Best Tours and River Cruises In Cumbria

We've rounded up the best tours and river cruises in Cumbria in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 18 Cumbria tours and river cruises to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries, or tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the tours and river cruises we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Ullswater Steamers

  • Glenridding
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Ullswater Steamers offer the perfect opportunity to explore the area. Referred to as the 'Dark Lake' in Arthurian legend, it is believed monsters use...

The Keswick Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Keswick
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

By following the route along this self guided themed Keswick Treasure Trail, you and the children are sure to have a great time solving the clues and...

The Ambleside Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Ambleside
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

You’re going to need all your mystery busting skills to get around the Rambler’s Riddle. He’s planted a series of dastardly clues all over The Ambles...

Windermere Lake Cruises

  • Bowness
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

No matter where you start your journey with Windermere Lake Cruises, be it from Bowness, Ambleside or Lakeside, the spectacular and family friendly v...

Bowness on Windermere Treasure Trail

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

There's something for all the family on the Bowness on Windermere self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. The whole family (6 and up) will n...

Windermere Quays

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing and Kayaking

Windermere Quays is a Marina which as well as offering permanent and holiday birthing for boats, also provides boats for hire so you can go sailing w...

Curious About Kendal

  • Kendal
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Kendal is a unique way to explore this bustling Cumbrian town. The two walks can be enjoyed separately, or joined together if you want...

Hunt Fun Appleby in Westmorland

  • Appleby-in-Westmorland
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Grab your binoculars, get the gang together and join the hunt on the Hunt Fun Appleby in Westmorland trail. It’s the best way to see the sights. You...

Carlisle Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Carlisle
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take to the streets on the hunt for buried loot, on the Carlisle Treasure Hunt Trail. It’s a great way to see the sights while keeping your crew of s...

Hunt Fun Kirkby Stephen

  • Kirkby Stephen
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The Hunt Fun Kirkby Stephen trail will lead you all over town, to local landmarks and down every intriguing nook and cranny. It’s basically exploring...

Hunt Fun Barrow in Furness

  • Barrow in Furness
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Sniff out clues and join the hunt for treasure, on the Hunt Fun Barrow in Furness trail. It’s a great way to get the whole gang working together. Thi...

Curious About Lancaster

  • Lancaster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Lancaster is an exciting way of discovering how this Roman city became what it is today. Enjoy the walks separately, or join them toget...

Lancaster Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Lancaster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take your brood on a search for lost loot with the Lancaster Treasure Hunt Trail. It’s a great way to work as a team and simply tonnes of fun! As wel...

Lancaster Canal Cruises and Waterbus

  • Lancaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Lancaster Canal Boats offers daily cruises to the Magnificent Lune Aqueduct which has just undergone a substantial £2m facelift making it one of the...

The Castle Douglas Treasure Trail

  • Castle Douglas
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The clear directions on the Castle Douglas self guided themed Treasure Trail, will lead you on an intriguing walk of discovery. The whole family, fro...

Settle Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Settle
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Pick out a pirate name and with a yo ho ho, join the hunt for buried loot on the Settle Treasure Hunt Trail. Salty sea dogs, young and old, will have...

Hexham Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Hexham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Throw away your captain’s hat and hook for something a little more fitting: a thinking cap! You’ll need it on the Hexham Treasure Hunt Trail. What is...

Garstang Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Garstang
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Gold jewels and doubloons  If those sound like your bread and butter, you’re needed on the Garstang Mystery Treasure Trail. You and your crew of pint...

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