Lake District Day Trip From Liverpool Cruise Terminal

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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 we always make sure everyone has plenty of seat space and a full window view. 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.

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 won’t go without you or get you back late!). Liverpool has a direct berthing dock meaning no requirement for tendering. This alleviates poor weather cancellations.

Reason to book with BusyBus

We will take you to places in the Lake District you thought didn’t (or couldn’t) exist and your driver & tour escort will keep you fully informed and advised as to points of interest and general knowledge regarding the ever-changing panoramic views.

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’ll 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. 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 a superb 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 will drive the “loop” of “Little Switzerland” and even attempt a summit on foot 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, have tombstone 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)!

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. 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 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.

Date Shipping Line Vessel Time in Port Tour Departure*
10th March Saga Sapphire 05.00-20.00 08.30
29th April Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Star 08.00-20.00 08.30
1st May Saga Sapphire 08.00-17.00 08.30
7th May Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Reflection 07.00-16.00 08.30
9th May Princess Cruises Regal Princess 06.30-20.45 08.30
10th May Celebrity Cruises Reflection 08.00-18.00 08.30
13th May Costa Fortuna 09.00-19.00 10.30
13th May Holland America Line ms Veendam 10.00-22.00 10.30
14th May Regent Seven Seas Seven Seas Explorer 08.00-23.00 08.30
20th May Princess Cruises Regal Princess 08.00-19.00 08.30
21st May AIDA AIDAvita 08.00-19.00 08.30
26th May Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Reflection 08.00-17.00 08.30
27th May Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Star 07.00-18.00 08.30
1st  June Princess Cruises Regal Princess 08.00-19.00 08.30
6th June Regent Seven Seas Seven Seas Explorer 08.00-21.00 08.30
16th June Cunard Queen Victoria 09.00-19.00 09.30
19th June Hapag-Lloyd Cruises ms Europa 2 16.00(+1)-18.00 08.30 20th June
24th June Princess Cruises Regal Princess 08.00-17.00 08.30
15th July Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Reflection 07.00-17.00 08.30
16th July Holland America Line ms Veendam 08.00-22.00 08.30
19th July AIDA AIDAaura 08.00(+1)-08.00 08.30
21st July Oceania Cruises Nautica 08.00-19.00 08.30
23rd July Cruise & Maritime Magellan 08.00-20.00 08.30
24th July Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Reflection 09.00-19.00 09.30
29th July Crystal Cruises Crystal Symphony 08.00-18.00 08.30
1st August TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 3 08.00-19.00 08.30
4th August Cruise & Maritime Magellan 07.00-20.00 08.30
9th August AIDA AIDAvita 09.00-20.00 09.30
12th August Princess Cruises Regal Princess 08.00-18.00 08.30
16th August Cruise & Maritime Magellan 07.00-20.00 08.30
17th August AIDA AIDAbella 07.00-17.00 08.30
18th August Azmara Club Cruises Azmara Pursuit 08.00-23.00 08.30
25th August Regent Seven Seas Seven Seas Splendor 08.00-21.00 08.30
26th August Cruise & Maritime Magellan 08.00-20.00 08.30
30th August Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Star 07.00-18.00 08.30
31st August Phoenix Reisen Deutschland 08.00-18.00 08.30
2nd September Cruise & Maritime Magellan 07.00-20.00 08.30
3rd September Costa Fortuna 08.00-18.00 08.30
9th September Disney Cruise Line Disney Magic 08.30-18.15 09.00
10th September Holland America Line ms Rotterdam 08.00-22.00 08.30
18th September Oceania Cruises Sirena 09.00-21.00 09.30
22nd September Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Star 08.00-20.00 08.30
28th September Princess Cruises Regal Princess 09.30-16.30 10.00
4th October Oceania Cruises Nautica 10.00-23.00 10.30

* 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’re worried about being late back, how do you think we’d feel with stranded souls sitting on the back of our coach?