Matlock Bath Illuminations and Bakewell

3 Days £199 per person

FRIDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2017

Described as ‘absolutely breathtaking’ the Matlock Bath Illuminations feature a spectacular night time parade of illuminated and decorated boats which travel along the River Derwent between the landing stage and the New Bridge. The models are adorned with thousands of pea lights and are mounted on rowing boats so that as darkness falls the illuminated models appear to glide along just above the water. Matlock Bath Illuminations was originally inspired by the recollections of a visit by a young Queen Victoria, then Princess Victoria, who saw candlelight reflecting in the water and the shimmering lights made a lasting impression

HOLIDAY INN DERBY RIVERLIGHTS ****

This contemporary glass-fronted hotel is just a short walk from Derby Cathedral and the Derby Museum and Art Gallery. The modern en suite bedrooms come with flat-screen TVs and tea and coffee making facilities.

Itinerary

FRIDAY We leave early this morning and travel to Derby with comfort breaks en route. There will be time to relax or explore so perhaps visit the Cathedral Quarter, a unique place of historical streets, arcades, hidden entrances, specialist stores a vibrant café culture. It is also a cultural hub of art galleries and museums.
SATURDAY Today we will have a late morning departure to the Peak District National Park. We will stop at Bakewell with time for a stroll and the opportunity to sample the famous Bakewell Pudding. We will also visit Matlock, a former spa town and the county town of Derbyshire. Later we will enjoy the highlight of the trip ‘Matlock Bath Illuminations’. This was originally known as Venetian Nights and first took place in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Until 1950 the illuminations were entirely candlelit and this tradition has been maintained with the parade still featuring one candlelit boat.

SUNDAY This morning we will set off for home with comfort breaks en route. We expect to arrive home late afternoon/early evening.

Inclusions

2 nights bed and breakfast at Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights.
3 course dinner on Friday evening with choice of menu and tea and coffee.
Return executive coach travel.
Welcome tea or coffee on arrival
Excursions as listed including Matlock Bath Illuminations
Porterage
Door to door collection service from selected areas
This tour is operated by one member of staff with frequent comfort breaks.

Not included

Travel Insurance £26.00 per person (Incl. IPT)
Single Room Supplement £nil
Door to door collection service.
Saturday evening dinner.

Crieff Hydro Luxury in the Highlands

5 Days £379 per person

MONDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2017
Come with us to explore this beautiful area of Scotland with the opportunity to experience the high life in the Highlands. Our home for this trip will be the highly praised Crieff Hydro Hotel – a new TGT favourite and a destination in its own right.

CRIEFF HYDRO ****

This stunning hotel in the heart of Perthshire set within 900 acres of Scottish countryside is a perfect retreat and touring base. The bedrooms are appointed to a high standard and contain television, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel’s leisure facilities include a swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and steam room.

Itinerary

MONDAY Today we head north and expect to arrive in the heart of the Highlands during the afternoon. There will be time to settle into our beautiful hotel before dinner.
TUESDAY Today we visit the waterfront city of Dundee which has arts and culture in abundance and mixes a fascinating history with a fresh modern look. We will also visit St Andrews, probably most famous as the Home of Golf and for Scotland’s oldest university whose famous graduates include Prince William. The Medieval town centre consists of narrow alleys and cobbled streets and other attractions include the Botanic Gardens, British Golf Museum, St Andrews Aquarium and two great beaches.
WEDNESDAY Today we will have a full day excursion travelling via Loch Earn to Callander. After free leisure time to explore we will enjoy a wonderful scenic drive around the Trossachs National Park, known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’.

THURSDAY A full day excursion to include Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, Loch Tay and Loch Earn. We will also visit the Famous Grouse Distillery where, after a full tour, there will be the opportunity to sample their world famous whisky before heading back to our hotel for dinner.

FRIDAY After a leisurely breakfast we begin our journey home with comfort breaks en route.

Inclusions

4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at Crieff Hydro
3 course dinner with a choice of menu and tea or coffee each evening
Tea or coffee on arrival
Porterage
Free use of leisure facilities
Excursions as listed including the Famous Grouse Distillery
Return executive coach travel.
This tour is operated by one member of staff with frequent comfort breaks.
Door to door collection service from selected areas

Not included

Travel Insurance £35.00 per person (Incl. IPT)
Single Room Supplement £70.00.

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