We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Save

Half-Day Windermere and Lake District Winter Tour

Highlights
  • See the best of the southern Lake District by comfortable mini-coach
  • Travel the winter roads with ease and learn about the sights via a guide
  • Visit Tarn Hows and Hawkshead, and enjoy a scenic lake cruise on Windermere
More
Half-Day Windermere and Lake District Winter Tour
From US$ 40.12
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Pickup Windermere InformationMost Popular
Pickup Windermere Information
US$ 40.12
Pickup Bowness Pier
Pickup Bowness Pier
US$ 40.12
Pickup Kelsick Road Ambleside
Pickup Kelsick Road Ambleside
US$ 40.12
Overview
Exploring the southern Lake District in winter means relying on public buses or driving on potentially icy roads. This half-day, small-group tour lets you focus on the often snow-capped scenery without transport worries. Retrace the steps of Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter in Hawkshead, discover Tarn Hows and the Yewdale Valley, and cruise Lake Windermere with a guide for commentary and insights. A choice of departure points offers flexibility.
What to Expect
Book your preferred pickup option and settle inside your air-conditioned mini-coach.

Stop at Hawkshead, a whitewashed village dating to the 14th century. Hear how it grew around a wool market and how the children’s author Beatrix Potter lived nearby. Enjoy free time to stroll the cobbled lanes, browse for souvenirs, and see Hawkshead Grammar School, once attended by the young William Wordsworth.

Continue to Tarn Hows, a mirror-glass tarn (small lake) enfolded in pine-coated hills that might be covered in snow. Admire the tarn and its backdrop of fells before driving through lakeside Coniston and the Yewdale Valley. Admire the gorgeous countryside and perhaps glimpse Yew Tree Farm, used as Beatrix Potter’s house in the movie Miss Potter.

Finally, join a Lake Windermere cruise from Waterhead to Bowness Bay, drinking in magnificent unobstructed views from the water toward the Langdales. Then, return ashore and end your tour at the starting point.
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Yorkshire Dales & Lake District

Early straightforward pick up in York 8a.m..Lee took us through the Dales via the Wensleydale Creamery, a great surprise to be cheese tasting...loved it. On to the afternoon with Kevin to view the Beatrix Potter houses(outside) past Coniston Waters and on the lake Windermere. A...More

Thank niceone2
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile
Memorable day trip

We booked full day trip with Mountain goat tours , unfortunately our train got delayed and we had to miss the tour. However, the team had offered us place in half day tour and it was nice experience. Especially with our driver/guide Derek. He knows...More

1  Thank Vinayak S
Reviewed 24 December 2017
Excellent guided tour.

Wow! What a fantastic tour. We started off with a boat ride from Bowness, and the onboard 'Winter warmer' is definitely worth trying. We were collected from Ambleside by the guide, who gave a very good commentary throughout. It made the drive round much more...More

1  Thank PeterSwallow2014
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile
Spectacular scenery

Peter, our driver and tour guide, did a great job in showing us personally (we were the only couple in the bus) the amazingly beautiful sites of the region. There were so many places to take stunning photos of the mountain or lake scenery. The...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile
Fantastic tour.

We decided on this last minute. Peter was our guide, we were just 4 in the bus. Peter was extremely nice and friendly. Stopped at multiple places so we got best of pics. Definitely recommended.

Thank Roy J
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
angelac32
16 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Vinayak S | Reviewed this property |
Around 5pm ... enjoy the day
0
Votes
Travellers Also Viewed
The Winter Ten Lakes Spectacular...
34 Reviews
from US$ 40.10*
The High Adventure: High Mountain...
90 Reviews
from US$ 61.50*
Morning Half Day Tour of Beatrix...
5 Reviews
from US$ 80.20*
Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District...
333 Reviews
from US$ 61.50*
Frequently bought together
The High Adventure: High Mountain...
90 Reviews
from US$ 61.50*
Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from...
95 Reviews
from US$ 64.20*
Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District...
333 Reviews
from US$ 61.50*
The Yorkshire Dales Tour from...
3 Reviews
from US$ 61.50*
Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District...
333 Reviews
from US$ 61.50*
Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from...
95 Reviews
from US$ 64.20*
The High Adventure: High Mountain...
90 Reviews
from US$ 61.50*
Full Day Lake Explorer Tour from...
14 Reviews
from US$ 88.30*
Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District...
333 Reviews
from US$ 61.50*
Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour from...
95 Reviews
from US$ 64.20*
4-Day Lake District Discovery Tour...
19 Reviews
from US$ 849.20*
3 Day Lake District Tour including...
23 Reviews
from US$ 533.60*