Join us as we discover Derbyshire from our four-star hotel where we enjoy á la carte dining at leisure. Choose from your full menu as you enjoy a complementary glass of wine with your meal each evening. During our stay we visit Chatsworth House, enjoy a cream tea at the hotel, explore Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and the wonderful Peak District.
Day 1 A taxi picks you up from home to take you to your tour coach, which then heads north toward Derby, making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive at our hotel late afternoon to be greeted with tea/coffee and biscuits.
Day 2 Our visit today is Chatsworth House, located in the heart of the Peak District and home of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire. You can admire the splendour of the house, its wonderful works of art and explore over 105 acres of garden discovering water features, giant sculptures and beautiful flowers.
Day 3 Today we have chance to discover the city of Derby. A highlight is the Cathedral Quarter with unique independent shops, great cafés, restaurants and bars, stunning arts and cultural venues and historic landmarks including the magnificent cathedral itself, with one of the tallest towers in the country. We return to our hotel in the afternoon for a delicious cream tea.
Day 4 For our final outing we take in some of the splendid scenery of the Peak District, we have a short stop in Belper before we make our way via the Derwent Valley to Matlock, where you have time for lunch and sightseeing. This afternoon we visit the picturesque Carsington Water Visitor Centre before we return to our hotel.
Day 5 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel southwards, with suitable refreshment stops, arriving in the local area early evening.
Our modern four-star hotel is located in Mickleover, near Derby. The hotel has two bars, and leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift.