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I absolutely loved the tour! Even though the amounts of rain there had fallen and was falling, it still was amazing. The stunning views and Tony who has the most perfect voice while giving all the explanations. Listening to him while driving through the stunning scenary, really lets you dream off. Really worth to do, certainly when it is, like me, the first time travelling to the lake district :
You stop at beautiful scenary places and picture perfect stunning views
Great trip, spectacular scenery despite the inclement weather, tour guide fabulous and his knowledge was excellent, lots of photo opportunities, nice small group, loved the falconry display
I don't know what happened, but I did give a review almost as soon as I got back. It was really lovely, and I would recommend it to anyone. The views were to be seen to be believed. Lovely tour guide too!
Tour was good, tour guide quite knowledgeable, scenery was spectacular with great photo opportunities. The lunch break was just a bit too long and could be shortened.
Lovely, guide was very knowledgable and interesting!! Covered everything the tour was supposed to and more! Ample time at all stops!!
Derek, very funny, informative and entertaining. Trip was very good too.
The tour was amazing. The tour guide, Jerry, was so knowledgeable about places we visited. He cared for everyone in the tour and never shows tiredness even at the end of the tour when we were so tired already.
THIS WAS AN EXCELLRNT AND BEAUTIFUL TOUR WHICH WE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED. OUR GUIDE /DRIVER WAS PLWASANT, HELPFUL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE AND DID EVERYTHING HE COULD TO MAKE OUR DAY AS MEMORABLE AS POSSIBLE. A FIRST RATE TOUR LED BY A FIRST RATE DRIVER/GUIDE. MANY THANKS FOR EVERYTHING
It was a wonderful day out. Lot of scenic beauty and lakes all around. The driver/guide nicely made us familiar with the area, folklore and legends.
Derek, the driver, was both entertaining and open to suggestions as to our interests. His handling of the roads and the rain all the while telling us about the area and history was kind of amazing. It was pouring rain sometimes sideways, but he made it interesting all along. I couldn't take many pictures inside the bus but he stopped a couple of places so that we could get out and take some even in the rain. Then we went on this adorable little railroad, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. We went about 4 stops just to give us a taste of it. Since it had stopped raining by then, I chose to go on the open but with a roof car while the others went into the enclosed cars. It was fine. Then off to Muncaster Castle to look around, see the castle and a bird show which was quite nice. We ate there on our own. After that, it was a long drive back to the hotel over dales and one lane roads and sometimes terrifying vistas. The sun came out briefly before the clouds came back. It rained off and on most of the day. It was a great tour. Derek was terrific. Would take it again!
Great full day tour for those who have limited time or don't know the area well. Our guide Lisa, was very knowledgeable and friendly. A long day, but a worthwhile trip - highly recommended.
Very nice tour for those who want to visit Lake District in one day. Driver/Guide Tony was very informed and helpful and stops were quite frequent and we had ample time to take pictures and relax in the beauty of the lakes. Five Star
Excellent birds eye view of the Lake District, very good guide informative and efficient. The seat reservations were not good, fortunately the train was not full and we were able to change, a window is infinetly preferable to a blank wall. Trains unlike aeroplanes do have views, often scenic! Departure information was incorrect, we were told to be at the station by 7.30am for an 8am departure but the train was not scheduled to leave until 8.30am.
Doing what: Lake District Rail Day Trip from London
Really good idea, however would have liked to have more time at the lakes getting out and taking photos. Long day sitting on a coach, driver was lovely, friendly and very knowledgeable. The boat trip over Ullswater was a lovely extra, with stunning sites. If you want the best views get a seat on the right side of the coach. Really lovely tour if you only have a few days. Wouldn't do it again however.
Loved this one! Beautiful country!
We missed the start time due to parking difficulties but the tour team swung into action and shipped us to a meet point with the tour adding the commentary we could have missed. A very good trip that showed the high passes of the Lake District to the best advantage, giving a very informative commentary on history and local knowledge of the area and adding stops with other enjoyable interest. An excellent day indeed!
Excellent driver, very knowledgeable. Some spectacular sights and the weather was relatively good
The upgrade to first class was worth it. Even it is just a day trip , you get a taste of Lake District. There plenty of time on each location as advertised on trip. David was an excellent driver and got us on time and safely from 1point to the other. The tea was good. The lake cruise was enjoyable.
Doing what: Lake District Rail Day Trip from London
Excellent tour! It gives a nice overview of 10 lakes and mountain passes also! Recommended also in cases you have only chance for one tour!
Spectacular! Should also do ten Lakes to see the diversity of the slake District. We had sunshine in mid-September.
Absolutely all I expected!
Full size coach with about 25 people. Local provider was Highlands Explorer Tours. Driver Tony and guide Grant were excellent. Both shared commentary. Tremendous amount of sites and fun were packed into a 12 hour long, but great day. Ted D.
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