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Festive Chatsworth & The Peaks

Magnificent Chatsworth House is even more glorious at Christmas time with an array of lavish festive decorations adorning the house, our popular Derbyshire tour will be a truly festive experience! Our great value short break to the beautiful Peak District includes visits to the pretty market town of Bakewell, home of the famous Bakewell pudding, a guided tour of the spa town of Buxton and a journey beneath the earth to explore the two million year old vast limestone chambers of Poole's Cavern!

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4 days from £379

 

DEPARTS

Monday 29 November 2021

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3-night stay at the Stuart Hotel, Derby on a half board basis

  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Derbyshire Spa town of Buxton

  • Take in the stunning winter scenery of The Peak District

  • See magnificent Chatsworth House adorned in festive finery

  • Sample an original Bakewell Pudding

  • Journey beneath the earth at Poole’s Cavern

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

DAY 1

Arriving in Derby, we make our way to the conveniently located Best Western Stuart Hotel situated just a few minutes walk from the railway station. Tonight, we enjoy our first evening meal together.

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DAY 2

This morning travel to famous spa town of Buxton and enjoy a history and heritage one hour guided walking tour including the Opera House, Crescent, St Anne's Well and Devonshire Dome. We enjoy free time to have lunch, admire the stunning architecture and take a stroll around the Pavilion Gardens and visit the many individual shops, perfect for Christmas gifts. In the afternoon we continue to nearby Poole's Cavern where we take a journey beneath the earth with an expert guide, exploring a two million year old limestone cave lined with stalactites and stalagmites! Following our fascinating visit we return to Derby by coach.

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DAY 3

Today we visit magnificent Chatsworth House, the ancestral home of the Dukes of Devonshire since the 1500's. Each year the house has a different festive theme and is transformed into a Christmas wonderland. During our visit we have many rooms to explore including the impressive Painted Hall, State Rooms and Sculpture Gallery, all dressed in an array of festive finery. A short and scenic coach journey takes us to the charming market town of Bakewell, perhaps best known for its famous Bakewell pudding. Here we sample this tasty and traditional treat, along with a warming tea or coffee at the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop. We then have free time to take a leisurely stroll along the river or visit the many shops selling Christmas gifts.

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DAY 4

We bid farewell to Derby and the beautiful Peak District as we make our way homeward.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTEL

Best Western The Stuart Hotel, Derby

A centrally located 4-star hotel, close to the railway station. The comfortable en-suite bedrooms are equipped with flat-screen tv, complimentary Wi-Fi, hairdryer, and tea /coffee making facilities. Please note the hotel does not have a lift but does have some ground floor rooms. All meals are served in the hotel’s stylish restaurant and there is also bar serving light snacks.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Euston

£595

£475

Greater London

£609

£489

South of England

£649

£519

East Anglia

£679

£529

South West

£585

£479

Heart of England

£519

£449

Midlands

£525

£469

Yorkshire

£479

£435

North East

£605

£499

North West

£525

£445

South Wales

£715

£479

North Wales

£495

£435

Scotland

£599

£489

 

*Please note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class only, so First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of journeys.


Join & Leave at Hotel £379

 

Single Room Supplement £60

 

3 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach transfer as described

All excursions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

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