Lake District Day Trip From Liverpool Cruise Terminal
Day Trip Tour of Lake District From Liverpool Cruise Terminal
This is our award-winning Full-day/190-mile Lake District Adventure tour fully synchronised with the ship so there is no need to worry about getting back on time.
It has been carefully designed with your leisure in mind. Not only is it a great price for such a tour but it is also twice the fun. This is sightseeing the way sightseeing is meant to be done!
All our vehicles are latest models, carefully designed to a purpose-built sightseeing specification with panoramic windows, full PA system, overhead parcel shelves, luggage compartment(s) and forced air ventilation.
Your tour is fully escorted and narrated with a jolly driver and knowledgeable escort who, invariably, will become more of a friend than a tour guide! Every passenger receives special attention and is encouraged to participate in the day as much as possible to ensure that you have a wonderful time with us.
Our tour commences directly from your ship on the spectacular Liverpool quayside (synchronised with the ships timetable. We will not go without you or get you back late!). Liverpool has a direct berthing dock meaning no requirement for tendering. This alleviates poor weather cancellations.
FAMOUS CHARACTERS OF THE LAKE DISTRICT:-
Born 28th July 1866. Her parents rented the Wray Castle near Ambleside and spent many holidays with her there. She spent most of her adult life here, inspired to write her books as well as landscape paintings and sketches. She died in 1943 leaving 14 farms and 4,000 acres of land to the National Trust.
Born 8th February 1819. A poet, artist, critic, social revolutionary and conservationist. In 1871 he bought Brantwood near Coniston and was involved conservation after meeting Hardwicke Rawnsley and Octavia Hill, the founders of the National Trust in 1896.
A resident here from 1924 until his death in 1941. He wrote a large number of books while living at Brackenburn, including The Herries Chronicle and 15 volumes of his diaries.
Famous for his 7 Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells created when he worked in the Borough Treasurers Office in Kendal from 1941. These handwritten, hand-drawn works of art have been the inspiration to all fell-walkers for the past 40 years. He died in 1991.
After we have waved farewell to all those disappointed-to-be cruise passengers who decided not to join us, we will 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 will see the famous British “backbone” called The Pennines.
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 Lake Windermere Lake Cruise for a trip of a lifetime (£8.00 / $9.50).
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 Lakeland.
The Langdales is the superb home to some of the most dramatic and diverse scenery in the whole of Cumbria (if not Britain!). Here you will find some of the most photogenic scenery around. Weather permitting we will drive the “loop” of “Little Switzerland” giving you time off the vehicle to get some superb fresh air and to work up an appetite (for food or more scenery!)
Most of the buildings date from the 19th or early 20th Century, though the Church dates from the 13th Century. William Worsdworth, who died in 1850, and his wife Mary, who died 9 years later, were laid to rest in the churchyard of St Oswald’s Church, one of the most visited literary shrines in the world.
This tiny, aroma-flooded quaint shop with happy costumed staff is neatly tucked away at the corner of the churchyard. You will 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)!
The following locations are all accessible and can be substituted for any of the above at short notice by the driver/guide if weather or traffic conditions dictate.
This welcoming family-owned oasis with a passion for friendly and quality service offers an excellent breather for our weary travellers. The well-stocked and great value menu will tempt your palate as will the local brew and mysterious legends.
Another, earlier home of William Wordsworth from December 1799 to May 1808, the years of his supreme work as a poet. It was built in the early 17th century as a small hostelry with an oak-panelled hall and floors of Westmorland slate
Glorious views of Rydal Water and the surrounding fells can be enjoyed from this home of William Wordsworth from 1813 to 1850. It now belongs to the descendants of the poet laureate and is also the starting point for the scenic coffin trail walk linking Rydal Mount with Dove Cottage.
Originally called Birthwaite, Windermere was built around its railway station offering train and bus connections to the surrounding area. Often referred to as the “Capital” of the Lake District with its bustling shops and many hotels – all built from local materials.
Follow William Wordsworth’s final journey on this historic trail through the spectacular countryside. The great poet was carried from his home at Rydall Mount to St Oswald’s Church in Grasmere where he was laid to rest along this very route. Make sure you have your camera with you and are ready for a full 60 minute trek.
* Times are APPROXIMATE. We carefully co-ordinate times to meet & greet you at the quay-side and provide a fully synchronised tour returning at least 1-hour before “all aboard”. We will keep you fully updated via your online booking records if the TOUR DEPARTURE time above changes.
…AND FINALLY: We are conscious of passenger concerns regarding the consequences of a late arrival back to ship when using independent excursion providers. In BusyBus’ case, saving up to 50% along with having a wonderful overall experience simply may not be sufficient to convince you, so let me, as Managing Director, re-assure you that all operational aspects of our tours are taken very seriously indeed to mitigate such a risk.
We carefully co-ordinate times to meet & greet you at the quay-side and provide a fully synchronised tour always returning at least 1-hour before “all aboard” if applicable. * Times are CORRECT AT TIME OF WRITING.
For example, wherever we tour we are always in communication with colleagues, peers, partners and associates who could, at short notice, jump in to assist an immobilised vehicle and/or get passengers safely back to their ship. All our vehicles carry a comprehensive manual that includes emergency procedures, phone numbers, breakdown assistance, medical aid, etc. We are, of course, recommended and known by the Port Authority too and are in regular communication.
If you are worried about being late back, how do you think we would feel with stranded souls sitting on the back of our coach?