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3-Day Lake District Explorer Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh - with unbiased reviews

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

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Spend three days discovering the secrets of Roman Britain and the stunning English Lake District on this small group tour from Edinburgh. Cross the border into England visiting the Victorian Spa town of Moffat en route and spend two nights in the tranquil surroundings of the Lakes.
What to Expect
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Pass By: 6 Waterloo Place Rabbie's Cafe Bar, Edinburgh EH1 3EG Scotland

Check-in 15 mins prior to departure and meet with your driver guide.

Stop At: Aira Force, 7ml S of Penrith A592, Penrith CA11 0JY England

A lovely stone bridge crosses the fabulously flowing waterfalls.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Castlerigg Stone Circle, Castle Lane Underskiddaw, Keswick CA12 4RN England

You then travel towards Keswick, stopping outside the town to visit the mysterious Castlerigg standing stones, thought to have been built over 5,000 years ago and once a lively hub of ancient pagan rituals. It’s like a miniature Stonehenge. Although you can decide whether it’s more beautiful.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Windermere, Windermere England

You can choose to wander the shores or put on your sailing hat and go for a cruise.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Ullswater Lake, England

The second largest lake in the English Lake District is famous for its sublime, tranquil beauty.

Stop At: Hawkshead Grammar School, Old School House Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT England

After lunch you travel around the southern tip of Windermere and on towards Coniston Water. Your next stop is the picturesque conservation village of Hawkshead, where the poet William Wordsworth attended Grammar School.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Honister Slate Mine, Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN England

Simply relax and enjoy the gorgeous views of the monumental mountains.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Derwent Water House Keswick on Derwentwater Nbiughl, Keswick CA12 5RF England

This gorgeous location was used in Star Wars - The Force Awakens. But the lasers and spaceships seem a million miles away from this peaceful area.

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Departure Point
Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, UK
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Professional Driver Guide
  • Transport by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Windermere
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • 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
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. 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) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Near public transportation
  • Passengers travelling after 1st April 2020 are allowed to carry 20kg of luggage (44lbs); one medium sized suitcase/bag similar to airline standard carry-on luggage (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note all tours that depart on the 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 27th and 30th July will stay in Bowness-on-Windermere instead of Keswick.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 21 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 22 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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NSJH wrote a review Oct 2019
47 contributions29 helpful votes
Some years back, friends of ours told us that the Lake District was a beautiful place to visit, so during a recent trip to Scotland and Ireland (September-October), we took this 3 day tour from Edinburgh. Our tour director, Jude, was wonderful! She was also the van driver and
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Date of experience: September 2019
Rakhi wrote a review Jul 2019
5 contributions
Recently back from a 3-day tour to Lake District from Manchester by Rabbie's. The pristine beauty of the Lakes , the Mountains ,the Mist and Meadows has left me spellbound. Our tour guide Dominic had exceptional driving skills and was also very knowledgeable. He shared a lot of
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Date of experience: July 2019
Donald Law wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
This was my second time travelling with Rabbies on a tour and I must say that I left being very satisfied once again! Last year I went on a stunning and amazing tour to the Isle of Skye, and this year I decided to go on a different tour with my parents to the Lake District from
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Date of experience: July 2019
Deborah wrote a review Jul 2019
16 contributions8 helpful votes
I joined this tour from Edinburgh after a visit to the Highlands. Our tour guide, Andy D. immediately put everyone at ease and made us all friends. What a fun and beautiful tour! Rabbie’s organized our rooms for us at a local B&B, which was comfortable, clean, friendly and
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scmd99 wrote a review May 2019
8 contributions
The lake district in Mid may was stunning. The world is blooming around you. Hillsides covered with Bluebells, landscapes filled with gorse and scotch broom. Purple rhodedendrons everywhere you turn. I couldn't imagine a landscape more idyllic. Sheep studded the pastoral lush
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Date of experience: May 2019
Response from Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at 3-Day Lake District Explorer Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 21 May 2019
Hi there, You paint a beautiful picture of the Lake District, it sounds stunning and we're glad that Jeff helped you make the most of your visit there. Thanks so much for your lovely review, All the best, Aimee
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