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Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere

From $63.49
  • Travel through the UNESCO-listed Lake District by air-conditioned minivan
  • Learn the region’s history, geology, and more from your guide’s commentary
  • Explore Ambleside, the Castlerigg Stone Circle, and Honister Pass on foot
  • Round-trip transport from Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, or Windermere
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Home to some of England’s most beautiful landscapes, the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Lake District is a world of rugged fells, rolling hills, and mirror-like lakes. With onboard commentary from your guide, journey through the English countryside to explore top attractions including the Castlerigg Stone Circle and Honister Pass on foot. Take a sightseeing cruise and stroll through pretty Ambleside—with round-trip travel included.
What to Expect
After a morning pickup in Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, or Windermere, board your air-conditioned minivan and head into the UNESCO-listed Lake District. Enjoy views of rolling hillsides and rugged valleys as your guide details the region’s history and geology. 
Traverse Lake Windermere’s shoreline to Ambleside, where you stroll the cobbled streets at your leisure. Continue to Rydal Water, stopping for scenic photo ops, and through the Borrowdale Valley past pretty villages such as Buttermere and Grasmere. Ascend Kirkstone Pass for views over Bassenthwaite Lake and tackle the rocky slopes of Honister Pass. Throughout the day there are plenty of chances to stretch your legs and explore on foot.
After lunch in Keswick (own expense), visit the Castlerigg Stone Circle and learn about the stones’ ceremonial history—dating back to 3,000 BC.Then take to the water on a scenic sightseeing cruise, admiring panoramic views over the peaks and fells.
Finally, return to your departure point, where your Lake District tour ends.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ten Lake Day Tour with Mountain Goat

Mark from Mountain Goat picked me up on time and conducted a great tour over the day - you need a day to see all this. Mark's local knowledge is excellent and very interesting with the local history of the lakes, settlement, famous people, places...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank brucel727
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile
Winter 10 lakes

We had a fabulous day today on the best tour. Our guide Ian was brilliant, he gave us great local knowledge, facts and interesting points. One of our party wanted to visit a natural spring so he took us, fabulous customer service. So recommend this...More

1  Thank vickyparkins
Mountain G, Manager at Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2019

Hi Vickyparkins, Thank you for leaving us a review on our Winter Ten Lakes Spectacular tour. We're glad to hear you had a fantastic day out with our Driver/Guide Ian, we're very proud of our team so we will be sure to pass on your...More

Reviewed February 19, 2019
Great tour

We went on the ten lakes tour, it was a truly fantastic tour, Carl was an amazing guide, he gave us loads of information and guidance, will definitely book with Mountain Goat again.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Peter40a
Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile
Winter weather stops a mountain goat.

This tour was booked six months ago as a winter tour for 30th January. As per company policy, the cost of the tour was debited from my account on booking. Yesterday due to the snow, as we were arriving in Windermere, we checked with the...More

Thank lgecc
Mountain G, Manager at Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2019

Dear Igecc Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I'm disappointed to read your 1 star review, I feel the rating is a little unfair when the poor service you have received is actually from a reseller of our tours. The Lake District can receive...More

Reviewed December 26, 2018
Spectacular views with the best tour guide-Duncan

We were fortunate to go on very quiet day- it was Boxing Day so not many people. We felt all day like we have this tour to ourself- small bus so very cosy and comfortable day in the most amazing place- Lake District. From the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank BonaLancs
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