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Lake District Explorer

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1 Day, Sat 21 Mar 2020

Adults: £40.00 £32.00 Students: £35.00 £27.00

Early bird tickets for this year's trips are nearly gone!!


Explore the biggest lakes and tallest mountains in UK's most famous National Park!

A full-day adventure to England's largest national park. Cruise by steamboat up Lake Windermere, enjoy breath-taking views on beautiful hill hikes, and taste delicious food and drink, with friends, in pretty villages and on a local farm.

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What's Included

  • All transport - comfy, easy travel by private modern coach
  • FREE Lake Windermere Cruise - top-rated on TripAdvisor (worth £8.50)
  • FREE Low Sizergh Barn Organic Farm Shop visit - taste locally produced food
  • FREE Orrest Head walk - easy hike for views across the Lakes
  • FREE Wansfell Pike walk - moderate hike for awesome views
  • FREE Lakes mini-guide - map & top tips for things to see & do
  • Plenty of free time - explore more of the Lakes alone or with friends
  • Trip leader throughout - support & helpful tips to discover more of the Lakes
  • University pick-up / drop-off - hop on direct from uni
  • All local taxes / tips / service charges - no hidden extras

Choose to do as much or as little as you like with the group.

Not included:

  • Meals - bring a packed lunch or get tips for places to eat from your trip leader.
  • Insurance - travel insurance is not included, but always recommended.

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What you say

"I will absolutely recommend Don't Be a Tourist to my friends who plan to study abroad! Our tour guides were energetic and knowledgeable, and it's great to see parts if England that I wouldn't normally get the chance to see!" - Martha (America) October 2019

"Fun trip. Good to see different things. Well organized ;)" - Dejana, Turkey (Mar 2017)

"I really liked that you have many options to choose from. I really liked the visit to the farm, I would have liked to get a tour of the farm. I absolutely loved the two hikes, especially the harder one. Time management was on point!" - Sophia, Germany (Oct 2019)

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This is a 1 day trip, no accommodation.


We've planned lots of free or low cost activities to help you explore more and make friends. When we arrive, you can choose to do as much or as little as you want with us.

Orrest Head Walk (easy) - FREE

Views across Lake Windermere

Orrest Head is a big hill (783ft) overlooking Lake Windermere. As soon as we arrive in the Lake District, we're going to walk up it for a picnic and stunning views across the lake and the surrounding mountains.

Cost: FREE
How to book: show up on the day

Wansfell Pike Walk (Moderate) FREE

Climbing the mini-mountain

At 1581ft (482m), Wansfell Pike is a big mini-mountain, if you know what we mean. Join our local guide a hike to see amazing views over Lake Windermere to England's highest mountains. If you don’t fancy coming to the top there are loads of viewpoints en-route.

Cost: FREE
How to book: just show up on the day

Lake Windermere Cruise - FREE

Cruise along Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, for a close-up view of spectacular mountain scenery, wooded islands and secluded bays.

Cost: only £7.30 FREE
How to book: just show up on the day

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