The Ultimate Lake District Tour: The Best Of The Lakes And Landscape - Full Day All-Inclusive Tour_429008


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The Ultimate Lake District Tour: The Best Of The Lakes And Landscape

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8 hours
Starting point
Your hotel in Ambleside

This full day, all-inclusive tour will take you to the northwestern Lake District for spectacular scenery, fascinating heritage sites, ten lakes, and four mountain passes in just a single day.

What to expect?


  • Lake Windermere views of the largest lake in the lake district, surrounded by panoramic mountain scenery.
  • Kirkstone Inn the highest inhabited building in the Lake District.
  • Kirkstone Pass the Lake District's highest pass that is open to motor traffic and it connects Ambleside in the Rothay Valley to Patterdale in the Ullswater Valley.
  • Brothers Water in the Hartsop Valley .
  • Patterdale the village where walkers begin their ascent via the Striding Edge path up to Helvellyn, the third highest peak in the Lake District.
  • Glenridding close to the old Greenside Lead Mine which was established in the 1650s, but now a peaceful craggy Lakeland village hugely popular with walkers.
  • Ullswater with spectacular views of the second largest lake in the Lake District.
  • Lake cruise on Ullswater.
  • Castlerigg stone circle perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop.
  • Lakeside at Keswick on the shores of Derwentwater for a lunch stop.
  • Surprise View for you to experience the beauty of Derwentwater with breathtaking views of the surrounding fells including special views of Skiddaw, England's fourth highest mountain and Catbells, a favorite inspirational place of Beatrix Potter.
  • Ashness Bridge to see the most photographed packhorse bridge in the Lake District set in a beautiful location with fantastic views.
  • Seatoller, next to the wettest inhabited place in England and an oasis of tranquility.
  • Honister Mine for a quick stop at England's last working slate mine.
  • Honister Pass the spectacular highest and steepest pass in the area.
  • Buttermere, the classic combination of lakes and mountains which made this place popular with visitors since the beginning of tourism in the Lake District.
  • Moss Force Waterfall with a fall of around 100 m.
  • Whinlatter Viewpoint for spectacular views down Bassenthwaite Lake.
  • Thirlmere the man-made vast reservoir which submerged the settlements of Armboth and Wythburn in 1889.
  • 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 with a small island in the middle, one of Wordsworth's favorite places when he lived at nearby Dove Cottage.
  • Rydal Water tranquil and serene with beautiful reflections of Loughrigg Fell.

What is included?

  • Full day tour
  • Lake cruise on Ullswater
  • Experienced driver for your safety on the steep, narrow and twisty Lakeland roads and to provide expert commentary throughout the tour
  • Small group of up to 7 people for a more flexible and personalized experience
  • Use of personal radio communication technology to keep you in touch with your guide when you are off the minibus

Is this experience for me?

  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting point

  • This tour departs from Oxenholme, Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside

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