Average tour, I would first try one of their competitors (E.g. mountain goat). More of a 'drive around' than a tour, but a cheap option to see the Lake District.
We booked a half day lake districts tour with Lakes Supertours in September 2017. We arrived on the day and waited outside of supertours, following instructions received via email. An individual (Andy) came out of the office and got into his own private vehicle. He then signaled through the window for us to come over and get in, without so much as an introduction or explanation as to what was going on. Once we went over to the car, he told us that he would take us to meet the full day tour half way. This whole process was unprofessional and made us feel uncomfortable getting into a strangers private car. Perhaps focus on the meet and greet as first impressions are important.
Throughout the drive to meet the rest of the tour, Andy made my girlfriend feel somewhat uncomfortable, putting his hands extremely close to her face/body as he pointed out various points of interest. Whether this was intentional or not, it did make her feel uncomfortable.
We then rejoined the tour after 2pm (despite start time being 1:15). However, the tour ran overtime which compensated for this lost time.
Our driver Steve was a very nice guy, but only pointed out animals, lakes and some historic buildings. He barely spoke for the duration of the 5 hours whilst on the bus. It would have been better if he had spoken to us about the history of the area and what we were actually looking at. We also barely stopped (boat cruise and two other times for a photo over approx. 5 hours). This was somewhat disappointing.
Overall, we were disappointed with the professionalism of this tour and with our tour guide being more of a 'driver' than a 'tour guide'. It is a cheap way to see the Lake District, but if you're after a tour experience, I wouldn't book with Lake Supertours again.
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