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Tour Operator: Rabbie's Tours 11 hours Travel method:   Mini Bus / Car Region / Starts from: Manchester

Windermere & the Lake District Small-Group Day Tour from Manchester

This tour include a cruise on Lake Windermere. 

You leave manic Manchester behind and head straight for the lovely Lake District.

Your first stop of the day is at Bowness that sits on the shores of Windermere. You have time here to take a leisurely cruise upon the lake or wander around the town and admire the sublime views of the landscapes.

You travel around the southern tip of Windermere and towards Coniston Water. You enjoy the views of this body of water before arriving in the picturesque conservation village of Hawkshead. This is where the poet William Wordsworth attended Grammar School.

After exploring the cosy village, you take the narrow country lanes north towards Grasmere, a place Wordsworth described as “the loveliest spot that man hath found”.

There's free time to visit Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage, taste the legendary gingerbread, or enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden by the River Rothy.

We then take in spectacular views of Ullswater Lake as we head along country roads to its southern shores before returning to Manchester in the early evening.


Lake Windermere - The beauty of this large lake has attracted travellers for centuries.

Coniston Water - A scenic lake that’s inspired poets and writers throughout the ages.

Wordsworth's Dove Cottage - This little cottage nestled amongst the trees is your new property aspiration.

Hawkshead - A beautiful conservation village where you can discover tasty delicacies and cobbled lanes.

Finishes (approx.) 19:30

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5 Minimum age: 5 years
Free cancellation until 3 days before the departure
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<3 days - 100% of total reservation value
What is included
  • * A 45 minute cruise on Lake Windermere is included in tour price 
  • Small Group Tour with maximum 16 people
  • Professional Driver Guide
  • Transport by top of the range Mercedes mini-coach
Meeting point
  • The meeting point for the tour departure is Coach parking bays, Store Street (Boad Street intersection), Manchester, M1 2WD., Store St, Greater Manchester, M1 2WD
  • Lake Windermere Cruise will be included in tour price.
  • You are allowed up to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours from Manchester. 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) and a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • We regret that we are unable to permit children under 5 years on our tours. 
  • Please arrive at least 15 mins in advance to check-in.
  • Please note that tour timings are for reference only and may vary for operational reasons.
  • Minimum age is 5 years

Meeting point directions

The meeting point for the tour departure is Coach parking bays, Store Street (Boad Street intersection), Manchester, M1 2WD.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

If travelling from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station: Take the main exit (1 - Piccadilly) from the station. Follow the pedestrian walkway to the traffic lights/Caffe Nero and at the end of the pedestrian walkway or Station Approach, you cross over at the lights and turn left onto London Road. Walk straight ahead for around 100 metres, passing underneath a pedestrian footbridge. Turn left under the railway bridge/tunnel opposite Motel one. When you're through the tunnel, you'll see the coach parking straight ahead on the left. Walk until you see your white Rabbie's mini coach.