From Manchester: Lake District, Windermere, and Lancaster

4.6 / 5

5 reviews

From Manchester: Lake District, Windermere, and Lancaster

From £46 per person

Take a journey through the exciting landscapes of the Lake District. Learn the tales of Windermere, the largest lake in England. Admire Wordsworth’s cosy Dove Cottage. Marvel at the medieval architecture of Lancaster.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of Lake Windermere
  • Marvel at the medieval architecture of Lancaster
  • See where William Wordsworth learned his grammar
Full description
Depart from Manchester in the morning and head straight for the lovely Lake District. Stop first at Bowness, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere. Take some free time to stroll along the lake, opt for a scenic cruise, or wander around the town and admire the sublime views.  Travel around the southern tip of Windermere toward Coniston Water. Take in views of this lake before arriving in the picturesque village of Hawkshead. This is where poet William Wordsworth attended grammar school.  After exploring the quaint village, take the narrow country roads north towards Grasmere, a place Wordsworth described as "the loveliest spot that man hath found." Enjoy spectacular views of Ullswater Lake as you continue on back roads to the southern shore, and then onwards out of the Lake District to Lancaster.  A contrast to the already-visited villages, this town boasts majestic medieval architecture and a spectacular castle that looms over the surrounding district. From Lancaster, head back toward Manchester, arriving in the early evening.
Includes
  • Transportation in a 16-seat Mercedes mini-bus
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point for the tour departure is next to the NCP Car Park on Store Street. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Directions if traveling via public transportation: exit Piccadilly Train Station in Manchester. At Caffe Nero, turn left and walk towards Motel One. Take the first left under the tunnel. Walk until you see a white minibus bearing the name of the local partner.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Minimum age to participate is 5 years.
    • The tour allows 31 pounds of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 22 inch x 17 inch x 10 inch) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 / 5

    based on 5 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
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    Really good experience, the tour guide was awesome and told us part of the story that were very interesting, not just from Lake District, but also from Manchester, as we were leaving the city and then coming back. However I was expecting we would have more time to hike and explore, but the stops we did were about 1 hour long, which made having lunch difficult also. I think having one less stop may be better to give people more time to explore and have meals

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    14 September 2020

    The tour in the Lake District is very beautiful and convinces with insights into a beautiful nature. We did not have information about hiking routes, which would be possible with the short stops. Here, maps / brochures would be very useful. In addition, a stop was missing (Ullswater), which was listed on the Rabbies homepage. Overall, the trip was very nice and we had a great day, so we would recommend this tour in any case.

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    3 November 2019

    Very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Let us take our time to explore and take photos.

    17 November 2019

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