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

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8 Lakes and Magnificent Scenery - Afternoon Half Day Tour

8 Lakes and Magnificent Scenery - Afternoon Half Day Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 180-270 minutes
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 180-270 minutes
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 74530P5
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Knowledgeable guide available throughout the tour • Air-conditioned vehicle • Free wifi inside vehicle • charging points for most mobile devices at all seats
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Duration
180–270 minutes
Departure details
Windermere LA23, UK You MUST only wait at the departure point you chose when booking. DO NOT swap to another departure point without informing us at least 24 hours in advance. WINDERMERE - please wait immediately outside of the Railway Station entrance, Windermere LA23 1QA
Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23, UK BOWNESS - Please wait next to the ticket office adjacent to the lay-by outside of Pier 1, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HQ
Ambleside LA22, UK AMBLESIDE - Please wait on the corner of King Street next to Ishaas Indian Eatery, LA22 0BZ
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Knowledgeable guide available throughout the tour • Air-conditioned vehicle • Free wifi inside vehicle • charging points for most mobile devices at all seats
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Departure details
Windermere LA23, UK You MUST only wait at the departure point you chose when booking. DO NOT swap to another departure point without informing us at least 24 hours in advance. WINDERMERE - please wait immediately outside of the Railway Station entrance, Windermere LA23 1QA
Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23, UK BOWNESS - Please wait next to the ticket office adjacent to the lay-by outside of Pier 1, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HQ
Ambleside LA22, UK AMBLESIDE - Please wait on the corner of King Street next to Ishaas Indian Eatery, LA22 0BZ
Duration
180–270 minutes
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
Please choose the option for the place you wish to join the tour, once booked this is where we expect to pick you up
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
This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kirkstone Pass
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Ullswater Lake
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Castlerigg Stone Circle
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 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
  • You'll end at
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Aditya Singh
Blaxton, UK1 contribution
Amazing
Jul. 2021
Amazing tour and thanks to Tim for being a amazing guide. We were only 4 in the car and it was like Private tour. Must Visit placed
Written 23 July 2021
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Adi S
1 contribution
Best trip and recommend this to everyone planning to cover through tour
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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Chris H
1 contribution
An excellent introduction to the English Lakes
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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Chelle
United Kingdom4 contributions
8 Lakes half day tour
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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Jo
Swindon, UK6 contributions
Great Tour with a Surprising View!
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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honeyb1984
Norwich, UK32 contributions
Made our trip to the lakes
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
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Jamie G
Oxford, UK28 contributions
Excellent Tour!
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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Karl N
1 contribution
8 lakes tour
May 2021 • Friends
Fantastic afternoon out we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and found tim to be a excellent guide the scenic stops are wonderful and we would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
Written 24 May 2021
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Rahul B
Oxted, UK1 contribution
Awesome experience!
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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Ashley G
2 contributions
Fabulous day out
Sep. 2020 • Friends
Really well structured and fun day. The driver was very knowledgeable and we learned lots of interesting history about the various Places.
Written 11 September 2020
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englishlakestours
The Lakes are sucha lovely place to visit and the history can be fascinating. We are pleased that you had a lovely tour with us.
Written 12 September 2020
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chatterbec
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Breathtaking views, full of facts and such a fantastic day. A must if you in the Lakes!
What a fantastic tour. We love Beatrix Potter and it was so lovely to see so many great places. Tim, our guide, was
vintagemethings
vintagemethings
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Mind blowing tour
Fab day, fab tour guide Gilli, there is nothing that women dosent know about! Im normally chatty, but was in awe of
amywC8720VD
amywC8720VD
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Fascinating and Fabulous
Tim was an amazing tour guide, the locations we stopped at were all beautiful and full of history. Tim was extremel
Susanne N
Susanne N
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A nice way to spend my birthday.
My husband booked this tour for us. Tim met us at Windermere Station and off we went. Another passenger joined us a
H7700FLkarend
H7700FLkarend
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Excellent
Tim was our expert guide. He was full of knowledge and information. This was just a stop over for a day but have no
T316VQnicolap
T316VQnicolap
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Value for money. Great way of touring the Lakes without the stress!
All of it. I liked paddling in a lake. I think it would have been nice to have lunch included in the price maybe?
Martin W
Martin W
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An excellent guided tour of Dove Cottage. Such a pleasure.
My wife and I were taken on a tour of Dove Cottage by Victoria. We were so impressed with the knowledge of Victoria
Ken S
Ken S
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Excellent Tour of the Lakes
The 10 Lakes Tour does exactly what is says on the tin – and more. Yes, we visited 10 lakes, but we also visited a
carolinemG1172IQ
carolinemG1172IQ
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Well Worth Paying For
We have discovered in the past that it is well worth paying to have a tour be it walking or driven with an expert g
christinebU9954BO
christinebU9954BO
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Fabulous tour. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Not to be missed. Its a brilliant way to get an overall view of all the best places to go back to later. We got to
elainecZ6026WA
elainecZ6026WA
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Highly professional, well informed tour of The Lakes
Loved it, everything at a pace that met all needs. Well thought out tour catering for diverse groups of people. V
snilloc6
snilloc6
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Great introduction to the Lakes and surrounding area
This was our first time in the Lake District and we are so glad we did this tour at the start. It was informative a
180martynl
180martynl
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Worth the fee
A lovely morning driving through the countryside round Windermere/ Esthwaite / Coniston / Ambleside learning about
GlennPaula
GlennPaula
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Fantastic guide and great tour
We are not the first to recommend Tim as a guide, he was great. Really knowledgable and with just the right amount
734kyler
734kyler
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Great day out in the Lake District
Tim was not just knowledgeable seeming to answer all my endless questions, but a joy to spend a day with in the bea
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