Matlock Bath Illuminations & Venetian Nights
3 Days - Tour number AB2105
An annual event where the residents illuminate the area with fairy lamps, followed by a procession of illuminated small model boats on the river, originally to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
ItineraryMatlock Bath Illuminations
Day 1 Morning departure to travel to Stratford-Upon- Avon where you have a lunch stop and time for sightseeing. Departing mid-afternoon to continue the journey to Derby and the hotel for a stay of two nights.
Day 2 A morning at leisure in Derby, perhaps visit the newly refurbished Silk Mill within easy walk from the hotel. You will have lunch in the hotel at 12.00 hours before departing for a scenic drive through part of the Derbyshire Dales. Travelling by way of Ashbourne to Bakewell located on the River Wye and known for its unique and delicious ‘Bakewell Pudding’. Time to have a wander before continuing the journey to Matlock Baths for the evening event, where the illuminations burst into life at 19.00 hours with magical decorations and with small illuminated model boats parading on the River Derwent. There are stalls to enjoy in the Derwent Gardens with entertainment and fireworks which start at 21.00 hours.
Please note due to the location of the coach park, there will be some walking involved to reach where the illuminations will take place.
Day 3 After breakfast depart for the Vale of Evesham and the Cotswolds, and your lunch stop in picturesque Bourton-on-the-Water. Continue through this stunning area on the homeward journey.
Included in costIncluded in Cost
- Coach travel
- 2 nights bed & breakfast
- dinner Friday, lunch Saturday
- entrance to illuminations
Images.Matlock Bath photo by Linda Bussey
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Your holiday hotel The Jurys Inn Derby
Located in the heart of the city centre between the Cathedral and St Mary’s Church and close to the shops, cafes and galleries. All bedrooms are en- suite with TV, WiFi, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift, bar, restaurant, lounge and gymnasium.
Single room supplement £34
Holiday insurance £16.00 (70 years and over £26.50)