This region encapsulates everything everybody loves about England. There are rolling hills so green that you wonder whether there’s something unusual in the soil, there are rural towns with more quaint cottages than you can count, and caves with tales of kings, queens, and treachery.
On this tour, you explore the most fascinating spots in the area of Derbyshire.
You see the gently towering hillocks of the Peak District, experience the traditional streets and treats of Bakewell village, and journey into the natural wonder of Poole’s Cavern.
Join this tour and experience England in miniature.
Your first stop is in Castleton. This quaint old town attracts travellers from all over the world for its quintessential English charm. You can wander the streets, enjoy a beautiful view up a valley, and learn its history at an insightful information centre.
You then venture to Monsal Head. There’s an old rail line viaduct that emerges from green hills to create a unique vista. It’s a gorgeous structure with an impressive history.
If you’re hungry, then you’re in luck, because you’re stopping for lunch in Bakewell next. Not only is this town delicious to look at, but it’s also the home of one of England’s most famous desserts, the Bakewell Pudding.
After lunch you'll travel to Poole’s Cavern. You can go on an optional visit to this enormous limestone cave system that has been described as one of the wonders of the Peak District. This cave system has welcomed Mary Queen of Scots and countless other visitors who have all marvelled at the chambers, stalagmites and stalactites.
You travel back to Manchester and arrive in the late afternoon.