TOUR C – The Lakes Explorer Tour

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Tour Description

If you have time for only one tour then arguably this is the one!  In our opinion this is the most varied and complete exploration of the Lake District possible on a one day tour.

High mountain passes, stone circles, spectacular waterfalls and ten lakes make this a tour to remember.

Never ones to follow a crowd we make sure the Lake District Explorer is full of unique and special moments such as walking amongst ‘Wordsworth’s daffodils’ ,standing below Aira Force or walking on a little known road surrounded by mountains with views to Scotland.

We do not ignore the deservedly popular beauty spots such as ‘surprise view’ and Grasmere but mix this up with hidden gems that will take your breath away.

Refreshment stops on this tour are equally special and we offer you a chance to experience a true ‘taste of Lakeland’ whether it is homemade ice cream or traditional Herdwick lamb stew – did we mention the best homemade scones and cakes in the Lake District?. On market days and when group size dictates we will stop at the market town of Keswick for lunch.

The Lake District Explorer gets off the beaten track away from other tour companies to explorer minor roads with distant views of Scotland  and  a breathtakingly beautiful drive that clings to the lake shoreline of Buttermere and Crummock Water.

More lakes, Grasmere gingerbread and the option of a cruise on Lake Windermere finish a remarkable day out.

To get the most out of this tour it helps if you can walk on uneven ground for 15- 20 minutes though this is optional.



Tour Dates Departure  & Return Details Tour Price

Dates: 12th Mar - 5th November 2018




  • Tues, Wed, Thurs,Fri,Sat, Sun
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  • Place : Windermere station
  • Tour Start Time : 9:30
  • Tour End Time : 16:30

Alternative departure points:

  • Accommodation in the Windermere, Bowness, Ambleside area before 0930
  • Oxenholme station 0845 for an additional charge. Please see our day trips from London for details
  • Adults: £68
  • Child: £55
  • Private tour £450
  • We recommend bringing some cash to purchase lunch as not all services have card facilities. 

Prices are based on a minimum of 4 persons on the tour and a maximum of 8.  See terms and conditions 


 Optional Cruise on Lake Windermere payable locally


Tour stops are subject to change due to weather and road conditions on the day


Why Lake District Tours?


We have been back for a while now from the Lake District but we wanted to thank you very much for the wonderful driver guided 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 . 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 (Chisholm)


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