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  Places Visited: Derbyshire

As the undisputed India experts of the British travel industry TransIndus have devised a series of Staycation Tours within Great Britain that provide stimulating, informative and enjoyable holidays while remaining in the UK.  These tours of British Stately Homes not only fulfil the needs of our clients looking for interesting journeys as we emerge from lockdown and are restricted to holidaying at home but also guarantee the quality of service that has become synonymous with a Transindus vacations. 

These new tours visit the beautiful Estates with connections to the British Raj to explore the influences and trades behind the creation of the houses as well as their collections.

In this tour we head for 'The Derbyshire's Grand Houses of Indian Heritage' led by Caroline Cornell and Georgina Haynes who have been leading Transindsu journeys into India with Transindus for many years.  Other tours int eh series explore the houses of Berkshire, West Country and Scotland.  

Travel Arrangements

  • Group Size 10 to 14 people
  • Internal Travel Minibus or small coach dependant on numbers
  • Accompanying Guide Tour led by Caroline Cornell and Gerogina Haynes
  • Accommodation 4 nights
  • Meal Plan Bed and Breakfast and two dinners

 

Itinerary for A Tour of Derbyshire's Grand Houses

Day 1
The Peak District

Arrive at the hotel for check-in between 3pm and 6pm and check-in for 4-nights. We meet at 7pm for an aperitif with the rest of our party and dinner at the hotel. Overnight at The Cavendish Arms, Baslow.

Day 2
Chatsworth House

After breakfast we visit the nearby Chatsworth House, home of the Cavendish family for over 500 years. Situated on the River Derwent Built in the 16th Century by Sir William Cavendish and Bess Hardwick as a reward for his responsibilities as Crown Commissioner and his role in the dissolution of the monasteries. His Son, the 1st Duke of Devonshire, rebuilt the House in the classical style between 1687 and 1707 with the proceeds of investments in foreign trades with the East India company. Our morning will be devoted to explorations of the house and its collections. We lunch nearby Devonshire Arms and spend the afternoon exploring the beautiful gardens, ponds and fountains surrounding the house. Dinner will be at the hotel in the Hotel and stay overnight

Day 3
Haddon Hall

Today we visit Haddon Hall, one of the oldest houses in the country, on the banks of the River Wye. Originally a 12th Century Norman Fort and house later served as the private residence of Lord and Lady Manners. Today it houses a remarkable tapestry collection and is surrounded by a wonderful Grade 1 Elizabethan terraced garden. We lunch at the Peacock Pub in Rowsley and visit the nearby town of Buxton for leisurely explorations the beautiful town and the famous Buxton Opera House. If possible, we will catch a live performance at the Opera House followed by a light supper before returning to our hotel.

Day 4
Hardwick House

After breakfast we head to Hardwick House where we spend the morning exploring the house, located on the outskirts of Chesterfield. This grand Renaissance style house was designed and built by the architect Robert Smythson between 1590 and 1597, for Bess of Hardwick, a noblewoman who had amassed a great fortune through her four marriages. After lunch we will explore Stainsby Mill house, a part of the Hardwick Estate before returning to our hotel.

Day 5
Eyam Village

Today we do something little different and visit the restful little village of Eyam for a guided walk through the village. Famous for the Eyam Hall Craft Centre the village museum also exhibits a darker side of the village's relating to the loss of 260 residents to the 1965 plague. The village survived and prospered in the years to come. We Lunch at The Miners Arms and later head a few miles north for an optional visit to the David Mellor foundry and Museum at Hathersage, famous for silver and stainless steel cutlery. Those who wish to return to the hotel for an early start home, will be taken back to hotel.

Group Tour 5 days from £885 per person


What's included

  • Accommodation for 4-nights with breakfast 
  • Transport and entrance fees for all excursions 
  • The services of local guides for the main sites 
  • The tour leadign services of Caroline Cornell and Gerogina Haynes
  • Meal plan: Breakfast & Breakfast  

2021 tour prices for A Tour of Derbyshire's Grand Houses

DEPARTURE DATE PRICE PER PERSON SINGLE ROOM supplement AVAILABILITY
Thu 22 Apr 2021 £885 £150 Please call us
Thu 27 May 2021 £885 £150 Limited
Thu 24 Jun 2021 £885 £150 Limited
Thu 29 Jul 2021 £885 £150 Limited
Thu 26 Aug 2021 £885 £150 Limited
Thu 30 Sep 2021 £885 £150 Limited
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