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.
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.