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Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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7 hours 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


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.
  • Full-day Ten Lakes Spectacular tour from Windermere
  • Visit Borrowdale, Buttermere Valley and more
  • A stop at Castlerigg Stone Circle
  • Scenic lake cruise included
The Lake District is renowned for being the most beautiful corner of England and this full-day tour introduces you to just that; a magnificent scenery of mountains, valleys and lakes from the south to the north.

As you travel, admire the rolling countryside and craggy fells, and hear interesting facts from your guide about the Lake District's history and geology, and the people and events that have shaped this much-loved region. Follow the banks of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake; and make your first stop in the lovely village of Ambleside. Stretch your legs around the pretty streets and then continue to Rydal Water for a photo stop.

After capturing the scenery around this mirror-glass lake, continue through the picture-postcard village of Grasmere and ascend Kirkstone Pass, the region's highest pass, on route to Thirlmere, a reservoir formed from the merging of two natural lakes. Admire this picturesque expanse of water, and then travel through the lush Borrowdale Valley and past Bassenthwaite Lake.

Climb the rugged slopes of Honister Pass to the chocolate-box village of Buttermere and then drive by Crummock Water to Keswick. Here, pull up to enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) and explore this delightful market town as you wish.

 Back aboard your minivan, venture further around the undulating hills to Castlerigg Stone Circle, an ancient circle of 48 stones. Take photos of this age-old site and learn how the stones were probably set here in around 3,000 BC to form a ceremonial site. During your trip, visit one of the area’s pretty waterfalls, and relax on a scenic lake cruise. As you sail, drink in the awe-inspiring views of the high fells, woodlands and villages, and absorb the sense of timeless beauty around you.

Your tour ends with drop-off back at the original start point.

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Time well spent:)
, Oct 2019
Kevin was an excellent driver. He had lots of humor and had a wealth of information for a tour. We kept us on a timely schedule. Would recommend
Perfect tour of the lakes district!
Helen D
, Oct 2019
Jim our tour guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating to all guests on the tour. Small mini van made it a more relaxed tour with only 10 people on board and lovely to meet other people.
Thank goodness it was a beautiful day
, Oct 2019
My wife and I had a wonderful time on the 10 Lakes Tour primarily because the weather was perfect. If it had been overcast and raining it wouldn't have been as much fun. Our guide was marvelous and our fellow travelers were fun to be with. The only real downside was the back bench where I sat was very tight.
10 Lakes
, Sep 2019
This was one of the best trips. Having an Experienced knowlagable tour guide was great.Full day. Fun day..
10 Lakes Tour Lake District
, Aug 2019
Amazing Tour.. Thanks Mr. Richard! He had a great knowledge and exactly knows the places tht are must to visit.
Day trip
, Aug 2019
Excellent day, we travelled on a wet rainy day. Would not have seen what we saw if we were on our own.Could have spent more time at the slate mine. Overall an excellent day.
Excellent tour of Lake District
Kevin C
, Aug 2019
Definitely recommend this small group tour. Visited much of the Lakes, passing thru many valleys & some highlands. Plenty of photo stops & very interesting commentary by Carol.
Lake viewing
, Jul 2019
Tess our guide was great! We enjoyed it. There was enough time for picture taking. The van was clean and comfy.
Good Review of the 10 Lakes
, Jul 2019
The tour was very good and the guide Derek was very knowledgeable about all relevant matters. He was amiable and helpful. But the only thing is that there are so many beautiful spots we just didn't stop at for various reasons, including paucity of time and availability of parking facilities
Lovely day
Carol B
, Jul 2019
Geoff was an excellent guide and a great driver. We were blessed with wonderful weather and beautiful scenery. Geoff was extraordinarily patient with a couple who was late at every stop and I commend him.

Product code: 3395TEN

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