3-Day Lake District Explorer Small-Group Tour from Manchester | La Vacanza Travel

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

Duration: 3 days
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Manchester

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  • 3 days
  • Manchester
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


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.

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.


Day 1: Manchester - Lake District

Stop At: Ambleside, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Leaving Manchester, we drive north into Lake District National Park and head to one of the most popular towns in the Lake District, Ambleside, hugged by some of England’s finest scenery. Here you’ll have time to explore and grab a bite to eat.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kirkstone Mountain Pass, England
We then drive to Kirkstone Pass for some photos. This is the Lake District’s highest pass that is open to motor traffic, and you’ll just love the views.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ullswater, Ullswater, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Next up we journey along the shores of Ullswater. This lake is often described as England’s most beautiful lake, and it’s here we give you the chance to take a forest walk and see the mighty Aira Force waterfall.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Derwent Water House Keswick on Derwentwater Nbiughl, Keswick CA12 5RF England
The final stop of the day is another incredible view as we take you to Friar’s Crag, an amazing promontory that overlooks the lake of Derwentwater.
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: You stay in the lively market town of Keswick.

Day 2: Lake Windermere - Hawkshead - Wordsworth Memorial Daffodill Garden

Stop At: Castlerigg Stone Circle, Castle Lane Underskiddaw, Keswick CA12 4RN England
Your first stop of the day really is one of wonder. The mysterious Castlerigg standing stones were thought to have been built over 5,000 years ago and were once a lively hub of ancient pagan rituals.
Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Grasmere, Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England
After exploring the past, you take the narrow country lanes towards Grasmere, which Wordsworth described as ‘the loveliest spot that man hath found’.
There’s free time to visit Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage, taste the legendary gingerbread, or enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden by the River Rothy.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Time for lunch in Bowness-on-Windermere, a town sitting snuggly alongside Lake Windermere. This area is filled with adorable villages and surrounded by beautiful scenery. Enjoy a boat cruise on the lake, a truly wonderful way to take in the sights.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hawkshead, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England
That afternoon you continue to explore this wonderful region, including a stop at Langdale Boulders where you might spot some prehistoric rock art.

After a stop in the cosy village of Hawkshead, you return to Keswick in the early evening.
Duration: 20 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: You stay in the lively market town of Keswick.

Day 3: Whinlatter Pass - Honister Pass - Manchester

Stop At: Buttermere, Buttermere, Cockermouth, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Last day of the trip, but don’t despair. There’s still plenty of adventure to be had today. You journey along winding lanes, past the shores of Crummock Water and Buttermere, and towards the Honister Mountain Pass.

Stopping amongst the mountains you have the opportunity to see old slate workings, where a small number of Cumbrians continue to make their living.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: The Bowder Stone, Rosthwaite, Keswick Ca12 5xb England
Next up is something that will stop you in your tracks. The enormous Bowder Stone fell 200 metres from the Bowder Crag more than 10,000 years ago. The stone is an estimated 2,000 tonnes, around 9 metres high and 15 metres in diameter. Imagine the sound it would have made upon impact.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kendal, Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Your last big stop of the day is in the market town of Kendal. Here you have time to explore and enjoy the cobbled streets and heritage to be found. From here you return to Manchester.

Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

  • Professional guide/driver
  • 2 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini coach
  • Admission fees - Tour price will include a cruise on Lake Windermere
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission fees unless specified
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Lake Windemere Cruise - We reserve tickets for you. Cruise will be included in tour price.
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years old. We are sorry, children under the age of 5 cannot join our tour.
  • You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

Store Street, Store St, Manchester M1 2WD, UK

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 days

User's Reviews


06 Aug, 2023

What a wonderful tour I had, made especially good by James (2) my knowledgeable and friendly driver/guide. We went to all sorts of out of the way magnificent viewing spots and James managed to almost always avoid crowds at each stop. The B and B for two nights was very comfortable with yummy breakfasts and convivial hosts. I really enjoyed my tour!


27 Aug, 2022

I needed a small group tour that bring my friend and I around in UK. with no worries about cars, tour and accomodations. I was suggested of Rabbies. Darren , our guide, drove us around the Lake District for 3 days, and they took care als about accomodation. Darres has been extremely kind and he explained us many many things about what we were seeing. Definitely worth the tour. In 3 days your days will be plenty of things to do. Be aware that you will not have time to stop for lunch cause timing is very strictly, but it's ok if you want to see many things.

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