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TOUR A - LAKE DISTRICT OF BEATRIX POTTER CUSTOMER REVIEWS

I never could have imagined such a great experience at Hill Top, one of the busiest sights in the Lakes. I had imagined crowds upon crowds of people, but it was exceptionally pleasant and peaceful. I'm sure some of this was mere luck or that it wasn't full summer season, but Andy's inside knowledge certainly had a part in this great experience! Also went to other excellent sights I would otherwise not have known about. Great experience with an outstanding guide!

S.Forster USA


 

Just a note to thank you and your team  !!!

We went on the Beatrix Potter Scenic Tour on 13th May.
What a fantastic tour. The boat trip and steam train were awesome  !!. We had a great time and will remember it for many years to come
 
THANK YOU !!!!
 
Kind Regards
Paul & Sharron Copeland

 

Hi Andy,

Just wanted to send a big Thank You for our tour today. Mom and I had a wonderful day. Those bluebells sure we're amazing! And to see Hill Top and Hawkshead with Beatrix's Gallerie just a dream come true especially for my Mom.
What a beautiful place this is...
Thanks again. We are really looking forward to our tour in the morning and seeing more of this lovely area!
M. Wise USA May 16
 

Hello Andy,

Its Marvic who was on tour today. Its to say a very BIG Thank You! There wasn't time to say a proper thank you when we left. The tour was really fantastic and thanks for all the info! Best Wishes.


 

Andy -

I really enjoyed the tours and have already recommended them to two of my friends who love to travel.

Geni Chariker


Hi Andy,

We came back to London last night. We all had a good time and were very happy with the tours.I am sure i will be there in the near future, everything i saw was very beautiful and amazing view. I hope you enjoy sunshine with Japanese tourists.

I will recommend everyone to join the lake district tours strongly!

Thank you very much again!

Hope see you soon again!

Naoko


Dear Mr.Andy Binns,

We have just arrived at Japan from UK today.In Lake District we were very happy to join Lake District Tour.
And picking up services between hotel and rail station helped us.
Thank you very much for everything.

The beautiful countryside around Hill Top really moved us and we will never forget our memory of walking through foot path and cruising on the beautiful lake.
Kenichi Nishimura


Dear Tony,

Thank you very much you introduced the beautiful view of the lake district to us.
We have had the nice memories of this great nature.
As your cheerful personality made us more relaxed , we could really enjoy this tour .
Please send my kind regards to Andy and everyone in your company.

With kind regards,
Yumiko, Shohko and Yuhki


Hi Andy,

I am very sorry for late email...

Thank you very much for arrange the two tours for me and my mother

although I called you very in last minutes.

We did enjoy the trip very much, and I went to Cotswolds in this time,

but we enjoy Lake district much more...

I hope to come back in the sunny day next time ;)

Thanks again!

Mayu


Mr. Andy
My family and I enjoyed your tour A and D on Aug. 3th-4th.
At that time, thank you for your driving around Lake
District and your helping.
We had a lot of fun and nice experiences.
And we were glad to meet you.
If we will have a chance to visit there again,
we want to join your tour B, too.
So, we must study English a little more!
I send some photos below.
If you will come to Japan, we will show you about Kyoto or
Kobe.
Thank you very much, see you again someday!

Atsumi Adachi


Dear Andy

Once again together with Amelia and Leonardo we would like to express our many many grateful thanks and appreciation that you have kindly extended to Amelia and Leo whilst their trains were much delayed. Not only yourself but your buddy Tony have made their trip an extremely lovely experience that they thoroughly enjoyed. i am so happy for them and I have been convinced to visit you and your Estate when i next plan to be in UK.

As we have just returned to Singapore from UK, this is somewhat belated but very well meant. If you have no objections i would like to post a very favourable feedback on Trip Advisor website and most happy to do same for any site you might like us to add value,

All our best for your business and with your kindness i am sure you find your profession most enjoyable and rewarding.

Happy Autumn,

Best regards

Lynda


TOUR B LAKE DISTRICT TOUR N HIKE

Andy

Carol & I have greatly enjoyed the three tours we have done with your company this week. Both Stephen and Janet had plenty of knowledge that they wanted to enthusiastically share. And the scenery was very enjoyable too.


 

Hi, Andy,

 It’s very nice meeting you in The Lake District in the past 2 days, and we do appreciate for your professional guidance to help us exploring this beautiful area. My family are deeply impressed by the natural beauty.

 Herewith attached are some pictures for fun. Stay in touch and best regards,

 Rick

 


Dear Mr Binns,

Hello.

I came back to Japan safe and sound a few days ago.

I appreciate your kindness very much on the Tour Package 2 on 24th??25th, Sep.

We enjoyed it and were very moved at the splendid scenery in the Lake District.

Tony and Paul took care of us very well to make the tour pleasant for us.

We'd like to visit it again and to walk on the foot path like many people next time.

Thank you for everything.

Yours truly

Ms Yuriko Zempo


We came back to this awfully hot Tokyo one week ago.

Thank you very much for giving us beautiful days at Lake District, I miss the place so much.

Especially we all enjoyed Tour B. The nature was so impressive.

Hiking must be much more fun if the weather was good.

wish I could visit there once more.

Thank you Andy, visit Japan someday with your family.

Bye,

Tomoko Jujo


Dear Andy san.

Thank you very much for your wonderful guide and the

wonderful view on 9th Sep.
Please give our best regards and show our picture to your staff.
Please visit Japan and enjoy Japanese nature soon.

Best regards
Mitsuhiro Ueno


Dear Mr. Andy Binns
Hello.
Thank you for guiding us around Lake District on Sep. 18th .
It was so nice experience to see the beautiful view.
After the tour, we went to lunch at you recommended restaurant, Lucy's.
It was good !
Someday if I got chance to go to England, I would like to go to Lake District again.

Thank you so much ! we really enjoyed.
Best Regards,

Haruko Nozaki

 


 

TOUR C LAKE DISTRICT EXPLORER TOUR CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Hi Andy, 

Good evening from Edinburgh!

We arrived here a couple of hours ago safely and settled down in our hotel. 

I must say that it was indeed a wonderful tour of Lake District thanks to your able guide and deep knowledge.

Our experience today was just extraordinary and we were all overwhelmed by what we always wanted to see in UK.

My two Japanese colleagues (Messrs. Koiso and Kuroki) joins me to say "thank you".

 

We wish you all the best and look forward to our return journey to the area in the not-too-distant future.

With best regards, 

Tadashi (Kondo)


 

Dear Andy,

we had a great day in the Lake District with you ! It was a big pleasure!
We want to say  thank you again for this amazing day!

Oliver and Marianne from Germany


 

Andy was an outstanding guide! Exceptionally informative, wonderfully helpful, and a pleasure to spend the day with. It's absolutely worth it to have a local show you around where they live and let them worry about the driving and parking. Gives you a chance to look out the window at the beautiful scenery. And he took us to so many great vistas! Beautiful area (and great food stops, too)! Thank you!

S. Forster USA


 

Hi Andy,

I just want to let you know that my daughter and I had a fabulous time.
Steve was terrific, the weather was perfect, the scenery was stunning, the hiking was fun, and the air was amazingly pure and revitalizing.  Even the 3 hr. train ride to and from London beautiful.  We couldn’t have scripted a better day.
 Thank you again for providing such a wonderful day.
 
Sincerely,
 Sarah
 

Hi Andy,
I just wanted to thank you so much for such a wonderful tour of the Lake District. It was a great day with such beautiful views and stories!
Thanks again,
Bridget and Phoebie


 Dear Mr. Binns,

Sarah and I wanted to thank warmly Steve, for he was a really good guide! We enjoyed the tour C very much and I will recommand it to people around me!
 
Kind Regards,
 
Léa 

Dear Andy

Hello. Thank you for your lovely guide.
My parents and I were very satisfied this tour with your guide.
After the tour, we had been to Edinburgh, where was really cold!!
Now, my parents already went back to Japan. The pictures which they took might remain them precious memory in the lake district. We hope to visit the magnificent place; the lake district and see you again!

Many Many thanks

Hanae


 “An eye-opening day trip on the beauty of Lake District!”
Steven made the day with his historical knowledge on the geographical landscape & his personable demeanor ; the itinerary was well-planned & well-executed. 

Patricia


 

Dear Andy

We have been back for a while now from the Lake District but we wanted to thank you very much for the wonderful tour. We felt we saw a lot of the beauty of the Lake District and enjoyed the views from the hilltops and roads we travelled on. You surely know your Lake District and we felt really privileged to have your undivided attention. Andrew was able to take a lot of photographs and we all felt we got a lot packed into one day. We enjoyed your cheerful personality and vast knowledge of the region. Cheers to Lake District Tours.

Thanks again.

Yvonne, Trevor and Andrew

Harrow, Middlesex


Hi Andy,

Just wanted to Thank You for the wonderful day outing we had with you. It was an amazing experience.
Thanks,
Nikhil

Thanks Andy,

It was a really nice experience touring with you guys. I'll recommend to my friends as well.

cheers,
Amit


Hi Andy,

It was very much nice day we were in Lake District.
And your advice to get on the ship from Ambleside to Bowness was also fantastic.

Please remember to all your team.
Thank you very much and hope we will see you again.
Masaru Ito from Hamburg


Dear Andy,
 
Thank you very much for fantastic tour.
It was a incredible scenery that I saw around the Lake.
I really appreciate not only the scenery but also your thoughtful guiding. I think you are one of the best guildes I have ever met.
There are many reasons why I think so. 
When I got in the van, I noticed there was no headrest in front seat that let person sitting behind see the view easily. It is your consideration.
Your English is so clear that every tourist even non-native are able to catch up your guide and explanation.
Also your driving technique is professional. You drove on the rough, dirt, and narrow road to take us the best view points. It is a good idea to attend the tour with a small van. Because it let us go to the place even at the end of the very narrow road.
The map of the Lake District in your brain is marvelous. You know about the every road in that area even though it is not on the map which is sold at the book store.
 
Anyway, I want everybody who visits the Lake District to have a unforgettable scenery with YOU!!!
 
Thank you very much again.
Best Regards,

Fusayo Numata

 


Hi Andy ,

Yes . We did enjoy the tour and I would recommend you guys to my friends who plan to visit Lake district in future.

thanks.

Regards,

Vinay


Hey Andy,
We had a great day, thank you so much. It will be fun going through all the pictures we took and seeing it all over again.
Anyways, thanks again for a great day.

Kind regards,
Wendy

 


Thank you for such lovely hospitality that we enjoyed during our visit to the Lake District.
The tours were fantastic.
We really enjoyed ourselves and we couldn't have ordered up better weather!

Thank you again for taking such good care of us!
Linda 


 

 

Hi Andy, 

 thank you very much for the great day out!!

Lake District is an amazing place, and am sure we will be returning there at some point :-) 

The tour was well organised....and your extra service of finding way with the delayed train especially appreciated.

 Thank you once again! 

Have a lovely day, 

Irena


Tour C was just a perfect day out, glorious countryside, naturally, but it was personal, relaxed, informative and all you had to do was sit back and enjoy it. Perfect for travellers without a car and a limited time to see as much as possible. Highly reccommended 

Ann


 

Hi Andy,

Thank you again for taking us around Lake District on Sat, 11/9. It was so beautiful and I'm glad we got some clear skies, even if just for a moment. The rainbows were definitely an added bonus. 
 
Thanks again
Mei

Hello Andy

I'm Kunphatu who joined the Lake Explorer Tour on Tuesday (12/04/2016). I really had a great time and enjoy the tour though it rained in the afternoon. The tour was well-organised. Thank you for telling a story of Lake District in details. Also, thank you very much for dropping us off at the hotels on rainy Tuesday. Now, I've already been back in Canterbury and keep on working on my PhD thesis. After having obtained a wonderful experience from Windermere, I feel refreshed and can productively work on the thesis. I'll be back, and will join the other tours. Thank you very much.
Regards Kunphatu

TOUR D NINE LAKES PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Dear Andy,
My son and I returned to Greece two days ago after our stay in London. The highlight of our trip was our excursion to the Lake District area and the full day tour of the area. Paul was an exceptional guide and driver! and a very kind man and we thank him very much for the interesting descriptions and information. I'm glad that we were able to meet you as well at our first stop.
I will definitely recommend your tours to our friends and I hope to be able to visit the area again with the rest of my family some day soon.
Thank you again.
With kind regards,
Anna-Maria Stergiou


Hi, Andy (and Tony)!

I took Tour D with Tony on 14 May 09, and had a wonderful time. Tony was a wonderful guide and a lot of fun. I plan on returning to the UK in a year or two, and will spend 2-3 days in the Lake District next time and most certainly will use your tour company again. I will also recommend you to anyone I know planning on going to the Lake District.

Regards,

Gail Ballard


Thank you for your kind guide of lake district tours.

We enjoyed it with much impression of the beautiful sceneries.
Many thanks to you and I hope to visit again your beautiful land."
Regards
Y.YOKOYAMA
JAPAN


Good Morning Andy

Many thanks for squeezing 3 of us onto your 9 Lakes Tour with Adam on Thursday. We had an excellent time and were most impressed with all the wonderful sights Adam managed to squeeze in. There is no way we could have covered, or known of half the good things to see had we explored on our own, so thank you. Will be recommending you to all.

Kind regards

Liz Morgan


Dear Andy

I just wanted to say thank you very much for your lovely tour for my parents.

They came back absolutely pleased and asked me to give you their regards.

I'm glad all went well for them and your tour and service made their trip very special.

I'm sure they will recommend to people who will trip to UK/lake district from Japan.

Thanks again and hope I can also visit there with my husband and children one day.

Best wishesTomomi

 


Dear Andy,
 
I had a great day in Lake district with our driver& guide Steve yesterday. The route is very carefully planned, and I'm quite amazed that you actualy can put everything(places of historic figures and cultural heritage, different types of natural scenery) together in one day! This is a very good start to get to know the area and to make further travel plans according to personal taste, especialy when we have an amazing guide as Steve who is humorous, charming and extremely helpful! Thank you for all the arrangement and communication you did to ensure my trip and please pass my thank and regards to Steve as well.
 
Best regards,
 
Cinty Li


 

 Hi Andy,

 
We had a very enjoyable tour with Mick yesterday in spite of the weather, thanks to his nice explanation of the places, his good driving and his humour. Please thank him from all of us. 
 
Kuniko Jesse

 

TOUR N STAY CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Hi Andy,
Just want to let you know that we have really enjoy our trip and certainly our stay in Lonsdale hotel. We do look forward to seeing you again. We will recommend your service to our friends. No doubt. Thank you once again.
Audrey


'Just wanted to say a huge thanks from my parents and myself, we had a wonderful 2 days with your tours in The Lake District :-)
Julie Barber New Zealand


We really enjoyed our stay and tour. Thank you for arrangements !
I'll visit there again and also recommend your tour"
Ms Hirasue


Andy - I wanted to take a moment and thank you for such lovely hospitality that we enjoyed during our visit to the Lakes District. Everything went so smoothly and I did not have a need to worry!!

The tours were fantastic. We really enjoyed ourselves and we couldn't have ordered up better weather! The Nature Tour was really fun to hike the different spots, and the Photo Tour truly had some memorable views!

Thank you again for taking such good care of us! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Linda


Dear Andy,

Thank you for your e-mail and answering my questions.
I am very glad to book the tour for my sister and her husband.
Thank you again for your quick responses and kind arrangements.
Best regards,
Fumie Tsujimura


Dear Andy

Just a short note to let you know how much we enjoyed the 2 tours we took with you.

The scenery was unforgettable.

We would love to come back and spend more time in the Lake district

and of course do more tours with you and visit other attractions.

Thank for picking us up at Oxenholme -necessary as the train was late.

Once again Many Thanks for a once in a lifetime experience

Bill and Susan Stillman (Australia)

 


 

PRIVATE TOURS CUSTOMER REVIEWS

My sisters and I, one of whom is a rabid Beatrix Potter fan (she named her country property "Hilltop") had a most enjoyable tour of the sites and the district with Andrew. He was a fountain of knowledge about Potter's legacy in the district and the district itself. He is a very pleasant and instantly likable fellow with a relaxed manner and had a gentle but firm way of keeping us on schedule. Our van was spacious and impeccably clean. I wouldn't hesitate to engage him for another tour.

D.Duffy Canada


 

Andy was an outstanding guide! Exceptionally informative, wonderfully helpful, and a pleasure to spend the day with. It's absolutely worth it to have a local show you around where they live and let them worry about the driving and parking. Gives you a chance to look out the window at the beautiful scenery. And he took us to so many great vistas! Beautiful area (and great food stops, too)! Thank you!

S.Forster USA


 

While visiting our friends we had the opportunity to visit the Lake District and they set up this fantastic tour. First, we would like to comment on our tour guide Andy. Andy made our trip very memorable, he was very informative about the area and had a great sense of humour. We hope that we will again be able to visit and have another chance to enjoy areas of the district that we hadn't seen.

Gary and Janice (Texas, USA)


 

 I never could have imagined such a great experience at Hill Top, one of the busiest sights in the Lakes. I had imagined crowds upon crowds of people, but it was exceptionally pleasant and peaceful. I'm sure some of this was mere luck or that it wasn't full summer season, but Andy's inside knowledge certainly had a part in this great experience! Also went to other excellent sights I would otherwise not have known about. Great experience with an outstanding guide!

S Forster USA


Dear Andy,

I wanted to thank you and Stephen for this magical tour. We've spent an unbelievably enjoyable time with Stephen and everything exceeded our expectations. I will leave my reviews about this tour wherever I can, just to repay you for such a memorable day. We are already thinking about coming back in the future. Until that day I wish you and Stephen all the best. 

Best regards,
Abdulaziz Hasan


 

Hi Andy,
Sorry for the late reply. I have left a review on Trip Advisor.
I want to add here that my family was thoroughly impressed with Stephen and I presume all your guides have his depth of knowledge and shares his enthusiasm for the lake district.
If you don't mind can you please pass him this photo my family took with him.
 
Best
Algernon

Hi Andy
Thank you for your coordination for our Lake District trip and it was
wonderful tour for us.
Your kind guiding for hiking and beautiful nature of Lake district gave us wonderful and relaxation time.
We have been talking that we will definitely visit Lake District again
for longer hiking near future.
I would write about this trip in my blog and recommend you as
wonderful and friendly tour guide ;)

Hiroko and Fumiko Tagashira


Dear Mr. Binns

I am Yoshio Tanno who arranged a tour of eight Japanese senior people with you.
Our tour took place on June 17th 2009.

I am sending this mail because the driver-guide Steve was so kind and good to make our sightseeing enjoyable despite unfavourable weather that day.
Steve drove the bus in very safe manner and talk to us with very heart warming way. We all appreciated his thoughtful way of treating us. Please convey our gratitude to him.
The recorded guiding system was quite good and we all hope your long lasting success in your business and take very good care of yourself.

Sincerely,

Yoshio Tanno


Hello Andy – we’re in Liverpool. Thank you again for the wonderful tour of the beautiful Lake District. You gave us history, culture, geography and an extensive education on the life and habits of sheep!   We could not have asked for a better overview of the area. We will recommend you to family and friends who may be visiting the Lake District. 

Berna and Noah


 

Andy san, Tony san
Thank you very much for the lovely tours. My father has gone back to Japan with beautiful memories of Lake District now. We had a lovely time with you, and the boys still talk about the trip. Since we come back the boys got more into Peter Rabbit and we enjoy reading the books. I personally watched the film Miss Potter today remembering all the beautiful views we saw in Lake District. Thank you again. We will certainly come back to Lake District again and would love to join your other tours. Till then good bye.

Mrs Miki Standring


Hi Andy

Thought I'd drop you a line to say how much we enjoyed our tour on Thursday. The main point of the day was to give Mike (husband) and Robert (brother in law) a break from driving so that they could actually enjoy the scenery (and a pint at lunchtime!) whilst giving our parents (82, 85 & 86 years old) a good day out. Tony was a great driver, very entertaining, informative and above all attentive, above and beyond the call of duty, to the needs of our Aged Ps, which made the day almost totally stress-free for the rest of us. Please convey to him again, how much we appreciated his patience and good humour.
Ms Diment


Hi Andy,

Just a note to say thank you very much. My parents enjoyed the trip and are thankful too. They send their regards and wishes to you and your family. Thanks once again for all the help and hope to see you in future.

Regards
Susmita India


Mr.Andy Binns

Hello, How are you? This is Hideaki Takehara from Japan.

Do you remember? I am a tallest guy among my friends.
Thank you very much for your kindness. We had a very good time in England
especially in Widermere (many other?meres,waters,lake).
Please recieve photographs at that time.
We look forward visiting England again.
sincerely yours, Hideaki Takehara


Andy is a great guide! Our day with him was definitely the highlight of our time in the Lake District, worth every penny. We had the opportunity to see some real hidden gems off the tourist trail, we had the opportunity for a few nice walks, a great boat trip -- a million times better than the small group tour we took the following day, where we felt like herded cattle. I highly recommend private touring and Andy specifically!

Barrie Wallace USA


Thank you very much for everything.

The beautiful countryside around Hill Top really moved us and we will never forget our memory of walking through foot path and cruising on the beautiful lake.
Kenichi Nishimura

 


Superb day out! We wanted to go off the beaten track, to all the hidden places that a coach can't reach and where you wont find crowds, and Andy certainly did that! He drove down roads that were so narrow I would never take my car there! We found all sorts of hidden and wonderful places. Andy was attentive, knows the area like the back of his hand, pointed out all sorts of interesting things to us and was a careful and considerate driver. It was the highlight of our break. Thanks Andy

Pauline Phipps

 


Dear Andy,

Thank you for your great tour of the afternoon of yesterday and all day today.

My parents and I really had a wonderful time with such a nice weather!!

Thanks again, we really enjoyed our trip in the Lake District with you!!

And I hope I can visit there someday again!

Sincerely,

Yukari

 


 Dear Andy...

     I cannot begin to tell you what a wonderful three day experience you gave me!   It truly fulfilled a dream of mine.  Thank you ever so much.  I will most definitely spread the word to my friends about your fantastic expertise, and hopefully they will benefit from one of your tour packages in the future.  I know that it is highly unlikely that you and your family would ever make the trip to Texas, but I was very sincere in my offer to play tour guide for you.  You'd always be welcomed in my home.  :-)

 
Herb, Texas

I think for us the highlights were Paris and the Lake District. Andy was delightful and made the Lakeland experience one we will never forget. 

Pam
Holidays on Location

Thank you very much! We enjoyed the tour very much and Harry was really informative and friendly. I would certainly go back to Lake District! Thanks for the awesome tour!
 
Marcus June 2014

Dear Andy,
 
We are still talking about the wonderful tour you gave us of the Lake District on December 28.  We couldn’t have had a better day and I am so glad we saw Dove Cottage the day before and could spend the whole day outdoors.  That sunny day and the places you took us combined for amazing photographs and really made our trip.  Your expertise was exactly what we needed, to say nothing of how nice it was for me to be driven around and not to have to hunt for things.  We hope to get back to your area soon.
 
Thanks so much,  
Jane Vaughters

Many thanks to Andy, our guide for the day, bringing us to see beautiful lakes and walked the 'Magical' forest, intriguing our children Lisa, Liora and little Linus. Yup, being so close to the sheep got all of us excited!

Your personal service and great humour lingers with us and the kids.
Our family had an enjoyable time together. Indeed the beautiful reputation of the Lake district met and exceeded our expectations.

Cheers and thank you once again!
Simon
 Family tour in Lake District
 

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Lake District Tours start with an unfair advantage. The Lake District is one of the most sublimely beautiful places I’ve seen.

Their service is attuned to the scenery. Rather than travelling in big impersonal coaches, it’s as if you’re being driven around by friends who’ve been looking forward to your visit so they can show you, and share with you, the special places they’ve come to love.

After five memorable and varied weeks overseas, we’re telling family and friends how the Lake District tour was the highlight.

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Hi Andy,  

thank you very much for the great day out!!

Lake District is an amazing place, and am sure we will be returning there at some point :-) 

The tour was well organised....and your extra service of finding way with the delayed train especially appreciated.

Thank you once again! 

Irena


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