L'Exploration du Lake District
circuit de 3 jours

  • Penrith
  • Honister
  • Ullswater tours
  • William Wordsworths Cottage
  • slide
  • Ullswater lake tours

Découvrir les merveilleux lacs et montagnes de la Région des Lacs.

Plan du circuit


National Parks
Boat Cruises

Les endroits que vous explorerez

- Ullswater

- Aira Force Waterfall

- Castlerigg Stone Circle

- Lake Windermere

- Derwent Water

- Honister Pass

Votre voyage

Trois jours passés à explorer les magnifiques lacs et montagnes du Lake District. Les points forts incluent les Scottish Borders, les menhirs de Castlerigg, le lac Windermere, le Derwent Water et le Honister Pass.

Quant à la variété des paysages et de l'histoire dont ces trois jours sont remplis, ce circuit est difficile à surpasser.

Les Détails

Check-in closes at 08.30 (tour departs at 08:45) - Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Vous ne pouvez transporter que 14kg maximum de bagages par personne lors de nos circuits, sous la forme d'un bagage similaire à un bagage cabine pour avion (environ 55 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm) . Vous pouvez également garder avec vous un petit sac léger pour vos effets personnels.

Étudiants, personnes plus de l'âge de 60, et enfants (entre 5 et 15 ans)

Important information
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
Tour inclusions
  • Transport en mini-bus Mercedes grand luxe pour un service personnalisé
  • Climatisation en standard
  • Services d’un chauffeur/guide professionnel de Rabbie's
Tour exclusions
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions


Jour 1

Vous voyagez en direction du sud jusqu’à la région des Borders. Vous vous arrêtez à la ville thermale victorienne de Moffat et continuez jusqu'à Penrith, en Angleterre. Après le déjeuner, nous entrons dans le parc national du Lake District et longeons la côte nord d'Ullswater. Dans l’après-midi, vous arriverez à la charmante ville de Keswick, où vous resterez deux nuits.

Jour 2

Vous aurez l’occasion d’explorer quelques-uns des joyaux de la Région des Lacs, qui incluent la visites des Pierres Levées de Castlerigg et la découverte d’Ullswater, que l’on dépeint comme le plus beau lac d’Angleterre: vous pourrez y faire une promenade en forêt jusqu’à la puissante cascade “Aira Force”. Vous pourrez alors choisir de déjeuner ou de faire une petite croisière en bateau sur le Lac Windermere, et l’après-midi sera consacrée à l’exploration du pays de Wordsworth et de Beatrix Potter, près de Coniston Water , Hawkeshead et le charmant village de Grasmere.

Jour 3

Vous aurez le temps de découvrir le spectaculaire Parc de la Forêt de Whinlatter, le village rural de High Lorton, Crummock Water, Buttermere et le col de Honister , qui est connu pour ses anciennes mines d’ardoise. Votre itinéraire se poursuivra à travers la forêt de Borrowdale, le long de Derwent Water, puis vous retournez à Keswick pour le déjeuner et un peu de temps libre, avant de rentrer à Edimbourg dans l’après-midi en passant par la ville de Moffat, les collines de Galloway et les Southern Uplands. Ceux d’entre vous qui continuent sur Londres peuvent être déposés à la gare de Penrith dans l’après-midi.

Itinéraire (English)

Day 1

  • Travel over the smooth rolling hills of the Scottish Borders
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Penrith Castle
  • Take as many photographs as you can at ‘England’s most beautiful lake’, Ullswater
  • Relax in the market town of Keswick

You depart Edinburgh and head South through the Scottish Borders. You can enjoy the gorgeous rolling expanses of the Galloway Hills and Southern Uplands as we travel to our first stop of the day, the Victorian spa town of Moffat.

From Moffat you continue south over the border into England and head to the historic Cumbrian market town of Penrith. Here you have the chance to enjoy lunch and explore the imposing ruins of Penrith Castle. This uniquely coloured castle played a key role in defending the border from invading Scots.

After lunch we enter the Lake District National Park and travel along the northern shores of Ullswater. This lake is often described as England’s most beautiful lake, and it’s here we give you the chance to take a forest walk and see the mighty Aira Force waterfall.

You then travel towards Keswick, stopping outside the town to visit the mysterious Castlerigg standing stones, thought to have been built over 5,000 years ago and once a lively hub of ancient pagan rituals.

You have a short journey into the lively market town of Keswick where you’re dropped off at your accommodation and free to explore the charming town. (**During July/early August this tour may stay in Windermere).

Day 2

  • Stare in wonder at the views on an optional boat trip, Lake Windermere
  • Wander around the cosy village of Hawkeshead
  • Enjoy the peace of the Wordsworth Memorial Daffodill Garden

After breakfast, you take in views of Ullswater Lake as we head along country roads to its southern shores.

You continue further south and travel over the narrow and winding Kirkstone Pass towards the lovely Lake Windermere. Here you have the option to take a leisurely cruise on the Lake or eat lunch while enjoying sublime views of the surrounding scenery.

After lunch you travel around the southern tip of Windermere and on towards Coniston Water. Your next stop is the picturesque conservation village of Hawkeshead, where the poet William Wordsworth attended Grammar School.

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

There’s free time to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden by the River Rothy. And there's Sarah Nelson's Gingerbread shop you have to visit to try the best gingerbread in the world. In the late afternoon, you return to Keswick.

Day 3

  • Set your sights on sweepings views from atop the Whinlatter Pass
  • Learn about the slate mines at the Honister Mountain Pass

We pick you up from your accommodation and head for the Whinlatter Forest Park and over the Whinlatter Pass into the most dramatic landscapes that the Lake District has to offer.

You journey along winding lanes, through the rural village of High Lorton, past the shores of Crummock Water and Buttermere, and towards the Honister Mountain Pass.

Stopping amongst the mountains you have the opportunity to visit old slate workings, where a small number of Cumbrians continue to make their living.

After refreshments, you continue through the forests of Borrowdale, passing Derwent Water, where there’s free time for lunch and shopping.

Once you’ve eaten lunch, you begin your return journey, heading towards Penrith and north towards the border. After crossing into Scotland you take a stop in the town of Biggar, a royal burgh since 1415. From here it’s a leisurely drive through the rolling border hills back to Edinburgh.

Les Opinions

Outstanding Tour

Rich, Mary and Mike Guenzel Posted on 14/09/2019

We had a wonderful tour from Edinburgh to the Lake District. Our guide, Jude, was outstanding. She was quite knowledgeable, a gifted storyteller, and had a wonderful and diverse music selection. Although not as wild as Scotlands Highlands, there are great scenery, hiking, and places of interest in the Lake District. The Castlerigg Stone Circle was much more impressive than the photos we had seen before our tour. Touring when the heather was in bloom made the hillsides extra beautiful and reminded us of our visits to the Highlands. An added benefit was our unscheduled visits to Hadrians Wall, Vindolanda, and Jedburgh Abbey. Our hosts and accommodations at Grassmoor Guesthouse in Keswick were wonderful. All of our previous tours with Rabbies have been excellent. While we have focused on Scotland, the Lake District tour was great and a bit different from our other tours. This was a great introduction to the Lake District and the southern border of Scotland.

Wonderful three day tour of the lake district

Carol Posted on 07/06/2017

On a side note: this is a tour of the lake district that does not include a stop at Hadrians Wall. Had a fantastic time touring the lake district in mid May. Our guide was James and he was brilliant. Gave us the history of places along the way, interesting stories and how things are now. I love this sort of stuff so it was great. We had a small group and several of us stayed in the same accommodation. James was attentive and really took care of us. Great guide. We were lucky and had sunny weather for most of the trip (rained a bit on and off the last day). The lake district was so beautiful and scenic and peaceful. We had some good time off the coach for picture stops and to walk around, including areas where sheep were (there were a lot of sheep everywhere). Keswick was a good place to stay in (Yew Tree House BB - Bob was a fantastic host). Really thoroughly enjoyed this tour.

Thank You, Rabbie's.

Govendram Premchand Posted on 09/05/2014

We're a family of four from Singapore. We booked two tours with Rabbie's on the internet - the Whiskey & Highlands Tour (3 May) and the Lake District Tour (7 - 9 May). We are indeed delighted with the service we received from its two two resentatives, Alan and Mav respectively. Both gentlemen were knowledgeable, service-oriented and friendly. We learnt so much about your beautiful country from them. We had such a great time that we have already informed our friends and relatives back home to travel with Rabbie's when they visit Scotland. Well done Rabbie's!

Unforgettable journey.

Jenny Tang Posted on 06/11/2012

We joined 2D1N to Bath and Oxford, and 3D2N to Isle of Skye. It was very good! The place, the service provided by our tour guide cum driver, and etc. Especially to Isle of skye, We were constantly entertained by Gus throughout the journey with his music, story-telling, his driving skills, politeness, and etc. Everything is just so, so, so good!

Pete was an excellent guide, historian and storyteller

Marcus & Anette Schmidt Posted on 20/07/2012

We went on the 3 day tour to the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall with Pete. Pete was an excellent guide, historian and storyteller, and he made sure that we all had a fabulous tour.

Thank you

GertraudeFreche Posted on 08/11/2011

A great time! Hallo you all in Edinburgh. Sorry, I couldn't write earlier because work caught me faster than I had expected. My daughter Jana and me went on the 3 Day tour down to Hadrian's Wall and the Lake District. What a great tour with our guide Peter! He was very friendly, helpful and not bored by answering my endless questions. It was a tour through an amazing countryside, through Scottish history. We learned a lot and were able to recreate in places we would never have seen on our own. Autumn is a wonderful time: all the bright colours and the peaceful places without any hustle and bustle. Back to Edinburgh we had another day to spend. What to do because we saw a lot last year on our trips to the western Highlands and Loch Ness and on our stay in Edinburgh? Having passed your office, we decided to ask for a day tour. And we got one to St. Andrews. Thanks to Sarah who took us there and made our Scotland experience perfect. We are planning to come back next year to explore either the Isle of Skye or the Orkney Islands. Scotland has us calm in its hand.

Big 'thank you' to Ally

Monika Bowditch Posted on 03/09/2011

Wow –we had three wonderful days – 24 – 26 Aug. My sister and I have just returned from the 3 day English Lake District Tour with Ally. We admired Ally’s knowledge of the geology of the Lake District, the history and relevant dates, all told with a lot of humour. He is a mine of information, history, poetry, geology, music etc. We learned a lot and laughed a lot. It was great. The group consisted of a wide variety of nationalities and ages but Ally managed to get everybody involved and nobody felt ‘alone’. If you have not seen the English Lake District, book a tour with Rabbies and I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. A big thank you to Ally and to Rabbies. Hope to see you again next year.

Ally Palmer

Viral Sodha Posted on 24/09/2010

Ally Rocks.. comments anyone?

Rabbie's is best

Khandoker Jelani Posted on 18/09/2010

I just had gr8 tour at lake district....our guide Ally was soooo good and he got excellent knowledge of everything...and he is funny aswell..i would love to go to another tour with him...this is my second tour with ribbie's.... and i can say rabbie's is the best of the best...i will definitely coming back to scotland again and next time and and and of course i will take rabbie's tour again. Again thanks to rabbie's team and specially Ally for the great tour....

Bonny Liz

Angela Posted on 29/05/2010

Happy tourer!

Le Logement

Où est-ce que vous passez la nuit?

Vous passerez deux nuits à Keswick.

Comment cela marche-t-il?

Votre hébergement n’est pas inclus dans le prix de votre excursion. Cela signifie que vous avez le choix entre nous demander de réserver un hébergement local de qualité ou réserver vous-même votre propre logement.

Je souhaite que Rabbie’s réserve mon hébergement. Que se passe-t-il maintenant?

Nous réservons votre hébergement et nous vous déposons à votre porte. Vous devrez régler vos hôtes directement, veuillez donc vous assurer que vous avez suffisamment d’espèces car les B & B n’acceptent pas tous les cartes de crédit. Comme cela dépend de la disponibilité, nous ne pourrons pas toujours réserver votre premier choix d’hébergement. Ne vous inquiétez pas, s’il y a quelque problème important, nous vous enverrons un email.

Et si je souhaite changer l’hébergement réservé par Rabbie’s?

Il n’est pas possible de garantir les changements d’hébergement car cela dépend de leur disponibilité. Des frais minimum de modification d’un montant de 5 livres seront appliqués, ils augmenteront jusqu’à un maximum de 20 livres, selon la longueur de l’excursion.

J’ai réservé mon hébergement moi-même. Que dois-je faire?

Vous aurez besoin d’une confirmation de réservation des B & B et hôtels. Quand nous arrivons à nos étapes pour la nuit, nous vous emmènerons jusqu’à votre hébergement, si toutefois il n’est pas trop loin du centre.

Quels sont les différents types et tarifs des hébergements?

En général nos hébergements ne sont pas à plus de 15 minutes à pied du centre ville. Nous les vérifions régulièrement pour nous assurer que les lits sont confortables et les chambres propres. Les prix mentionnés ci-dessous sont à titre indicatif.

B & B (Chambre et petit déjeuner) Standard

Les toilettes et les douches sont en commun avec une ou deux autres chambres. Le prix est entre 30 £ et 35 £ par personne par nuit. Une chambre simple standard coûte entre 35 £ et 60 £.

B & B (chambre et petit déjeuner) avec salle de bains particulière

Les toilettes et les douches/bains sont privés. Le prix d’une chambre double occupée par deux personnes est de 40£ à 50£ par personne par nuit, le prix d’une chambre simple est de 55£ à 65£ par nuit. Durant les périodes de pointe, les prix peuvent monter jusqu’à 75 £ ou 80 £ la nuit. A Oban, Portree et Inverness les chambres avec une belle vue sont parfois plus chères. En Irlande, les B & B coûtent environ 45 € ou 55 € par personne par nuit.


Les hôtels ont un bar ou un restaurant et servent les repas du soir. Le petit déjeuner est servi le matin et est inclus dans le prix. Le tarif d’un hôtel 3 étoiles est entre 65 £ et 85£ par personne par nuit. Un hôtel 4 étoiles coûte entre 75£ et 120 £ par personne par nuit. En Irlande, les hôtels coûtent entre 55 € et 65 € par personne par nuit.

Auberges de jeunesse

Une auberge de jeunesse consiste de chambres partagées/dortoirs avec 4 à 16 lits superposés. Les linges de toilette ne sont pas fournis mais on peut en louer. Les blocs sanitaires sont à proximité des dortoirs. Une cuisine équipée est à votre disposition pour que vous puissiez y préparer vous-même vos repas. Le tarif d’une auberge de jeunesse varie de 11 £ 18 £ par nuitée. Il y a le choix entre un dortoir mixte (hommes et femmes dans un dortoir) ou un dortoir non mixte (dortoir réservé aux femmes ou dortoir réservé aux hommes) ; si vous avez une préférence, veuillez nous le faire savoir au moment de votre réservation.

J’ai encore des questions, qui peut y répondre?

Si vous avez encore des questions, n’hésitez pas à nous appeler au + 44 (0) 131 226 3133 ou à nous contacter par email sur rooms@rabbies.com.

Questions Fréquentes

Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.

Is there parking close to the departure point?

We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.

When should I get to the departure point?

Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.

What are your cancellation policies?

We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.

What is a guaranteed departure?

It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.

Can I pre-book a specific seat?

Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

How do you cater for people with accessibility needs?

We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.

Do you take children on your tours?

We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.

You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.

How much time do I get off the bus?

We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.

Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.

Do we need to bring our own lunch?

You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.

Should I tip the driver-guide?

Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.

What about travel insurance?

We advise you take out travel insurance.

What is ABTOT?

You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.

I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com , or check out our full FAQs .

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