Brook Tours of Windermere
Reviews & Testimonials from some of our happy customers
In summary a wonderful and easy way to discover the Lakes. It was my first visit with my wife and after a long drive up from Essex the previous day I was looking for a beginners introduction without the hassle of driving myself. David met us at our hotel and his warmth and natural charm was apparent from the start. We then proceeded to discover the views, history and hidden points of interest accompanied by David’s commentary. All in all we saw much more than we possibly could following sat nav and most importantly without the stress. A great experience which we will repeat on our return.
We came to Lake District in a group of 5, and our best decision there was to befriend David from Brook Tours. He is very knowledgeable, humorous and skilful in driving. He knows the locations with the best views, which can only be accessed by foot/car and not public transport. We definitely felt his passion in his service through his sharing. Very highly recommended and we are blessed to have David with us at Lake District.
We had the most amazing day with beautiful views thanks to David. We traveled as 2 young couples and a 6 year old for 5 hours starting from Windermere. And we fell in love with the place. We will definitely come again and will have a themed tour with David to see more of this beautiful land!
If you are looking for an amazing trip, then David Brook is the one. We are a Saudi family and we really wanted to enjoy the beauty of Lake District. We really enjoyed it and the little ones really had fun. Speaking the truth, it really was beyond my expectations. We really had fun at Aira force, Ullswater, Grasmere and Queen Adelaide's hill. All of them were so amazing, they all have amazing views. David was very passionate and respectful. He was asking us where we wanted to go and if we were comfortable. The car was really comfortable as well, a very fair price too. We did everything we wanted from having a picnic and an amazing sightseeing trip. My little daughter, who is five kept saying that it was the best day ever!
David was so kind,, he has full knowledge about the areas and was very helpful and specific. We had so much fun and the trip is going to be a really nice memory.
My husband and I just returned from a fantastic full day with David. He fulfilled all our hopes for a scenic experience around the lakes. I was particularly interested in photo opportunities and he knew just where to go. He did what we were unable to do ourselves: navigate the narrow back roads allowing us to sit back and enjoy his expertise and the gorgeous countryside. I'd expressed interest in doing some hiking and he knew just where to take us: another perfect photo op. David is a kind, reliable and interesting person, so most enjoyable to be with.
Susan and Jim Powell, USA
When my family of 3 thought about making a tour to a water fall away from routines we wondered how to do. There was David , a willing companion who became a friend who kept us engaged all the way briefing us at every milestone of historical importance.Great and memorable trip.Thoroughly enjoyed . Enhanced by David's local knowledge and friendly support!!!Wish him all the success! Highly recommend him for a private tour!
My wife and I have been travelling to England for many years and we have travelled almost exclusively with Brook Tours. David has guided us on tours and facilitated our arrivals and departures from airports since he took the business over from his father. He is always punctual, courteous and very safe in his operation of his vehicles. He has shown us the many treasures of the Lake District and has taken us on hikes and to country homes and castles and wonderful local restaurants. He is extremely knowledgeable and accommodating and will always do his best to make your trip the best. During all these years of travel I have never had an unpleasant experience with David Brook. It is without any reservation whatsoever that I highly recomend David Brook for all of your touring and general transportation needs while visiting one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Enjoy the Lake District at your own pace.
Dr Victor Tomlinson, South Carolina, USA
Our family has been traveling from the U.S. to the Lake District of England for many years. We met David Brook on our second trip there when he took us sightseeing, and our experience was so positive that we have called on him for every subsequent visit, usually every couple of years. He has always been extremely kind and thoughtful, as well as very helpful, making suggestions on what we might like to visit, providing knowledgeable and interesting commentary, and always being considerate of our comfort and enjoyment. He has even taken us grocery shopping for provisions for our rental cottage, since we don't drive there. He is also the safest, most careful driver we have ever encountered! David is completely reliable and trustworthy, and we have given his name to friends we have known who are traveling there, and he has taken good care of them as well. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a guide to this special, beautiful part of the world.
Nancy Dodd, USA
I first met David Brook over 15 years ago while traveling in the Lake District. He picked our party up at the airport and delivered us to our rental property. He was so nice, engaging and efficient that we use him whenever we are in England. He is very knowledgeable and has always provided us with excellent recommendations, advice and historical perspective. He is a pleasure to be with, and has made our trips more enjoyable and interesting than they would have been without his assistance. I wouldn't dream of going to England without first checking with David to make sure he is available. I would highly recommend him to anyone planning a trip to the north of England. He will do everything in his power to make your trip memorable and you will probably leave having made a new friend.
Sean Norman, Columbus Georgia
Create your own unique Lake District Adventure with Brook Tours of Windermere!
We recently returned from our holiday in the Lakes, we booked David for a private tour as we wanted to visit places away from the tourist areas.
David was more than accommodating when we booked as we had a small dog, we were greeted by David, very smart looking and friendly, at our campsite in Staveley, we were more than happy for David to show us the unspoiled areas of the lakes.
His knowledge of the area and history of the lakes made the tour very interesting. Booking Brook tours allowed us to visit areas where normally tours buses wouldn't normally be able to get too, and stop for some amazing picture opportunities.
We were made to feel very comfortable, the car was air conditioned which was a blessing as the weather was exceptionally warm.
Our tour was booked 9-1, David took his time to show us the sights, we didn't feel rushed making it all the more enjoyable.
Brook tours was just perfect for us a family of 4 and a small dog, with out the worry of where to park (as we had a rather large motorhome) etc just allowing us to enjoy the whole tour and the beautiful sites of The Lakes.
David was able to advise us on places to eat as well as where to get the ferry for further places to visit on our holiday.
Definitely will be back to The Lakes and would not hesitate booking Brook tours again next time for a full day.
Many thanks David for making our trip memorable
Larrissa and Craig
Trip Advisor Reviews
I had a tour cancel on me at the last minute. Luckily, I was able to find and book David on short notice. He picked me up at my B&B right on time. He was polite, professional, and friendly, with great customer service skills. He was knowledgeable about the area and provided interesting bits of info as we went along. There were snacks and water provided in a cooler, and David was eager to make sure I was comfortable and enjoying myself. He took me around to some beautiful areas with stunning views. He offered to take multiple photos of me at scenic spots since I was traveling solo, which I very much appreciated. He also offered up suggestions on things I could on my free day like trails to walk, things to see, etc. It was a great tour! David is a very nice guy, and he will make sure you enjoy your visit to the Lake District. I highly recommend him.