FULL DAY: Into the Peak District for a morning visit to stately Chatsworth House (admission included). Known as the 'Palace of the Peaks' the interior rooms are treasure troves of splendid furniture and magnificent paintings, whilst the gardens are some of the finest in England. This afternoon to the village of Castleton in the Hope Valley where Blue John stone is a favourite souvenir from the many renowned caverns.
FULL DAY: This morning we visit historic Chester and enjoy its unrivalled collection of Tudor buildings, housing the unique shopping galleries known as 'The Rows'. This afternoon we visit Lyme Park (admission included), nestling within sweeping moorland on the edge of the Peak District. Step back in time with lavish Edwardian interiors and the gardens of this magnificent estate are instantly recognisable as the backdrop to the film ‘Pride and Prejudice’.
Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club
This prestigious four star 19th century country house hotel is located within 262 acres of spectacular countryside, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, close to the village of Pott Shrigley. It combines traditional ambience with luxurious facilities including a championship golf course, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa, beauty salon, outdoor tennis courts, impressive lounge areas, bar and vast gardens and woodlands. All bedrooms feature private facilities, television, telephone, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. • Full breakfast and three course evening dinner plus tea or coffee
■ Free local joining points ■ All coach travel ■ Reserved seats on tour coaches ■ Hotel accommodation and board as stated ■ Complete luggage handling ■ Excursions as stated ■ Admission fees and entertainment if stated ■ The services of the Grand UK Tour Manager
Grand UK Gold - Raising the Standard
Unashamed luxury in Black & Gold
Representing more than a quarter of a million pounds of trail blazing motoring technology, a Grand UK Gold coach really is the king of the road! As you sink back into the rich leather seats, you’ll immediately appreciate the extra legroom and the individually controlled air conditioning. At the controls sits your Gold driver, a reassuring sight with years of experience - and hundreds of thousands of miles - behind the wheel, as you cruise effortlessly through the countryside…
Getting there is only half the story
As you glide towards your destination from your privileged vantage point, you’ll be presented with our special Gold Welcome Pack. Containing a number of useful travel goodies, it’s all part of the privileged service with Grand UK Gold. En route, your specially chosen Tour Manager will brief you about the journey and make the whole experience enjoyable and informative - only our best Tour Managers get to wear the coveted Gold badge! You can also track your journey from the onboard Satellite Navigation system, or enjoy a drivers-eye view of the road ahead courtesy of the unique onboard camera.
You know you’ve arrived with Grand UK Gold
Arriving at your destination is a pleasure in itself. As you’d expect, we use only specially selected three and four star hotels, so you can look forward to comfortable accommodation, great food, and excellent service. And with Grand UK Gold you’ll also enjoy a Welcome Reception with a complimentary glass of wine and a special commemorative photograph of your Grand UK Gold holiday.
Upgrade to Gold and Enjoy all these Benefits…
■ 3 & 4 star hotels with great food and service ■ Special welcome reception ■ Gold welcome pack ■ Commemorative photograph ■ Top tour managers & tour drivers ■ Luxury coach travel in a class of its own
Our Gold coaches feature:
■ Extra legroom and comfort ■ Luxury leather upholstered reclining seats ■ Panoramic windows for maximum views ■ Individually Controlled Air-Conditioning ■ Onboard sat-nav to track your journey ■ Driver-eye camera to view the road ahead ■ Onboard library selection ■ Level & easy access to the WC/washroom
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