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Ultimate Full-Day Lake District Tour: 10 Lakes, Amazing Scenery & Lake Cruise

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Windermere, United Kingdom
Ultimate Full-Day Lake District Tour: 10 Lakes, Amazing Scenery & Lake Cruise
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icon8 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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See the Lake District in one day without missing a thing! Visit 10 of the National Park’s famous lakes and learn about their geological past and historic importance in culture, art and literature. Enjoy scenic drives through valleys and dales, spot waterfalls and explore ancient landmarks, like the stone circle at Askrigg. Take memorable photos at specially-chosen look-out points and hear tales about the local folklore of the fells and villages you pass by.
  • Stand at the top of Honister Pass and see the Slate Mine Via Ferrata
  • See wildlife and birds of prey at Whinlatter Forest
  • Take in the sights of Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage and stop for gingerbread in Grasmere
  • Cruise the length of Ullswater on a 1 hour boat ride along the lake
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1 hour cruise on Ullswater Lake included
Relaxed and friendly small-group tour of no more than 7 guests
Professional Guides share their expertise of all the fascinating facts and stories in English
Departure and return to convenient, centrally located meeting points
Comfortable minivans with air-conditioning, WiFi and charging points for most mobile devices
Regular photo / refreshment / comfort stops
All entrance fees for locations on the itinerary are included
  • Windermere , Windermere LA23, UK

    If you have selected this option, your driver or guide will meet you outside of Windermere Railway Station ticket office. Postcode: LA23 1AH What3Words: ///spreading.inflame.removes They will be wearing an orange or black coat printed with our "" logo.

  • Bowness-on-Windermere , Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23, UK

    If you have selected this option, your driver or guide will meet you outside of Windermere Lake Cruises ticket office, in the pull-in area. Postcode: LA23 3HQ What3Words: /// They will be wearing an orange or black coat printed with our "" logo

  • Ambleside , Ambleside LA22, UK

    If you have selected this option, your driver or guide will meet you outside of Ambleside Library on Kelsick Road. Postcode: LA22 0BZ What3Words: ///treaty.courier.constants They will be wearing an orange or black coat printed with our "" logo

  • Keswick , Keswick CA12, UK

    If you have selected this option, your driver or guide will meet you in Bell Close car park near the Back Bar . Postcode: CA12 5LS What3Words: ///bumpy.string.undivided They will be wearing an orange or black coat printed with our "" logo

  • Oxenholme , Oxenholme, Kendal LA9, UK

    If you have selected this option, your driver or guide will meet you outside of Oxenholme Railway Station ticket office on the Southbound side. Postcode: LA9 7HF What3Words: ///daily.slate.rift They will be wearing an orange or black coat printed with our "" logo

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The time of pickup from Oxenholme train station is timed to meet the first train heading towards Glasgow from London Euston on Mondays to Saturdays
    • The English Lake District weather can change quickly, even in the summer months. Please bring a waterproof coat with a hood in case of rain or windy weather
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • As there is a little walking involved on the tour, some uphill and on uneven or wet terrain, please wear suitable, comfortable shoes
    • Children under the age of 5 can travel on this tour but we do not recommend it
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them
    • We will collect you from the departure point linked to your chosen option. Please do not change to a different departure point without informing us in advance as we don't automatically go to every departure point. If we don't know you have changed your departure point we may not pick you up for the tour!
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
    • OPERATED BY English Lakes Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on sanitization during Ultimate Full-Day Lake District Tour: 10 Lakes, Amazing Scenery & Lake Cruise?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Full-Day Lake District Tour: 10 Lakes, Amazing Scenery & Lake Cruise.

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    Excellent trip with a...
    , May 2022
    Excellent trip with a great guide, Tim, who answered all our questions and was clearly very passionate about Lake District and well researched
    Must do experience
    , May 2022
    The knowledge by our tour guide Tim was fantastic and only 5 people very intimate. Being taken to out of the way places to see phenomenal photo opportunities.
    Comprehensive Day Tour
    , Apr 2022
    Had a wonderful time on the Scenic 10 Lakes Day Trip. Ti. Was an excellent guide - friendly, entertaining and very knowledgeable. He took our small group to some beautiful and unusual places - definitely not a bog standard tour.
    Not to be missed........
    , Sep 2021
    Not to be missed, this intimate day trip was a thoroughly enjoyable experience made even more memorable by Tim who shared his vast knowledge of the Lakes along with interesting facts and stories of yesteryear that brought the whole landscape to life. The tour was well organised striking the right balance between touring in the bus and stopping off to see the wonderful lakes and sites with plenty of time to take photos. The boat trip from Ullswater was really pleasant along with the visit to Grasmere to sample Sarah Nelson's famous homemade gingerbread dating back to the 1800s. All in all a great day out and one we would recommend to anyone who wants to experience the 'real' Lake District.
    The trip was an absolute...
    , Aug 2021
    The trip was an absolute delight, well curated and without a dull moment. Though the tour packs in quite a lot, we were able to enjoy our time without feeling rushed. Our favourite bits were the Ullswater boat ride, the spectacular surprise view and the slate mine. We enjoyed the company of our wonderful guide Steve and would highly recommend this tour!
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Thanks for your review and recommendation. Steve is a very good guide and is passionate about sharing the Lakes with you and making sure that you see lots without having to rush. Glad you enoyed it so much.
    Great tour
    , Aug 2021
    We absolutely loved our tour and the tour guide Tim. Spectacular scenery and very informative. Highly recommend!
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Thanks for your review. I agree, the scenery is spectacular and Tim is a very good guide but it is always nice to hear that you agree with us!
    Excellent tour
    , Aug 2021
    It was an excellent tour - when you come to the Lake District you can’t miss doing this tour. The tour took you to places you wouldn’t of been able to do on your own and all aspects of the tour were thoroughly thought about. Lastly Tim was the most amazing tour guide - he was knowledgeable and friendly and the coach was comfortable and air conditioned.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Thanks for this lovely review. I am really pleased that you enjoyed the tour and that you felt it took you to interesting places. I will pass on to Tim your kind comments.
    A fantastic day touring around the Lakes!
    , Jul 2021
    Me and my boyfriend had a brilliant time on this tour. Tim, our guide for the day, was so knowledgeable and friendly. We felt we got to see so much of the area being on thie tour than if we had headed out by ourselves. A definite tour for people to book if visiting the area for the first time.
    Would go again definitely. You can choose your own day out anywhere, and go on a private tour with your own friends and
    , Jul 2021
    I liked paddling in a lake we stopped at. I made friends with the young couple I met from Romania 🇷🇴, who were travelling with me. The driver spoke very nicely, and was very informative. I could relax whilst he drove which was a treat. The driver Tim is very calm , which made me relax. He enjoys his job and did his best to make sure we all had a lovely day. The driver is a people person and makes everyone feel like an individual, listening to everyone. Thank you for a lovely day exploring the lakes, without too much exercise!!! Lovely vehicle as well. Felt like a Princess for the day!
    Great day out
    , Jun 2021
    Tim, our guide for the day! Having read good reviews about Tim we were really pleased when he turned up and was our guide for the trip. The good reviews were true and we were not disappointed.
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    Very good tour which covered all the based
    , Jun 2021
    Very good. Tim’s a nice guy who is very knowledgeable. Highly recommended. Covering 10 lakes and assorted other places of interest, we feel it covered all the important places you need to see.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    Thanks for reviewing our Ultimate 10 Lakes Tour. It is one of our most popular tours and it does cover a lot of the important places in a single day. Tim will be pleased that you enjoyed it with him.
    Fantastic Lakes Tour
    , May 2021
    Tim was our guide for the day. As there was only the two of us he amended the tour to suit us as we had already been to the slate mine. The tour was so informative and such a great way to learn about the Lake District. Tim was a mine of information and had a reply to every question we threw at him. He knew the roads like the back of his hand and we felt safe the whole trip. I can’t praise Tim enough, such a knowledgeable and friendly guide and we loved it despite the showers! Thanks Tim. We recommend this trip 100% !!
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    Tim will be delighted that you enjoyed the tour. He is a very knowledgeable chap and a great driver. We will pass on your thanks to him.
    A perfect day in the Lake District
    , Sep 2019
    A tour in a small van - 6 passengers -- was a bit like being shown around by a friend. Tim, the guide, was knowledgeable and also knew when to pause and let us take in the scenery on our own. Even if one had a car at one's disposal, the tour has the advantage of a driver who knows the roads and the parking areas.

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