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From Manchester: Lake District Sightseeing Day Trip

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Activity provider: BusyBus

From Manchester: Lake District Sightseeing Day Trip

Activity provider: BusyBus
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From US$ 71.12 per person

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Discover the beauty of the Lake District on a full-day tour from Manchester. Admire the stunning landscapes of the UK’s largest national park, listen to insightful narration, and explore local highlights including picturesque villages and lakes.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Explore the largest national park in the UK, the Lake District
  • Drive along exhilarating roads and marvel at magical scenery
  • Wander the tiny streets of the Lake District's quaint villages
  • Admire breathtaking views of the rugged landscape
  • Taste traditional gingerbread at a local village store
Full description

The tour departs from Manchester and drives out of the city into the luscious surrounding countryside. Admire the views as you travel to the UK’s largest national park, the Lake District, stopping at the underground Rheged Discovery Center along the way. During the partially narrated 2-hour journey to the Lake District, the tour also stops by the famous Castlerigg Neolithic Stone Circle where you can feel ancient mythical energy flowing around you. Continue on to Grasmere Village, which boasts an array of beautiful 19th century architecture as well as the grave of well-known poet William Wordsworth. Afterwards, let your nose lead the way to Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop, where you can taste a selection of traditional sweet treats from the region. After you’ve filled up on gingerbread, it’s time to explore the national park and navigate through the Langdales, also known as “Little Switzerland”. As you wander around the park, marvel at the breathtaking views that sprawl across the landscape, which offers some of the most dramatic and diverse scenery in the UK. Throughout the tour there’s plenty of stops both on and off the bus to make the most of your trip to the Lake District. One of the highlights of the day includes an amble around Blea Tarn before a stop at Ambleside where you can get lost in the maze of twisting streets or shop at a selection of picturesque stores.

  • Transportation
  • Driver/guide
  • Route map
  • Written guide
  • Refreshments
Covid-19 precautions
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 will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Look for the local partner's bay in the coach station, Manchester M90.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 37 reviews

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I got it excellent, helpful, and friendly, There should be more steps in the middle of nature and not just in the towns to buy coffee. Also, although the tour was listed as a visit to the “Lake country, “we were all surprised that we only got to see one lake, and that was at the very end. A little more clarity would be helpful.

August 8, 2022

The itinerary should be revised to include at least one hour long stops at two of the lakes. Most of the tour consisted of driving by the lakes without stopping to enjoy the views. A Lake District tour should showcase the natural beauty of the lakes. An earlier start, say 8:30, together with a couple of stops at the lakes, with the added option of a lake cruise, would have made the trip more rewarding.

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July 18, 2022

Loved the trip! Frank was superb and listening to the stories while going around the mountain terrains was worth an experience. I was traveling with senior citizens, had no issues at all! Wish we could look at a couple more lakes/water bodies. Grasmere was the best experience after Blea Tarn.

July 8, 2022

Product ID: 271322