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8 Lakes and Magnificent Scenery - Afternoon Half Day Tour provided by English Lakes Tours

8 Lakes and Magnificent Scenery - Afternoon Half Day Tour

8 Lakes and Magnificent Scenery - Afternoon Half Day Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
7
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    7
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 74530P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • All entrance fees for locations on the itinerary are included
  • Relaxed and friendly small-group tour of no more than 7 guests
  • Professional Guides share their expertise of all the fascinating facts and stories in English
  • Departure and return to convenient, centrally located meeting points
  • Comfortable minivans with air-conditioning, WiFi and charging points for most mobile devices
  • Regular photo / comfort stops
Exclusions
  • Food & drink
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Windermere LA23, UK If you have selected this option, your driver or guide will meet you outside of Windermere Railway Station ticket office. Postcode: LA23 1AH What3Words: ///spreading.inflame.removes They will be wearing an orange or black coat printed with our "EnglishLakesTours.com" logo
  • Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23, UK If you have selected this option, your driver or guide will meet you outside of Windermere Lake Cruises ticket office, in the pull-in area. Postcode: LA23 3HQ What3Words: ///upsetting.sport.mash They will be wearing an orange or black coat printed with our "EnglishLakesTours.com" logo
  • Ambleside LA22, UK If you have selected this option, your driver or guide will meet you outside of Ambleside Library on Kelsick Road. Postcode: LA22 0BZ What3Words: ///treaty.courier.constants They will be wearing an orange or black coat printed with our "EnglishLakesTours.com" logo
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The English Lake District weather can change quickly, even in the summer months. Please bring a waterproof coat with a hood in case of rain or windy weather
  • As there is a little walking involved on the tour, some uphill and on uneven or wet terrain, please wear suitable, comfortable shoes
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Children under the age of 5 can travel on this tour but we do not recommend it
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them
  • We will collect you from the departure point linked to your chosen option. Please do not change to a different departure point without informing us in advance as we don't automatically go to every departure point. If we don't know you have changed your departure point we may not pick you up for the tour!
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Inclusions
  • All entrance fees for locations on the itinerary are included
  • Relaxed and friendly small-group tour of no more than 7 guests
  • Professional Guides share their expertise of all the fascinating facts and stories in English
  • Departure and return to convenient, centrally located meeting points
  • Comfortable minivans with air-conditioning, WiFi and charging points for most mobile devices
  • Regular photo / comfort stops
Exclusions
  • Food & drink
Departure details
  • Windermere LA23, UK If you have selected this option, your driver or guide will meet you outside of Windermere Railway Station ticket office. Postcode: LA23 1AH What3Words: ///spreading.inflame.removes They will be wearing an orange or black coat printed with our "EnglishLakesTours.com" logo
  • Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23, UK If you have selected this option, your driver or guide will meet you outside of Windermere Lake Cruises ticket office, in the pull-in area. Postcode: LA23 3HQ What3Words: ///upsetting.sport.mash They will be wearing an orange or black coat printed with our "EnglishLakesTours.com" logo
  • Ambleside LA22, UK If you have selected this option, your driver or guide will meet you outside of Ambleside Library on Kelsick Road. Postcode: LA22 0BZ What3Words: ///treaty.courier.constants They will be wearing an orange or black coat printed with our "EnglishLakesTours.com" logo
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The English Lake District weather can change quickly, even in the summer months. Please bring a waterproof coat with a hood in case of rain or windy weather
  • As there is a little walking involved on the tour, some uphill and on uneven or wet terrain, please wear suitable, comfortable shoes
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Children under the age of 5 can travel on this tour but we do not recommend it
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them
  • We will collect you from the departure point linked to your chosen option. Please do not change to a different departure point without informing us in advance as we don't automatically go to every departure point. If we don't know you have changed your departure point we may not pick you up for the tour!
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kirkstone Pass
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Ullswater Lake
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Castlerigg Stone Circle
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Ashness Bridge
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Surprise View
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Lake Grasmere
    Rydal Water
    Bridge House
    Lake Windermere
    Windermere
    Bowness-on-Windermere
    Ambleside
    Coniston
    Kendal
    Cartmel
    Ulverston
    Newby Bridge
    Grange-over-Sands
    Flookburgh
    Scarborough
    English Lakes Tours
    Brothers Water
    Derwentwater
  • 6
    Bassenthwaite Lake
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Thirlmere
    Blencathra [Saddleback]
    Helvellyn
  • 7
    Wordsworth Grasmere
    Stop: 2 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Grasmere
    Rydal
  • 9
    Oxenholme Station
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Troutbeck
    Patterdale
    Glenridding
    Keswick
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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honeyb1984
Norwich, UK32 contributions
We’d booked the afternoon 8 lakes tour for our last day in the Lake District as we wanted the opportunity to see a bit more than just Windermere/bowness and Ambleside and it was the best thing we did!

Our tour guide Tim was fantastic and very knowledgeable. We were very lucky to have the tour to ourselves (so essentially ended up getting a private tour experience!)

Tim answered all our questions and took us to various places of interest where we were able to get out of the minibus and have a look around.

Our favourite spot on the tour was the beautiful view over Derwentwater.

This tour was well worth the money and I’d recommend it to anyone visiting the lakes.
Written 29 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
englishlakestours
Thank you for this nice review. It is always a nice experience when you are lucky enough to happen get the tour and Tim to yourselves, it is like a private 8 lakes tour by accident! Glad you enjoyed it and that you get to see so much more of the Lake district. Hope that you will come back to see some more.
Written 25 August 2021
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Chelle
United Kingdom7 contributions
Jun 2021
Having never been to the Lake District before we thought we would book the 8 lake half day tour to get an idea of where we wanted to explore in the time we had there. We were so glad we did. What a fantastic tour. Our guide Tim was fantastic, really knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We were so lucky with the weather last week which was an added bonus but I think we would still have enjoyed whatever the weather. Tim’s commentary throughout the tour was really helpful as it provided an insight into areas of the Lake District that we hadn’t known much about.

We will be back to the Lakes again and will definitely book another tour with this company.

Thank you Tim for a brilliant tour
Written 5 July 2021
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Jamie G
Oxford, UK28 contributions
May 2021
We had a wonderful day with Tim, our host from English Lakes Tours. He is quite knowledgeable about, well, pretty much everything in the Lake District! We did this tour and the Beatrix Potter tour with Tim and he provided great commentary, history and other tidbits about all of the places we visited. It was raining most of the weekend, and Tim made it pleasant and informative despite the poor weather. Tim also did an excellent job ensuring the vehicle was sanitized by adequately adhering to COVID requirements. We highly recommend this tour.
Written 25 May 2021
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englishlakestours
Thank you for such a lovely review. Our Beatrix Potter Tour is very popular and the 8 Lakes Tour is a great way to get a feel for the Lake District in an afternoon. Tim will be very happy that you enjoyed both tours with him despite the weather.
Written 25 August 2021
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Chris H
1 contribution
Jul 2021
This was definitely the right tour for us. We had a superb trip round the lakes and we were introduced to a number of sights we had not seen before. Our tour guide Tim was knowledgeable and a good driver - an important recommendation when you consider the narrow roads in the Lake District. This tour provides a great introduction to the English Lakes.
Written 12 July 2021
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Jo
Swindon, UK6 contributions
I cannot rate this experience highly enough. We are regular visitors to the Lake District, particularly the South Lakes and felt that we were missing out on some other beautiful areas but needed some guidance.

Our guide, Steve, was brilliant. We learnt a huge amount in the 4 hours we were together, his knowledge of the area is exceptional, but also his geological and historical expertise enabled us to fully appreciate how the Lake District was formed. We were interested to hear how Beatrix Potter, Wordsworth, John Ruskin and many others influenced and saw the beauty in this place. They all had important roles to play, but none more so than Beatrix Potter’s whose foresight and love of the area were critical in the area being given National Park status. We were able to talk with Steve about a number of different topics, including the numerous aircraft seen regularly flying past, as well as the local farming.

I would highly recommend this experience, even if you, like us are regular visitors. There were some unexpected places we didn’t know about and would never have found by ourselves, particularly the “Surprise View”.

Thank you so much for our enjoyable afternoon.
Written 20 June 2021
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Isherwood J
13 contributions
Apr 2022
The places that we went to and the things that we saw were simply spectacular. We packed a lot in to an afternoon and it was really enjoyable. Tim was a very good guide and driver who knows so much about the lake District and its history. He even explained about the lichen on the walls for the kids, they loved it!. Fascinating and insightful. Would recommend this tour if you have an afternoon free.
Written 22 April 2022
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Clare R
London, UK53 contributions
This was a wonderful tour, well worth the money.

Our guide, Tim, was friendly and knowledgeable. He even turned up a few minutes early, and gave us plenty of time at all of the stops.

Most importantly, he got us to the Grasmere Gingerbread shop just before it closed.

If you don’t have a lot of time in the Lake District, but still want to experience its majestic beauty, this is the tour for you.
Written 21 August 2021
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englishlakestours
Thanks for your kind comments about our 8 Lakes Tour. Our drivers and guides know how much our guests enjoy plenty of time off the bus to explore a little and soak up the scenery as well as getting to Grasmere in time to allow you to get your Gingerbread! You are right, it is a good tour for seeing a lot in an afternoon and we are very pleased that you enjoyed it so much.
Written 25 August 2021
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Adi S
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
Really recommend this trip to everyone who wants to cover Lake District through tours/travel. Tim was really friendly and one the best guide that I've ever met. Thanks for lovely hospitality
Written 18 July 2021
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Bill Randles
1 contribution
Aug 2021
The best part of this tour is that you really can relax and without the stress of driving concentrate on the beautiful scenery. Steve our driver/guide gave us many interesting facts about not just the environment but also the culture and livelihoods of the people. We had informed the tour operators that our daughter was autistic and got really upset with people laughing and in particular loud noise. Our driver was aware of this and our daughter loved the experience as much as we did. We shall treasure our photographs and also the uniqueness of this special outing.
Written 5 August 2021
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englishlakestours
Very pleased that you and your family enjoyed the 8 Lakes Tour for the afternoon. Being able to relax and look around is always an advantage to taking coming on a lake district tour with us and we are glad that you all had a good time. Thanks for your review and hope to see you again.
Written 25 August 2021
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Rahul B
Oxted, UK1 contribution
Apr 2021
The half-day tour actually made our day, and the trip to the Lake District. Our tour guide, Tim, was really great and kept us fully engaged throughout. The tour was an awesome and memorable experience. Would totally recommend it for all visitors to the Lake District.
Written 14 April 2021
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Thanks Rahul, Tim said he had a great time with your family yesterday. He particularly enjoyed talking to you about your flying experiences with the Indian Air Force! We hope that this short taste of the Lake District leaves you wanting more. Enjoy the rest of your holiday before you return to London.
Written 15 April 2021
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By: English Lakes Tours
punk782018
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MOST MEMORABLE TOUR
Our guide Tim was most knowledgeable and a well of information. The day went by in mea flash and the stops absolute
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Fascinatingly good tour
The whole afternoon turned out to be absolutely fascinating with a driver, Sandra and a guide, Jill who were both e
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A peak experience!
We had a terrific day out with Tim as our guide. We already admired Beatrix Potter, but our understanding and appre
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Great tour to get an introduction to the Lake District
I deliberately booked this tour at the beginning of our stay in the lake District so that we could get an introduct
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Birthday treat
I booked this for my wife as a surprise special birthday treat. She was delighted when the bus arrived and she disc
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A REAL WOW TOUR
We booked this tour over Easter on a recommendation from some friends of ours who had been on several tours with th
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Beautiful Beatrix Potter Tour - would recommend
We spent the morning touring the places that have associations with Beatrix Potter including her house, a castle an
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Fantasitc Tour
It was fantastic! Our guide was incredible and knows everything about all around the Brontë's and the environment t
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Absolutely stunning!
It was absolutely stunning! We enjoyed it a lot and learnd a lot. Our guide Tim was wonderful! I highly recommend t
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Educational Experience amidst Rural Beauty
Wonderful small group tour of Central Fells area, focused on the lives & writings of William & Dorothy Wordsworth.
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Magical Lake District Tour
Our Tour Guide, Tim, met my wife and I at Oxenholme Station at the designated time, with a large and comfortable pe
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Whistle Stop Tour of the Lakes
With only a short weekend to visit the Lake District, this excursion was a fantastic way to get a good introduction
Khb72
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Fascinating few hours
A wet day in the lakes so wanted to do something we haven’t done before. None of us are particularly into poetry bu
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Spectacular scenery
Spent a day touring the lakes to see some beautiful scenery. Wastwater was so serene and the countryside was amazin
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Amazing memorable day!
What a day! We all thoroughly enjoyed our Bronte tour and can't recommend it enough. From start to finish it was am
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