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Itinerary

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.

Locations visited
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Buttermere
Honister Slate Mine
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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Beautiful

Definitely would recommend, you get overwhelmed with the beautiness of Lake district. Driver takes you to the best, breath taking spots for photos. I'd like to appraise Carol for being excellent driver and very interesting. ;)

Thank Dunja R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great overview of Lake District

This was our first visit to Lake District and we got to see a lot of the National Park. Very friendly and engaging tour guide.

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great value for money tour

Had a great trip around the lakes with Elliot. Very informative explanation of all the sights stopping frequently at view points for pictures. Full day tour from 9.30 to 5.30 with an hour in Keswick for lunch. Recommended if like me you don't like driving...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing

The Ten lakes spectacular was amazing , lake district is stunning and the tour gave us good overview of the area. All in all,could not recommend it more!

Thank katym1801
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Absolutely loved it!

The entire trip went smoothly! Excellent navigation, excellent guide (Carolyn) who drove really well. Really enjoyed the day! Thank you.

Thank Neeti J
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chrisyGlasgow
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Response from Marcella010 | Reviewed this property |
No idea - best to contact Mountain Goat Tours at Windermer, and ask them!
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neeramalik
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Provided that the post code given is within or very near Windermere town (where the buses are based) for example if it is a hotel, then they will collect with prior arrangement.
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