Sightseeing Shore Excursion Day Tour to The Lake District from Liverpool Cruise Terminal

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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 chosen and carefully designed to a purpose-built sightseeing specification with panoramic windows, full PA system, overhead parcel shelves, luggage compartment(s) and forced air ventilation.

After we have waved farewell to the spectacular City of Liverpool, 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 will see the famous “Backbone of Britain” called The Pennines.

A superb example of a Neolithic stone circle set in the breath-taking scenery of the Lake District with a view of a number 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 Worsdworth who died in 1850 and his wife Mary, who died 9 years later, have a 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 loading yourself down with bags of the stuff to distribute proudly to your friends (if it lasts that long)!

The Langdales is home to some of the most superb, 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 to walk a summit to work up an appetite for lunch, or more scenery!

Largely Victorian and home to the Roman Galava Fort – ex-residence 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 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.

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 (£10.00 / $13).

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 build from local materials.


Born 28th July 1866. Her parents rented Wray Castle near Ambleside and spent many family holidays. 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 in 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.

Reason to book with BusyBus


Please follow link below for all sailings to Liverpool in 2024. Not all ships publish their arrival and departure times. If you are arriving in Liverpool on one of those ships, please let us know the arrival and departure times for your visit and we will add additional dates if appropriate.

Liverpool Cruise Arrivals 2024 – click here

On this Shore Excursion Day Tour to The Lake District from Liverpool Cruise Terminal 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. 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.

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?