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  1. United Kingdom
  2. Yorkshire and The Humber
  3. York
  4. Lake District

From York: The Lake District Tour

Product ID: 61075
Explore the Lake District, one of the UK's most popular national parks, on a trip from York. Discover breathtaking landscapes, learn about the area's rich history, and enjoy a cruise on one of the national park's glistening lakes.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Enjoy a Lake cruise in the Lake District national park
  • Explore the market town of Keswick
  • Enjoy panoramic views from Surprise View
  • Visit the 4,000 year-old monolithic stone circle at Castlerigg
Full description
Leaving York twice a week, this excursion will take you into the heart of the English Lake District. Board the mini-coach in York and set off on your tour. Travel through the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District National Park. Sit back and enjoy incredible views of the Lake District's largest lake, Windermere. 

Next, you will descend on Grasmere, a charming village known for its links to the famous poet William Wordsworth and its world famous gingerbread.From Grasmere you will travel past Thirlmere, a man-made reservoir with spectacular views of the surrounding valley, towards the market town of Keswick, where you can enjoy a bite to eat in one of the many pubs or cafes.You will also visit Ashness Bridge and Surprise View, where you will be treated to an incredible view of Derwent Water and the surrounding fells.

Finally, explore the incredible historic site, Castlerigg Stone Circle. This monolithic stone circle is thought to be nearly 4,000 years old, making it older than Stonehenge. You will also get to experience a Lake Cruise somewhere along your journey, where you will be able to marvel at the unbeatable views of the Lake District national park from the glistening waters.
  • Day tour in mini-coach
  • Driver and guide
  • Lake cruise
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At 8:00 AM opposite Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place next to York Minster, Y01 7EF. The pickup point is in the heart of city, approximately 10 minutes walk from York Railway Station.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Great day out.

Loved the day trip to Yorkshire Dales, Beatrix Potter country, and the cruise on lake Windermere. Scenery was breathtaking and our guides were very informative. Brilliant Day!

October 5, 2019

Great day out and very good value

September 14, 2019

It was advertised as "Lake District Day Tour" but the focus was on Beatrix Potter. Glad we got to see a little of the lake and scenery.

July 7, 2018

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Yorkshire Day Tours

Product ID: 61075