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Enchanting Peak District and Historic Railways

From your base in north Derbyshire, you will experience the breath-taking scenery of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales as you experience four fantastic rail journeys. We’ll also visit the fascinating Crich Tramway Village before enjoying a ride on the Heights of Abraham cable car, for more spectacular views of the Derwent Valley.

5 days from £575pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights’ half-board accommodation at the Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Entrance and free time at Crich Tramway Village
  • Enjoy a steam train journey on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
  • Services of our experienced Tour Manager

Itinerary

Overview

Make your own way to our hotel in north Derbyshire where you meet our Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening with dinner.

Includes Dinner

Overview

After breakfast at we board our coach and travel to the fascinating Crich Tramway Village. This national tramway museum has so much to offer including over 60 trams built between 1873 and 1982. There’s also a park, woodland walk, a picnic point with stunning views, plus plenty of places to eat and drink. After some free time to explore we’ll depart the village and journey to Matlock Bath for an included ride on the Heights of Abraham cable car, where after ascending 554ft to the top station, we’ll enjoy views over Derwent Valley and the surrounding Peak District. *Image credit: (c) Heights of Abraham*

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Matlock Bath Cable Cars

Overview

This morning our coach transfers us to Wirksworth station where we’ll join the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, a former terminus of the Midland Railway which was reopened in 2002. We’ll enjoy a fantastic roundtrip train journey taking in the beautiful scenery of the Peak District. After some free time at Wirksworth station where you can visit the museum and quaint little shop, we’ll continue on to Matlock where we will join the Peak Rail Heritage Railway. The line follows the River Derwent and passes through the spectacular Matlock Dale. We’ll rejoin our coach at Matlock and return to our hotel for dinner.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Matlock Bath

Overview

After a leisurely breakfast we journey by coach to Caverswall Road Station where we join the Foxfield Light Railway; a volunteer-led railway. We’ll enjoy a roundtrip taking in the Staffordshire countryside in lovely period carriages. After our journey our coach takes us to Froghall station where we’ll join the Churnet Valley Railway. This heritage railway operates along part of the former North Staffordshire Railway’s Churnet Valley Line and takes you on a journey back to the classic days of railway travel as it passes through beautiful countryside. We’ll experience a roundtrip journey from Froghall and return to our hotel after. We’ll enjoy our final evening with a relaxing dinner.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Overview

After breakfast, you’re free to check out of the hotel and make your way home at leisure. *Please note: We cannot guarantee that all our rail journeys will be steam hauled and the running order of the itinerary may change depending on availability. The final itinerary will be confirmed in your final Travel Documents.*

Includes Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £150.00 (5 days).

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club.

Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Steeped in rich history, the 4-star Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club dates back to 1266 and is the oldest Marriott in the world. Bordered by the natural beauty of the Peak District National Park, the hotel benefits from a gym with heated indoor pool, two golf courses and a relaxing spa. There are also two fantastic restaurants to choose from; offering fresh, locally sourced best of British dishes. Please note there is no lift at this hotel.

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 4 Star
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Free Wifi
  • Ensuite Facilities
Accessibility
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • Gym
Hotel
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available