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3.9 stars(80 reviews)
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Discover beautiful rural England

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2023 Tour code: 23DPS

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 travel back in time on a nostalgic rail journey.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Derby

Your holiday begins at your hotel for four nights, the Derby Midland, BW Signature Collection by Best Western, perfectly placed for exploring the main attractions of the 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 dramatic moorlands to Surprise View. This view point sits just above the village of Hathersage, and is known as one of the best in the Peak District. Continue, taking in the pretty scenery and picturesque villages of Hope Valley. Discover Castleton and Bradwell before arriving in Eyam, a quintessentially English village of stone cottages, flower-filled gardens, set in 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 ornate Edwardian opera house, built in 1903 and designed by renowned architect Frank Matcham, who also designed 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 with views across the attractive countryside.

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  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Bakewell & Chatsworth House

Discover Bakewell, a market town on the banks of the River Wye, which you have time to explore. There you'll find bakeries offering a variety of tempting treats including Bakewell pudding - a flaky pastry with raspberry jam and almonds. 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 exploring the regal halls, grand corridors, and opulent state rooms. The beautiful grounds are also a joy to stroll through. Relax in the tranquil park, where you'll see 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.

Hotel

Jurys Inn, Derby

Jurys Inn, Derby

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Trains

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Peak Rail Railway

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E Jordan

3 stars

Submitted 05 Oct 2022

Tour manager - excellent. Knowledgeable about area, kept a "good eye" on everyone, especially us! 8.30am on coach every morning seemed a bit early - we were on holiday after all. Hotel - OK, although in bedroom had to squeeze past the end of the bed and be very careful not to hit ones head on the TV on the wall. Breakfast good, dinner not so.

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Peter

3 stars

Submitted 01 Oct 2022

Average hotel, poor food choices. Train journeys below par, quite disappointed

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Paul, from Nottingham

5 stars

Submitted 01 Oct 2022

Great holiday , well organised, good food at the hotel,

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Lcr

4 stars

Submitted 01 Oct 2022

The tour was great as was the weather we had a few small issues with the hotel but overall was a lovely trip

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Gwen Oakley

2 stars

Submitted 26 Sep 2022

Disappointing

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Mrs edna thorne

4 stars

Submitted 04 Sep 2022

Hotel was to far away from places being visited.

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