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Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere

  • Travel through the UNESCO-listed Lake District by air-conditioned minivan
  • Learn the region’s history, geology, and more from your guide’s commentary
  • Explore Ambleside, the Castlerigg Stone Circle, and Honister Pass on foot
Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere
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Home to some of England’s most beautiful landscapes, the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Lake District is a world of rugged fells, rolling hills, and mirror-like lakes. With onboard commentary from your guide, journey through the English countryside to explore top attractions including the Castlerigg Stone Circle and Honister Pass on foot. Take a sightseeing cruise and stroll through pretty Ambleside—with round-trip travel included.
What to Expect

After a morning pickup in Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, or Windermere, board your air-conditioned minivan and head into the UNESCO-listed Lake District. Enjoy views of rolling hillsides and rugged valleys as your guide details the region’s history and geology. 

Traverse Lake Windermere’s shoreline to Ambleside, where you stroll the cobbled streets at your leisure. Continue to Rydal Water, stopping for scenic photo ops, and through the Borrowdale Valley past pretty villages such as Buttermere and Grasmere. Ascend Kirkstone Pass for views over Bassenthwaite Lake and tackle the rocky slopes of Honister Pass. Throughout the day there are plenty of chances to stretch your legs and explore on foot.

After lunch in Keswick (own expense), visit the Castlerigg Stone Circle and learn about the stones’ ceremonial history—dating back to 3,000 BC.Then take to the water on a scenic sightseeing cruise, admiring panoramic views over the peaks and fells.

Finally, return to your departure point, where your Lake District tour ends.

Reviews (340)
1 - 5 of 62 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Spectacular views with the best tour guide-Duncan

We were fortunate to go on very quiet day- it was Boxing Day so not many people. We felt all day like we have this tour to ourself- small bus so very cosy and comfortable day in the most amazing place- Lake District. From the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank BonaLancs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We don't usually go on a tour of the lakes but we decided to do this. The main reason we never see all the lakes as we get stuck after 2 or 3. It wasn't expensive. I bet the fuel in my car would cost...More

Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed November 3, 2018
A brilliant tour

Went on the Ten Lakes Spectacular tour. Bob was a brilliant guide, very knowledgeable and a great driver. Loved the tour. Got to see some great places. Highly recommended

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James K
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile
A must do in Windemere!

Tour was well paced and brought us to several small villages and breathtaking sceneries. I especially enjoyed the 45mins boat cruise. Driver guide Edward was very informative and drove very well, allowing us to take in the beauty in great comfort. Thank you!

Thank Escape732890
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Excellent day tour with Geoff, a very reliable, knowledgeable and witty driver and guide. Highly recommended for an overview of the lakes and their history.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BobIvey633
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Jaya P
October 13, 2018|
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Response from annh761 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Chestnuts B&B which was very nice but not on the Lake, however we did the 10 Lakes tour with Mountain Goat Tours. At the start of the tour the bus collected guests from Landgard Chace Hotel which is situated on... More
Chantelle B
September 19, 2018|
Response from Kaye C |
I think Mountain Goat change to their winter schedule very soon. They will still do tours but on lower ground due to ice and fog. Should be details on their website .
July 21, 2018|
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Response from Marcella010 | Reviewed this property |
No idea - best to contact Mountain Goat Tours at Windermer, and ask them!