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Castlerigg Stonecircle - Lakes Mountains and Villages Private Tour

Castlerigg Stonecircle - Lakes Mountains and Villages Private Tour

The Lake District serves up glassy lakes, mountains, and historical sites—all fairly widely dispersed. Cover many of its must-sees in a day without self-drive on this private tour. With a driver-guide, you’re free to admire and learn about the sights undistracted by driving or planning. Visit Derwentwater and Grasmere; and explore Castlerigg Stone Circle and more; all topped and tailed with pickup and drop-off at Lakes or north-west hotels.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$383.93
Price varies by group size
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$383.93
Price varies by group size
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The Beatrix Potter And Peter Rabbit Private Tour

The Beatrix Potter And Peter Rabbit Private Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of beloved British author Beatrix Potter—and see some of the Lake District’s loveliest scenery besides—on this private tour. Following pickup from your Windermere accommodation, you’ll travel in a comfortable vehicle to the village of Sawley, where Potter once lived. Entry to her home, Hill Top, is included; once inside, explore the rooms and gardens that fed Potter’s imagination. Next, stop for lunch (own expense) before continuing to Hawkshead, where you’ll visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$343.68
Price varies by group size
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$343.68
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William Wordsworth Daffodils Private Tour

William Wordsworth Daffodils Private Tour

Explore the world of poet William Wordsworth on this private Lake District tour. With a guide providing observations on Wordsworth's life and works that you might not hear otherwise, you’ll visit his Cockermouth home, and Grasmere’s Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum. Discover how the Lakes shaped the great poet's verse, stroll gardens he tended, and see his original manuscripts; all undistracted by issues such as driving, parking, and buying tickets.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$383.93
Price varies by group size
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$383.93
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle - Full Day all-inclusive

Private Tour: Lakeland Poets: Wordsworth and his circle - Full Day all-inclusive

You get to see: • Hawkshead Grammar School where Wordsworth went to school and carved his name on his desk (only on a friday) • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where the Victorian cook Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread in 1854 • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshiped and whose interior William was so fond of • Wordsworth Family Graves nestled beneath the yew tree that Wordsworth planted himself • Dove Cottage the first family home of Wordsworth and where he wrote some of his best poetry • The Wordsworth House where William Wordsworth was born (not on fridays) • Rydal Mount & Garden was Wordsworth's best loved family home for the greater part of his life from 1813 to his death in 1850 at the age of 80
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$802.58
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$802.58
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Private Tour: Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

Private Tour: Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

You get to see: • Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home. • Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit. • Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat. • Hawkshead village • Beatrix Potter Gallery to see the original illustrations by Beatrix, including the famous copy she made of the Peter Rabbit letter. • Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District. • Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter. • Armitt Library & Museum to see Beatrix's stunningly detailed mycology illustrations and other artefacts
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$816.79
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$816.79
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Private Tour: 8 Lakes and magnificent scenery - Afternoon tour

Private Tour: 8 Lakes and magnificent scenery - Afternoon tour

• Lake Windermere, views of the largest lake in the lake district. • Kirkstone Pass • Brothers Water • Patterdale • Glenridding • Ullswater • Glencoyne • Scenic drive along the shores of Ullswater. • Castlerigg Stone Circle • Ashness Bridge • Surprise View looking out over Derwent Water with spectacular views towards Bassenthwaite Lake • Thirlmere • Dunmail Raise the low-level mountain pass and legendary burial place of King Dunmail. • Grasmere one of the smaller lakes of the English Lake District. • Rydal Water
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$419.05
per group
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$419.05
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Private Tour: The Brontes: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

Private Tour: The Brontes: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide

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Discover Yorkshire’s wiley, windy moors and learn about their influence on the famous Brontë family on a winter tour of Haworth, the Brontë Parsonage, and beyond. Round-trip transfer from Windermere or Oxenholme allows seamless exploration of the dramatic landscape, while the small-group size ensures more personalized interaction with your knowledgeable guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$337.37
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$337.37
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Private Tour: Roman Britain and Hadrian's Wall in 16 Seater Minibus

Private Tour: Roman Britain and Hadrian's Wall in 16 Seater Minibus

Our Private Roman Britain & Hadrian's Wall Tour is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends or family to enjoy their very own Private Tour. Our luxury, spacious 16 seater minibuses will allow you to travel the Wall in style. This tour journeys along segments of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Hadrian’s Wall tour travels out of the Lake District for the day and up to the Scottish Borders. The main focus of the day is the ‘Wall’ which we travel along exploring its remains of towers and landmarks. During your day you will have time to enjoy the Roman Army Museum, exploring the history of the Romans and learning what it was like to work on the ‘Wall’. A new addition to the tour is Vindolanda, a Roman settlement, one of Europe's largest excavation sites and is still being worked on today. Please note that some or all of the attractions may not be open. Your driver guide will check on the day and discuss the alternative options open to you.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$655.62
per group
From
$655.62
per group
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Private Tour: Yorkshire Dales from Windermere in 16 Seater Minibus

Private Tour: Yorkshire Dales from Windermere in 16 Seater Minibus

Our Private Yorkshire Dales Tour is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends or family to enjoy their very own Private Tour. Our luxury, spacious 6 seater minibuses will allow you to travel the Yorkshire Dales in style. Explore the best of the Yorkshire Dales. We drive to the quaint village of Sedbergh and head up to see the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway and the spectacular viaduct. We venture down into Wensleydale and Hardraw before descending into Swaledale through the valley to the small market town of Reeth for lunch. Our next stop is Bolton Castle in which Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned, before our journey up the valley to the spectacular Aysgarth Waterfalls, which is famous for an appearance in the film Robin Hood Prince of thieves. From here we make our way to Hawes for a stop before continuing into the lovely village of Dent, famous for the Dent knitters and brewery. We complete our journey back to Windermere via Kirkby Lonsdale.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$655.62
per group
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$655.62
per group
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Private Hire : High Adventure Tour in 16 Seater Minibus

Private Hire : High Adventure Tour in 16 Seater Minibus

Our Private Hire High Adventure Tour is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends or family to enjoy their very own Private Tour. Our luxury, spacious 16 Seater minibuses will allow you to travel the Lake District in style. Discover the beautiful sights of the Western Lake District on this adventurous full-day tour. Discover the magnificent scenery of the Lake District with its beautiful mountains and dramatic lakes. Make your way over the Wrynose and Hardknott passes, the steepest passes in England we drive past the extraordinary remains of Hardknott Roman Fort. In the afternoon you will drive onward to “Britain’s Favourite View” at Wastwater, England’s deepest and most dramatic lake. Your next destination is the splendid Muncaster Castle, where you can explore its internationally acclaimed gardens and World Owl Trust.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$655.62
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$655.62
per group
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Private Tour: Ten Lakes Spectacular in 16 seater minibus

Private Tour: Ten Lakes Spectacular in 16 seater minibus

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Our Private Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends or family to enjoy their very own Private Tour. Our luxury, spacious 16 Seater minibus will allow you to travel the central Lake District in style. The Lake District is renowned for being the most beautiful corner of England. This full-day tour introduces you to ; a magnificent scenery of mountains, valleys, and lakes from the south to the north. Visit to the 4,000-year-old Castlerigg Stone Circle, set high on the fells, and time in Keswick for lunch. On this Lake District tour you will also travel over mountain passes, through beautiful valleys, see waterfalls, and traditional Lakeland villages. Along the way, you will pass some of the region’s most spectacular sights, such as Borrowdale Valley, Newlands Valley, Thirlmere, and Grasmere. A highlight is the Castlerigg Stone Circle, one of the most famous and most visited stone circles in the country.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$655.62
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$655.62
per group
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Private Tour: Beatrix Potter Tour in 16 Seater Minibus

Private Tour: Beatrix Potter Tour in 16 Seater Minibus

Our Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside Private Tour is the perfect tour for small groups of families or friends who wish to have a more intimate experience whilst travelling the Lake District. Our 16 seater Mercedes Sprinter is a luxury, comfortable minibus which will allow you to explore the Lakes in style. This half day tour introduces you to the incredible landscapes and cultures which shaped Beatrix Potter's incredible stories. Travel through valleys and forests and visit the beauty spots which inspired her work which is beloved the world over. Attractions such as lake cruise and entry into Hill Top is not included, but can be arranged on the day, if available.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$655.62
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From
$655.62
per group
Taking safety measures

Private Tour: Ten Lakes Spectacular

Private Tour: Ten Lakes Spectacular

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Our Private Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends or family to enjoy their very own Private Tour. Our luxury, spacious 6 Seater minibus will allow you to travel the central Lake District in style. The Lake District is renowned for being the most beautiful corner of England. This full-day tour introduces you to ; a magnificent scenery of mountains, valleys, and lakes from the south to the north. The tour includes a lake cruise, a visit to the 4,000-year-old Castlerigg Stone Circle, set high on the fells, and time in Keswick for lunch. On this Lake District tour you will also travel over mountain passes, through beautiful valleys, see waterfalls, and traditional Lakeland villages. Along the way, you will pass some of the region’s most spectacular sights, such as Borrowdale Valley, Newlands Valley, Thirlmere, and Grasmere. A highlight is the Castlerigg Stone Circle, one of the most famous and most visited stone circles in the country.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$632.12
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From
$632.12
per group

Private Tour - Roman Britain & Hadrian's Wall Tour

Private Tour - Roman Britain & Hadrian's Wall Tour

Our Private Roman Britain & Hadrian's Wall Tour is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends or family to enjoy their very own Private Tour. Our luxury, spacious 6 seater minibuses will allow you to travel the Wall in style. This tour journeys along segments of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Hadrian’s Wall tour travels out of the Lake District for the day and up to the Scottish Borders. The main focus of the day is the ‘Wall’ which we travel along exploring its remains of towers and landmarks. During your day you will have time to enjoy the Roman Army Museum, exploring the history of the Romans and learning what it was like to work on the ‘Wall’. A new addition to the tour is Vindolanda, a Roman settlement, one of Europe's largest excavation sites and is still being worked on today.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$603.71
per group
From
$603.71
per group

Private Tour - Yorkshire Dales Tour

Private Tour - Yorkshire Dales Tour

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Our Private Yorkshire Dales Tour is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends or family to enjoy their very own Private Tour. Our luxury, spacious 6 seater minibuses will allow you to travel the Yorkshire Dales in style. Explore the best of the Yorkshire Dales. We drive to the quaint village of Sedbergh and head up to see the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway and the spectacular viaduct. We venture down into Wensleydale and Hardraw before descending into Swaledale through the valley to the small market town of Reeth for lunch. Our next stop is Bolton Castle in which Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned, before our journey up the valley to the spectacular Aysgarth Waterfalls, which is famous for an appearance in the film Robin Hood Prince of thieves. From here we make our way to Hawes for a stop before continuing into the lovely village of Dent, famous for the Dent knitters and brewery. We complete our journey back to Windermere via Kirkby Lonsdale.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$603.71
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$603.71
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Private Hire - Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside

Private Hire - Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside

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Our Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside Private Tour is the perfect tour for small groups of families or friends who wish to have a more intimate experience whilst travelling the Lake District. Our 6 seater Mercedes Viano is a luxury, comfortable minibus which will allow you to explore the Lakes in style. This half day tour introduces you to the incredible landscapes and cultures which shaped Beatrix Potter's incredible stories. Travel through valleys and forests and visit the beauty spots which inspired her work which is beloved the world over. You will take a lake cruise, where you can marvel at the beauty of the Lake District from the tranquil waters themselves. If the cruise is cancelled an alternative extra will be included in the tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$490.07
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$490.07
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Private Hire - The High Adventure Tour

Private Hire - The High Adventure Tour

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The Lake District is considered among the most spell-bindingly beautiful corners of the British countryside, but organizing transportation to explore solo takes up valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, spin through the Lake District with your private guide at the wheel, and reach must-see sites including Blea Tarn, Hardknott Roman Fort, and Wastwater Lake in comfort. Along the way, admire uninterrupted views from Wrynose Pass and the Eskdale railway line.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$632.12
per group
From
$632.12
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Private Hire: Six Lakes Half Day Tour in 16 Seater Minibus

Private Hire: Six Lakes Half Day Tour in 16 Seater Minibus

If you’re short on time in the Lake District then this morning tour is a fantastic way to see a lot in not much time. Not only will you see six different Lakes (also called Tarns, Meres and Waters) you go over Kirkstone pass, take in the views at Castlerigg Stone Circle and visit the Village of Grasmere.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$655.62
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$655.62
per group
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The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour

The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour

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Witness the grandeur of the Lake District’s central mountains and western fells on this full-day small-group High Mountain Passes tour from Lake Windermere. Travelling in a Mercedes Sprinter minivan, follow a route first traced by the Romans over the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes, two of Britain’s steepest. Ascend the breathtaking Lakeland fells without having to go hiking and visit Roman Hardknott Fort. After a lunch break, admire spectacular views of Wastwater before returning to Windermere via Coniston Water.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.45
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$72.45
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Full-Day Private Luxury Tour Of The Northern Lake District

Full-Day Private Luxury Tour Of The Northern Lake District

The Northern Sights Tour is very popular as it affords the opportunity to see the beauty of the Skiddaw range of mountains whilst passing through the stunning scenery of the Central Lakes. You will see Neolithic structures dating back over 2000 years and what are considered the most beautiful of the lakes all in one day. We pride ourselves on customising all our tours to suit your personal requirements so if, for example, you'd prefer an alternative to the experience included just let us know. We can spend more time, or less, at places so please use the itinerary as a framework for us to create the perfect day for you. Although some guests actually want to see the Lakes at its wildest it can spoil it for others so, as "Pleasure first, Business second" is our mantra we, unlike most operators, will let you know in advance if we think the weather may be an issue to allow you to make an informed decision as to continue with your trip, arrange an alternative date or request a refund.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$390.64
Price varies by group size
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$390.64
Price varies by group size
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Full-Day Private Luxury Tour of the Central Lake District

Full-Day Private Luxury Tour of the Central Lake District

This tour concentrates mainly on the delights of the Southern Lakes but we dip into the Western side too. Whilst not far distance-wise it packs a lot in to the day with highlights being the opportunity to experience the road over Hardknott Pass, the culinary capital of the Lakes, Cartmel, home to the famous Sticky Toffee Pudding, haunting Wastwater and the haunts of Beatrix Potter and the Romantic Poets. We pride ourselves on customising all our tours to suit your personal requirements. We can spend more time, or less, at places so please use the itinerary as a framework for us to create the perfect day for you. Although some guests actually want to see the Lakes at its wildest it can spoil it for others so, as "Pleasure first, Business second" is our mantra we, unlike most operators, will let you know in advance if we think the weather may be an issue to allow you to make an informed decision as to continue with your trip, arrange an alternative date or request a refund.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$390.64
Price varies by group size
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$390.64
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Full-Day Private Luxury Tour of the Western Lake District

Full-Day Private Luxury Tour of the Western Lake District

The Western Lakes are a bit more rugged and exposed to the elements than the rest of the district and as such has its own unique character. Much less explored than the more popular lakes and hills this area has a serene and ethereal feel not found elsewhere in this region. Even in peak summer you’ll feel like you’ve got it all to yourself which is why it’s our favourite part of the Lakes. We pride ourselves on customising all our tours to suit your personal requirements. We can spend more time, or less, at places so please use the itinerary as a framework for us to create the perfect day for you. Although some guests actually want to see the Lakes at its wildest it can spoil it for others so, as "Pleasure first, Business second" is our mantra we, unlike most operators, will let you know in advance if we think the weather may be an issue to allow you to make an informed decision as to continue with your trip, arrange an alternative date or request a refund.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$390.64
Price varies by group size
From
$390.64
Price varies by group size
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2 hour Private evening tour

2 hour Private evening tour

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This popular 2 hour evening tour runs throughout the Spring and Summer. It is ideal for visitors with limited time or are just passing through but would still like to see, experience and get a real sense of the Lake District. The guided tour will open your eyes to the incredible natural beauty of Lakeland, and will no doubt give you an appetite to see more of the Lake District in the future.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.26
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$156.26
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Beatrix Potter Private 5 hour tour

Beatrix Potter Private 5 hour tour

Enjoy a day with one of the Lake District's most famous and beloved characters, Beatrix Potter. This memorable tour will allow you to walk in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter, and see the places that inspired her children's books and work. On this tour you will get to see the beauty spots and delightful landscape that Beatrix Potter once treasured.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$369.33
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