Day trip

From Chester: Lake District Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Activity provider: BusyBus
Day trip

From Chester: Lake District Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: BusyBus

From US$ 84.22 per person

Discover the beauty of the Lake District on a full-day tour from Chester. Admire the stunning landscapes of the UK’s largest national park, visit picturesque villages, and see the sights that make this one of the most visited places in England.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Drive along exhilarating roads and marvel at magical scenery
  • Wander the tiny streets of the Lake District's quaint villages
  • Admire breathtaking views of the rugged landscape
  • Taste traditional gingerbread at a local village store
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This full-day adventure departs from Chester and heads straight towards the luscious countryside. Admire the views as you travel to the UK’s largest national park, the Lake District, stopping at the underground Rheged Discovery Center along the way. During the partially narrated 2-hour journey to the Lake District, the tour also stops by the famous Castlerigg Neolithic Stone Circle where you can feel ancient, mythical energy flowing around you. Afterwards, continue onto Grasmere Village which boasts an array of beautiful 19th-century architecture, as well as the grave of well-known poet William Wordsworth. Afterwards, let your nose lead the way to Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop, where you can taste a selection of traditional sweet treats from the region. After you’ve filled up on gingerbread, it’s time to explore the national park and navigate through the Langdales, also known as “Little Switzerland.” As you wander around the park, marvel at the breathtaking views that sprawl across the landscape, which offer some of the most dramatic and diverse scenery in the UK. Throughout the tour, there are plenty of stops to make the most of your trip to the Lake District. One of the highlights of the day includes an amble around Blea Tarn before a stop at Ambleside where you can get lost in the maze of twisting streets or shop at a selection of picturesque stores.

  • Transportation
  • Driver/guide
  • Route map
  • Written guide
  • Optional boat trip
  • Refreshments

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Meeting point

Wait at the station's main entrance (which is the only entrance) for the clearly marked BUSYBUS. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before departure.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 10 reviews

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We had a brilliant time even though it rained and was blowing a gale … stuart was very informative and he even phoned to see where we were at pick up time … we were at the bus station and should have been at the train station ( it doesn’t say train station on the itinerary just says station and we were being picked up by bus so ???? ) anyway stuart came and picked us up and all was well. Thoroughly recommend this trip you get to listen to some good stories (even a rendition of postman pat ‍♀️) well done stuart.

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November 12, 2022

Our tour guide Stewart (Busybus) was always attentive and tried hard. His information about the countryside and places of interest was interesting and entertaining. We highly recommend this tour!! Many thanks for this beautiful trip!

April 18, 2022

Shell was absolutely brilliant as a guide. Never had a dull moment. Highly recommended. Lake district is definitely worth a visit! Its like experiencing heaven here on earth!

February 25, 2022

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