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“Amazing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mountain Goat Tours

Mountain Goat Tours
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US$ 37.65*
and up
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.
Cholsey, United Kingdom
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454 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012 via mobile

I used the scheduled Mountain Goat bus from Ferry House to Hawkshead and was very pleased. It was well timed (unlike most buses in the lakes- stagecoach....) And very reasonably priced. The driver slowed down at various points to show us points of interest and let us take photographs of the gorgeous scenery.

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Manama, Bahrain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best way to explore some of the Lake District”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

Although I had a rental car for exploring the Lake District, I thought it would be well worth it to spend a day with Mountain Goat Tours so that I, who would be driving, could enjoy the scenery and not worry about getting from A to B.

Well, my daughter and I were the only two participants on a tour into the highest passes (those steep and narrow inclines made me glad not to be driving!), and we had a great time. Malcolm, our driver and guide, was no less attentive because it was just the two of us. He was most personable as well as knowledgeable, and we learned about many things that we would not be able to read about (for example, I now know a lot about the sheep in the area :)). It was great fun, and will happily go "explore" with Mountain Goat Tours again.

Visited May 2012
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Sugar Land, Texas
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A word about Mountain Goat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

I am physically disabled. I require a cane and wheelchair. I took the tour with Mountain Goat. Our guide Jim Whitworth had returned from a trip to India. His 18th. He knew more about India than us. My wife and I were totally floored by this man with his knowledge of the region. We were only 6 in the bus. We did not go on the boat ride. Jim opted to take us to the top of the mountain overlooking the lake. We got unique photos from above. We went down the mountain and picked up the 4.



Jim has also carved a wooden king at the White Hart. I will be in touch with Jim in 2013 when I stay at my apartment at he Jeffersons Hotel . I will be there for 4 weeks and will go around with Jim when I can.

Thanks for hearing about the other tour operator.

Nikunj Sanghvi
nikunjbhai@gmail.com
Sugar Land, Texas.

Visited April 2012
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Borehamwood
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“You won't be disappointed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

As a non-driver and lone traveller I asked for a scenic tour at the Bowness Tourist Information Office and was booked in for the 10 Lakes Tour with the aptly-named Mountain Goat company. The driver, Tony, was a mine of information (I don't know how you remember it all Tony!), a very safe driver and infinitely patient guide. The comfy and warm minibus collected me from my holiday accommodation and dropped me right back there at the end of a wonderful day with lots to see and do, so many memorable views and lots of fantastic photos to bring home to show the family. The weather wasn't ideal, but our stalwart Tony stopped often for us to take our pictures and braved the elements along with us to give us loads of extra information.The boat trip on Derwent water was a lovely bonus too. I wish I had had the time to experience some more of the tours on offer and will definitely do so when I return to the lakes again. To anyone visiting the lakes, DO sample at least ONE Mountain Goat Trip, you won't be disappointed!

Visited April 2012
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Deal, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“exellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

we were advised to go on a mountain goat day trip by Mavis at the Mews & we were not dissapointed.The bus was comfortable & Ann the driver & guide certainly new the area & history.Our day included a trip on Derwent water,lunch in Keswick,& many other stops so that we could take in the magnificant views,This trip was well worth the money & we would thoroughly recommend it.

Visited April 2012
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