Lake District from Windermere Private Full-Day Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Keswick

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Discover the beauty of the Lake District on this private full-day tour, led by an expert driver-guide and operated for you and your party only. Relax in the comfort of your very own private vehicle as you’re whisked through the picturesque English countryside to the Lake District’s most famous meres. Be awed by sweeping panoramas of rolling hills and mountains, and get up close to Windermere, Ullswater Lake, Buttermere Valley and other notable lakes. Enjoy free time in Grasmere village or the charming market town of Keswick.
Meet your driver-guide at a prearranged location in Ambleside, Bowness, Windermere or Grasmere, then hop inside your private, executive vehicle. Gaze out of the window as you coast along the country roads toward the region’s most famous lakes. As you travel, listen to your driver-guide talk about the area and its many natural landmarks, from photogenic meres to misty mountains.Depending on your original start point, you may make your first stop at Windermere, the largest of the Lake District’s waterways. Look out over the rippling waters and drink in sweeping panoramas of the surrounding hills and mountains.Next, maybe make for Ullswater Lake, which is consistently cited as one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. You might then continue to Derwentwater, which is most famous for the viewpoint from Friar’s Crag promontory.Then, be astounded by the beauty of Buttermere Valley, a lesser-visited area that boasts a string of gorgeous lakes. It is also home to Scale Force, the highest waterfall in the Lake District. As this is a private tour, how long you spend at each lake is up to you. Should you wish, you’ll also have the opportunity to take a cruise on one of the lakes (own expense).When hunger strikes, stop for lunch (own expense) in Grasmere village or the market town of Keswick. After which, enjoy free time to explore and perhaps buy souvenirs from local stores such as Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.Throughout your tour, you’ll travel over some of Britain’s highest mountain passes, including the renowned Honister Mountain Pass, a scenic drive that connects Buttermere Valley with Borrowdale Valley.After around eight hours, your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your original start point.

What’s included

  • Private driver-guide
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lake cruise


  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide