Chatsworth & The Peak District GUIDED TOUR

A Great British Explorer Tour from Pelago Travel

Small Groups | 4* Hotels | Luxury Transport | Expert Guide | 100% Protected |

Join Us & Be Part Of The Story.

Chatsworth & Peak District Guided Tour

We invite you for a holiday/vacation in England’s Peak District, the first upland landscape to be encountered when travelling north of London.

This National Park of limestone and gritstone is home to some of England’s most enchanting country houses. Chatsworth House is the Palace of the Peaks, but each one of our delightful properties will mount its own challenge to be your favourite. We encounter fabulous collections, magnificent gardens and parklands, extraordinary stories, and larger than life personalities, in wonderful homes that stand at the centre of the nation.

Dinner, bed and breakfast is included throughout your tour. Your first night will be spent at the Mitre Hotel, on the banks of the Thames, where we’ve included tickets for you to enjoy the experience of its close neighbour, Hampton Court Palace. We will spend our next four evenings of this vacation together in delightful accommodation at the Peak Edge Hotel, with views over the Derbyshire moors.

Package Features

  • 5 Nights Short Break Luxury British Vacation
  • Includes 4 Nights – Expert Guided Heritage Tour
  • Plus 1 Night London
  • Includes Airport Transfers from London Heathrow
  • Luxury Coach Travel, maximum 16 Travellers
  • All Entrance Fees Included
  • 4 Star Hotels
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
  • £1390 pp – Based on 2 Sharing

Chatsworth & Peak District Tour Highlights

  • Hardwick Hall – English Renaissance home of upwardly-mobile Bess of Hardwick
  • Little Moreton Hall – like a Tudor wooden galleon, upturned and planted into the landscape
  • Haddon Hall – exquisite, romantic, medieval
  • Chatsworth itself – an astonishing Stately Home with gardens to match
  • Josiah Wedgewood & Company – a guided tour of the factory and an amazing museum collection

Chatsworth & Peak District Tour Itinerary

Hampton Court Palace

Arrival - Sunday

You are met at Heathrow Airport for convenient transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore. We include tickets for you to visit nearby Hampton Court Palace or take a return cruise along the River Thames to Kew Gardens. When you return, you can enjoy your dinner and relax in preparation for your tour to begin on Monday morning. Your hotel is idyllically situated on the River Thames, conveniently located for travel into central London, and an excellent departure point for our tour.

 Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, on the Peak District Great British Explorer Tour by Pelago Travel

Day Two - Monday

We depart early to reach Derbyshire and experience the extraordinary atmosphere of Calke Abbey – the former ancestral home to the Harper-Crewe family, whose presence and personality lingers amongst the faded glories. We continue to Keddleston Hall, for true British Palladian splendour, set within delightful gardens and grounds. Next, we travel along the River Derwent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as we reach our hotel, with views over the Derbyshire moors.

Chatsowrth House and Gardens part of Chatsworth and the Peak District Great British Explorer Tour by Pelago Travel

Day Three - Tuesday

We travel to Chatsworth House, ancestral family home to the Dukes of Devonshire. Set between high gritstone ridge and the picturesque River Derwent, Chatsworth is simply one of the most impressive and enjoyable stately homes and gardens in England. A short journey from Chatsworth, we visit the traditional market town of Bakewell. You can sample the famous Bakewell Pudding, enjoy a river-side walk or visit the town’s many historic sites.

Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, part of Chatsworth and the Peak District Great British Explorer Tour by Pelago Travel

Day Four - Wednesday

We begin our day at Haddon Hall and gardens, a wonderful, romantic, family-owned country house, where English medieval gives way to Tudor flamboyance. Later, we travel over the landscape of the Dark Peak to Hardwick Hall, the Elizabethan creation of Bess of Hardwick and her architect, Robert Smythson. Bess’s personality resonates through the house and across the centuries. Hardwick contains some of England’s most important historic textiles, including many pieces worked on together by Bess and Mary Queen of Scots.

Little Morten Hall, part of the Chatsworth & Peak District Great British Explorer Tour operated by Pelago Travel

Day Five - Thursday

We travel across the Limestone Plateau of the White Peak, then visit Little Moreton Hall. This irresistible and eccentric half-timbered grand-design is a wonderful insight into the creative imagination of Tudor England. It is the product of a family, seeking to stamp their identity in a local game of one-upmanship. Later we visit Biddulph Grange, one of the most exciting survivors from the great age of Victorian gardening. Arranged in the manner of the Great Exhibition of 1851, each ‘room’ is a tableau of planting and ideas from around the world.

Bottle Kilns in the Potteries, at the Gladstone Museum in Stoke-on-Trent, part of Chatsworth and the Peak District Great British Explorer Tour by Pelago Travel

Day Six - Friday

We leave the Peak District behind as we travel south, through the Potteries region to the museum and headquarters of the famous Josiah Wedgewood pottery company founded in 1759. We take the factory tour and visit the wonderful museum, for an insight into the history of taste and decorative art. There will be chance to browse the factory shop, as well as opportunity for lunch and – of course – a traditional cup of tea, before we continue to Heathrow Airport, where our guided tour ends.

 

The Chatsworth & The Peak District Tour Hotels

The Mitre 4-Star Hotel

The Mitre Hotel, Hampton Court is situated right by the River Thames. Hampton Court Palace is only a short stroll away.

Add More Nights In LONDON

At the Beginning or End of Your Tour

Ask us to arrange it for you

The Peak Edge 4-Star Hotel

The Peak Edge Hotel, a family owned 4 star, modern boutique hotel nestled on the edge of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park.

Add More Nights In LONDON

At the Beginning or End of Your Tour

Ask us to arrange it for you

Explore Another Guided Tour

Bath, Oxford & The Cotswolds Guided Tour

Bath, Oxford & The Cotswolds Guided Tour

Holiday/vacation in the footsteps of Shakespeare & Jane Austen, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, Avebury…

5 Nights Expert Guided Tour
Includes Airport Transfers

East Anglia Coast & Country Guided Tour

East Anglia Coast & Country Guided Tour

Holiday/vacation on the trail of Boudica, England’s warrior queen – and 2,000 years of history

5 Nights Expert Guided Tour
Includes Airport Transfers

Historic Yorkshire Guided Tour

Historic Yorkshire Guided Tour

Holiday/vacation on the trail of the landscape of the Bronte Sisters, country houses, abbeys and royal gardens

6 Nights Expert Guided Tour
Includes Airport Transfers

Northumberland & Edinburgh Guided Tour

Northumberland & Edinburgh Guided Tour

Holiday/vacation on the trail of the landscape of the Romans, Celts & Normans, country houses, castles & cathedrals

8 Nights Expert Guided Tour
Includes Airport Transfers

The English Lake District Guided Tour

The English Lake District Guided Tour

Holiday/vacation in the footsteps of Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter plus country houses, gardens and the Lakes.

6 Nights Expert Guided Tour
Includes Airport Transfers

Scotland: Whiskey & Islands Guided Odyssey

Scotland: Whiskey & Islands Guided Odyssey

Edinburgh + 8 Distillery tours, Islands of Islay, Jura, Arran, Mull, Staffa & more…

9 Nights Expert Guided Journey of Taste & Discovery

Diana, Victoria & Famous Women of the Realm

Diana, Victoria & Famous Women of the Realm

A guided tour in the footsteps of Princess Diana, Queen Victoria and the most powerful historic women of England

6 Nights Heritage Expert Guided Tour Includes Airport Transfers

William Shakespeare’s England – Heritage Vacation

William Shakespeare’s England – Heritage Vacation

A guided heritage tour in the footsteps of Shakespeare & Elizabethan England with many famous English attractions

7 Nights Heritage Expert Guided Tour Includes Airport Transfers

Liverpool & Manchester Guided Tour

Liverpool & Manchester Guided Tour

Holiday/vacation to the landscapes of Romans, Celts & Normans, country houses, castles & cathedrals

8 Nights Expert Guided Tour Includes Airport Transfers

Contact Us

12 + 10 =

Limited Group Places

Reserve Your Tour Place Now

Maximum 16 People Tours – Expert Guided.

Chatsworth & The Peak District Guided Heritage Tour

A Great British Explorer Tour™ from Pelago Travel

Join the Journey – Be Part of the Story

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This