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Meet your coach for morning pickup at Windermere Tourist Information Center. Once aboard, sit back and relax as you journey through Lake District National Park. Marvel at the majestic landscape, home of England’s tallest peak and deepest lake. The area’s preserved natural beauty makes it a favorite location for peace-seeking city dwellers and outdoors enthusiasts!

Cruise along the shores of Lake Windermere and stop into the lovely town of Ambleside, where you’ll have time to explore the town’s charming bookshops, gift shops, cafes and pubs. Then continue north to Rydal Water for some magnificent vista shots, and Grasmere Village, where charming limestone cottages tuck into verdant hills.  

Next, visit the region’s northern lakes including Thirlmere – Cumbria’s main reservoir – Bassenthwaite Lake and Crummock Water. Wind through the rocky Honister Pass to the quaint Buttermere Village and then on to the Cumbrian capital of Keswick. Here, you’ll have some time to independently explore the bustling town and enjoy a relaxing lunch (own expense). 

The final leg of your trip stops at Castlerigg Stone Circle, one of the region’s great prehistoric monuments. Walk through the mysterious site and enjoy stunning views of Skiddaw, Blencathra and Lonscale Fell, then relax as you head back into Windermere, passing Ullswater and Brothers Water en route. 

You’ll arrive back at the departure point in the afternoon.

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Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire
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Experience the rugged beauty of England’s Lake District on 6.5-hour day trip from Windermere. Aboard a comfortable coach, you’ll wind through the picturesque hills, visit charming English villages and take in the majesty of 10 idyllic lakes including Lake Windermere, Rydal Water, Grasmere, Thirlmere and Derwent Water. Spend a day surrounded by unspoiled nature! 

  • 8-hour Lake District sightseeing tour from Windermere
  • See 10 lakes in one day and learn all about them from a local guide
  • Visit rural villages and towns such as Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick
  • Enjoy photo stops at some of the region’s most scenic lakes including Lake Windermere
  • Walk around the historical beauty spot of Castlerigg Stone Circle
  • Transport in a small mini-coach

  • Castlerigg, a 4000 year old Stone Circle with panoramic views.

  • Grasmere village to taste some delicious ginger bread.

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Reviewed March 23, 2018
The essential tour for any visitor to the Lake District

We have not visited the Lake District for over 40 years and with limited time available, we thought this would be the easiest way to see some of the highlights of the area and we were not disappointed. The scenery in the Lake District is...More

7  Thank Trevor C
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile
Chilled but extensive

Great day out. Driver/Guide Tony wonderful. Highly recommend for an overview of all the Lake District essentials. Now know where I want to explore further when I return.

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Reviewed December 30, 2017
Must do tour if you don't have much time

The tour is great. We visited main lakes as well as famous villages/towns in one day. Highly recommended if you're only stay in Windermere for a day or two. Our driver and guide Peter was great, explained the stories behind the views and historic cites....More

Thank Liu S
Reviewed December 14, 2017
A great introduction to the Lakes

This was a great way to see the Lakes as a first-time. It really helped to give us an overview and orientation to the Lakes which helped us to better plan the rest of our stay. Derek was excellent. He was a very safety conscious...More

2  Thank JaimeLimSG
Reviewed November 19, 2017
Excellent Tour

Did the 10 Lake's tour on 17/11/17 to give hubby a day off from driving. Picked up and dropped off at the hotel and it was a wonderful experience. Derek the driver was an absolute fountain of knowledge and even though we have been to...More

1  Thank Linda P
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