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“Very long day” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mountain Goat Tours

Mountain Goat Tours
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US$ 37.95*
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Lake District Tour from Windermere: Ten Lakes in One Winter Day
Ranked #2 of 11 Tours in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: With over 40 years experience of the Lake District, the Mountain Goat is nationally and internationally recognised by many coach and tour operators as their first and foremost Lake District tour specialist. From Holidays and Short Breaks to half-day and full-day guided mini-coach tours; this is the ideal way to explore the spectacular scenery of the Lake District and beyond.
Middleton, United Kingdom
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“Very long day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

We opted for Option A which was the tour of all the ten lakes. it was the most expensive but only by a little bit, and it was a full 8 hour tour!
the booking experience was easy, although the lady told us the incorrect pick up time - 15 mins after the correct time so we nearly missed the pick up! but we did get picked up at the hotel and that meant we didn't need to walk the mile up the big hill to the main venue - which was very nice at 9am in the morning!
we had a small group of four, as well as the driver who tried to make sure we spoke to each other during the trip. the driver had a lot of local knowledge which was excellent for tourists.
she was a lovely lady and allowed us to stop off in places if we asked which were not scheduled. the only down side was that she did bring in a lot of personal life thoughts into the day which led to awkward moments.
there were plenty of toilet breaks, and a boat trip included in the price so we worked it out as £3 per hour plus the £12 boat ride. all together being £36 per person
we stopped in Keswick for an hour after the boat ride for lunch. we didn't need to stay with the group at this point and could relax on our own around the town.

Visited October 2011
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“Excellent intro to the Lakes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

Being first timers to the Lakes the High Adventure tour gave us a snapshot of somes of the area's most amazing and beautiful features ..a very informative and enjoyable tour ( thanks Malcolm ) . At the lunch stop if you can manage to forgo lunch and visit the Water Mill it is well worth it ...not to mention good for the waistline !

Visited October 2011
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“The only way to enjoy the views and learn a little history of the Lake District”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

Firstly a top class tour guide and driver in Tony, we went on the high tour and there are some scary roads on this one. Tony was a great driver and we felt safe the entire time in his care. Good patter as well look out for the Michael Jackson joke!!
Good value for money and we will definitely try another tour next time in the Lakes.

Visited October 2011
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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Fantastic way to discover the treasures of the Lake District”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

We booked a half day tour to experience the wonderful delights of the area. Our driver (Peter Fox) made our journey very enjoyable with his knowledge of the area. Travelling in a mini bus allowed Peter to venture up in to the hills where a coach would not be able to.
There are so many different trips you can choose from, and whenever we get to return to the Lakes we will definitely use Mountain Goat Tours again to discover other areas.

Visited October 2011
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Basehor, Kansas
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“Fabulous Introduction to Lake District”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

We took the "Tour A - 10 Lakes Spectacular" and thoroughly enjoyed it! The tour van picked us up and dropped us off right at our front door, exactly at the appointed time. The van was comfortable with great visibility, made frequent and convenient stops, and the guide was excellent. Our tour guide, Tony, was friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. He gave interesting insights into what we were seeing, yet was wise enough to occasionally remain silent and, in his words, "let the scenery speak for itself." A great combination for any guide!

We especially enjoyed the included boat excursion on Derwent Water.

If you are only making a brief stay in the Lake District, or if you want a good overview in one day to map out what to see in more detail later, this tour is a great experience. Highly recommended!

Visited October 2011
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