Lakes Supertours operate sightseeing Tours of the Lake District by minibus.

We offer tours with small groups up to 16 people. Friendly, knowledgeable drivers who have lived in the Lake District for many years. During the (...)

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Overview Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF England

Tour B (a full day tour) Explore the house & gardens where children's write Beatrix Potter lived.(30 min stop) Continue on the rest of the tour to Wordsworth's Grammar school and Dove Cottage and other areas of natural beauty in the Lake District including Tarn Hows, Honister Pass and Valley, Newlands Pass and Valley, Castle Rigg Stone Circle( the No.2 stone circle in England after Stonehenge), the tour also includes a complimentary cruise on Derwent Water.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RQ England

Tour F Explore the gardens of this famous old castle and see the owls on display in the castle grounds which is one of the best centres in Europe for Birds of Prey. On the tour also enjoy the two steepest mountain passes in England and a ride on a miniature steam train through the Eskdale Valley. Visit too the 1900 year old Roman fort at Hardknott; nestled in some of the most spectacular scenery the Lake District has to offer before travelling on to Wast Water the deepest lake with mountains & scree soaring up to 2000 feet.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kirkstone Mountain Pass, England

This is Tour A in our brochure and starts off in the Troutbeck Valley as we make our way up over Kirkstone Pass, the highest road in the Lake District. We ride along the shores of Brothers Water through the villages of Patterdale and Glenridding stopping at Ullswater for photos and a short stroll along the beach.

We then make our way up to Ashness Bridge and Surprise View in the Borrowdale Valley considered, by many, as the most beautiful view in all England. We stop for lunch in the market town of Keswick and proceed in the afternoon with a cruise on Derwent Water. We continue through the Borrowdale Valley with rivers , mountains and grazing sheep. Up over Honister Pass and down into Honister Valley where we get off the minibus to take photos of the amazing cliffs and mountains. We move on past Buttermere and take in views of the lake and Cummock Water. Over Newlands Pass takes us up to Moss Force Waterfall then on through to Castle Rigg Stone Circle. After this we move on through to Grasmere, the Gingerbread Shop Wordsworth's family graves and where he lived at Dove Cottage.

This is the last stop of the tour and we travel along Rydal Water, through Ambleside and with views of Windermere back to your drop off point.

Duration: 20 minutes

What you can expect We offer tours with small groups up to 16 people. Friendly, knowledgeable drivers who have lived in the Lake District for many years. During the tours we make frequent stops to allow for short strolls and plenty of time for photos for the keen photographer and if needed comfort stops. If a full day tour is too long for some and starts too early or comes back too late for train connections then we can run a half day tour in the morning or afternoon if seats are available. We can cater for people with luggage who want to go straight to the train/bus station and not back to their hotel or pick-up place or if changing hotels. If people wish to change the tour itinerary then we can cater for this if they are the only party on the tour or/and if other travellers agree.

Private tours available if booked well in advance.

Practical information

What's inside

  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Muncaster Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Kirkstone Mountain Pass

What's NOT inside

  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

Additional info

  • Non-exchangeable, non-refundable.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Departure point:

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up at all hotels in the Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside areas.
To ensure we can pick you up for your tour on time please inform us of the name of your hotel or B&B or if train station, bus station, Bowness Piers, cinema, etc.
Windermere 15 mins before start of tour
Bowness 20 mins before start of tour
Ambleside 15 mins after start of tour
We return passengers to pick up place after the tour or where specified if different


8 hours


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Departure time:

5/10/2019 - 10/31/2019
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM