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Festive Chatsworth & The Peaks

Festive Chatsworth & The Peaks

Magnificent Chatsworth House is even more glorious at Christmas time with an array of lavish festive decorations adorning the house and combined with Chatsworth's very own wonderful Christmas market our new Derbyshire tour will be a truly festive experience! Our great value short break includes visits to the pretty market town of Bakewell, home of the famous Bakewell pudding and a journey beneath the earth to explore the two million year old Poole's Cavern!

4 Days From £319

 

DEPARTS

Monday 25 November 2019

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3-night stay at the Palace Hotel on a half board basis

  • Enjoy free time in 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 & one lunch

  • 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 the spa town of Buxton in the heart of the Peak District, we make our way to the conveniently located Palace Hotel, close to the railway station. Explore this spa town or enjoy the hotels leisure facilities* ahead of dinner.

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DAY 2

A short coach journey takes us to the charming market town of Bakewell, perhaps best known for its famous Bakewell pudding. Here we experience how to make this world-famous treat and enjoy a tea or coffee whilst our pudding bakes, ready for us to take home. We then have free time to take a leisurely stroll along the river or visit the many shops selling Christmas gifts. In the afternoon we continue to 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!

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DAY 3

This morning 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. In the afternoon we return to Buxton with its stunning architecture, individual shops and famous spa water.

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DAY 4

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

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

HOTEL

Palace Hotel, Buxton

The Palace Hotel is situated in the centre of Buxton, close to the railway station. The hotel has been an important building in the spa town since 1868 and is perfectly located for exploring the Peak District National Park. The hotel has retained much of its Victorian character and meals are served in the elegant Dovedale Restaurant.

*The hotel has leisure facilities including indoor pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam room (please note charges apply).

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Euston

£520

£405

Greater London

£530

£420

South of England

£570

£445

East Anglia

£595

£460

South West

£510

£405

Heart of England

£455

£380

Midlands

£385

£360

Yorkshire

£390

£355

North East

£500

£415

North West

£455

£370

South Wales

£630

£415

North Wales

£415

£365

Scotland

£565

£455


Join & Leave at Hotel £319

 

Single Room Supplement £40

 

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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