COACH HOLIDAY ITINERARY
DAY 1 Good Friday: Today we travel to the hotel in Derby with suitable comfort stops along the way, including a stop for lunch in
Melton Mowbray, a quintessential English market town known for its Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese. Upon arrival at the hotel enjoy a cup of hot chocolate as well as hot cross buns before time to freshen up for our evening meal.
DAY 2 After breakfast we travel north to the Peak District National Park and visit Chatsworth House, home to the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire. The house offers 30 fascinating rooms to discover, from the magnificent Painted Hall, regal State Rooms, restored Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery (as shown on the film adaption ‘Pride & Prejudice’). Afterwards, continue to Bakewell where we have free time to wander around the attractive shops and sample the town’s traditional Bakewell Pudding before returning to the hotel for our evening meal.
DAY 3 Easter Sunday: Today there will be a free morning in Derby. Derby city centre offers some unique independent shops as well as a good range of high street stores lining the Victorian buildings. Return to hotel for a 3-course Easter Sunday carvery lunch. Afterwards, we are treated to a culinary experience where we watch the chef’s handcraft chocolate truffles. We then have time to relax before our light evening buffet.
DAY 4 Easter Monday: After breakfast we start our return journey, stopping in Stamford for lunch to be purchased. Stamford is widely regarded as one of the finest stone towns in England. The pretty facades of the town are favourites with film and television producers - Stamford was used as Meryton in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice filma and has also appeared in Middlemarch, the Da Vinci Code and the Golden Bowl. People come from far and wide to experience Stamford’s charm,
character and outstanding shopping and restaurants.
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HALLMARK HOTEL DERBY MIDLAND ****
This 4-star hotel oozes with the unique history and character of its home city. It’s a place that is fondly regarded by locals and one of the first ever purpose-built railway hotels. The elegant Brasserie Restaurant serves a modern British menu using seasonal, local produce. The intimate Lounge Bar has an impressive wine list and range of beverages and a delicious breakfast buffet is available each morning.
AT A GLANCE
√ Exclusive coach travel with Kirbys
√ 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
√ 3-Course Easter Sunday lunch with home-made chocolates
√ A hot chocolate & hot cross buns on arrival at hotel
√ Tea/coffee after dinner
√ A chocolate themed quiz
√ In-house culinary experience
√ Entrance to Chatsworth House & Garden
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