Cumbria Cruises & boat tours

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Lake District: Ten Lakes Full-Day Tour

1. Lake District: Ten Lakes Full-Day Tour

The Lake District is renowned for being the most beautiful corner of England and this full-day tour introduces you to just that; magnificent scenery of mountains, valleys and lakes from the south to the north. From within the circle, get picture-perfect views of some of the Lake District’s highest peaks. Travel over the famous Kirkstone and Honister passes whilst enjoying some spectacular mountain scenery. From beautiful valleys to waterfalls and traditional Lakeland villages, enjoy plenty of stops for admiring the views and taking photographs.  Eat lunch at the market town of Keswick, where you can try a typical pub lunch, or seek out a charming restaurant. Get the chance to stretch your legs at either the magnificent lake of Derwent water or Ullswater, where you can see the tranquility of the Lake.

From Liverpool: Lake District Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

2. From Liverpool: Lake District Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

The tour departs from Liverpool and drives out of the city into the luscious surrounding countryside. Admire the views as you travel to the UK’s largest national park, the Lake District, stopping at the underground Rheged Discovery Center along the way. During the partially narrated 2-hour journey to the Lake District, the tour also stops by the famous Castlerigg Neolithic Stone Circle where you can feel ancient mythical energy flowing around you. Continue onto Grasmere Village, which boasts an array of beautiful 19th-century architecture, as well as the grave of well-known poet William Wordsworth. Afterward, let your nose lead the way to Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop, where you can taste a selection of traditional sweet treats. Once you’ve filled up on gingerbread, it’s time to explore the national park and navigate through the Langdales, also known as "Little Switzerland". As you wander around the park, marvel at breathtaking views over the landscape, consisting of some of the most dramatic and diverse scenery in the UK. Throughout the tour, enjoy plenty of stops both on and off the bus to make the most of your trip to the Lake District. One of the highlights of the day includes an amble around Blea Tarn and a stop at Ambleside, where you can get lost in the maze of twisting streets or shop at a selection of picturesque stores.

From London: Lake District Tour with Cream Tea & Cruise

3. From London: Lake District Tour with Cream Tea & Cruise

Meet a local tour representative at Euston Station to collect your tickets and itinerary for the day, then enjoy a relaxing train journey to Oxenholme in the spectacular Lake District National Park. On arrival at Oxenholme you will be met by a local guide, who will take you on your tour of the Lake District. This tour is the ideal way to explore the best of the Lake District, which is famous for its Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth connections.  Enter the National Park and travel north alongside Lake Windermere to the medieval village of Hawkshead. Explore this fascinating village where Wordsworth went to school. Continue on towards the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows for a photo stop before driving through Yewdale, passing Yew Tree Tarn, used in the film Miss Potter. Next journey into the famous mountainous valleys of the Langdales, which have been carved by glaciers to form spectacular u-shaped valleys. Arriving at the lakeside village of Waterhead you will join a lake cruise on England’s largest lake, Windermere, and sit back and enjoy the views of the Lakeland Fells (local word for mountains). Arriving at Bowness Bay, enjoy a cream tea at the Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter. You will then be taken back to Oxenholme Station for the train back to London.

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Graham our tour guide did a good job showing us through the lakes. It was a great sunny day in October and we were lucky to have lots of nice views of the various lakes we visited. Clouding of Windermere that we witnessed from one of the points was magical. Best part of the trip was Surprise Point. It was surreal to watch the river flow past the mountains and the landscape was breathtaking. We did lunch at the town of Keswick. Luckily it was a Thursday where we get to walk through the market in the town centre. Some other noteworthy places were the Stone circle; while the true history of that place is still unknown it was interesting to watch those stones arranged in that peculiar fashion. Sheep grazing nearby and the beautiful panoramic views of mountains around it just added to the overall natural beauty of the place. Graham was a great guide because all throughout the journey he gave us insights and tidbits; even going into etymology of words like Keswick

Fantastic tour and took us to amazing places. Great views and our guide Peter was very friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. A full day packed of lovely sites and stories along the way. Worth every penny. People on the tour with us from all over the world.

It was amazing experience and Duncan who is much expert taking to you all places as required and this was pretty much amazing with all lakes visit and also you can listen to all the related stories of each lakes with Duncan

Our guide Peter, was gentle, polite and very knowledgeable. He made the tour extra comfortable. We had quite frequent stops for refreshments and snaps. Will definitely recommend :)

Wonderful, Derry very knowledgeable and helpful guide.