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Tour Pricing

Tour prices are calculated on a minimum number of 4 adults required to operate a tour EXCEPT day tours from London where tours are priced for a minimum of 2 persons

If the minimum group size is not met your tour may be cancelled and/or an alternative offered. If no alternative is available you may be offered the opportunity to confirm your tour upon payment of a small group supplement. Where this option is available the supplement for Tour A and B is £15 per person and for tour C £20 per person.

Where minimum group size has not been met we will contact you at least 48hrs prior to the tour date. It is critical that we have correct and up to date contact details.

Please note that group tours are not suitable for children under the age of 5.  We recommend families take a private tour to maximise their enjoyment in the Lake District.

Child prices apply to ages 5 to 11

Unless stated otherwise prices exclude lunch, accommodation and any optional entry fees to attractions.

Making a reservation

To make a reservation please book online or complete the online enquiry form in as much detail as possible. We will then reply to your enquiry within 24 hrs to confirm tour availability.

Paying for your tour

Payment for tours must be paid for in full at the time of booking unless by prior agreement. We regret that drivers cannot process credit card payments on the day of the tour.

Payment can be made online using most major credit cards or we can email an invoice for online booking via Paypal.

Once payment is received you will receive your tour voucher detailing place and time of pick up for your tour. It is your responsibility to notify us of your hotel name for pick up.

Tour availability

All tours are subject to availability on the day and minimum number of passengers. Tours may be available on different days to those advertised – please enquire.

Tour Cancellations and refunds 

When a passenger wishes to make a cancellation of a tour the following charges apply:

Within 24 hours of the tour departure, no refund will be given.

Within 10 days before the tour date 50% of the tour price is refundable

For all cancellations more than 10 days before the tour date a full refund is available

We reserve the right to cancel trips under exceptional circumstances. In such cases passengers will be promptly informed and offered a transfer to a substitute tour and if the tour is a lower cash value passengers will receive a cash adjustment refund; or a total refund of all prepaid monies.

Payment for private tours

To confirm a private tour a deposit of 25% of the total tour price is payable on booking with the balance due four weeks prior to the tour date.  Where bookings are made less than 4 weeks in advance payment must be made in full.

Cancellations and refunds for private tours

The 25% deposit is forfeited on any cancellation, which must be notified to the company in writing by e-mail or post, and sent via recorded delivery.

Where the balance owing on a tour is not paid prior to the four week deadline then the company reserves the right to cancel the tour and forfeit the deposit.

Where notification of cancellation has been received less than four weeks prior to commencement of a tour the following schedule of refunds will apply:

General Guidelines for all tours

All tour timings are approximate and may be affected by weather or traffic conditions. We also reserve the right to change the tour itinerary at any time due to weather, acts of God and events out of our control.

Due to the nature of our tours we discourage carrying children under the age of 5 years except on private tours. Child booster seats and infant seat may be available but must be booked in advance. Where we are not notified of the need for such a seat we reserve the right to refuse carriage and no refund will be given.

It is the passengers responsibility to be at the pick up point at the stated time and whilst we will wait as long as possible there will be no refund for missed tours. If you know you will be delayed we strongly advise contacting us at the earliest opportunity and we will try to accommodate this change though there is no guarantee that this will be possible.

Due to the size & type of vehicles we use, luggage is restricted to one small/medium size bag; please arrange to leave your suitcases at your hotel for pick up at the end of the tour.

Smoking, drinking or eating is not permitted on any of our vehicles as a courtesy to fellow passengers.

Lake District Tours recommends all passengers take out suitable travel, medical and cancellation insurance.

Driver tips are not included in the tour price but if deserved, greatly appreciated.

Please also see our Advice for general information on our tours and the area.


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Why Lake District Tours?



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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.

 Thanks again – Don & Judy Lipscombe

Lake District Tours Excellent service

“Four days of sublime scenery, most of which we would have missed had we not been guided by Andy.  He was generous with his exceptional local knowledge, was a considerate and careful driver, but mostly was a most enjoyable travelling companion.  Highly recommended.  Tim & Gethyn Prior”

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