The Lake District tour from York

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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 National Park. 

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 travelling along the Lake District's largest lake, Windermere. Sit back and enjoy incredible views of the Lake towards the fell ranges beyond. 

After arriving at Waterhead you make your way to Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm, where she wrote many of her famous children’s stories in this 17th century cottage. You will have the opportunity to explore the gardens and visit the shop.

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.

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.

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 4th 2019 and March 27th 2020 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 2019

30th March 2019 - 3rd November 2019

Adult Senior Student Child
£70 £70 £70 £65

Summer 2020

28th March 2020 - 31st October 2020


Tour Days

Summer 2019

30th March 2019 - 3rd November 2019

Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Summer 2020

28th March 2020 - 31st October 2020



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

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 Hawkshead 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 out through the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the rolling landscape of Wensleydale with its famous castles and tumbling waterfalls. You will have a brief photo stop at Asygarth Waterfalls before the short drive to the “Capital” of the Dales, Hawes. You will enjoy a refreshment stop with time to briefly explore the typical Dales market town, enjoy a hot beverage or sample the famous Wensleydale Cheese at the Creamery

After departing Hawes you will experience more delightful scenery as we head out of the Dales on our way to the Lake District, approximately 1 hour from Hawes.

When we arrive in the Lake District, we join our friends from Mountain Goat for a tour around the Southern Lakes, the afternoon takes Lake District highlights including a Lake Cruise on Windermere, the village of Hawkshead, Tarn Hows beauty spot and the former home of Beatrix Potter, Hill Top Farm & Gardens.

On conclusion of the tour there will be one hours free time in the lakeside village of Bowness-on-Windermere, before heading back to York.   

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