Lake District tour from Manchester

Full Day Tour
Departure Point:
Store Street
Adult Tickets
from £68.00
Runs throughout the year.

Minimum age: Travelers need to be at least 5 years-old

Departure Point: Coach Bays, Store Street

24-hour cancellation policy 

City centre pick up & drop off 

Escape the city for the day and explore the beauty of the Lake District, enjoy a ride along a heritage railway, sit back and take in the views during your cruise on Lake Windermere. Have some free time to wonder around the thriving town of Bowness, before being taken into the peace and tranquillity of the countryside. Visit Tarn How’s and the picture-perfect village of Hawkshead. There is plenty to see on this tour and the perfect escape for the day. 



Summer 2024

23rd March 2024 - 27th October 2024

Adult Senior Student Child
£68 £66 £66 £55

Tour Days

Summer 2024

23rd March 2024 - 27th October 2024

Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun


Full day 09.00 - 18:45

Activity Level

This tour is a guided scenic mini-coach tour, but there are times when you will have the option to walk up to a few hundred metres to take in a view or point of interest.



Group Size

16 passengers maximum


  • On-board commentary in English.
  • Plenty of opportunity to get off the bus to enjoy the fresh air & landscape.
  • Lake cruise included.
  • Narrow Gauge Railway Ride (1st April - 29th October)
  • Transport in a 16-seater mini-bus.
  • Knowledgeable & friendly driver-guide

Main Departure point

Coach Bays, Store Street, (Outside NCP Store Street Car Park), Manchester, M1 2WD

How to find us

Pickup Service

Coach Bays, Store Street, (Outside NCP Store Street Car Park), Manchester, M1 2WD

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This fantastic Lake District tour from Manchester gives you the chance to escape into spectacular landscapes and breathtaking scenery that makes the Lake District National Park such a special and remarkable place. Back in 2017 the National Park achieved UNESCO World Heritage Status. This tour will give you a taster of just some of the beauty that makes up the Lake District. 

As you start your Lake District tour, you'll enjoy a ride along a Narrow Gauge Railway from Haverthwaite to Lakeside (1st April - 29th October only) followed by a lake cruise on Windermere, England's largest lake. You can sit back and enjoy the unrivalled views of the lake and the fells beyond!

Please note it is the passenger’s responsibility to transfer from Lakeside Station to the Windermere Lake Cruise vessel, as the driver-guide will not be present. The train ends at Lakeside where the Lake Cruise starts. 

From here, you will enjoy lunch in the bustling village of Bowness on Windermere which has plenty of shops and cafes for you to explore. Then you shall be collected by your driver guide and head to Wray Castle. This National Trust owned Victorian castle stands overlooking the Lake. Once a holiday home of a teenage Beatrix Potter and her family, it boasts beautiful grounds, glorious views and makes a fascinating stop on your tour. 

We’ll head to Tarn Hows, this truly is a remarkable gem in the Lake District, where you can stretch your legs and get plenty of photos.

We’ll make our way along the winding country lanes to Hawkshead, a medieval chocolate box village bursting with charm and character. It is home to a grammar school which was established back in 1585 and where the famous English poet, William Wordsworth went to school. The village has plenty of charming shops, cafes and pubs for you to enjoy.

After you’ve had a wander around the village, we’ll start our journey back towards Manchester. 


  • Lake Cruise 
  • Wray Castle 
  • Tarn Hows 
  • Hawkshead 

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You may cancel 24 hours prior to departure & receive a full refund. After 24 hours no refund will be issued.

For full terms and conditions please see here.


Time off the bus to enjoy the scenery and fresh air.

Enjoy a lake cruise on Windermere.

Tarn How's - a hidden beauty spot.

Heritage Railway Ride


  • A lake cruise on Windermere
  • Enjoy a ride along a heritage railway (April-November)
  • Hawkshead
  • Tarn How's 


  • Activity level: You will have the option to walk up to a few hundred metres to take in a view or point of interest.
  • There is space on-board for hand luggage only.
  • All passengers must have their own seat
  • We ask all passengers to arrive on time, as we will leave promptly at the displayed time.


  • Transport in 16- seater.
  • Onboard commentary in English 
  • City centre pick up 
  • Knowledgeable driver-guide


  • Food and drink 
  • No dogs 
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