natural sites on the Cumbrian Solway coastal plains. This is an area rich in history, wildlife and surprising stories. Secret Solway tours are designed to share the beauty, history and stories of the area with visitors. Find out more about our bespoke tours.

“Most enjoyable and not to be missed. The whole experience was very enlightening. A perfect day out.”
Andy Barnes, June 2018

“The whole trip was very enjoyable and interesting. I would also go again. A great tour guide and driver. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable."
S. Tumilty, June 2018

“A very enjoyable day. Highly recommend. Informative, helpful and friendly. A great tour guide.”
A. McKim, June 2018

Individual tickets can be purchased for guided Secret Solway minibus tours from Carlisle Tourist information Office:

Day tours (£53 per person) and short tours (£33 per person).  To purchase tickets contact Carlisle Tourist information Office phone number 01228 598596

Carlisle Tourist Information

Seats available for Secret Solway minibus tours on the following dates:

Tuesday 3rd July
day tour (6 hours)
Wednesday 11th July
evening short tour (3 hours)
Tuesday 17th July
evening short tour (3 hours)
Saturday 21st July
morning short tour (3 hours)
Tuesday 31st July
evening short tour (3 hours)

Secret Solway - Full day tour

This tour gives visitors the opportunity to see spectacular Solway scenery and abundant wildlife habitats, whilst taking in intriguing historic sites on the Solway coast and plains. The tour includes ancient sacred places, seaports, World War 2 defences, the remains of a once busy railway and canal, and historic routes to Scotland. Visitors will have time to buy their lunch in Silloth, a Victorian seaside town once known as the ‘Cumbrian Riviera’.
Price £250 For one vehicle taking up to a maximum of 5 people.
Price includes: Your tour guide, a professional driver and vehicle. Carlisle is the usual pick up/drop off place, however other arrangements can be made.
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For further information or prices for groups of 6 people or more please contact Solwayconnections by phoning 07494489901 or 01228 915929, or send a message by email or through our enquiry form.

Secret Solway transatlantic connections - Full day tour

Visit historic Georgian Whitehaven with it’s early connections to New York and sea faring links with the Americas through the trans-Atlantic Trade Triangle and the rum trade. Delve into the reasons why in World War II American and Canadian pilots flew Hudson and Mustang planes across the Atlantic to remote Cumbrian Solway coast airfields. Explore the ship building heritage of the scenic seaport of Maryport in Cumbria, and it’s ties to Canada, America and the ill fated Titanic. Offering distant views of the stunning Lake District fells and Scottish hills, this full day tour visits the scenic and historic Solway coastal towns of Whitehaven, Maryport and Silloth, in west Cumbria.
Price £295 for one vehicle taking up to a maximum of 5 people.
Price includes: Your tour guide, a professional driver, vehicle and entry fees. Carlisle is the usual pick up/drop off place, however other arrangements can be made.
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For further information or prices for groups of 6 people or more please contact Solwayconnections by phoning 07494489901 or 01228 915929, or send a message by email or through our enquiry form.

Secret Solway tours from Carlisle Tourist information Office:
Secret Solway guided day tours and short tours are available from Carlisle Tourist Information Office phone number 01228 598596.  Dates of tours from Carlisle Tourist Information Office.

Carlisle Tourist Information

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