The Lake District tour from York

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I'm starting from: York
I'd like to be picked up from: Duncombe Place, YO1 7EF
  Estimated Pickup Time: 8:00AM
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Please note: We do not allow children under the age of 5

Your tour at a glance

This tour gives you a day in the Lake District National Park, from York. Its an ideal way to see the villages, market towns and scenery associated with this stunning corner of England.

Leaving York you will head to the Lake District, one of Britain’s most iconic areas, a stunning landscape of dramatic fells and valleys lined home to glistening lakes.

When entering the Lake District you will drive alongside England's largest lake, Windermere. Sit back and enjoy incredible views of the Lake towards the fell ranges beyond. 

Following the road through the heart of the Lake District 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 glorious pubs or cafes.

You will also visit Ashness Bridge and Surprise View, both stunningly beautiful locations in their own right you will be treated to an incredible view of Derwent Water and the surrounding fells from both.

Finally a visit to the Lake District would not be complete without visiting the incredible historic site, Castlerigg Stone Circle. This monolithic stone cicle 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.

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

This tour does not run between November and March due to the winter season. Please visit our main Yorkshire tours page to find our winter tours. Alternatively we can arrange a private tour for you, please take a look at the options here.

Tour Itinerary


Summer 2022

26th March 2022 - 29th October 2022

Adult Senior Student Child
£67 £65 £65 £57

Tour Days

Summer 2022

26th March 2022 - 29th October 2022

Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun


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


  • Transport in a 16 seater mini-bus;
  • On-board commentary in English;
  • Cruise on England's largest lake.

Main Departure point

Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF

How to find us

Pickup Service

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This tour will start opposite Dean Court Hotel in Duncombe Place next to York Minster, Y01 7EF.

The pick up point is in the heart of city, aproximately 10 minutes walk from York Railway Station.


This tour is unsuitable for children under 5.
All passengers must have their own seat.

We have private hire options available for those who have children under 5.

Luggage on board

There is space on-board for hand luggage, for anything larger there is luggage storage at the York train station.


The lunch stop on this tour is in Keswick where there are many places for you to get something to eat and drink.

Cancellation Policy

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

On departing York the tour will head through the county of Yorkshire before arriving in the Lake District.

From here you will travel along the shores of Windermere, England's largest lake, towards Grasmere, a quaint village nestled under the gaze of several stunning fells, home to the world renowned Grasmere Gingerbread and Dove Cottage, the home of William Wordsworth.

From Grasmere you will travel through the central Lakes north, towards Keswick via Thirlmere, a man made reservoir which boasts spectacular scenery on all sides.

In Keswick there will be time for lunch. This bustling market town is home to many wonderful pubs and cafes where you can enjoy various cuisines and explore the cobbled streets where Lakeland craft shops line the sides.

From Keswick there will be a visit to the beauty spots, Ashness Bridge and Surprise View, where you will be treated to spectacular views across Derwent Water to the surrounding fells, or mountains which hold a special place in Cumbria's heart.

You will also enjoy a lake cruise on route to Castlerigg Stone Circle. This historical landmark is thought to be 4,000 years old, making it even older than Stonehenge.

You will conclude your tour by leisurely journeying back to York.

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