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. Also some include a commentary on the area.

Bluebird Tours

Bluebird Tours

Leave your car behind and enjoy touring around our beautiful Lake District.

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Mountain Goat tours

Mountain Goat minibus by a lake

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

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Lakes Supertours

View of Kirkstone Pass

Fascinating morning, afternoon and all day minibus tours.

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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 will be able to help with your travel needs, advising you on tours and helping you book a place.

Need holiday accommodation?

Cottage near Coniston - copyright Charlie Hedley

We've cosy holiday cottages, quirky boutique hotels, friendly bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels!

Our commission goes towards keeping the National Park special: Browse and book accommodation online here