Activities

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour and Lake Cruise from Windmere

Discover the locations that inspired Beatrix Potter on a 4.5-hour Lake District afternoon tour. Embark on a cruise across the majestic Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake. Visit Hill Top farm, Beatrix Potter’s former home, and see the landscapes that inspired some of her books. Continue on to the charming medieval village of Hawkshead, where poet William Wordsworth attended school, and then to Tarn Hows, a scenic beauty spot with lake and woodland views. Learn more about the much-loved children’s author from your knowledgeable guide.
$66
4.5 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, Windermere Cruise from York

This fantastic tour allows you to tick off Britain’s two most popular and famous National Parks in one day. The Morning section take you for a gentle drive through the Yorkshire Dales. You will enjoy fantastic Dale’s views including the Medieval Castles of Middleham and Bolton, Aysgarth waterfalls and beautiful villages before arriving in the unofficial capital of the Dales, Hawes. Enjoy a brief stop to sample some Wensleydale cheese, enjoy a brew or just potter around the town. After our stop we head out of the Dales and into the Lake District where you will start the Lake District section of the day. After arriving in Windermere and head to enjoy views of Wray Castle before heading to Beatrix Potter’s House, Hill Top. You are given time to visit her old home before heading for lunch in Hawkshead. After our lunch stop we enjoy a scenic drive to the famous beauty spot of Tarn Hows and then onto board the ferry for a cruise across England's largest lake, Windermere.
$93
12 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Half-Day Windermere and Lake District winter tour

Experience the very best of the Southern Lake District this Winter in this small group mini-coach tour with a local knowledgeable guide. If you’re short on time in the Lake District then we have got the ideal afternoon scenic tour for you. The tour will cover the beautiful Lake District from the town of Windermere. Take in the picturesque view at Tarn Hows. You will also enjoy the lovely village of Hawkshead. Finishing the tour with a cruise on Lake Windermere. Throughout the tour there will be plenty of time to admire the scenery, as your local guide takes you through one of the most beautiful corners of England.
$40
4.5 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Morning Half Day Tour of Beatrix Potter Country and Places

Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home. Near Sawrey village which Beatrix visited often, used as inspiration for her illustrations and where she happily settled and married. Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit. Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat. Hawkshead village Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District. Coniston Water with spectacular views of the lake and Coniston Old Man Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter.
$79
4 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Afternoon Half Day Tour of Beatrix Potter Country and Places

On this tour you will get to see: Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District.Near Sawrey village which Beatrix visited often, used as inspiration for her illustrations and where she happily settled and married.Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit.Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat.Hawkshead villageTarn Hows bought by Beatrix  and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District.Coniston Water with spectacular views of the lake and Coniston Old ManYewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter.
$79
4 hours
Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-day Lake District Explorer Small-Group Tour from Manchester

The Lake District is where you see the top ten tallest mountains in England. It’s where you discover the deepest lake in the country. And it’s where you can visit 1,779 listed buildings and 16,510 archeological sites. For place that’s famous for its poetry and quaint cottages, it certainly boasts some of England’s biggest and most brilliant destinations. On this trip, you take the train from Manchester and head straight there. You learn about the poetry of Wordsworth at his Dove Cottage, admire the serene views over Lake Windermere and Derwent Water, and wander through market towns collecting stories and photos as you go. Join this tour and experience the best of the lake district.
$436
3 days
Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Hire - Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside

Our Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside Private Hire is the perfect tour for small groups of families or friends who wish to have a more intimate experience whilst travelling the Lake District. Our 6 seater Mercedes Viano is a luxury, comfortable minibus which will allow you to explore the Lakes in style.
$497
4.5 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Heart of the Lakes from Manchester

If you’re short on time in the Lake District then we have got the ideal afternoon scenic tour for you. The tour will focus on the famous valleys of Great and Little Langdale, with time to take in the picturesque view at Tarn Hows. You will also enjoy the view at Coniston Water and the lovely village of Hawkshead.
$33
4 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

The Lake District from Manchester

This tour gives you a day in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Lake District National Park, from Manchester. It’s an ideal way to see the villages, historic locations and scenery associated with this stunning National Park.  Your Tour will include: Return transport from Manchester to the Lake District National Park, in comfortable vehicle with no more than 16 passengers Fully escorted tour with knowledgeable Driver / Guide with live commentary Lake Cruise on Windermere, England’s largest Lake Opportunity to visit Beatrix Potter’s (creator of Peter Rabbit) former home of Hill Top (Extra admission price for the house) Visit the Lake District beauty spot of Tarn Hows, with a  stunning mountain backdrop Spend time exploring the medieval village of Hawkshead, where William Wordsworth attended Grammar School.  
$94
10 hours
Multi-day & Extended Tours

London to Lake District 2-Day Rail Trip with Afternoon Tea

Mix guided tours with independent sightseeing on an overnight trip to Lake District National Park from London. Arrive by train to the popular park for a full-day sightseeing tour that includes a cruise on Coniston Water, time at Beatrix Potter’s former Hill Top home, and a delicious afternoon tea. Then, enjoy the second day to explore as you wish. With round-trip rail tickets, overnight 3- or 4-star accommodation and breakfast included, it’s a wonderfully convenient way to discover this stunning region.
$372
2 days