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Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere

Experience some of the highlights of the Lake District National Park on this full-day Ten Lakes Spectacular small-group tour from Windermere. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan with an expert guide, explore the beauty spots and villages of central Lakeland as you learn about its history. Ascend high mountain passes, visit a waterfall, take a sightseeing cruise, and see ten of the most beautiful lakes, including Buttermere and Thirlmere. Discover Borrowdale and quaint villages such as Grasmere; visit Castlerigg Stone Circle; and enjoy free time for lunch in the market town of Keswick.
  • Duration: 7 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours 45 minutes
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Private Tour: Lake District Day Trip from Windermere

Rolling hills, peaceful lakes and sleepy villages await you on this private, full-day of the Lake District from Windermere. Traveling in a private vehicle driven by a professional driver-guide, you’ll journey through the beautiful English countryside in search of the region’s prettiest lakes. See Windermere, Buttermere Valley and Ullswater Lake; travel along some of the country’s highest mountain passes; and visit either Grasmere village or the market town of Keswick.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Afternoon Half Day Tour of places important to William Wordsworth

During this 3-hour tour, admirers of the poet William Wordsworth will have the pleasure of visiting some of the Lake District sites where he lived. With the benefit of a guide’s specialized knowledge you'll gain insight about the environment that influenced Wordsworth’s poetry. Explore the villages of Grasmere and Rydal, with admission to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum included for your convenience. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Afternoon Half Day Tour of Beatrix Potter Country and Places

On this tour you will get to see: • Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District. • Near Sawrey village which Beatrix visited often, used as inspiration for her illustrations and where she happily settled and married. • Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit. • Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat. • Hawkshead village • Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District. • Coniston Water with spectacular views of the lake and Coniston Old Man • Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ullswater Lake Boat Ride

Discover the delights of the Ullswater Valley on this 2.5-hour Ullswater Lake boat ride. Hop aboard your sightseeing boat at Glenridding Pier and head out onto the gentle waves. Gaze out over the rugged peaks and rolling hills, and enjoy a moment of complete tranquillity. Break your cruise up with visits to Howtown and Pooley Bridge, and perhaps enjoy a stroll to explore the countryside at your leisure before cruising back to base. A good range of seating options are available on board to ensure your comfort. 
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Winter Scenic Tour - The beauty of lakes and mountains in the winter

Gain a unique perspective of the Lake District on a winter tour, and benefit from included round-trip transfer to explore the frozen landscape with ease. Take advantage of a comprehensive sightseeing itinerary to tick off several scenic landmarks in just 1 day, including the Kirkstone Pass, Castlerigg, and the Moss Force waterfall, and learn more about the region from your guide.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway: Ride All Day Ticket

Enjoy a day on the railways and discover centuries of engineering heritage with this full-day Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway ticket. Hop aboard your train in Ravenglass and take a seat to begin your rail adventure. As you chug through the English countryside, enjoy panoramic views over the Lake District’s ancient woodland and rolling hillsides. Gaze over soaring peaks such as the Scafells, and perhaps hop out at any of the seven stops to explore further on foot. Afterward, visit the museum at Ravenglass to learn of England’s rich railway history. 
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Cotswold Adventurer Tour

The Cotswolds are the epitome of classic English countryside: from thatched-roof cottages and riverside hamlets to rolling green hills, the scenery has earned the region an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty designation. This full-day, small-group tour from Oxford makes it easy to see the sights. Traveling by luxury minibus, you’ll venture to some of the Cotswolds’ prettiest villages. As you go, your guide will share facts and stories about the region’s key landmarks and wealth of history.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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5-Day Best of England & Scotland Tour: London, Edinburgh, Manchester and more

Within just 5 days you will experience the best of England and Scotland. Starting with historical London and its main attractions including: Big Ben, House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, St James’ Park, Buckingham Palace and River Thames. After leaving London, our coach will bring you to the nation's acclaimed educational institution: Cambridge University. Then you will proceed the journey to York Minster and York city walls and Edinburgh's Castle. With next city, Manchester and experience the soccer vibe there. Next place is the beautiful landscape and calming Lake District and Lake Windermere. Manchester, the birthplace of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon and end the tour at Bicester Village for some souvenir shopping. A dynamic tour with cultural and historical visits and beautiful Scottish landscapes, you will be surprised how stunning England and Scotland is.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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Morning Half Day Tour of the Langdale Valley and Coniston

Spend a half day exploring the scenic surroundings of the Lake District while a guide provides commentary throughout the tour. Visit highlights such as Tarn Hows, Coniston Water, and Coniston village; then head over to Great Langdale and Little Langdale to admire these valleys. You’ll get a more informed glimpse with a sightseeing tour than going solo, and relax with the ease of transport between destinations.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle at Dove Cottage, Grasmere and Rydal Mount - Full Day All-inclusive Tour

Gain insight into the relationship between the English Romantics and their beloved landscape on a Lake poets tour, ideal for literature lovers, history buffs, and nature enthusiasts alike. Discover landmarks including William Wordsworth’s former school, family home, and church, with insights provided by your guide, and benefit from round-trip transfer from a pickup location of your choice for a hassle-free excursion.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Winter Tour of Haworth and the Brontes

Discover Yorkshire’s wiley, windy moors and learn about their influence on the famous Brontë family on a winter tour of Haworth, the Brontë Parsonage, and beyond. Round-trip transfer from Windermere or Oxenholme allows seamless exploration of the dramatic landscape, while the small-group size ensures more personalized interaction with your knowledgeable guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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The many lives of Beatrix Potter Full Day All-Inclusive tour

• Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home. • Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit. • Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat. • Hawkshead village • Beatrix Potter Gallery to see the original illustrations by Beatrix, including the famous copy she made of the Peter Rabbit letter. • Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District. • Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter. • Armitt Library & Museum to see Beatrix's stunningly detailed mycology illustrations and other artefacts
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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The Brontes, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre

This tour takes you to: • Drive through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside • Visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum & Graveyard • Guided walk around Haworth, unchanged since the Brontes lived there • Visit romantic gothic ruins of Wycoller Hall, “Ferndean Manor” of Jane Eyre
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour of the Lake District from Keswick

Loved for its beguiling lakes and mist-shrouded fells, the English Lake District attracts fans from around the world. Yet knowing where to go and how to travel around the rugged region can be tricky for first-time visitors. This day trip from Keswick works to an itinerary that combines all the Lake District highlights with convenient transport through the day. You’ll cruise on Ullswater, visit the centuries-old Castlerigg Stone Circle, and discover the beauty of Borrowdale Valley, Buttermere, Grasmere, and more.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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The Yorkshire Dales Tour from Windermere

Discover the dramatic limestone valleys and emerald countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on an 8-hour tour from Windermere. Travel with ease from the Lake District and visit the quaint towns of Hardraw and Wensleydale, famed for its cheese, and Bolton Castle, in which Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. See, too, Aysgarth Falls and the lovely English village of Dent.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Romans and Hadrian's Wall Day Tour from Windermere

Spend a day at Hadrian’s Wall, a site that was once the northern frontier of the Roman Empire. With a guide, you’ll travel north from Windermere, through the Lake District towards the region known as the Debateable Lands. After a stop at Lanercost Priory, you’ll spend most of your day at Hadrian’s Wall, discovering the ruins and beauty spots that abound. A stop at the Roman Army Museum and a visit to the Vindolanda fort is also included.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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7-Day Tour Exploring Best of England and Scotland starting from Paris

Explore the United Kingdom on a week-long tour from Paris, including accommodation and round-trip transport. Admire Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the River Thames on a walking tour of London; visit Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland; see Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon; and explore English cities including Manchester, York, and Cambridge.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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Full Day Lake Explorer Tour from Windermere

Step off the beaten track and discover the majesty of rural England’s Lake District region on this full-day lake explorer tour from Windermere. Travel deep into the countryside with your guide and enjoy panoramic views over the Lake District’s mountaintops, waterfalls and lakes. Head away from the crowds on a beautiful lakeside drive through Buttermere and Crummock Water. Take in breathtaking views over Grasmere and enjoy an optional cruise onto magnificent Lake Windermere. During your tour. visit local tea rooms to sample delicacies such as gingerbread, scones and cakes.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from Windermere Including Lake Cruise

Visit the Beatrix Potter house and some of the Lake District’s prettiest locations on this 4.5-hour afternoon tour from Windermere. After a scenic Lake Windermere cruise, travel through idyllic countryside to Hill Top, the Beatrix Potter home where the beloved children’s author lived during the early 1900s. See the garden and rooms left as she would have known them, and learn about her life here. Finish with a visit to the quaint village of Hawkshead, where poet William Wordsworth attended school; and Tarn Hows, one of Lakeland’s most gorgeous spots.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Morning Half Day Tour of Beatrix Potter Country and Places

Discover another side of the beautiful Lake District, and follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter, on this immersive, half-day tour. Meet your guide at your local accommodation, and venture first to Wray Castle, a former vacation home where Potter spent time as a teenager. Continue to her home at Hill Top, see the villages she used to frequent, and learn more about her life and works. As you go, you’ll also get to admire the Lake District’s wealth of scenery.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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High Adventure Day Tour from Keswick

Discover the spectacular mountain landscapes of the Lake District without having to hike on a 9.5-hour minibus tour of the national park’s high mountain passes from Keswick. Absorb incredible views from the Wrynose and Hardknott Mountain Passes, ride through Eskdale Valley on the famous Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, and drink in panoramas from Wastwater, voted Britain’s best view. Entry to Muncaster Castle and a ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Lake District Tour from Chester

Leaving Chester three times a week at 08:45, the tour heads North to the Lake District via the M6 Motorway, in approximately two hours you will arrive in the Lake District.  As you start your Lake District tour, you will head to Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm, where she wrote many of her famous children’s stories in this 17th century cottage. You will have the opportunity to go into the house (additional charge) and explore the garden and visit the shop.You will also visit the medieval village of Hawkshead, famous for its connection with Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. Onwards then, to the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows, which is one of the most photographed locations in the Lake District. Soak up the stunning views looking towards the mountains at Tarn Hows. Your Lake District day tour would also not be complete without a cruise on one of the famous lakes. You can sit back and enjoy the unrivalled views of the lake and the fell ranges beyond before heading back to Chester.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Afternoon Half Day Tour visiting 8 Lakes and magnificent scenery

Enjoy a seamless introduction to the Lake District, and discover its highlight scenery, on this half-day driving tour. Over the course of your tour, you’ll see numerous lakes (including Lake Windermere—the largest in the area); will visit the Neolithic Castlerigg Stone Circle; will discover the photogenic Ashness Bridge; will chart the Kirkstone Pass; and much more. As you go, learn all about the region and its history from your guide’s commentary.
  • Duration: 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 45 minutes
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