A short Autumn break in Derbyshire at the Hallmark Mickleover Court Hotel. We include visits to Bakewell, a canal ride with lunch and an evening event at Matlock Baths Illuminations, where we will enjoy the unique Venetian atmosphere, sure to be a popular tour so book early.
The 4 star Hallmark Mickleover Court Hotel is set in a convenient location near Derby. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, radio, hairdryer, tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. There is a heated indoor swimming pool with solarium and gym. There is a restaurant and cocktail bar. There is a lift.
We travel into the north of the Peak District National Park to Whaley Bridge, where we board the 'Judith Mary' and enjoy a 2 hour sail on the Upper Peak Forest Canal, included is a light lunch. Later we transfer to Derby for 2 nights half board accommodation at the Hallmark Mickleover Court Hotel.
We drive to Buxton then on to Bakewell, with its attractive courtyards, independent shops and confectionaries who sell the famous Bakewell 'tart'. We return to the hotel for an early dinner before making our way to picturesque Matlock Bath and the Derwent Gardens. The parade of decorated and illuminated Gondolas commences at 8pm and the climax of the Venetian night's experience is a firework display. This is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately.
We journey to Castleton, a popular centre with show caves and interesting Geology. Our homeward route takes in the splendid Autumn colours that reflect in the waters of Ladybower and the Derwent reservoir. Here we stop at the Fairholmes Visitor centre from where a short walk makes it possible to view the area, where in 1943 the RAF Dam Busters practiced their low flying techniques. Return into our local area late afternoon
2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Luxury coach travel, Services of experienced tour.
Excursions - including canal sail and lunch and Matlock Bath Illuminations.
DEPOSIT: £20.00 per person
Single supplement: £30.00