Coach and Boat to Borrowdale

Explore the highlights of the Lake District’s impressive mountain passes, valleys, lakes and splendid waterfalls. A ten lakes tour including a (...)

Book your activity now



5.5 million

travelers in 2015

#1 distributor of train tickets and rail passes

We’ve been by the side of more happy travelers every year as rail’s popularity continues to grow.

Learn more



The simplicity of one-stop-shopping

The most complete European train travel offerings including train tickets, rail passes and activities.

Learn more


years of rail travel experience

European experts

We’ve made train travel easy and accessible throughout Europe for over 75 years.

Learn more

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

Stop At: Kirkstone Mountain Pass, England

We start off by taking the route through the magnificent Kirkstone Pass – the highest road in the lake District – through Troutbeck valley and then along the shores of Brothers Water and Ullswater where we alight from the minibus and take a short walk down to the beach to see the lake before us in all it’s glory.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Surprise View, Borrowdale, Keswick England

We continue north to pass through Keswick and into the Borrowdale Valley where we stop at Surprise View voted the most beautiful view in all England – it is almost impossible to take it all in. After we leave here we will stop and explore the river that flows under Ashness Bridge another of the most visited places in the Lake District.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Buttermere Lake, Buttermere, Cockermouth CA13 9XA England

We travel through the Borrowdale Valley up and over Honister Pass with views from the top down into the breathtaking Honister Valley below. For those wishing to take the opportunity there is a toilet/comfort stop in the Borrowdale Valley. We stop in Honister Valley to take in the scenic views and to take photos on the banks of the River Derwent. We proceed through the valley until we come upon one of the least unspoiled and remote lakes on the tour – Buttermere. Truly one of the loveliest spots on the entire tour. Slowly we make our way along the shore line overlooking the lake below and with views of the forest and waterfalls on the opposite side. We manage to view, in part, another of the remote and unspoiled lakes Crummock Water before negotiating the narrow uphill road through Newlands Pass to Moss Force Waterfall at the top where, once again, we leave our minibus to take photos of the waterfall and surrounding views of the mountains and Valleys.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Castlerigg Stone Circle, Castle Lane Underskiddaw, Keswick CA12 4RN England

Next stop is Castle Rigg Stone circle, a testimony to mans presence in the area 4500 years ago. Older but smaller than Stonehenge this is the second most visited Stone Circle in the UK and in much more beautiful surroundings and some say the highlight of the tour.

Duration: 20 minutes

What you can expect Explore the highlights of the Lake District’s impressive mountain passes, valleys, lakes and splendid waterfalls. A ten lakes tour including a cruise on picturesque Derwent Water. No mountain range more dramatically impressive than which lies in the Honister Valley; no lakes fairer than Ullswater, Derwent Water and Buttermere. This comprehensive tour allows plenty of photo opportunities for the keen photographer and short strolls to take in the pure mountain air and the smell of the countryside. All this makes for a memorable

day out.

Practical information

What's inside

  • A 35 min boat cruise on Derwent Water in included in the fare

What's NOT inside

  • Lunch

Additional info

  • Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
  • 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Departure point:

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up at all Hotels and B & B 's and YHA's in the Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside areas.
Pick up times are as follows:-
Windermere 15 mins before start of tour
Bowness 20 Mins before start of tour
Ambleside 15 mins after start of tour. (en-route)
We also pick up at Windermere train and bus station. Bowness boat piers, Bowness Cinema etc.


8 hours


See Availability

Departure time:

5/14/2019 - 10/31/2019
Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 06:30 PM