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(Tour code: PDS17)

The spellbinding Peak District awaits

The spellbinding Peak District awaits on this wonderful tour. We take a tour of Buxton, discover the beautiful surrounding countryside, explore Crich Tramway Village, admire the stunning Ecclesbourne Valley by rail and visit Chatsworth House.

Highlights
  • Tour of Buxton with a local guide
  • Visit to ‘The Plague Village’ of Eyam
  • Journeys on Peak Rail and the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
  • Entrance to Crich Tramway Village
  • Entrance to Chatsworth House and Gardens
  • Excursion to Bakewell
What’s Included
  • Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Chatsworth & The Peak District 2017Tour Details

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Day 1 Peak District
Peak District

Meet in Breadsall

Our Peak District sojourn begins. Your Tour Manager will greet you at the stately Breadsall Priory Hotel, where we spend the next four nights.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 2 Buxton
Buxton

Buxton and Eyam

We transfer to the alluring spa town of Buxton this morning for a guided walking tour, including the complex and richly decorated architecture of the Crescent, and the Pavilion Gardens.

We then make a visit to Eyam, known as 'The Plague Village' which was the site of a vicious bubonic plague outbreak in 1665 that lasted for 14 months and killed 260 inhabitants. Learn about the place that stopped the spread of this disease due to the villagers foresight in selflessly quarantining themselves. We enjoy a talk at Eyam Church of St Lawrence, before a visit to Eyam Museum.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Matlock
Matlock

Peak Rail, Matlock & Crich Tramway Village

Today we transfer by coach to Rowsley South, the northern terminus of the enchanting Peak Rail. We board this heritage steam railway, travelling the picturesque route to Matlock through gently undulating hills and attractive villages. We then take the coach to Crich Tramway Village, an outdoor museum commemorating the nation's trams. Explore this fascinating museum at your own pace, and discover the period village, indoor exhibitions, and enjoy limitless rides aboard working vintage trams. Later we enjoy a ride on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

Please Note: For Departure PDS1703, you will now have a guided tour of The Working Carriage Museum in Darley Dale due to engineering works on Peak Rail.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 4-5 Chatsworth House
Chatsworth House

Chatsworth

Our day begins at the delightful town of Bakewell where you can sample the famous Bakewell Pudding. We then see Chatsworth House, grand home of the Cavendish family and Jane Austen's inspiration for 'Pemberley'. We enjoy time to explore the magnificent house and its beautiful grounds. Our tour ends after breakfast on Day 5.

Includes:
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
Please note

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included
What's Included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Standard Class rail and coach travel

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation at the 4-Star Breadsall Priory Hotel in Morley

Delicious meals included

  • 8 meals including 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Tour of Buxton with a local guide
  • Visit to 'The Plague Village' of Eyam
  • Journeys on Peak Rail and the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
  • Entrance to Crich Tramway Village
  • Entrance to Chatsworth House and Gardens
  • Excursion to Bakewell
Not Included

Enhancing your tour

  • Luggage transport available from as little as £80
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