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2022 Tour code: 22DPS

About the tour

Uncover some of the best landscapes that rural England has to offer in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Visit pretty Buxton, admire the splendour of Chatsworth House and gardens, and step back in time on a nostalgic rail journey.

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What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - Derby or Nottingham

Your holiday begins at your Derby or Nottingham hotel, home for four nights and perfectly-placed for your explorations of the stunning Peak District.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 - Discover the Peak District

Transfer by coach to Rowsley South Station for a steam-hauled journey on the Peak Rail heritage railway. Continue by coach to the Peak Shopping Village, where you have time for lunch. Next, enjoy a guided tour of the Peak District by coach. Your journey takes you through the expansive scenery of Chatsworth Park, home to stunning Chatsworth House, and through the valley villages of Baslow and Calver. Continue through the moorlands to Surprise View. This view point sits just above the village of Hathersage, and is known as one of the best views in the Peak District. Continue taking in the pretty scenery and picturesque villages of the Hope Valley with stops in Castleton and Bradwell and a drive through Eyam, a quintessentially English village home to lovely stone cottages, flower-filled gardens, and lush countryside.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway & Buxton

Travel to the elegant spa town of Buxton. The highest spa town in the country at around 1,000 feet above sea level, Buxton is known for its Victorian and Georgian architecture as well as its natural thermal springs. Discover its charms on a guided tour which includes Buxton's famous opera house, an ornate Edwardian creation built in 1903 and designed by renowned architect Frank Matcham - famous for designing prestigious theatres such as the London Palladium and Hippodrome. Following your tour, you have some free time for lunch in one of the town's cafés or restaurants. Later, travel by coach to Wirksworth for a journey on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. Your journey takes you through the pretty valley, taking in views across the attractive countryside.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Bakewell & Chatsworth House

Discover Bakewell, a market town on the banks of the river Wye. You have time to discover the town. There are a multitude of bakeries offering a variety of tempting treats, and the town's Bakewell pudding - a flaky pastry, jam and almond confection - is a must-try. Your next visit is to Chatsworth House. This stately house, set in acres of parkland, has been the home of the Cavendish family since 1549 and was the inspiration for Pemberley in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Enjoy time to explore the regal halls, grand corridors, and opulent state rooms. The beautiful grounds are a joy to stroll through. Unwind in the tranquil park, seeing the majestic Emperor fountain, market gardens, and floral arrangements.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Home

Your tour ends after breakfast, and you're free to make your own way home.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotels

Derby Mickleover Hotel, Derby

Derby Mickleover Hotel, Derby

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Mercure Nottingham Sherwood Hotel, Nottingham

Mercure Nottingham Sherwood Hotel, Nottingham

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Trains

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Peak Rail Railway

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Reviews

3.9 stars3.9 / 5 · 76 reviews

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Gwen Oakley

2 stars

Submitted 26/Sep

Disappointing

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Mrs edna thorne

4 stars

Submitted 4/Sep

Hotel was to far away from places being visited.

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Graham Douglas

2 stars

Submitted 28/Aug

I completed survey two or three days after returning and sent this to you. The hotel bedroom was poor in size and space for clothes etc. The tour manager was also not up to the usual standard , contributing very little to the holiday. Also she occupied the 2 front passenger seats on the coach. These should be for disabled passengers on the tour, of which there were several. The one person who did well was the coach driver who was excellent.

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E Oliver

3 stars

Submitted 24/Aug

I have already sent a full review previously . Our room was inappropriately situated, with inappropriate literature in the room in various languages advising amongst other things of how to find accommodation We were placed on the 1st floor but my son and partner were on the 3rd floor with equal facilities and far more peaceful. They were not on hand to help us and there was no telephone in the room. I feel there was no added provision for the fact that I am disabled, with no handrails around toilet or by the raised shower tray. However other hotel facilities were okay. Children were allowed to cycle outside in the passage, run and make a noise until 10 pm and drop food onto the carpet. Telling reception had no effect.

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Mr Stubbs

3 stars

Submitted 22/Aug

I was very disappointed both with the hotel in Nottingham and the structure of the tour days.

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Sheila Bhattacharjee

1 stars

Submitted 22/Aug

Was very disappointed when the outing on the steam train was cancelled , since that was a highlight of the holiday .

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