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CHESTER: Lake District Adventure - Sightseeing Day Trip Tour
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CHESTER: Lake District Adventure - Sightseeing Day Trip Tour

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Ages 0-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 10h
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  • Sightseeing tour
  • Certified English-speaking guide


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  • Chester CH1 3DR, UK
    Directly outside the main (only) entrance to the Railway Station.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 169035P2

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    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

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    • BusyBus
      170
      United Kingdom
      Joined in June 2019
    • Cora B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good tour, good guide, good variety of stops
      Nice variety of stops with time to explore and discover hidden gems like an ancient stone circle. Our guide was very good too.
      Written 21 July 2024
    • Toffeeman55
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Great Way to see North Wales
      My partner and I had an excellent day in the company of Frank our driver, tour guide, entertainment officer and all round good guy. This was a very well organised day giving a varied and very interesting 'taster' of what North Wales has to offer. Throughout the day and despite some iffy weather spirits were kept high by all the historical, cultural and local knowledge passed on by Frank. A great day that will live long in the memory.
      Written 20 July 2024
    • browndogSF
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day out with Gerry!
      I did a Northern Wales tour today. Gerry was our guide and I hope BB appreciates him! Yes, Wales is pretty, but Gerry made the day. He is intelligent, knowledgeable, engaging, flexible, open to (and encouraging of) questions. He was respectful and thoughtful the whole (long) day. He really is a type of person you’d keep as a pal. One person on our tour expressed interest in buying some Welsh whiskey to bring home. Gerry told him where to get it during our lunch stop. Upon return to the bus after lunch, Gerry had bought a bottle of the whiskey for the person just in case he hadn’t been able to find it at the recommended shop during our free time. I mean, he was so thoughtful. I really appreciate this type of attention to other people. Thank Gerry! I wish you a great summer!
      Written 4 July 2024
    • Jtho2908
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unfortunately this is bad review refers to the company, not the tour venues nor the guide.
      A minibus tour to North Wales from Chester - booked November ‘23 for tour in early June ‘24. Very excited ! Had done an 11 day and another one day minibus tour with other companies already on this trip. Why book a minibus tour? Because that was exactly what WE wanted! We were shocked and upset when a huge coach turned up late at Chester station - almost completely full ( and to make it worse, with about 20 teenage school students!!) THIS was not what we had booked and paid for and looked forward to. We were very annoyed that NOBODY from the company had bothered to contact us to advise of this big change. What did we do ? We contacted the company by email immediately asking why we had not been informed and explaining our extreme disappointment that we were on this huge coach. The tour destinations were of course beautiful, the tour guide excellent and sympathetic, no complaints about that, except that of course we couldn’t enjoy the advertised ‘off the beaten track’ experience only possible in a minibus! The responses in emails from the company got worse and worse. We were shocked to be treated so dismissively and with such disrespect and dishonesty. They simply justified themselves saying a large coach was ‘an upgrade’ and made statements that claimed ‘off the beaten track ‘ meant places other tours don’t take you, ( which is contrary to their advertised information). No matter how we explained the very different and , to us, far more enjoyable experience you have on a minibus in comparison to a huge coach, they insinuated we were making a fuss about nothing. All we wanted was an apology and for them to admit that we should have been informed of the change from what we had booked, giving us the option to cancel. That would have been satisfactory. I’m sure if we had been given the vehicle we booked for our tour We would have had nothing to complain about, but others who also book minibus tours will fully understand why we are so upset with the company for just ignoring our order and then being so dishonest and dismissive when we made a complaint. All I can say is BusyBus is a very rude, dishonest, unprofessional company who need to wake up to the fact that customers actually know what they want and book what they want. I hope they learn from this so nobody else is as disappointed as we are. I have no doubt that they will respond justifying themselves, but I am a genuinely disappointed customer, who has been completely honest about our experience.
      Written 13 June 2024
    • Frances5790
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very disappointing to not travel on the booked 16 seater minibus, but go on a large coach instead.
      Very disappointing to go on a large coach when the Full day/150 mile sightseeing Day Tour to North Wales from Chester was chosen due to the statement on their website ..... 'also use our 16 seater luxury minibuses always ensuring everyone has plenty of seat space and a full window view'! The 7 people waiting at Chester were in shock when they realised we were part of a nearly full approx. 44 seat coach. All of us had booked this day tour because it was a mini bus tour. The itinerary and commentary were wonderful with Gerry and driver, no issue there at all. But the large coach did not provide the small group experience that we all value. 'Small' has so many advantages ....one being exactly what they say on the website ...'perfect for exploring areas and routes not accessible to full size coaches'...secondly, easy access to asking the driver questions, much better views from both sides in a mini bus, much shorter queues getting on and off the bus. Also disappointed with Team Busybus and their return emails when seeking an explanation, as their website advertises a 16 seat mini bus specifically from Chester, the reason we all booked it. The offer of a partially reduced rate for an additional day tour in compensation, which then changed to a full reduction, was not practical as we were leaving Chester the next day and it is probably my last overseas trip. Very disappointing that this company could not see the false information on their website regarding this tour from Chester. Yes they use large coaches from Liverpool which is what picked us up from Chester, but very sad that they did not follow through with their website promise of a small bus. Probably because there were only 7 at Chester. But no communication was made prior to our trip to say that a large coach was now being used. We really value the 'Small group' experience. Highly recommend you check before booking with Busybus from Chester, that you are going to receive what is advertised on their website. Lynne, June 7th day tour, 2024
      Written 12 June 2024
    • Discover56143171134
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Family with young kids had a blast!
      We took our 7 and 9 year old on this tour and we all had a great time! Frank the tour guide was very funny, informative and interacted with the kids.
      Written 7 May 2024
    • sylwiakE1220WZ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic!
      The trip was very good organized, the nature was beautiful, our guide gave us lots of informations about Yorkshire Dales.
      Written 26 March 2024
    • A7412YRnicholasc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      absolutely amazing trip
      This trip was scheduled by my fiancé for a landmark birthday, and we had an absolutely incredible time. Lee was our driver, and he was quite hilarious and kept us safe and sound! My fiancé and I each took probably 150 worthy photos each. The sights were incredible. We will remember this trip legitimately for the rest of our lives. It was unquestionably worth the money, and more.
      Written 21 February 2024
    • AussieGlennB
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great way to see Northern Wales from the comfort of a small bus. I highly recommend it.
      I thoroughly enjoyed the small bus tour into Northern wales from Chester. The small bus was comfortable, and the driver Lee was excellent. Lee was knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a great way to see a number of beautiful places in Northern Wales, including Conwy for lunch which is a lovely riverfront village. We visited a number of scenic spots including Llandudno. It really was a full day tour, leaving Chester at 9.30am and returning at 6pm. Great value and I highly recommend.
      Written 18 February 2024
    • jovimar79
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing day trip. Worth every penny
      Very well planned, good selection of fantastic places. It was a wonderful trip and the driver Shelley did it even better. She was very professional, welcoming, informative and she did it all with a great sense of humour. Utterly recommendable, don't miss it!
      Written 13 February 2024
    • Traveler62894398383
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic day trip, excellent value and very informative. Highly recommend.
      Excellent day trip with carefully managed itinerary by Frank our driver. Explored towns, aqueducts, Snowdonia National Park, waterfalls, seaside places…..-all in one day!! Perfect. Special thanks to Frank who was very entertaining and enthusiastic the whole trip.
      Written 4 November 2023
    • Sightsee08338052734
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!
      We never had a holiday but wanted something special for my son and me. This day out was perfect! The views we seen the things we learnt were amazing! Should a fantastic place to go would definitely go again! The driver Adrian was so lovely, thoughtful and helpful. He couldn't have been faulted. He made the experience brilliant for everyone all was included and all had so much fun. The trip was very thought out , even the music and information was organised to fix when we were at certain places! Brilliant! Didn't feel like we just got on a bus and was driven around. Adrian by the end of the trip felt like a friend and I am so grateful for the way he was with my 9 year old son. The people we met were also so lovely. Would love to do a Christmas trip ! Christmas music going ! Fun and laughter! Will watch out for something like that! Thanks again busybus! We will see you again
      Written 29 October 2023
    • veraw680
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing
      it’s amazingly good, and I would recommend to everyone I know. This is a must try if you are in Chester or Liverpool.
      Written 26 October 2023
    • Ann B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Eye-opening and informative. Highly recommended.
      Shelly was a wonderful driver and guide. She built great rapport with us (eleven of us all) and we much enjoyed the facts and snippets of personal stories she incorporated into her talks. Shelly was absolutely knowledgeable and her sense of humour was really fun.
      Written 4 October 2023
    • davidhH43IL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Really Fun Day!
      Lee, our tour guide, was fantastic, fun and very knowledgeable. He really made the day special and we highly recommend him! He even helped us find parking in Chester when we were late. He kept us on time throughout the day and we were able to see all the beautiful sights. We loved this tour and highly recommend it.
      Written 16 September 2023
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    Nina F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Family
    I took my parents who were visiting me from Spain on the tour to the Lake District and it was simply AMAZING.
    Our tour guide Frank was so lovely, passionate, thoughtful, attentive and taught us many interesting facts and history points throughout the journey. This tour is everything that you could want from a tour. It’s interactive, comfortable, interesting, beautiful and you cover so many different gorgeous spots and places!
    We took so many pictures and we are looking forward to going onto the next tour with Busy Bus either to Wales or Yorkshire.
    I definitely recommend them! :)
    Written 26 September 2023
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    It was great having you with us on the day. We totally agree that the Lake District is simply AMAZING. We love it there too. We look forward to your next visit .... Wales or Yorkshire are both superb!
    Written 29 September 2023
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    SMI.NQY
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021 • Family
    My 12 year old daughter and I did this tour in the summer and it was the highlight of our holiday. From start to finish we were made to feel welcome, and Frank our tour guide was absolutely lovely, funny and very knowledgable. Will definitely be trying the other tours Busybus offer when we are next up from Cornwall. Couldn’t recommend enough, brilliant day.
    Written 12 September 2021
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    Frank never stops talking about that amazing day and tour. It was a very special one made so by both of you. Come back soon. We miss you.
    Written 27 November 2021
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    Laura K
    Sunderland, UK59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Being a solo traveller really wasn’t sure what to expect but had a brilliant day!! Frank was amazing as driver, tour guide with unending knowledge of where we were heading and what was going on. Some great little touches through the day that you dint get on other tours. Will defo be using busy buses again.
    Written 2 September 2020
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    We love solo travellers. Not solo for long though. You are now a certified BusyBuddie family member. Come back soon!
    Written 4 September 2020
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    Gillian P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023
    We had a lovely day up to the Lakes with Shelly driving the mini bus. It was a busy day with many destinations within the Lakes fitted in for us to see. We were lucky to have a dry sunny day for the trip.
    Written 7 April 2023
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    A lovely review, thank you! We hope that you join us again for another tour one day!
    Written 8 April 2023
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    Jack F
    Birkenhead, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021 • Couples
    What an amazing day seeing the Lake District. Our guide Frank was brilliant; the perfect balance of informative and funny. And the trip itself was perfectly planned and enjoyable.
    Will definitely be booking with BusyBus again!

    Jack and Fay.
    Written 3 June 2021
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    Anita
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Solo
    I thoroughly enjoyed the trip fully. Shelly was a vibrant pleasant and informative guide. I enjoyed the places she took us to. I really enjoyed her narration. It was just enough not too much not too little. The transport was comfortable. Adequate comfort stops
    I look forward to my next trip and hope its with Shelly again
    Written 3 April 2022
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    We are so pleased that you took time to write this review. It really means a lot to both the drivers and BusyBus to see that you have had a great day. Shelly says Hi.
    Written 4 April 2022
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    Connector614893
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2018 • Couples
    We had voucher given to us as a present really not bothered if we used it then decided we would go WHAT a WONDERFUL day we had even though the weather was mixed Kevin our driver for the day was GREAT and did everything possible to make sure everybody enjoyed the Lake District Adventure we are regular visitors to the area but we have visited different places and found out a lot of interesting things Kevin was an excellent guide Thanks The Foulkes Ellesmere Port
    Written 16 October 2018
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    812manishk
    Chester, UK74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely scenery around the national park. Windermere was so serene and so the Grasmere and Castlerig. Frankly 1 day tour is not sufficient to cover this but we managed to have a fair view
    Written 1 January 2020
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    Thanks so much for your great review and for touring with Frank. You are right in that 9 hours just isn't enough! You know what that means? It means we're goung to see you again soon on one of our other great itineraries!
    Written 21 January 2020
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    Sadie D
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2024 • Friends
    I was booked for Yorkshire dales. I booked hotel and train. Days before the trip it was cancelled by this company. Too late to cancel the hotel and train, would never use Busybus company again.
    Written 14 July 2024
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    Vicky S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    Good trip,but wish we had longer at each stop very tight schedule, 20 minutes,apart from lunch,one and quarter hours,also could have done with stop between destination,as at 76 years old needed the toilet,and was apprehensive the last half hour weather I’d make it😖I did fortunately.Driver Lee was pleasant and informative.
    Written 4 July 2023
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    Thank you for the feedback. We do try to ensure that facilities are available at each stop, but when you go into the countryside, that is not always an option. We are so pleased that you came with us and enjoyed the day.
    Written 16 July 2023
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