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Experience the rugged beauty of England’s Lake District on 6.5-hour day trip from Windermere. Aboard a comfortable coach, you’ll wind through the picturesque hills, visit charming English villages and take in the majesty of 10 idyllic lakes including Lake Windermere, Rydal Water, Grasmere, Thirlmere and Derwent Water. Spend a day surrounded by unspoiled nature! 


  • 6.5-hour Lake District sightseeing tour from Windermere
  • See 10 lakes in one day and learn all about them from a local guide
  • Visit rural villages and towns such as Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick
  • Enjoy photo stops at some of the region’s most scenic lakes including Lake Windermere
  • Walk around the historical beauty spot of Castlerigg Stone Circle

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What You Can Expect

Lake District Tour from Windermere: Ten Lakes in One Winter Day

Admire the beauty of the Lake District at winter time on your tour!

Meet your coach for morning pickup at Windermere Tourist Information Center. Once aboard, sit back and relax as you journey through Lake District National Park. Marvel at the majestic landscape, home of England’s tallest peak and deepest lake. The area’s preserved natural beauty makes it a favorite location for peace-seeking city dwellers and outdoors enthusiasts!

Cruise along the shores of Lake Windermere and stop into the lovely town of Ambleside, where you’ll have time to explore the town’s charming bookshops, gift shops, cafes and pubs. Then continue north to Rydal Water for some magnificent vista shots, and Grasmere Village, where charming limestone cottages tuck into verdant hills.  

Next, visit the region’s northern lakes including Thirlmere – Cumbria’s main reservoir – Bassenthwaite Lake and Crummock Water. Wind through the rocky Honister Pass to the quaint Buttermere Village and then on to the Cumbrian capital of Keswick. Here, you’ll have some time to independently explore the bustling town and enjoy a relaxing lunch (own expense). 

The final leg of your trip stops at Castlerigg Stone Circle, one of the region’s great prehistoric monuments. Walk through the mysterious site and enjoy stunning views of Skiddaw, Blencathra and Lonscale Fell, then relax as you head back into Windermere, passing Ullswater and Brothers Water en route. 

You’ll arrive back at the departure point in the afternoon.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Tour was very good. Our guide Phil was very nice. Highly recommend Mountain Goat Tours.

Olivia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was great. Tony our driver was full of knowledge and really informative. We had perfect winter weather crisp and bright and showed off the views perfectly.

Tanika J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Couldn and #39;t recommend this tour more. Our driver was extremely knowledgeable and took us to some additional view points which were incredible. He was extremely accomodating and could tell he loved his job. Best money spent on a tour!!

Amit S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Peter is an amazing driver and guide. His running commentary was amazing. Highly highly recommend this. My best UK trip so far.

Henny K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

A great tour.

Patricia P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was worth every penny

Beth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was an excellent tour, and a great way to see a lot of the Lake District in one day. There were plenty of photo stops, for an appropriate amount of time, and the guide was very interesting and entertaining to listen to. Definitely recommend this as a way to get a sense of the area.

Andrew P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

great trip, fantastic driver who was very knowledgeable and clearly enjoys what he did. Recommend it to anyone going to the Lake District who want to see lots of amazing viewpoints in a very short space of time!

Rachel V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

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

Leszek P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I really liked the trip around Lake District.

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