Cumbria is a county of great variety and contrasts. Many people think of Cumbria as synonymous with the Lake District National Park and its awe-inspiring scenery of lakes and fells. However, by venturing into the peripheral areas around the Park, you will be richly rewarded with a diversity of landscapes, history and culture.
Examples of themed tours on offer can be found by clicking on the different regions. If you require something more bespoke, most tours can be adapted to your needs or new itineraries developed. Whatever your preferences, please in the first instance to discuss your requirements.
Lake District − an iconic landscape of majestic fells, ribbon lakes and traditional Lakeland farmhouses
Carlisle − the great border city and capital of Cumbria with its imposing castle, impressive cathedral and medieval Guildhall
Hadrian's Wall − a 73-mile-long World Heritage Site that delineated the northernmost extent of the Roman Empire
Eden Valley − from Mallerstang to Carlisle, the river gently meanders through green meadows, woodlands and tranquil villages to the sea
North Pennines − wild moorlands, upland hay meadows and a fascinating industrial heritage
Solway Plain − a landscape of timeless beauty and atmosphere, and a birdwatcher's paradise
West Coast − a rich maritime and industrial history awaits discovery
Peninsulas − estuarine marshes and limestone escarpments make up the Furness and Cartmel peninsulas – an area rich in wildlife and ancient remains
Howgills & Yorkshire Dales − a landscape of 'sleeping elephants' and sleepy meandering rivers
Walking tours are in the region of £130 (half day) to £200 (full day). For example, a half-day walking tour with a group size of 20 would cost £6.50 each. Some of the walking tours can be combined with travel on public buses to offer linear routes.
Cycling tours include the hire of an electric bicycle and are priced per person. Tours on electric bikes vary from £35 to £60 per person, with a minimum group size of 4.
Minibus tours can be arranged using your own transport or including hire of a minibus or coach. Coach sizes range from a 16-seat minibus to a 52-seat coach.
Using your own transport, the rate is £130 to £200 per day per group. With transport included, the rate is £350 to £450 per day per group. Depending on the size of the vehicle, this could work out as little as £7 per person per day.
Prices are exclusive of admission charges to visitor attractions.