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3-Day Lake District Explorer Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh provided by Rabbie's

3-Day Lake District Explorer Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

3-Day Lake District Explorer Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 22 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 21 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 22 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 21 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2250LAKE
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Professional Driver Guide
  • Transport by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Windermere
Duration
3 days
Departure details
  • Edinburgh EH1 3DQ, UK Edinburgh Bus Station, Gate J & K, St. Andrew Square, EH1 3DX
Additional information
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 20kg of luggage (44lbs); one medium sized suitcase/bag similar to airline standard carry-on luggage (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Lake Windemere Cruise - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to join this cruise, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • 2 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Professional Driver Guide
  • Transport by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Windermere
Departure details
  • Edinburgh EH1 3DQ, UK Edinburgh Bus Station, Gate J & K, St. Andrew Square, EH1 3DX
Duration
3 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 20kg of luggage (44lbs); one medium sized suitcase/bag similar to airline standard carry-on luggage (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Lake Windemere Cruise - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to join this cruise, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 24, 2020
A note from 3-Day Lake District Explorer Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
• Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. • Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. • Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
9 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh - Lake District
Day 2
Lake Windermere - Hawkshead -...
Day 3
Whinlatter Pass - Honister Pass...
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Travel Plus
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Did this tour with my family and couldn't have asked for more. The trip was well planned with ample of stops and breaks for sightseeing. There were a few mini-hikes involved but all of them were optional (great for me because I like hiking but a bit stressful for the parents).

The tour guide was clearly well equipped with immense knowledge of the place and went into sufficient amount of history of the places we visited without ever making it feel like a boring monologue.

Overall, very pleased and would recommend to all who'd rather ditch the car and do the tour with a small group.
Written August 15, 2022
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Mike L
7 contributions
Couples
Phenomenal experience! Roger was a gracious and knowledgeable guide who we thoroughly enjoyed. The Lake District was nothing like what we expected to find in England (our first time there). The beauty, at time, brought tears to our eyes.

We were also grateful for the office staff who had to deal with my anxieties when our train was canceled. We eventually got on a later train and Roger was waiting and ready for us in Penrith.

We were so pleased with our experience we booked another Rabbie tour for a one day to Oxford and the Cotswolds (but that’s another review).
Written August 11, 2022
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Geographic_educator
Victoria78 contributions
Explore the Lake District on a small group tour (max 16) for a personalized experience with Rabbie’s. The guide was knowledgeable and got to know the group so he could choose the places to take us suited to the members of the group. We learned about the natural and cultural history without feeling information overload and we were able to enjoy the spots we visited without feeling rushed. The small van got to where large coaches just couldn’t go. We highly recommend Rabbie’s.
Written August 3, 2022
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Tacothetown
Haines, AK66 contributions
I just can't say enough how much we enjoyed our 3-Day Lake District explorer from Edinburgh with Rabbie's.

Our trip was the first week of April. There were lambs and daffodils everywhere. We had mostly gorgeous weather, of course that helped make the trip. The tour is very well designed with so much variety packed into a 3-day trip and plenty of opportunity to get out of the van. There were only 6 people on our tour, enough for a nice sociable group but lots of room in the van, although a larger group would also be comfortable. The sights we saw were even better than I expected. Aira Force waterfall for one was beautiful and we got in a great walk there along beautiful trails.

Our guide Sean was great. He is familiar with the area. He kept the tour on pace and provided us with a mix of some commentary, music, a bit of poetry to set the scene now and then, and some quiet times. He is a confident and skilled driver navigating safely up, down and around those lovely narrow Lake District roads. He made sure we experienced everything promised in the itinerary, plus a surprise or two.

It is advisable to book restaurants ahead of time. I wanted to mention this since for me it didn't really stand out in all the info and reviews I had read. We did find places to eat but you will have more choices and no waiting in line (10 minutes the second evening). I think Rabbie's advises this somewhere in their info.

Thanks Rabbie's and Sean for a wonderful trip and excellent value for our money!
Written May 2, 2022
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Andrea M
Rochester, MN1 contribution
I took 4 of Rabbie’s tours out of Edinburgh in the 2 weeks I was in the UK. I loved the smaller, more intimate groups. I appreciated not feeling like we were cattle being loaded and unloaded in 50-passenger massive buses. I enjoyed the freedom to eat wherever and whatever I wished. It was great only paying for the attractions that I was really interested in seeing. All 4 driver guides were exceptional!

I can’t speak highly enough of the Rabbie’s staff. My positive experience started with the office staff I had contact with via email when I was planning my initial trip… then rebooking 3 times, courtesy of COVID-19. They were always very helpful and courteous. Customer service is of high importance to me and they excelled in that area. So, I was impressed even before my trip but then, when I actually finally got to take the tours, I was even more delighted with Rabbie’s.

All 4 driver guides were exceptional! Keith and Mac made my multiple-day tours incredibly enjoyable and memorable. Doug(ie) and William kept the 1-day tours lively too. The vast knowledge of all 4 guides was mind blowing. The entertaining stories they regaled us with between sightseeing spots made the time in the van go by very quickly. This was my first trip traveling solo and picking Rabbie’s, for me, was the best way to experience the beauty and culture (and humor) that Scotland and northern England have to offer. I can’t wait to go back and see more sights with Rabbie’s.
Written October 23, 2021
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Sara B
3 contributions
This was my first time in England, and on a group tour, so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. The husband and I took off on the train from London, up to Penrith, and were quickly picked up by our driver. We had four others on the tour with us.

We had the most fantastic experience. Rabbies booked our stay in a BnB in Keswick, and having someone else to do the driving and planning was extremely helpful. We felt like we were able to enjoy the best parts of vacationing, without any of the headaches.

Our guide and driver was wonderful. We learned so much about the beautiful area, and its history. Our tour had a bit of everything, too, some hiking, shopping, eating, and relaxing, as we took in the gorgeous setting.

I feel so lucky we found Rabbies, and will definitely be booking another trip up to Scotland as soon as we can!
Written October 12, 2021
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esunsecreto
Glasgow, UK3 contributions
A fabulous trip. Travelling with Rabbies allows you to see so much more and to visit places you didn't know about and to learn about the history of the area whilst you're there.
Ian was a very good help to me as I have mobility challenges and he was happy to lend an arm. I think this is my fourth Rabbies tour and it won't be my last!
Written August 25, 2021
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Lisa
London, UK125 contributions
Just finished a really lovely 3 day Lake District tour from London that went super smoothly with Dom hosting!
This is my second Rabbies tour and won't be the last and this particular tour is a great introduction to the Lake District (from someone with zero prior knowledge of the area!).
COVID restrictions are a bit tedious still, for example you have to book attractions such as Beatrix Potter weeks in advance and there was no where to eat dinner on both nights as everything was full/too long a wait time. Perhaps Rabbies do already tell you this but as I jumped on very last minute I may have missed the email but you do need to book restaurants in advance.
Dom was very knowledgable about the area and could tell generally loved his job, thanks again!
Written July 3, 2021
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jamie m
Bristol, UK8 contributions
Couples
Excellent experience! All Covid safety measures in place! It was really fun and enjoyable! Very informative and the driver roger was friendly, polite, professional and knowledgeable! Would highly recommend the lake district tour! Will definitely use rabbies again
Written June 26, 2021
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blurryannie
Scottish Borders, UK39 contributions
Well organised tour with the fantastic tour guide Roger. He knows the area like the back of his hand and was passionate to tell us all he knew about the places he had taken us. The tour itself was very breathtaking with magical views of mother's nature work. Lovely places full of things to see and learn suitable for any group category. I opted for the agency to find an accommodation and it was close to the town centre, clean and welcoming.
Written June 26, 2021
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