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Half-Day Windermere and Lake District Winter Tour

  • See the best of the southern Lake District by comfortable mini-coach
  • Travel the winter roads with ease and learn about the sights via a guide
  • Visit Tarn Hows and Hawkshead, and enjoy a scenic lake cruise on Windermere
Half-Day Windermere and Lake District Winter Tour
From US$38.60
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Exploring the southern Lake District in winter means relying on public buses or driving on potentially icy roads. This half-day, small-group tour lets you focus on the often snow-capped scenery without transport worries. Retrace the steps of Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter in Hawkshead, discover Tarn Hows and the Yewdale Valley, and cruise Lake Windermere with a guide for commentary and insights. A choice of departure points offers flexibility.
What to Expect
Book your preferred pickup option and settle inside your air-conditioned mini-coach.

Stop at Hawkshead, a whitewashed village dating to the 14th century. Hear how it grew around a wool market and how the children’s author Beatrix Potter lived nearby. Enjoy free time to stroll the cobbled lanes, browse for souvenirs, and see Hawkshead Grammar School, once attended by the young William Wordsworth.

Continue to Tarn Hows, a mirror-glass tarn (small lake) enfolded in pine-coated hills that might be covered in snow. Admire the tarn and its backdrop of fells before driving through lakeside Coniston and the Yewdale Valley. Admire the gorgeous countryside and perhaps glimpse Yew Tree Farm, used as Beatrix Potter’s house in the movie Miss Potter.

Finally, join a Lake Windermere cruise from Waterhead to Bowness Bay, drinking in magnificent unobstructed views from the water toward the Langdales. Then, return ashore and end your tour at the starting point.
Reviews (16)
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Reviewed today
Very good

We only took this tour because the other one (10 lakes) was sold out. But this tour was very professionally conducted and the highlight of our uk visit. our tour fell on a rainy and misty day which has its own charm. The pick up...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Qasim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
an absolute must do ....

what better way to enjoy and explore the beautiful Lake district . Very helpful and super knowledgeable driver Peter … 'not Rabbit but FOX ' well you are in Beatrix Potter county after all lovely clean transport , plenty of photo opportunities and snack stops...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank biggavski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Stellar tour and impeccable team!

Peter and the lady at the office were extremely helpful and joyful! The tour was intelligently crafted with picturesque scenery and peaceful surroundings as highlights. The stop at the bluebird cafe was the cherry on the cake :) This tour is a must for added...More

Thank 126mariif
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Top notch company

Peter and the whole team in the office made our day out really special. Cant thank you all enough, I didn't mention to them on the day that I was going to ask my girlfriend to marry me, and from the moment I did it...More

2  Thank Tim B
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile
Beautiful Tour

The tour was amazing and it was fortunate for us to travel on a sunny day. The view of Tarn Hows was fantastic. Our guide Peter was very kind and helpful! Hope can come here again in spring :)

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Response from 390vinayaks | Reviewed this property |
Around 5pm ... enjoy the day