Brewing up Peak Transport Treats

Traditional pints of beer

Thursday 6 July - 5 days away from £549pp
Single supplement - £106

Door-to-door pick-ups available

Our packed Peak tour features a canal cruise through the Derwent Valley, a journey on Derbyshire’s longest heritage railway and visits to Crich Tramway Village, Cromford Mills, the National Brewery Centre and Bakewell.

Price includes:
  • Four nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast.
  • Excursions as detailed.
  • Two-hour return cruise from Cromford Wharf to Leawood.
  • Tour of Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mills.
  • Guided tour and tasting at the National Brewery Centre Museum.
  • Derbyshire steam train journey.
  • Entry to Crich Tramway Village.

Day one:
We make our way to the hotel with a couple of comfort stops on the journey. We are then welcomed with tea and coffee on arrival.

Day two:
We begin our day in Cromford, from where we enjoy a return two-hour narrow boat cruise through the picturesque Derwent Valley. We finish our morning with free time to explore Matlock and have some lunch (not included). In the afternoon we visit Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy a mill and village tour to hear the story of how in the 18th century the valley changed the work with the first successful water powered cotton spinning mill.

Day three:
In the morning, we enjoy a guided tour and tasting at the National Brewery Centre Museum in Burton-upon-Trent before we escape to the countryside on board Derbyshire’s longest heritage railway. As the glorious scenery passes, we enjoy a cream tea in the Derbyshire Countryman Dining car (on selected dates this may be served in the café).

Day four:
We spend this morning in the market town of Bakewell, famed of course for its puddings. Located on the River Wye, it is replete with stone buildings and courtyards typical of this gorgeous region. In the afternoon we visit Crich Tramway Village, a period village museum where we can enjoy travelling along the traditional village street on a vintage tram, viewing the exhibitions and marvelling at the spectacular views.

Day five:
On our final, day we enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading home, arriving late afternoon.

Your Hotel: 

Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights
This city centre hotel is perfectly situated for touring the spectacular scenery is on the doorstep. With only a short walk from Derby’s lively Cathedral Quarter with its buzzing independent shops, cafés and street stalls. As soon as you enter the lobby with its four-storey glass atrium, the welcoming reception staff set the friendly tone of the hotel.
All 105 modern and comfortable modern bedrooms are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. You can admire the city views with a pre-dinner drink in the bar. The hotel has a lift.

Book today:

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  • Call our friendly Booking Line team on 01482 222 444
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