Discover the Food Lovers Lake District

Welcome to Lakes Travel Group’s  “Gloriously Artisan Tours”  across the beautiful Lake District, we have been carrying passengers in the Lake District since 1985. We offer daytime tours and evening dining excursions. The Lake District is rapidly becoming the Foodie capital of Cumbria with artisan and specialist producers popping up all over to offer a wide selection of high end food and drink produce. Let us introduce you to another side of the Lake District’s huge charm its thriving artisan food and drink suppliers at the heart of the Lake District’s growing gastro reputation.

Daytime Tours

We offer “off the beaten track” food and drink daytime experiences for a 3 /4 length general day tour and a premier full day tour featuring Artisan Farm shops, micro breweries, distilleries, Cheese producers, chocolatiers, butchers, ice cream manufacturers and many more all packed into an Artisan Food and Alcohol adventure……The premier tour is an 8 hour full belting day and the general tour is a 6/7 hour tour both tours featuring several artisan makers who are the stars of our tours, not a tour guide, we also stop at beauty spots for pictures and a fantastic lunch spot for those who are keen – although food and drink samples will be served

At each of the official stops on the adventure you will receive various samples, free alcoholic drinks and tasters.  You will receive a talk & Q&A regarding all of the Artisan products provenance, history and geography in Lake District plus a Farm Shop visit, a distillery OR micro brewery talk,  tour and sampling PLUS another microbrewery experience to finish. We will also introduce you artisan coffee roasters, chocolatiers, ice cream makers, bakers and cheese producers along the way all rolled into one jam packed chauffeur driven Artisan adventure! Come rain or shine during the whirlwind tour the producers will give you interesting facts and insight into their amazing products.

Evening Dining Excursions

We offer bespoke Dining Tours and Accommodation packages in beautiful and unusual locations across Lake District featuring Gastronomy Hubs, 4 star hotels and fantastic picturesque villages.
Let us take you to some of the most fabulous locations for sight seeing and dining in safety and comfort allowing you to relax and enjoy the experience.