Private Lake District from York

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This fantastic Private Tour from York allows you to take in and experience the very best of the Lake District. You will travel to two national parks, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, where you'll have the opportunity to take a lake cruise on England's largest lake (extra admission) as well as visiting the mediveal villages. 

Tour Itinerary




Full day 08:00 - 20:00

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


  • Exclusive use of the vehicle;
  • Driver/Guide for the day;
  • Onboard commentary in English;

Pickup Service

Private Tours can pick up from a variety of locations. 

Please select an option within these areas when booking online. If you wish to request a specific location please contact us directly via phone or email to enquire. 

Some locations may not be possible for this tour or may require an additional charge. 

Luggage on board

There is space on-board for hand luggage and there is a small boot for extra luggage. 


Lunch is not included, however there will be a lunch stop.

Cancellation Policy

To confirm a booking we require the full amount at time of booking. You may cancel 72 hours prior to departure and recieve a full refund. After 72 hours no refund will be issued.

This itinerary is designed as a guide to what can be enjoyed on a full day private hire from York into the Lake District and back. There is complete flexibility to accommodate your personal requirements taking into account where you start, where you would like to visit and where you wish to finish. If you tell us your requirements we can help to make it happen.

Leaving York every Friday, the tour head to the Lake District via the Yorkshire Dales. The Yorkshire Dales is one of Britain’s most iconic National Parks, a stunning landscape of dramatic hills and valleys lined with drystone walls. You will enjoy views of castles, waterfalls and the famous ribbleshead Viaduct. You can enjoy a refreshment stop in Hawes with time to briefly explore the town or sample the famous Wensleydale Cheese. The next stop is then the Lake District.

You will start the Lake District tour by making your way from Bowness Bay towards Waterhead, cruising on England’s largest Lake, Windermere. Sit back and enjoy the unrivalled views from the Lake towards the fell ranges beyond. (Extra charge applicable) 

Continuing onto the medieval village of Hawkshead, you will have a little time to explore its many delightful features. There is plenty of photo opportunities as William Wordsworth old Grammar School is located here. 

Onwards then, to the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows, which is one of the most photographed locations in the Lake District. Soak up the stunning views looking towards the mountains at Tarn Hows, before making your way back to Windermere.

As your Lake District tour comes to an end, we will then continue our journey back to York.

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