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Private Tour: Lake District from York in 16 Seater Minibus

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Private Tour: Lake District from York in 16 Seater Minibus

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Experience the natural beauty of the Lake District National Park on a private tour from York in a 16-seater minibus. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes as you explore the central and northern Lakes. Marvel at the vastness of Windermere, the largest lake in the UK, and visit the charming village of Grasmere, famous for its association with William Wordsworth and its delicious gingerbread. Discover the medieval market town of Keswick, with its cobblestone streets and delightful eateries. Take a leisurely cruise on Derwent Water and soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding fells. Stop at Surprise View, a magnificent viewpoint offering unrivalled vistas of the Lakeland scenery. And don't miss a visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle, an ancient site with stunning views of the valleys. Embark on this unforgettable journey and witness the beauty of the Lake District.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 12 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the breathtaking Lake District National Park
  • Visit the famous town of Grasmere and taste its gingerbread
  • Take a leisurely Lake Cruise on Derwent Water
  • Admire stunning views from Surprise Viewpoint
  • Experience the ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle
  • Driver-guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Drivers gratuity (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fees

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Experience the enchantment of the Lake District National Park on a private tour like no other. Departing from the heart of York, this 16-seater minibus tour takes you on a remarkable journey through the breathtaking central and northern Lakes. Prepare to be captivated as you witness the beauty of the UK's largest lake, Windermere, and explore the charming village of Grasmere, celebrated for its association with William Wordsworth and its delectable gingerbread. Discover the medieval market town of Keswick, with its cobbled streets and delightful eateries.

What to expect?

During this extraordinary 720-minute excursion, you can anticipate immersing yourself in the splendor of the Lake District's picturesque landscapes. Admire the stunning vistas from Surprise View and venture to Castlerigg Stone Circle, perhaps even older than Stonehenge itself. Marvel at the timeless beauty of Derwentwater during a leisurely lake cruise, where the surrounding fells will leave you in awe. If circumstances prevent a cruise on Derwentwater, an equally captivating alternative attraction will be provided.

Who is this for?

This private tour is designed for adventurers of all ages who seek an unforgettable experience in the picturesque Lake District. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends or family, this immersive journey is perfect for anyone who appreciates natural beauty, history, and a touch of magic. Regardless of your interests, this tour offers a diverse range of attractions that will undoubtedly appeal to anyone seeking an escape to the countryside.

Why book this?

Embark on this private tour and let the Lake District's charm and beauty envelop you. With exclusive access to a 16-seater minibus and expert guides who know the region intimately, you can expect a personalized and immersive adventure. Unlike larger group tours, this private excursion ensures a more intimate experience, allowing you to soak up the tranquil ambience and the stunning vistas at your own pace. This tour guarantees an unforgettable day filled with natural wonders, cultural discoveries, and cherished memories.

Good to know

For your convenience, the meeting point is located in Duncombe Place, just opposite the iconic York Minster. The total duration of the tour is 720 minutes, providing ample time to explore each location. Although lunch is not included in the tour, Keswick offers a variety of fabulous eateries where you can satisfy your cravings. Please note that the tour's itinerary may be subject to slight variations based on weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances, ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the journey.


Customers who have embarked on this private tour of the Lake District National Park have been spellbound by its unparalleled beauty. They praise the knowledgeable guides who provided valuable insights into the region's history and the flexibility of the itinerary, allowing for a personalized experience. Many also rave about the stunning viewpoints and the serene lake cruise, which left them awe-struck. Overall, travelers express their utmost satisfaction with the tour, describing it as a truly enchanting and unforgettable adventure in one of the UK's most captivating regions.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

York Minster

Meet your driver in Duncombe Place, outside the York minster.

Lake Windermere

Stop briefly to stretch your legs before journeying alongside the famous Lake Windermere.


Stop at this famous Lake District village, well known for its links to Wordsworth and its Gingerbread.


Stop for lunch in this medieval market town, where you can explore the cobbled streets and eat and some of the fabulous eateries.


Take a leisurely Lake Cruise on Derwent Water, where you can enjoy the views of the surrounding fells from the water. (If it isn't possible to cruise on Derwent Water due to any reason an alternative attraction will be offered.)

Admission Included

Surprise View

Stop at this stunning viewpoint where you will see unrivaled views of the Lakeland fells and lakes.

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Visit this ancient stone circle, thought to be 4,000 years old, where you will see stunning vistas of the Lake District valleys.

York Minster

Finish your tour of the Lake District back in York after a leisurely drive back to the city.



5 (3)


My husband and I took the train from London to the Lake District (I don't think it was this exact tour) where we were met by Gerry who drove us through the green pastures and winding roads of the Lake District in a comfortable van. There were a few stops to see little towns and a chance to shop briefly, but this was mostly a tour for people who want to get a feel for the area. No hiking and minimal walking. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the visit. The area is a picture postcard come to life. Gerry is a native of the area and could share a lot of personal information about how it has changed over the years. He was also an enthusiastic fan of Beatrix Potter, an early conservationist, and now I want to learn more about her life. Our tour included a boat ride on Lake Windemere.


Trevor was an awesome tour guide. Very knowledgeable of the Lake District. Had a great day and even dodged the rain

Jan R

Matthew was a very knowledgable guide and made the trip both entertaining and educational. Was a great day where we saw lots of scenery, sites and history.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-12 20:05