• Location: York, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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Journey to the heart of the Lake District on this full-day tour from York and uncover the charms of England’s oldest national park. Follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter as you visit her home at Hill Top, see William Wordsworth’s former school in Hawkshead and cruise across Windermere, England’s largest lake. Along the way, admire beauty spots like Tarn Hows and explore traditional villages like Skipton and Bowness-on-Windermere.


  • Full-day tour of the Lake District from York
  • Step inside the mind of Beatrix Potter at her Hill Top home
  • Visit traditional Lake District towns like Hawkshead, Skipton and Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Set sail for a scenic boat cruise across Lake Windermere
  • Admire views of Tarn Hows, the Langdale Pikes and the lakes
  • Travel by comfortable minibus
  • Ideal introduction to the Lake District National Park for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalised tour

What You Can Expect

Lake District Highlights Day Trip from York with Windermere Cruise

Explore tranquil country villages

Customer Reviews

Lesley R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Long day!! Would have liked longer visiting!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent Tour, my wife and I really enjoyed it, we departed York exactly on time, and spent the morning driving cross country and visiting a small Abbey and town on the way to Windermere. There we went to several spots including Beatrix Potter House, We enjoyed it a lot and the tour ended with a breathtaking trip o a boat on Windermere lake. From York we were only 5 passengers, and it felt very private and personal.

Donald J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was very interesting and informative as was the Yorksire Highlands tour that I took the following day. The guides / drivers are helpful and enthusiastic. A great way to see the area. I have not gone on a Viator tour, even though with many different local companies, that I did not enjoy and appreciate.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was an excellent tour in a small minibus with tour guide Lee. He gave us plenty of commentary along the way and plenty of stops at small villages. The cruise on Lake Windermere was great and there was time for afternoon tea at Bowness afterwards before the bus trip back to York. A great way to see the Lakes but we will need to return one day to do some of the lovely walks.

Tim M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

The tour guide was Lee. Great guy, knew the area well. Kept us entertained and well informed. I highly recommend this tour and Lee as the tour guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A wonderful way to see Beatrix Potter sights and Hawkshead. The guide was Richard and he was knowledgable and charming.

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