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Discover beautiful rural England

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20212022
5 days From £399 per person

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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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 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 Hope Valley. Discover Castleton and Bradwell before arriving in 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.

Hotel

Derby Midland, Signature Collection by Best Western, Derby

Derby Midland, Signature Collection by Best Western, Derby

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Trains

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Peak Rail Railway

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Reviews

4.0 stars4.0 / 5 · 56 reviews

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D Hewitt

4 stars

Submitted 23/Oct

A good tour, well organised and full. Guide was very good and helped in the understanding of the various places visited. Hotel facilities reasonable.

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M Wadsley

5 stars

Submitted 23/Oct

Already done it

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J Harries

4 stars

Submitted 23/Oct

Good hotel, staff very helpful. Tour leader ok and coach driver very knowledgeable. Would have been great if tour based in the Peak District.

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J Dempster

5 stars

Submitted 20/Oct

Excellent trip.

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M Badger

4 stars

Submitted 20/Oct

Very good

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Lesley Colledge

5 stars

Submitted 18/Oct

Beautiful scenery. Great train trips. Friendly people. Good hotel.

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