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Trains, Trams And Treasures Of The Peaks

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCRO8909

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

Trains, Trams and Treasures of the Peaks | Crosskeys Short Breaks

Our perfectly packed Peak tour features a relaxing canal cruise through the peaceful Derwent Valley, a journey on Derbyshire’s longest heritage railway enjoying a scrumptious afternoon tea and visits to Crich Tramway Village, Cromford Mills, the National Brewery Centre and Bakewell.

  • 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast
  • 2-hour narrow boat cruise Cromford Wharf – Leawood
  • Mill & village tour of Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mills
  • Visit to Trentham Gardens 
  • Ecclesbourne Valley Railway return journey with cream tea
  • Crich Tramway Village visit and tram ride
PRICE FROM ? £460 per person
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Day 1: We make our way to Derby and our hotel, arriving in time for dinner.

Day 2: We begin our day in Cromford, from where we enjoy a return 2-hour narrow boat cruise through the picturesque Derwent Valley. We finish our morning with free time to explore Matlock and have some lunch. In the afternoon, we visit Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We enjoy a mill and village tour to hear the story of how in the 18th century the valley changed the world with the first successful water powered cotton spinning mill.

Day 3: This morning we enjoy a visit Trentham Gardens. Set within 725 acres, the award winning gardens incorporate designs from Chelsea gold-medal winners and feature the Italian Garden, the Floral Labyrinth and Rivers of Grass. During our time at the Gardens you may also wish to visit Trentham Shopping Village, at the entrance of the Gardens, offering a unique shopping experience with a host of independent and renowned high street names housed in over 80 timber lodges, before we escape to the countryside on board Derbyshire’s longest heritage railway, Ecclesbourne Vale Railway. We are able to relax as the glorious scenery passes us by on the 90-minute return journey; we will also enjoy a cream tea, this will be served either in the dining car on the train or in the café.

Day 4: We spend the morning in the market town of Bakewell, famed of course for its puddings. Located on the River Wye, it is replete with stone buildings and courtyards typical of this gorgeous region. In the afternoon we visit Crich Tramway Village, a period village museum where we can enjoy travelling along the traditional village street on a vintage tram, viewing the exhibitions and marvelling at the spectacular views.

Day 5: After breakfast we must say goodbye and begin our journey home.

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Derby Mickleover Hotel BW Signature Collection

Located at Mickleover on the outskirts of Derby, the Derby Mickleover offers a warm welcome to groups.

There is lift access to all 99 en suite bedrooms, all are of a good size and offer a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a large restaurant with plenty of natural daylight and a bar leading to the open plan reception.

A lounge can be found on the first floor and is an ideal place to relax away from the hustle and bustle below. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and solarium. Back to top