DERBYSHIRE & MATLOCK ILLUMINATIONS

We explore the Peak District from our base in Derby.  The highlight of our tour is the annual Matlock Bath Illuminations. This tradition originated in Victorian times and involves illuminated boats floating down the river. The procession is followed by a magnificent firework display.

The four star Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland oozes with the unique history and character of its home city. Bedrooms are stylishly decorated with modern prints and luxurious fabrics and feature TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a work desk.

Itinerary

Thursday Departing in the morning we travel to Derby with time to settle in before dinner.

Friday Today we visit Bakewell, the only market town in the lovely Peak District. Here we learn the secrets of the famous pudding with the Old Bakewell Pudding Shop experience. Later in the day we will take a scenic drive through the Peak District to the spa town of Buxton.

Saturday You will have time at leisure in Derby today to explore its rich history with a visit to the Cathedral, the Silk Mill or the Museum of Industry & Heritage. After an early dinner we travel to Matlock Bath, a former Spa town that lies alongside the River Derwent before the parade begins in the evening. There will be family entertainment and the parade of illuminated and decorated boats followed by fireworks.

Sunday A step back in time today at Crich Tramway Village, home of the National Tramway Museum. Ride the world renowned vintage trams through the unique period street and out into the open countryside for spectacular views, explore fascinating exhibitions and watch as trams are restored.

Monday We leave our hotel and make our way home. Our journey will be broken by a lunch break and we will arrive back in Cornwall during the evening.

Term

Limited number of single rooms at no supplement

Home pick up £12 per person

£75 non-refundable deposit

Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel

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Total Price Includes:

Executive coach travel

Free optional travel insurance

4 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Porterage

Welcome drink on arrival

Excursions as detailed

Admission to Crich Tramway Village

Ticket for Matlock Bath illuminations

Free parking at depot

Pick up points throughout Cornwall

Thursday 5th to

Monday 9th October 2017

5 Day Tour

£369

For more details

please phone

01209 717152