Local bus copyright Michael Turner

Minibus tours and bus explorer tickets

Minibus tours

There are full or half day minibus tours visiting key beauty spots and attractions within the Lake District. You can leave the car behind and enjoy the views from an elevated position.

Many tours stop for refreshments, photograph opportunities and visits. Some include a commentary on the area, and some tours include a lake cruise on a boat!

Bluebird tours

Bespoke private tours and itineraries across the Lake District.

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Mountain Goat Tours

Multi-award winning daily tours throughout the Lake District in Mercedes minibuses.

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Lakes Supertours

Full day and half day tours across the Lake District, visiting lakes, high fells, famous locations and some tours including a boat cruise.

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Explorer tickets

Why not make the most of the bus service and enjoy your holiday without the hassle of travelling in your car? You can do this quite cost effectively by purchasing an explorer ticket. These allow you to travel throughout Cumbria on most services, stopping off to visit villages, attractions or enjoy walks. You can also travel to some destinations outside Cumbria.

How to book explorer tickets

Our Information Centres in Bowness-on-Windermere, Ullswater and Keswick will be able to help with your travel needs, advising you on tours and helping you book a place.

Buttermere lake shore with a wooden bench

Buttermere shuttlebus from Cockermouth

Catch the free shuttle bus from Cockermouth to the beautiful Buttermere valley during summer.

Details and timetable for Buttermere shuttlebus