• Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $55.70

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This small-group full-day tour covers Ten Lakes, three mountain passes and a lake cruise, a beautiful waterfall, Castlerigg Stone Circle and the ancient township of Keswick for lunch. Certainly the most comprehensive, popular and satisfying tour in the Lake District, visiting central, north, north-west and north-east parts of Cumbria with so many stops for photographs and short walks.
The Lake District is renowned for being the “most beautiful corner of England” and this full-day tour introduces you to just that.

Your tour starts with a morning pick-up at Windermere railway station or alternatively at your accommodation in Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere or Ambleside. You will then embark on a scenic journey into the magnificent scenery of the Lakeland fells, valleys and lakes from the south to the north. The tour includes a lake cruise (summer tour only), a visit to the 4,000 year old Castlerigg Stone Circle set high on the fells, and time in Keswick for lunch (own expense).

You travel over passes, through beautiful valleys, see waterfalls and traditional Lakeland villages. You have plenty of stops for admiring the views and taking photographs.

The tour highlights also include lakes and sights such as Kirkstone Pass - Lakeland's highest mountain pass -, Ashness Bridge and Surprise View, Borrowdale, Honister Mountain Pass, Buttermere Valley, Thirlmere, Grasmere, Rydal and Ambleside.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Windermere Railway Station or accommodation in Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere or Ambleside.
Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

8 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm

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Borrowdale, Buttermere and Beyond: Spectacular Ten Lakes Day Trip from Windermere

Ten Lakes Spectacular, Brotherswater

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 16 people)
  • A lake cruise on one of the spectacular lakes (summer tour only until Oct 30th 2016)
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
    Additional Information:
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
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    Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: Patricia T, January 2017

    This full day tour started well with the minibus arriving on time at a pick up point just round the corner from our B and B. Straight away the lady driver began enlightening us on the places and lakes we were about to discover. She brought each place to life, telling us about the history and anything noteworthy. We visited each lake in the Lake District and stopped several times for photos. When we arrived at Derwentwater we all disembarked and went on a lake cruise lasting an hour. We headed off again and arrived at Kendal for lunch. Then off again into the slate hills stopping regularly for more photo opportunities. I thoroughly recommend this particular tour as you cover more ground and visit more places than you could possibly do on your own. The lady driver was a 'homegrown' and regaled us with stories from her youth and even her honeymoon ! Go for it.

    Reviewed by: Jane C, December 2016

    wonderful! Loved the sheep and the Green Dragon Inn!