Welcome to your award-winning full-day / 190-mile Lake District Sightseeing Adventure Tour
Your tour departs at 9:15 am from ‘The Transport Interchange’ at Manchester Airport, Manchester M90 3RR. Simply hop on the 24/7 direct Airport shuttle, day return tickets are just £5. This avoids city centre trafic delays so you can enjoy more tourning.
This is sightseeing the way sightseeing is meant to be done! Your tour is fully escorted and narrated by a jolly driver who is also your knowledgeable guide full of fun facts. They will invariably by the end of the day, become more of a friend than a tour guide! Passengers are encouraged to participate along the way as much as they are comfortable with, to ensure everyone has a great tour with us.
Each tour route has been selected and carefully planned to offer you the best experience with your leisure in mind and the emphasis on fun exploration.
ITINERARY & THINGS YOU’LL EXPERIENCE
After we’ve waved farewell to the spectacular City of Manchester, we hit the road to the legendary land of The Lake District in a 2-hour partially-narrated journey, navigating a spectacular section of the M6 motorway, passing Preston and Lancaster. On a clear day you’ll see the famous British “backbone” called The Pennines.
CASTLERIGG STONE CIRCLE
A superb yet to be explained example of a Neolithic stone circle, nestled amid the breath-taking scenery of the Lake District with views of the surrounding mountains and hills. Stand in the centre of the circle and feel the mystical energy flow from the ground up through your body.
Most of the buildings date from the 19th or early 20th Century, though the Church dates from the 13th Century. William Wordsworth, who died in 1850, and his wife Mary, who died 9 years later, have tombstones in the churchyard of St Oswald’s Church, one of the most visited literary shrines in the world.
SARAH NELSON’S GINGERBREAD SHOP
This tiny, aroma-flooded quaint shop with happy costumed staff is neatly tucked away at the corner of the churchyard. You’ll browse through, soak up the history, and then sample this most wonderful delicacy before ladling yourself down with bags of the stuff to distribute proudly to your friends (if it lasts that long)!
LITTLE & GREAT LANGDALE’S
The Langdales are home to some of the most dramatic and diverse scenery in the whole of Cumbria (if not Britain!) hosting some of the most photogenic scenery around. Weather permitting we’ll drive the “loop” of “Little Switzerland” and even attempt a summit on foot to work up an appetite (for food or more scenery!)
Largely Victorian and home to the Roman Galava Fort – ex-resident to 500 Roman soldiers. Ambleside grew rapidly when the ferry terminal opened in 1845. St Mary’s Church (1854) was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott. The 17th Century Bridge House over Stock Ghyll is one of the most photographed scenes in the Lake District. Beatrix Potter spent most of her adult life here, where she found the insparation to write her books.
BOWNESS & BOAT LAUNCH
Cumbria’s most popular sprawling town developed after the opening of the railway line from Oxenholme and Kendal to Windermere in 1847. Home to a glorious lakeside boat launch. Here you can hop on the optional Windermere Lake Cruise for a trip of a lifetime (additional cost applies).
Adult (17 +) £69
Child (3 - 16) £39
Infant (under 2) £5
For dates, availability and a discount booking code, please head over to our website www.busybus.co.uk
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£59.00 per ticket|
|Child (2 to 15 years)||£29.00 per ticket|
|Child (under 2)||£5.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|Opening dates and times (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
|Monday - Sunday||09:15||- 18:00|
|Bank Holiday||09:15||- 18:00|
* Tours take place daily departing from Manchester Airport at 9:15am and returning at approximately 6pm.
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